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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.
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  • 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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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.****
We cannot guarantee that guests will stay in the same room during the hole stay (room changes may happen)

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 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    03 Aug 2019
    Very good for the location and the price during the height of summer. If there was wi-fi on the top floor and air conditioning in the rooms, then it would achieve a higher score. Nonetheless, it's situated perfectly next to the Natural History Museum and a short walk from Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall. I would definitely stay here again.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    21 Jul 2019
    My room was a lot more modest than the ones on the pictures and the bathrooms two weren’t quite as fabulous either. However, I enjoyed my stay as I was provided a room that didn’t have to be shared with anyone (despite my reservation of shared room) and the view from the sixth floor was quite nice. The location is simply great.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 Aug 2019
    Does everything it says on the tin. I found it worked just fine as a base for a week working (professionally) in London - and massively cheaper than any alternative. Great shared areas - big dining room and lounge. Fellow guests in this case very considerate despite some being apparently nocturnal. Access to self service microwave in dining room useful, but thats the only nod to self catering.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    01 Aug 2019
    MEININGER London Hyde Park in London is near to Gloucester Road tube station, Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum. Further, it is convenient to travel to many attractions using the Gloucester Road tube station. However, the toilet is too small in the room and there are no public shower room available. Thus, it is inconvenient if the room's toilet is occupied.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    26 Jul 2019
    It's a wonderful location for the natural history museum, the science museum, and Hyde Park. The areas are clean. The bunk rooms are tight but have enough space. The bathroom in the right bunk room felt like if a bathroom on an airplane included a shower. No super great chill spaces. There were events going on when we were there and had a lot of people milling about on the first floor. Overall, great mostly for the location.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    25 Jul 2019
    Has a nice eating area that blast A.C. rooms have it as well. The showers and facilities are every nice. In terms of atmosphere there's not really any partying going on here so good place to chill.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    02 Aug 2019
    I recently stayed at this place for two nights to finish my Europe trip. A few days prior I stayed in another Meininger hostel in Munich and had a good experience so i picked this one in London hoping for the same. The location was good and only about 4 min walk to train. Staff was prompt and helpful. The main reason I picked this place was because it advertised it had Air Conditioning. There may be AC in the main lobby but it was non existent in the rooms! It was very warm and all 6 occupants w
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    24 Jul 2019
    This was not how I remembered the hostel from my stay 2 years ago. The beds were uncomfortable. I basically slept on a board as the mattresses were thin adding no padding to the bunk. The pillow thin & lumpy. No lights/outlets at bed. Though aircon was provided, it was extremely warm in the room & I woke up several times/night because of the heat. The ensuite bathroom was small (think airplane toilet). Lockers didn't work. Staff were polite & the location perfect. Overall disappointing.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 5.4


    16 Aug 2019
    I am so disappointed. I purchased a room for 6 people and was given one with 8 and one bathroom. I bought this room not only because it had less people it also because it had more bathrooms! When I contacted the front desk they said I was “upgraded” and that I should be thankful I had a better room.... Don’t stay here!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    02 Aug 2019
    This was the most expensive hostel I stayed at in London and turned out to be the worst. I am a female and I booked to stay in a dorm but was placed with a male in a room with only two beds. The room was the tiniest room you can imagine, and it was hot as hell. Bathrooms are tiny as well and the Toilets were consistently very dirty. Hostels generally have a good vibe to them but not here - there is absolutely no atmosphere in this place.
    Bulgaria, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • 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


  • 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.