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  • 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.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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

Room bookings for groups of 12 persons and above:

The deadline for free cancellations is 60 days before the day of arrival for group bookings on the basis of multi-bed rooms. For groups on the basis of single and double rooms, the deadline for free cancellations is 45 days before the day of arrival. These deadlines also apply if the Contract is concluded within the respective deadline. On cancellation after these deadlines, cancellation charges are payable on the following terms:

a) From 59 days (group booking on the basis of multi-bed rooms) or 44 days (group booking on the basis of single and double rooms) to 30 days prior to arrival, 30 percent of the agreed booking price is payable.
b) 29 to 10 days prior to arrival: 50 percent of the total agreed booking price is payable.
c) 9 to 1 day(s) prior to arrival: 80 percent of the total agreed booking price is payable.
d) In the event of a cancellation on the day of arrival or non-utilisation of the service, 90 percent of the total agreed booking price is payable.
e) If the number of persons falls by more than ten percent within these deadlines, the above cancellation charges for the cancelled persons will apply accordingly. Up to ten percent of the number of persons may be cancelled free of charge up to one day prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Unless otherwise agreed, for groups of twelve persons or more a payment of 10 percent of the total booking price shall be due immediately on confirmation of the booking. Unless otherwise agreed, the remaining amount will be due no later than four weeks prior to arrival without the Hotel issuing a separate payment reminder. In the case of group bookings booked less than eight weeks prior to arrival, the first advance payment of 10 percent shall not apply and the total booking price will be due in full in advance immediately on confirmation of the booking.

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


MEININGER London Hyde Park

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Hostelworld says

The Meininger's Hyde Park's biggest selling point is definitely its location. It's set in the beautiful borough of Kensington and is directly opposite the world famous Natural History Museum. Just a few minutes down the road you'll find the Science Museum, Hyde Park and plenty of shopping, including the exclusive Harrods. Once you're done for the day, kick back in the comfy lounge and surf the free WiFi or chill out with friends or fellow travellers at the bar.

Property Description

Welcome to MEININGER London Hyde Park

We’re located in the heart of South Kensington, directly opposite the Natural History Museum.

Our top location makes us the ideal starting point to explore the city. The Science Museum, Hyde Park and the famous department store Harrods are just a few minutes' walk away. If you want to see more South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations are close by, giving you fast and direct connections to attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Notting Hill or Covent Garden.

We have lots of British charm as our hostel is located in the historic Baden Powell House, named after the founder of the Scouting Movement. After a tiring day's sightseeing, you can put up your feet in our spacious, comfortable lobby, browse the internet or go to the bar and chat with other guests from all over the world. Here we can offer you drinks and small snacks such as sandwiches, muffins and cookies, just what's needed to keep you going for your next round of activities.

Free services:
- Wi-Fi
- Bedding
- Towels (excluding dorms)
- Maps
- Hair dryer (just ask at the reception)
- Guest kitchen use
- Game Zone
- Luggage room

Services available for a small charge:
- Packed Lunch
- Tickets for public transport
- Tickets for city tours, musicals etc.
- Late check out till 2 PM for 15,00 GBP (Private rooms)
- Internet terminals
- Towels for guests in dormitories for 1 GBP
- Paid Parking nearby for 50,00 GBP per day (Union Car Park, 31-36 Harrington Road)
- Adaptors and Padlocks for sale at Reception View House Rules


You'll find lots of British charm here at MEININGER London, as we're based in Baden Powell House, named after the founder of the Scouting Movement. Pick a spot in the on-site bar, common room or on our outdoor terrace to relax and get to know other travellers. Love modern comforts? We have TVs in the guest rooms, free Wi-Fi and dorms with en-suite bathrooms. You can rely on our multilingual team, here seven days a week, to help you find your way around London. They can also hook you up with tickets for city tours.


