Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

First night to be charged should the minimum cancellation notice of 48hours not be given to Kensal Green Backpackers by either telephone or email.
No further monies to be charged even in the case of no cancellation notice given.
Any group 20+ pax needs to be cancelled 7 days prior the arrival date

Additional Terms and Conditions

In order for us to hold the beds for you, we ask you to pay an additional 40 (fourty) percent security deposit (on top of the 10% already paid when you booked online) of the total amount to our bank account/ card payment/ cash on arrival, or by bank transfer 7 days before arrival.
We cannot hold the beds until we have received the security deposit, at least two weeks before arrival.
We will allocate groups by gender and the rooms will be allocated next to each other. In case of a school group we allocate the teachers rooms next to the students rooms.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Kensal Green Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

Kensal Green Backpackers is a legendary hostel full of character, aiming to provide a stay in a fun, affordable and safe enviroment.

We are located right across the road from Kensal Green tube and overground station (Bakerloo line) and bus no: 18 will take you to the heart of London 24 hours a day.
Our friendly team of multi-lingual staff are happy to assist you 24/7.

Fresh linen, Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, hot showers are all included in your stay. All our rooms have showers and water basins.

At our amazing hostel you will have free access to:

-Full facility kitchens
-Dining space
-Large lounge with pool table and Sky-TV
-Free weekly entertainment

Affordable extras

-Laundry service (wash&dry)
-Coffee shop
-Breakfast available at reasonable cost
-Storage room
-Towels for hire
-Tourist information and advice on local attractions and transport

Please note that valid photo ID is mandatory for check-in. We ask for a £10 key deposit which would be returned to you upon check out.
Kensal Green Backpackers only caters for travellers aged between 18-40 yrs old. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.8

  • Security 5.9

  • Location 7.1

  • Staff 6.7

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 5.6

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    22 Oct 2018
    I have been staying at 639 for sometime excellent.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Mar 2019
    It was alright.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    02 Mar 2019
    Everything was perfect but cleanliness . Very helpful receptionist . Joyful common room , with a big screen to watch football , a pool and plenty of places to stay with your laptop. The place is very secure and the storage room well guarded, nice kitchens and a restaurant providing hot meals. Sometimes windows are not opening, bathroom not functioning, dense smog from outside is filling the room, and you better check your bed: pillow missing case and duvet covered in grease are not nice find
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    21 Sep 2018
    They need to give formation to the staff
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    08 Sep 2018
    Go only if you have to
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    28 Mar 2019
    I’ve stayed in this hostel for four nights because it’s cheap and close to the underground. The staff is really friendly and they are keen to helping you with any request. However it has more downsizes than pluses and I don’t recommend coming to this hostel because: - it’s quite dirty - the shower cabin is IN the room where you sleep - no lockers in the rooms to keep your stuff safe - it’s just in front of a cementery, which is not sanitary - the hallways are quite dark
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    27 Aug 2018
    Our room wasn't ready, they eventually moved us in to an alternative room which was VERY dirty, discarded cigarette on the floor, visible grime on the floor the room was full of flies and stunk of smoke. We complained but were told they had no alternative rooms. Luckily we were only there one night. The only positive was the location which is good & it's quite cheap for London. Wouldn't stay there again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    23 Mar 2019
    The staff, was lost, rude and I feel like in a jail, the shower for man was only inside the room. Very bad experience, no recommended.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 3.7


    27 Oct 2018
    The hostel looks creepy and does not feel like a safe space, there is no place to leave your valuables other than open shelves behind the reception and everything is grimy. The 6 person dorm room we booked was very small, there was no space to put the luggage. In the room there was a shower cabin which afforded no privacy at all. The heating didn't work, the rooms were very cold. Me and my friend felt so uncomfortable there that we decided to leave after the first night, even without a refund.
    Austria, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 2.0


    18 Jan 2019
    No refund and forced to give a good review
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi