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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

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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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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.

For special rates and offers, please go to and navigate to the hostel tab.

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 7.8

  • Location 7.2

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 5.5

  • Facilities 6.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    Comfortable, warm place to stay Guaranteed a good night's sleep
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    11 Mar 2020
    They should let the guests use the kitchen
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    02 Mar 2020
    Great backpacker hostel with amazing food and a great vibe down stairs, if I was simply reviewing the bar, drinks available and food combined with service then it would be a 10 however the hostel could do with a little spruce up as I would have to say it's tidy but not necessarily clean. It is very much on par with many other hostels I have stayed in so please don't let me put you off. However, with everything else at the Birds being so good I do feel the hostel portion has a little way to go
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Feb 2020
    helpful staff good location and price
    Saint Lucia, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    14 Feb 2020
    Everything's ok
    Bulgaria, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Feb 2020
    Most of the staff were polite and helpful and friendly however the bar manager has an attitude problem that he needs to address because he’s letting the team down and since he is in the superior position he should be setting a good example of non judgment and non prejudice. Needs to on being a more self confident and love centred empathetic human being. Free coffee is a bonus. Rooms not secure. Had multiple items stolen from my bed and locked locker Taking legal action. 4/10
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Mar 2020
    Toilets & shower areas weren’t very clean
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Feb 2020
    Overall you pay for what you get. Other people staying in our room were very strange. One man kept repeating my friend and I were agents working for the hostel spying on him? The best part was the main bar. You get a discount on drinks but they are pricey to begin with. Staff were super friendly and chill though. The pillows and blankets are extremely stained. 3/4 showers didn’t work because of maintenance issues. Even the sinks wouldn’t drain. If another hostel is same price, pick the other one
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.3


    27 Feb 2020
    The Birds hostel was a great stay for me and my friend! The staff was accomodating when we couldn't check-in or check out at their designated times. The hostel is above this awesome little pub with a great atmosphere, and there is a nice garden area in the back to hang out if you want. The distance from central London was not ideal, it was almost a 30-minute metro ride to get to the main attractions. I would choose somewhere closer to London next time, but for the price, the choice was fine.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    12 Mar 2020
    Definitely not the place I would recommend for a long stay. Hopefully I just stayed there for 2 days. The only thing good really is the price. It does make you feel like the cheapest option.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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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