We're based in lovely leafy Kensington, down the road from the Natural History Museum. Start off with a stroll through Hyde Park, which is just 1.3km away. Don't miss nearby world-renowned Harrods department store even just for some window shopping! It's simple to get to us from all London airports – from Heathrow, take the Piccadilly underground line to Gloucester Road (it's a 40-minute journey). From Stansted Airport, hop on the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street (journey time is 47 minutes) and change for the Circle Line to South Kensington or Gloucester Road underground.

Rooms and Dorms

Wind down in a contemporary setting when you stay in any of our rooms, be it a single, double, family room or dorm. We've got female-only dorms, too! Coming with all your besties in tow? We can offer specially designed arrangements for 12 or more. Whatever season you're visiting in, we’ll have air con or heating, plus free toiletries and bed linen for a hotel-like experience without the price tag.

Extras and activities

Make the most of London after hours without worrying about a curfew – our reception is open 24/7. In the morning, devour an all-you-can-eat breakfast in our café for under a tenner. There'll also be snacks and sandwiches here throughout the day to keep you energised. To makes things easy when checking in and out, we have an elevator and free lockers to store your gear.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2020
    Really impressed! So clean and cosy. Easily booked a late check out too. Will definitely be staying again when working in the area.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Best hostel in London. But the dorms are not the same they are not all the same at all. Some are mores spacious and beautiful with better beds.
    France, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Feb 2020
    Great place friendly helpful staff clean and great security highly recommend
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Jan 2020
    Perfect for a cheap stay in the centre of London. Clean, en suite rooms, even those with 10 beds. However, no kitchen, just a microwave to heat. But you can buy breakfast and they make fabulous coffee that costs 2 pounds. Bliss.
    Poland, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 Mar 2020
    Cery clean and niece place to stay, amazing localisation (1 minut to natural museum, around 4 to subway station and around 10 to hyde park) The room was really nice an clean, everything there: in 4 beds room one table with 2 chairs and 8 storages (take your lock!). But only 2 beds had a electric points :( Two of three showers were so small that you cannot open shower without open the door... that wasn't nice. l stay there second time but only for around 20 pound per night in 4 or 6 beds room.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Jan 2020
    It necessary have a rug rules because of room it’s mix ( men and women). Men have change your closet in the bathroom and not in the room. It’s normally but it’s incorrect.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Feb 2020
    a good, clean and safe hostel. I chose this hostel specifically for the neighbourhood. I felt safe no matter the time of evening I came back. Really central as well. They’re pretty strict with the check-in time being 3pm. Most hostels let you check-in when your bed is available so that was a bit of a downside. It’s a sleepy hostel overall, not much going on, but if you’re just looking for a bed to sleep in this place is perfect. Washrooms are inside the rooms and REALLY small!! Be prepared.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Feb 2020
    Even though I did not pay much (20 USD), this room was still extremely small. I was glad that I only stayed one night, because trying to change clothes was an extremely difficult task. The bathrooms were even smaller. I couldn't even get out of the shower to grab my towel. The location is really good, can't complain about that, as well as the whole hostel is very clean. The breakfast was very good as well. This is not your typical hostel where you get to mingle with people.
    Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    11 Feb 2020
    The atmosphere was friendly and the staff were helpful. The location is pretty good. My bed and the bathroom were clean. But the toilets on the first floor were scruffy - it was the same the following morning, so they hadn’t been cleaned. I couldn’t find any communal showers, so the only shower was the one in the room shared between six and there wasn’t anywhere to dry my hair without waking everyone up. I wouldn’t stay here again because of the lack of facilities.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    12 Mar 2020
    We didn't receive the room that we booked. We had no light in the bedroom during the hole estance (3 nights). There were no adaptors and hairdryers (we should pay for these services and it wasn't stated in the website). The only good feature was the location...
    Spain, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

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MEININGER London Hyde Park says

The Meininger's Hyde Park's biggest selling point is definitely its location. It's set in the beautiful borough of Kensington and is directly opposite the world famous Natural History Museum. Just a few minutes down the road you'll find the Science Museum, Hyde Park and plenty of shopping, including the exclusive Harrods. Once you're done for the day, kick back in the comfy lounge and surf the free WiFi or chill out with friends or fellow travellers at the bar.