Kensal Green Backpackers - London

ex. Hostel 639

639 Harrow Road, London, United Kingdom, NW10 5NUshow map
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Guest ratingBased on  190 reviews
Overview

The budget Kensal Green Backpackers bears 2 stars and offers an outdoor swimming pool, a lift and a safe deposit box. Kensal Green Backpackers boasts standard décor in the entire property.

The hostel is at 5 km distance from London Zoo. Guests can enjoy Turkish cuisine in The Masons Arms located 50 meters away.

Queen\'s Park lies near the property.

Kensal Green Backpackers is a short commute from a bus stop.

Rooms

Kensal Green Backpackers features 10 rooms across 4 floors. Featured with heating, television, a dressing room, a personal computer and an ironing set, the rooms have beds with duvets and bedding as well. Kensal Green Backpackers provides guests with family bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The delightful restaurant serves fresh Moroccan dishes. There is a bar equipped with karaoke and free Wi-Fi serving snacks and fruit. Guests can benefit from a communal kitchen.

Services

24-hour front desk, laundry and porter service are provided for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   10.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis

Services

  • Laundry
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Karaoke
  • Sauna

Room features

  • Heating
  • Rollaway beds

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Television
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Kensal GreenKensal Green400 ft
Kensal RiseKensal Rise2000 ft
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The Masons ArmsThe Masons Arms100 ft665 Harrow Road
KebablandKebabland900 ft36 College Road
Paradise by Way of Kensal GreenParadise by Way of Kensal Green2200 ft19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green
BawarchiBawarchi2000 ft68 Chamberlayne Road
Comptoir MezzeComptoir Mezze2000 ft20 Station Terrace
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Paddington StationPaddington Station2.4 mi
QuicksilverQuicksilver1.2 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park2.9 mi
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall2.9 mi
The Kufa GalleryThe Kufa Gallery1.7 mi
The Park GalleryThe Park Gallery2.7 mi
Light GalleryLight Gallery2.8 mi
Mark GalleryMark Gallery2.8 mi
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station1.9 mi
Wallace CollectionWallace Collection3.2 miHertford House Manchester Square Manchester Square
South KensingtonSouth Kensington3.3 miOld Brompton Road
SelfridgesSelfridges3.3 mi400 Oxford Street
RoundhouseRoundhouse3.3 miChalk Farm Road, London
HarrodsHarrods3.4 mi87-135 Brompton Road
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Getting around
Airports
Northolt (NHT)8.5 mi
London Heathrow (LHR)10.8 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)2.4 mi
Paddington Station2.4 mi
Underground
Kensal Green400 ft
Kensal Rise2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop1.8 mi
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Reviews
5.0
Guest ratingBased on  190  reviews
  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    This place was so horrible. I usually take the description given on the website with a grain of salt but the description given for this place was completely deceptive and untrue. There are so many better hostels to stay at in London for the same price so there is no reason for anyone to go here. If you like having basic amenities and don't like having your stuff stolen then avoid this place like the plague.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    10ł/Person/night...who would expect much for this amount, anyway? The stuff was kind and helpful, heating and hot shower day and night, nice breakfasts, as much as you want. (Always the same, it would be boring after a week, but all right for three mornings.) Regularly cleaned toilets,stairs. Excellent location, all the great sights within 20-25 minutes by bus or underground. Shops, and a pub nearby.All in all, price/value absolutely all right. I have stayed of course at much better places, but in London, just for staying there for night sleeps, great. Next time we will choose this place again.

    Noisy...heavy traffic in the streets, clubbing neighbours. Earplugs helped, and after visiting the sights all day long, you will sleep deep.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Close to a subway, close to Notting Hill and a library

    The two kitchens are quite incoveniently located (second and third floor), quite small, with no utensils and rather dirty

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Unorganised, a bit of farce trying to sort beds out and unless you know and like the hostel-type way - do not bother!

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    The equipment is poor , toilets not flush properly, no hand washing liquid I the washing room though complaint few times. Hygiene is an issue. Before you get your toast for your breakfast, there are few people have touched the toast in the basket to feel if they are still warm enough. You have to ask and wait for everything, no more toast, no more clean knives, no more hot water for making coffee....and don't expect staff will offer your smile. Most of them are robots here. Very disappointing!!

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Staff was rude, beds where extremeley unconfortable and hard to climb un to bunk beds, dining room was dirty.

  • 4.0
    Guest rating

    That it was fairly quiet

    The mattress was awful - the worst i've had. The place looks like a dump. There are a lot of stairs if you have luggage and the area is not easily accessible after a night out in London

  • 6.6
    Good

    the staff were friendly, it was ok for what we needed which was somewhere to sleep for the night

    i wasnt on the booked in list and staff had to fit us in

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Nothing is satisfied for me!

    The environment is really really bad. Even worse,the staff's attitude is bad as well. Hotel639 is the most lousy hotel which I have stayed before.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Showers in the room. You cant take the shower when everyone sleeping.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Dirty, crowded, full with strange people from all over the world, bad location but close to the tube,

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Convenience, suited my need and cost

    Nothing to do with the hostel as such, I booked on line but they had no record of it when I got there. I produced the print out and they accommodated me. This did concern me, what if they had been full?

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The price.

    The staff were very unaccommodating and obviously foreign backpackers with no skills in their area of work. The smell of the building was woeful and the internet didn't work during my stay. You were required to pay by cash and all documentation was done manually without any computer making it hard to track a guests details.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It was very cheap, particularly for central London.

    The mattresses in our room were well used, I slept in the groove between the springs, but for £15 a night I'm not complaining.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Everything is correct for thé price but breakfast can be better i thing

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Highlights
5
Guest ratingBased on  190 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Northolt (NHT)8.5 mi
London Heathrow (LHR)10.8 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)2.4 mi
Paddington Station2.4 mi
Underground
Kensal Green400 ft
Kensal Rise2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop1.8 mi
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