YHA London Earls Court London Hostel Review and Information

The staff are amazing and you get more than you pay for regarding facilities and extras, the atmosphere is chilled and more lively in the lounges. Will happily stay again. - Anonymous
Overall Rating
Beds Starting At $26.58

What sets them apart?

This hostel is basic but comfortable. It's friendly staff and comfortable beds make it a great place to stay whether you're staying in London for a while or just passing through.

Hostel Personality

  • Quiet Hostel
  • Community Atmosphere

Who's staying here?

This hostel's convenient access to the airport makes it a popular hostel for travelers just passing through London. Even so, it has a social atmosphere where it's easy to meet other guests.
  • Solo Travelers
  • Students
  • Young Backpackers
  • Gap Year Travelers
  • Small Groups (<8)

Insider Tip

Pack light because there is no elevator here.

YHA London Earls Court

YHA London Earl's Court is a conveniently located hostel that's walking distance to many popular attractions in London. It also offers easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, so it's popular with travelers who are just passing through London.

The affordable but comfortable rooms are quiet and perfect if you're hoping to enjoy a good night's sleep. The hostel lounge is lively and the perfect place for meeting other travelers and the staff are helpful and friendly so don't hesitate to ask them any questions you may have.

The Facilities

Dorm Bed $26.58
This hostel offers dorm rooms that are split by gender (male only and female only rooms). The rooms have bunk beds that are surprisingly comfortable and each bed has a reading light. The dorms are generally quiet and it's a great place to stay if you're hoping for a solid night's sleep.
Private Rooms
Private Room $15.51
In addition to the dorms, there are private rooms that are great for guests who want their own space. Twin and triple rooms are available, as well as rooms that sleep small groups. These are perfect for friends who want to stay together in the same room.
The bathrooms are shared between a small cluster of rooms so they're rarely crowded. They're cleaned regularly with good facilities and good condition.
Common Areas
This hostel has a comfortable tv lounge where you can watch shows, read a book, or play a board game. Ask at the reception area because they have a range of board games that you can choose from. There's also a small cafe that serves breakfast and light snacks throughout the day.

If you're planning to cook for yourself, there's a shared kitchen that guests can use to prepare their own meals. This is perfect for guests who want to save some money. This is London after all, and eating out can be expensive.

The Location

South Kensington
What's Nearby?
This hostel is in a great neighborhood near shops and restaurants. If you're in town for an event at the Exhibition Centre, you'll appreciate the convenient location just a short walk away. The hostel is also less than a ten minute walk from the Natural History Museum and the Albert & Victoria Museum. Take some time to explore the shops along Kensington High Street, which is also close by.
Nearby Transportation
This hostel is convenient for exploring all that London has to offer. It's just a 5 minute walk from Earl's Court Tube Station and the location offers easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.


This hostel has a nice breakfast that you can enjoy every morning (for a small price). There's also a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. Guests also appreciate the book exchange, board games, wi-fi, and laundry facilities. The building is very secure with keycard access to both the hallways and the rooms.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bed Linens
  • Security Lockers
  • 24h Reception
  • Reading Light
  • Book Exchange
  • Board Games
  • Keycard Access


The staff here are friendly and knowledgeable. They may even bump you up to a nicer room if occupancy is low. They know the area well so don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the city.

Heads Up

Guests love this hostel, but do note that there is no elevator so climbing the stairs can be a bit challenging if you're traveling with a lot of luggage.

YHA London Earls Court

Beds From $26.58
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