Rest Up London - Hostel

6,6
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Based on 6 758 reviews
 
172 New Kent Road, London, United Kingdom
  +44 203 642 4549
Rest Up London - Hostel - London, England, United Kingdom
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Distance to city centre 2,4 km
Location rating 8,6
Nearest airport London Luton
Distance to airport 46,4 km

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  • Excellent
    Aug 2018
    9,7

    Amenities, room options

    Lots of Screaming young children

  • Okay
    Oct 2017
    5,7

    Good value for price

    Lovely place within the city centre, everything available at your door steps

    Lights can be on even at 2 am, there is noise the whole night.washrooms and toilets are quite limited for a huge number of guests.

  • Good
    Apr 2017
    6,5

    Adequate, but not fancy

    Room was actually pretty clean, and restrooms were heavily used, but cleaned regularly. Staff was always very nice and helpful. Room was spartan, but comfortable.

    Very noisy - lots of commotion outside our room. Also, for some reason, they decided to shut the bathroom near us for cleaning every morning from about 7:30 to 8:15 - right when lots of folks were wanting to shower. Finally, I had requested a private room for our family, but they told me that they didn't have any , so I had to pay extra money to get a whole 10 person room. Still a decent rate overall, compared to other places, but not the rate i thought I would pay. Finally, don't count on getting wi-fi any time between 7:00 and 10:30 at night. There are so many people trying to connect that it is pretty much impossible.

  • Okay
    Jul 2016
    4,8

    You can find way better

    I liked that it was well located (less than 10 minutes walk to the Elephant & Castle tube station), St Pancras train station is 15 minutes away by tube and there are many buses around the hostel. You can also find a Spar and a Tesco Express supermarket as well as many kebabs next door if you want to grab something to eat. I stayed in a 4 beds dorm wich was clean and I had a nice view on the Shard. Toilets and shared showers were clean too.

    Wifi was only available in sharing areas (only reception, " bar " and tv lounge). Also, the windows in the dorm were old and made of glass that was partially shattered so you could hear the traffic as if you were sleeping in the street. It can also be quite cold so I don't recommend staying there during fall or winter. Bed's matresses aren't confortable so I wouldn't recommend staying there for too long either. When it comes to eating in, there is a bar near the reception that sells £4 pizzas, sandwiches, coffee and many other things but it is only open from 12 to 19 and during these hours there wasn't anyone working at the bar so I couldn't get anything...

  • Excellent
    Jun 2016
    8,2

    Excellent value for money

    This is the second time I have ever stayed in a hostel...I can say with confidence that I will definately stay here again... $20 a night?! Who could say no! Also close to Elephant and Castle tube station too!!

    I personally dont think it a good idea to have children (both male and female) sharing the same shower and toilet facilities as adults. I would strongly recommend having at least 1 floor dedicated to minors!

  • Good
    Jan 2016
    7,1

    the staff was knowledgable on the transportation system, which is a big help. the location of the hostel was great...close to the tube station and there is a bus stop right in front of the hostel. the cafe in the hostel has good food for good price and value. i would probably stay there again.

    the dryer was out of order. the bins can stack with garbage at times. the shower floors were wet most of the time.

  • Good
    Apr 2015
    8,0

    Perfect for a clean stay at a low price

    Lively place and great atmosphere. I stayed in a twin bunk ensuite and was perfect for a little more privacy. Bus stop right outside the gates

    Wifi only available in common room and entertainment room

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About

Overview

The Rest Up London Hostel is known as one of the best and gauging from its outward appearance that would be easy to believe. The charming, brick front building with its terrace garden and wonderful location on the New Kent Road makes it an appealing spot. Just a short walk to Elephant & Castle tube station and 15 miles to Heathrow Airport, it is also just a mile from sites like the Tower of London, Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. It is within the same area as the Imperial War Museum and London South Bank University, as well. A pre-WWI baroque building, it is a historic property and has been a hostel for more than 100 years. It features such amenities as a shared TV room, a beautiful terrace with covered tables and fun bean bag chairs. It has an onsite coffee shop and snack bar, there is free Wi-Fi in the public areas, a ticketing and tour desk, baggage storage option, laundry services (for a fee) and even some business services. Visitors can enjoy traditional breakfast each morning, pizza at night and healthier fare in the restaurant. They also offer group menus. The rooms include shared dorm rooms with options for four to a room or twenty beds in a dorm-style setting. The rooms are mixed gender, but there is a single four-bed female dorm. There are also twin and double rooms, and some even offer private baths at no cost. If an affordable and high-quality accommodation is the goal, but also one in one of the best spots in London, it will be hard to beat what the Rest Up London Hostel makes available to travelers of all kinds.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

6,6 Good

Based on 6 758 reviews

8,6

Location

7,4

Service

3,8

Bar

2,6

Comfort

Check in

15:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Internet
Game room
No smoking
Restaurant
24-hour front desk
Safe
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Coffee shop
Pets not allowed
Linens
Grill
Lift

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Tate Modern 1,6 km
  • Tower Bridge 1,7 km
  • Tower of London 1,9 km
  • Southbank Centre 2,1 km
  • London Eye 2,1 km
  • Westminster Bridge 2,2 km

About the neighbourhood

Southwark is known for: trendy, modern, gastropubs

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Getting around

London City 9,9 km
London Heathrow 25,3 km
Elephant And Castle, Greater London 355 m
London Bridge, Greater London 1,2 km

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