Barmy Badger Backpackers London Hostel Review and Information

Very lovely place to stay! The beds had their own plugins and were very comfortable! It was also very close to the Earls Court tube station and within walking distance of many attractions! The staff were also very accommodating and friendly! - Anonymous
Overall Rating
Beds Starting At $36.66

What sets them apart?

This hostel's calm setting, clean facilities, and comfortable beds make it a great option for visitors who want a peaceful place to stay in London.

Hostel Personality

  • Quiet Hostel

Who's staying here?

This hostel requires that guests be at least 18 years old. In reality, many of the guests are much older. The hostel has a very calm and peaceful atmosphere that's perfect for anyone that appreciates a quiet setting.
  • Young Professionals
  • Female Travelers
  • Couples

Insider Tip

If you're planning to cook, check out the grocery store around the corner.

Barmy Badger Backpackers

Barmy Badger Backpackers offers guests a peaceful retreat at a family run hostel. The facilities are very clean, the beds are comfortable, and you really feel like you're staying in someone's home. The hostel has a nice kitchen area available to guests where you can prepare your own meals. This is also where the free breakfast is served every morning (included in the price of the room).

Guests appreciate the family vibe this hostel has. The owner's dog often hangs around and there's a game and TV room that's perfect for lounging after a busy day exploring the city.

The Facilities

Dorm Bed $36.66
A six bed mixed dorm and a four bed female only room are available. The six bed dorm has triple bunk beds (three beds high) while the four bed dorm has double bunks with plenty of storage under the beds. The rooms also have security lockers where you can store your valuables (bring your own padlock).
Private Rooms
Private Room $54.65
There are double and twin private rooms available at a variety of price and quality levels so there's really something all budgets and travel styles. There are also rooms with either shared or private ensuite bathrooms. The rooms have comfortable beds and a simple but nice decor.
There are rooms with either shared or ensuite private bathrooms. The hostel is small, so if you're using a shared bathroom you won't have to go far and you won't be sharing it with many guests. Like the rest of the hostel, the bathrooms are clean and nice.
Common Areas
This hostel has a small tv and game room that's perfect for relaxing and passing the time. There are also books available that you can borrow and read. The hostel also has a kitchen available where guests can prepare food and meals. It's well maintained and has a good number of supplies. This is also where breakfast is served every morning.
Outdoor Space
The outdoor terrace is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a home cooked meal when the weather is nice. There's picnic tables, chairs, and some nice plants.

The Location

South Kensington
What's Nearby?
This hostel is located in a nice part of London with many great restaurants nearby. There's also a grocery store nearby where you can pick up supplies for cooking. There are also many sights about a mile from the hostel including Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall (about 1.5 miles away).
Nearby Transportation
You can quickly access almost any part of London on the tube. The closest station is Earl's Court Station, which is just a few minutes away. It's part of the Piccadilly line.


This homey little hostel has some impressive amenities including a complimentary breakfast that's got a variety of fruits, toast, and cereal. There's also laundry, Wi-Fi, adaptors, and reading lights. There's a shared kitchen, book exchange, and PlayStation available to guests as well.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Free)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Bike Parking
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Board Games
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Bed Linens
  • Plug Adaptors
  • Security Lockers
  • Reading Light
  • City Maps
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Book Exchange


This hostel is family owned and it has the charm of a local hotel. The owners maintain the building well and the rooms are kept very clean.

Heads Up

It's really hard to find anything to complain about with this hostel. It's a quiet place to stay where most guests keep to themselves, so if you're looking to socialize, this probably isn't your place.

Barmy Badger Backpackers

Beds From $36.66
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