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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

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
  • Good 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.

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 8.2

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2020
    Very nice and friendly staff,breakfast was great
    Pakistan, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    07 Jan 2020
    It is always a joy to stay at The Birds hostel. The staff are always friendly and helpful and they really make you feel at home. There is a bar downstairs and sometimes the place is packed. My only concern is that the bathrooms and showers are in need of minor repairs.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2019
    An overall comfortable stay. Customer service was slow at times and the wash facilities could have been cleaner. Soap in the toilet facilities was much needed. However, the bed was warm and room security was good. Staff were polite and happy to help. Thank you for a nice experience The Birds!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    27 Dec 2019
    Nice price but bathroom dirty
    Guatemala, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Would be helpful to have some sort of small shelf for each bunk to put phone etc. Exposed nail poking out of toilet seat - dangerous!!! Carpet peeling away from stairs - trip hazard!
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    31 Dec 2019
    I personally would not stay at this hostel again. The rooms are too small for the occupancy. The restroom and shower are shared with too many people and are not kept clean. The rooms themselves are pretty dusty as well. The beds, however, were surprisingly comfortable. Other then this the staff was not the most helpful and I would personally look for something else for the price point.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    26 Dec 2019
    The cleanliness of the place was horrible, toilett seats were not stuck and the floors on the bedroom were dirty. Only one shower sorta worked. Many og the glasses/cups and plates during breakfast were also very dirty.
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    26 Dec 2019
    It is very clear that a number of these 'reviews ' are fake. There is absolutely no way that a hostel that has broken or unusable facilities, filthy and mouldy bathrooms, and disgusting floors could receive a positive review.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1


    28 Dec 2019
    Terrible service at check in, staff took unreasonably long to check our booking. Lockers are way too small to fit anything in. The worst thing were the showers, 4 cubicles shared among about 20 over people, and 3 of them were either broken or way too dirty to use. The common area doubles up as a bar so it's not like you can relax there. Breakfast starts past 9, so you can't get up before that and relax at the common area. Staff couldn't be bothered to host us properly. Would not come back.
    Singapore, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 2.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Highly unsatisfied with my experience, only stayed one of the six booked nights; checked out within 12 hours and booked a different hostel - I would like a refund
    Australia, Male, 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