This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.
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Astor Museum Inn

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8.4
Fabulous
9465 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Note: 18-40 yrs old only. Astor Museum won 1st Best Small hostel chain and 1st in the Lifetime achievement awards at the 2015 Hoscars! Astor Museum Inn is across the street from the British Museum in "a classy part of town", according to one Hostelworld user. Our reviewers have praised this hostel's "awesome, very friendly staff" who offer "excellent service for the value". We've noticed that this hostel sees a lot of repeat guests who seem to come back because there's "always something going on" in this "very chilled out" hostel with a "relaxed and hippie" atmosphere.

Property Description

With the British Museum literally on its doorstep, it is impossible to beat this hostel location! Located in the very heart of Central London you are a short walk from iconic attractions like Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden.
It doesn't matter if you are shopping down the legendary Oxford Street, watching a play in Leicester Squares world-famous theatre district, having dinner in China Town, drinks in Soho, or partying in the West End you are always a short walk home to a nice and quiet street in an amazing neighbourhood!

The moment you walk through our doors you become part of our family and we want you to have an incredible experience! We want every detail - from our super clean bathrooms and comfortable pillows to our unforgettable social events - to be perfect, giving you a London adventure that is 10 out of 10!

VALID government issued ID required to stay with us, and ALL guests must be between 18-40 YEARS

At our amazing hostel you will have full access to:

Please be aware that the kitchen and laundry will be closed due to refurbishments from the 22 of January 2024 to the 28th February 2024. A small kitchenette will be available to use during these dates. For laundry there is a laundrette nearby (with an amazing little family owned Indian restaurant across the road to have some good food while you wait!).

-Free Fast Wi-Fi throughout the building as well as Free PC Access
-24-hour reception for anything you may need (including late check-in/early check-out)
-CCTV in operation 24 hours a day
-Storage Lockers available for your valuables £2 per locker, per day (max 14 days).
-Luggage room is free to use on day of arrival! You can leave your items from £2.50 per bag on day of departure (£7.50 per bag for everyday thereafter).
-Laundry facilities available 24-hours. Hairdryers and ironing facilities free to use
-Dining room and common area to enjoy a meal or meet fellow travellers
-Beautiful lounge area with comfy sofas

Reception hours
-Check-out is between 8am and 10am.
-Check-in is available between 3pm and 10pm (please let us know your arrival time to ensure someone is there to greet you with a smile!)

(A staff member is available 24 hours a day for emergencies, a number will be provided if you have any issues, or you can call the hostel number directly)

Charity breakfast
Breakfast is available every day from 8 am to 10 am for £3.50 PP. £1 will be donated to charity for every breakfast!

Common Areas
-Kitchen and common areas are all open! Whoop Whoop! (Kitchen and lounges will be shut at midnight and reopening at 8am).

Helpful Extras (Hidden costs are a pain! If we can give it to you for free, we will, if we cannot do it as cheap possible!).

-Free City Maps
-Tourist Information, walking tours and advice on local attractions and transport (24hrs)
-Daily events organized for our guests
-Room key is a £5 cash deposit
-Padlocks and Adaptors available for a fee at the reception
-Discounts at local restaurants and coffee shops
-Towels are available for hire at £3.50
-Clean, crisp linen on your bed ready to sleep on!
-Late Check-Out available to sleep in a little more until Midday (book in advance at reception)!


Please note our basic room types allow you access to all our amazing facilities! However, the building is located a short walk (1 minute) away from the main building, but if you need anything there is a direct telephone which will connect you with our reception.

Winner of No.1 Small Hostel Group Worldwide, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the Hostel Industry. We thrive on ensuring every guest comes satisfied and if you have any problems along the way we are always there ready to help! For this and many other reasons staying at Astor Hostels is the top choice for anyone exploring London on a budget!

Reservations must be made for guests over the age of 18. Any reservations made for those under the minimum age will be cancelled and you will not receive a refund. The hostel organises daily events aimed at backpackers between the ages of 18-30, it is therefore suggested that guests under the age of 40 would enjoy the hostel the most.

Proof of identification must be shown on arrival and can include a passport, driving license and national identity cards. We cannot accept paper driving licences, student, or employee IDs as proof of identity and failure to show proof or a copy upon arrival will result in the cancellation of a reservation without a refund. Get in touch with us for further clarification.

When booking for 10 persons or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Reviews & Ratings

8.4
Fabulous
9465 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.9
  • Location
    9.5
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    7.6
  • Cleanliness
    8
  • Value for Money
    8.3
  • Facilities
    7.4

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Jan 16, 2024
There’s only one loo at the alternative building, with accommodation over 4 floors - ideally there would be a loo on each floor!
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Female, 41+
8.0
Fabulous
Jan 15, 2024
Worked well for a couple of nights, mainly due to its location. Bathrooms and kitchen were not the cleanest but fine for a short trip.
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Female, 18-24
8.9
Fabulous
Jan 11, 2024
Good value, very cheap. Make sure to have 5 pounds for key deposit, as they won't accept dollars or euros.
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • Board Games

Awards

2019

1st, Lifetime Achievement Award

2019

1st, Best Small Hostel Chain

2019

3rd, Hostel Chain

2015

1st, Lifetime Achievement Award

2015

1st, Best Small Hostel Chain

2010

3rd, Hostel Chain

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