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Located in central London, within a short walk from Hyde Park and 10 minutes from Queensway Station on the Central Line, Astor Kensington Hostel provides accommodations for guests over the age of 18. It features a shared lounge and free WiFi. Around a 16-minute walk from Portobello Road Market, the property is also close to Paddington Station. The accommodations offers a 24-hour front desk, and buying tickets for guests. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Heathrow Airport is within easy reach via the Heathrow Express from Paddington Station.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)


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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
7.4
Cleanliness
7.4
Comfort
7.4
Value for money
8.0
Location
9.0
Free Wifi
7.8
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See what guests loved the most:

  • M
    Mark
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was incredible from everybody. They made it great. Location perfect.. the staff was so helpful.
  • Drew
    United States of America United States of America
    The beds and common room were comfortable with a good atmosphere. The staff is extremely friendly and personable and respondent to any inquiry one would have 24/7
  • Abdelrahman
    Jordan Jordan
    I absolutely loved their bathrooms, although somewhat compact, the shower water pressure was better than anything I've ever tried before. The bed was clean and comfy, remember to bring a blanket or tower to hang to have privacy as there are no...

Area info

Amenities of Astor Kensington Hostel

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Heating
  • Baggage storage
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules
Astor Kensington Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 15:00
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
Check-out
Until 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction
Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 40 years old
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Reception hours (24 hours)

Check-in is available from 3 pm. Check-out is from any time until 10 am. Please ensure you check out before 10 am; otherwise, you may be charged for an extra night.

Proof of identification: A valid proof of ID must be shown on arrival, including a passport, driving license, and national identity cards. The property cannot accept paper driving licenses and student or employe IDs as proof of identity.

Breakfast: We provide Breakfast every morning, which costs just £3.50 and 3 for £9. Dairy-free Milk: Coconut/soy/almond/ Regular Milk: skimmed and semi-skimmed Juices: Orange and apple Instant coffee, tea and hot chocolate Cereals: granola, rice pop, choco pop, honey hoop and cornflakes Bread: White and Wholemeal Spreads: White and milk chocolate (Nutella style), peanut butter, regular butter, plant base/dairy-free (butter style) honey, fruit jam (strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant and apricot) and marmite.

Common Areas: The kitchen and common areas are all back open! Whooop whoop! (Kitchen and lounges will be shut at midnight and reopening at 8 am).

Events: The hostel organizes daily events aimed at backpackers between the ages of 18-30 years.

Terms: Please note that all bookings are subject to the signing of the property's terms and conditions via a rental agreement which will be emailed to the guest following their reservation. Please note that all guests must be aged over 18. Underage guests who book will not be accommodated and will not be refunded. Different policies and additional supplements will apply when booking for 12 people or more.

Facilities: Please be aware that our building has no elevator and that you may be assigned to one of our top floors and a top bunk bed.

Luggage storage is free on the day of arrival and costs GBP 2.50 per bag on the day of departure. An extra fee of GBP 7.5 per bag per day applies for the days following check out. Storage lockers for small valuables are available for GBP 2 per day. Towels are available for rent for GBP 3.50.

Please Note: For the safety of others, anyone exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 will be unable to stay at the hostel. Therefore, we recommend you return home if traveling domestically or to use specialist self-isolation accommodations. Self-Isolation - Guests who wish to self-isolate in the hostel must do so in a private room; guests must not perform the self-isolation period if coming from abroad in shared dorms.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Astor Kensington Hostel

  • Astor Kensington Hostel is 2.5 miles from the center of London. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Astor Kensington Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bar crawls
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours

  • Check-in at Astor Kensington Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Astor Kensington Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.