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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 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 7 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

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.

****Please note that you must be 18 or over to stay in a dormitory. If you’re under 18 you will have to book a private room.****

Free services and offers:
- Lockers at the reception (against a deposit)
- Lockers in dormitories
- Bedding
- Towels (private rooms only)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Maps
- Hairdryer (against a deposit which will be refunded upon return)
- Use of luggage room

And things available for a small charge:
- All-You-Can-Eat-And-Drink breakfast buffet for £7.90
- Tickets for city tours and major attractions
- Late check-out until 2 pm (Private Rooms)
- Towels for guests in dormitories for £1 plus Deposit
- Adaptors and Padlocks for sale at Reception

A few important rules:
- Check In from 3 pm
- Check Out by 11 am
- We operate a non-smoking policy throughout the building
- Maximum stay is 14 days
- You must be 18 or over to stay in a dormitory

PLEASE NOTE: For bookings of several beds in dorms, we do not guarantee accommodation in the same room.

Our young and multilingual team is there for you 24 hours a day with help and advice. There is nothing stopping you from having an unforgettable stay!

Under such circumstances, there is really nothing stopping you from having an unforgettable stay!

Please note that you must be 18 or over to stay in a dormitory. We cannot provide beds in dormitories for families or any other bookings with children below 18 years.

Please read our Things to Note below before making a booking.


Earliest check in time is 3pm on arrival date for all Meininger properties. Of course guests can arrive before 3pm and leave their bags in our luggage room if required. 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 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    This hostel was spot on. Clean, secure, plentiful facilities. Staff was friendly, Continental breakfast was solid. Good Location
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    17 Jul 2019
    Good place to rest up! If your solo traveling and want to meet people probably not the best place but if you do want a comfortable stay and a place to chill this is it!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, I just wish it wasn't that expensive, compared to others. Staff is great, hotel-level cleanliness, modern and nice aesthetics. It was too hot one night, asked at the reception to turn on the AC a bit, and request was taken immediately.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Jun 2019
    The location was easy to find and central to everywhere I wanted to go in my short stay in London. I stayed in 12 person dorm each bed had its own outlets and the beds were fairly comfy (I've slept on some pretty bad mattresses at hostels before and these were fairly decent - my back was not complaining). The rooms and bathrooms were very clean. I was stoked that there were two private bathrooms in the dorm. And the lockers were in the room as well. Very pleased with the luggage storage as well.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Jun 2019
    We loved our time at the Meininger Hostel in London! Such a convenient location and so close to Gloucester Road + South Kensington stations. There were lots of food choices near the Hostel which were very convenient when hungry (especially Tesco open 24 hrs). It was exceptionally clean. The bathroom in our 8 bed mixed dorm was cleaned daily. Communal atmosphere wasn't really present as expected of hostels, but it was ok traveling as a couple. Highly Recommend!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Jun 2019
    Second time staying here. It's in a great location close to 2 subway stops and it's right across the street from the museum.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    18 Jun 2019
    Good room and tidy bathrooms (even though people still dont hang up the communal bath mats). Only reason I decided not to stay any longer is because I needed a kitchen.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Jul 2019
    The photos of the rooms aren't accurate but the rooms aren't bad. When I went to check out, the staff were loudly trash-talking guests they'd seen the day before and using a lot of foul language so if that bothers you, be prepared. Overall I can't see how this place is a legit hotel that can get away with charging £100 a night. The overall quality of the building and the rooms is perfectly acceptable for £15 a night but would have to be so drastically different and improved for a hotel.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    18 Jun 2019
    Not a social hostel, so solo travelers wanting to meet people beware. Need power points in bathroom, I had to dry my hair in the hallway so as not to wake others. Great location though.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    06 Jul 2019
    Staff was not helpful, bathrooms were broken all the time, charged me more than they were supposed to at first, information across staff was not consistent
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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.