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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.
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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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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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

The guest can cancel free of charge until 1 day before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel within 1 day before arrival. If the guest doesn’t show up they will be charged the total price.

Additional Terms and Conditions

•Every guest must present valid, government-issued photo ID when checking in. Foreign nationals must have an EU Identity Card or passport. We have a strict policy: No ID, No Stay, with no exceptions.
•ALL guests must be 18 or over.
•Free fast Wi-Fi throughout the building.
•Large common area with chairs/tables and bar to hangout ( T&C apply) •Free luggage storage and safety deposit boxes available for hire.
•Clean, crisp linen and if you need towels we have them for hire.
•CCTV in all common areas.
•Hire padlocks and adaptors available.
•We have a pub kitchen that serves amazing food daily from 11 am to 10 pm.
•As a guest you will get discount on Food/Drinks and our Brunch, which is available Monday-Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School 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.


The Birds Hostel

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

Just a few minutes walk from the Central line, The Birds Hostel gives you the community of East London with the accessibly of the whole of the city. Despite the quiet, leafy feel of Leytonstone, you can be in Oxford Circus within 30 minutes, shopping your heart out. Why pay central London prices when you can be in the heart of the city so quickly? Explore the tourist spots and head back to a community of real Londoners to recharge.

Enjoy a good night’s sleep in our always-crisp white linen and be ready explore in the morning – after a delicious continental breakfast to set you up on your way. Food is very important to The Birds, with a highly regarded menu of vegan and meat dishes served in the friendly, craft beer-focused pub below. It’s a menu that’s picked up lots of praise this year from food reviewers and bloggers. And with a 20% discount on food and drink for all residents, you can try all the London craft beers that are becoming world famous in the amazing décor inspired by local boy Alfred Hitchcock.

Also crucial is security, with is why we have installed the latest key card system that means that you won’t have any surprise visitors and you can come and go any time of the day or night. We also have lockers which you can use your own padlock or hire one. Also available are larger lockers (covered by CCTV) for rent at £2 a day, giving you the confidence to get out and enjoy London.

We offer 6 or 9 beds mixed dormitory rooms, whereas 1 room is female only dormitory.

Secure Lockers for rent, covered by 24/7 CCTV.
Towel Rental
Power Adaptors

The Birds Hostel Policies and Conditions:

A £5 deposit is taken on arrival for the door access card for the building and your room. Deposit is returned on receipt on the card on check out.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00.
Check out before 11:00
Late check out (before 14:00) is £5

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. Payment may be taken on booking, before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

Reception: 24/24h.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
No children allowed.
Guests must be over 18 years old.
Guests must provide ID/Passport.
The maximum period of stay is of 6 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2019
    Amazong experience and great services for the buck.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Nice pub, nice staff, nice location. Out all day, good night's sleep. Good breakfast. All in all really good value. Very good public transport links.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2019
    Staff was great, facility is cosy. Love the vegan food here.
    Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Oct 2019
    The Birds Hostel is exactly as described. I particulary liked the bar which was atmostpheric and great value.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    18 Oct 2019
    Best Bang for your bucks! And I have been in a lot of hostels! Staff are really kind and place can still improve. Leystonstone is pretty laid back. It's close a bit far from central.
    Philippines, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    20 Oct 2019
    Pretty great hostel! You get what you paid for! Literally a two-minute walk down to the Central line. If you buy an Oyster card, it will be very easy for you to visit all the main attractions in London. If you are a solo backpacker, know this is not your "normal" hostel since most people travel in groups or are based in London. However, the pub downstairs is awesome and offers you the opportunity to meet loads of people.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    26 Oct 2019
    Pros: location,friendly staff,excellent WiFi,price. Cons: showers not very clean and half the toilets had no soap; breakfast is only 9am-11am (which is fine, but it wasn't specified on the website when I booked); the hostel is attached to a lovely bar, with great atmosphere, but on Saturday night there was loud music playing until 1am (and as my dorm was right above it, the floor was shaking and it was impossible to sleep); reception wasn't open 24hrs as it said on the website; no lift.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    20 Oct 2019
    They don't give you receipt, they charge the booking twice, they don't change bed sheets or pillow cases, sometimes from 3 toilets only 1 had toilet paper. They downgraded my booking even if I paid more for 6 beds not 9 beds dorm... It sucks
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 4.0


    20 Oct 2019
    Both toilets blocked.. For 2 days. Smell was awful... And just pretty dirty overall. No towels.. Cheap place to stay for a night or two.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 2.0


    22 Oct 2019
    Disgusting. The cleanliness was absolutely terrible. Had to leave after the first night because I couldn’t stand being there. There was hair all over the “shower” which was a box that the water came out of. The room was absolutely freezing. The bathrooms toilets didn’t even work. The location is no where the city center. Would not recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi