Earl's Court Youth Hostel

38 Bolton Gardens, London, SW5 0AQ, United Kingdom

7 Reviews

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  • Families82
  • Couples57
  • Solo66
  • Business40
  • jhorsfield30's Profile Photo



    Good simple accomodation and pleasant staff.

    Unique Quality: In the heart of a young, international area full of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, this hostel buzzes with action. Five minutes’ walk from Earl’s Court and Olympia exhibition centres, it’s also handy for access to Heathrow Airport. Visit the Kensington Museums, including the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum and, after a busy day, relax in the small courtyard garden.

    Directions: 38 Bolton Gardens,
    SW5 0AQ

  • nav_jewel's Profile Photo

    Centrally located, buzz with activity


    I have stayed twice at this place, usually on a weekend when it had been very boring to stay in the business paid star hotels! I enjoyed the common lounge, a 2 day car shared trip a few hundred miles away, the packaged breakfast when you wish to live early. Hostellers and the staff are very friendly, always looking for company and friendship and a good mix of cultures! If you are not an introvert person and are on the lookout for some company and time, do stay here.

    Unique Quality: Centrally located, busy with people, friendly staff and clean

    Directions: Get down at Earl's court tube station and you can just walk for 5 minutes

  • Eilian's Profile Photo

    Unfriendly experience


    After tasting Holland park and some B&B, I was quite disappointed about Earls Court. The breakfasts were horrible and the cafeteria so small that you have to eat fast to let someone else sit after.

    Unique Quality: The rooms were smaller, and it has a garden, and these were the only good things about it.

  • muzicat's Profile Photo

    Most favored Intern.-Hostel in London,UK.


    see the web-page f. more Info.

    Highly recomended by all,who have been there.-

    Price= 17 - 20 pound.

    Unique Quality: Friendly people.-Hostelers fr. around the world.-Helpful.-Good free breakfst.-
    by Tube.(Underground-train.)-best,fast,no getting lost,low-cost.
    Look-up Tube-map in Station.
    Go to ticket counter.-(never mind the machines.)
    Ask f. free Tube-map,to take w. you,while in London.
    Request 1-way ticked f.this 1st trip.(next day,get a day-pass,f. all of London's Public transports,24 hrs.)-
    Ask f. ticked to "Earls-Court".
    At "Earls-coart-Station",- EXIT=Earls Crt.Rd.
    walk right on Earls Crt.Rd.,-2 Blcks.- Cross the Str.-(look RIGHT !...Remember= Left-hand-traffic).
    Walk straight in to "Bolton Gardens".-No.-38.

    (--cross fr. Earls Crt.-Square.---is Bolton Grdns.---)

    Directions: e-mail= earlscourt@yha.org.uk

    (..near "Earls-Coart".)

  • Regalbird's Profile Photo

    A Decent Place to stay


    It's not the cheapest play to stay but it was clean and friendly. It was in an area that had a nice atmosphere. I felt comfortable as a lone female traveller. I stayed in a dorm with 7 beds and I understand that most dorms have between 6-10 beds. Gets busy so book ahead. Take a padlock for the lockers and also a torch would be a friendly gesture if you are a party animal - I can tell you from experience that getting woken up at 2.30am by someone needing to put the light on is VERY annoying!

    Unique Quality: Usual facilities - kitchen,TV lounge, laundrette, baggage locker etc... 159 Beds available.

    Directions: Not far from Earls Court tube station

  • foadtoad's Profile Photo

    YHA Earl’s Court Hostel


    Under 18 £ 16.75
    Adult £ 19.00

    Unique Quality: I really loved this place. It has a somewhat this-is-my-home-feel to it :)..it is only a few minutes walk from the subway and with the sub perhaps 10-15 min to picadilly square or where you´re headed..it´s close to it..i promise. Ok cooking facillities. really bad breakfast..and expensive..so be prepared for that. but besides that it will propably be the cheapest to find so close to city. less than 20£ a day. cheap in london..believe me!

    besides all this, i have to tell you..that of all the interesting things i saw in london the most interesting was in earl´s court!..there´s this graveyard...it´s really bizar, if you ask me. really worth a look.. i will have a picture of it soon on this page.

  • vigi's Profile Photo

    Earl's Court Youth Hostel.


    14 Pounds (breakfast included)

    Unique Quality: Locate in vibrant Earl's Court area, convenient to city, have 24 hours night bus to/from Leicester Square. Clean. I like the TV / reading area, so big and comfortable that I can chat with backpackers from different places, as well as old Londons who came for TV news in the morning.

    Directions: 38 Bolton Gardens, SW5 (Tel 020 7373 7083)
    Email: earlscourt@yha.org.uk

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Relocating.. a plan of attack?

by AnnieSA

Hi all,

Well, I'm definately doing it. London in April from sunny Australia (god how I hate the sun!).
My question is this.. obviously its is going to very difficult, if not impossible to find a job before I go. I'm cool with that.
How do people manage to juggle finding a place to live versus getting a job close by? (or at the very least, not on the other side of town?).
What is the usual plan of attack? I was thinking that I would hostel for a while, find the job first and the permanent place to live later, but I figure this to be difficult also.
So which is better? find job or find house first? I don't suppose I'd be lucky in finding somewhere to live in a "neutral" area which is accessible no matter where I am employed?
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated!

Re: Relocating.. a plan of attack?

by cachaseiro

if you need an unskilled cash in hand job, then find a place to stay first, since getting a job will be no problem.
if you want a more specific job, then hostel it in the beginning and then find a place nearby, when you start collecting your fat paychecks.

Re: Relocating.. a plan of attack?

by cachaseiro

by the way:
tnt magazine is a very helpful item when you need to get started in london.
both for work and accomodation.

Re: Relocating.. a plan of attack?

by brotherleelove

I know you're from Oz, but you can go to the NZ News officein London, and in the New Zealand News office you'll find job and housing listings. Here's a link to their website:


Re: Relocating.. a plan of attack?

by DJTempest

Well I may not be of a lot of help, but since you mentioned hostels, I can tell you that a lot of Aussies stay at the Hostelling International Hostel --Earls Court at:

38 Bolton Gardens, London SW5 0AQ
Phone (if you are currently outside of the UK: (+44) 20 7373 7083

I stayed here during my brief stay in London. It's a very social hostel and I met a very cool Aussie girl who was getting ready to go to Edinburgh, Scotland to live and work. She told me that the Earls Court hostel was known to attract Aussies. I'd have to concur as I met many. Anyway...she later flew to Edinburgh and I went to visit her there. She stayed in a hostel in Edinburgh until she found employment and then a permanent place to live. Also you may want to try to work at a hostel in exchange for a bed until you find steady work and your own place. Good Luck!!!


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