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

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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 5.8

  • Security 5.5

  • Location 5.5

  • Staff 6.3

  • Atmosphere 5.0

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 4.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    25 Jan 2022
    Thank you. I had nowhere to go and was very happy to find a clean comfortable bed
    Afghanistan, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Nov 2021
    I usually stay at this hostel since I travel so much and like value and I believe this place is the best in London in this regard taking everything on offer there. Twenty minutes underground from Oxford Street underground and West End. When I get out of Kensal Green Station I can see the hostel at my left only one minute down the hill and building is in front of me on main road. The overground train to Euston Station available also taking ten minutes.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    30 Apr 2022
    Not a very cozy place (the kitchens were shockingly bad), but you absolutely get your money's worth, if you see what I mean. It helped me out of a bind for one night, and I'd stay there again if I'm on a tight budget. Nice staff.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    31 Dec 2021
    I had a bad feeling since the very first moment. Not a smile from the receptionists, didnt feel welcome at all. The place was really dirty and kind of abandoned. I give 3 stars cause the room was not bad, but I wouldn't go back.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    05 May 2022
    Storage lockers not present in rooms. £2 per bag stored in the communal storage on a daily basis? A robbery!!! Too many overstay without updating their bed place rent. As a result booked beds are so often found occupied, although they show as free on records...
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 4.6


    20 Nov 2021
    The staff were not friendly/welcoming and didn’t make me feel safe. The large window and ceiling in the dorm had black mould. The curtain didn’t cover the window so it wasn’t dark in the night. The beds weren’t made/ clean. Most of the facilities advertised were closed (cafe, restaurant).
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    04 Dec 2021
    Room and facilities were filthy, bed might as well have been made of rock. Sinks didn’t work in the toilets, only had 1 shower in a shared room of 8 and it didn’t work. Horrible place to stay. AVOID. There’s a reason it’s as cheap as it is to stay there.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 2.6


    30 Apr 2022
    The first you need to know that you must to pay by cash a deposit for a key worth £10, without they can not book you, and you must have this invoice paper, because they might not come back you. The closest ATC is in hostel, but take it fee for use. The location is far away from shops. They will book you after 2pm more times they are late and you must to wait, they do not will inform you about that, as well. In the room you have not any small locker, the toilets and showers are disaster.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 2.6


    26 Mar 2022
    It was a terrible place, I couldn’t face staying there in the end, it stank so terribly you couldn’t breath.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 2.0


    19 Feb 2022
    This place is horrible!! Please avoid it if you can!!! It is beyond my description how dirty everywhere is inside of it. There is absolutely nothing new/clean on the bed that I stayed. I had to sleep fully clothed but I still ended up having bumps on my face in the morning caused by unhygienic bug bites/allergic reactions They only take the 10 pounds deposit in cash, and the ATM machine in their place asked for a 1.5-pound transaction fee which is ridiculous cus I'm using a British bank card.
    China, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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