Holland House Youth Hostel

Holland Walk, Kensington, London, W8 7QU, United Kingdom
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 8 reviews
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A hostel in beautiful surroundings!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 2, 2011

I fancied staying in a different area of London so I chose Kensington and Holland Park. I stayed in a former Jacobean mansion, built in the 17th Century for Sir Walter Cope who was the James I's Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the 1800s. a salon was owned by Lady Holland who received guests such as Sheridan, Lord Bryon and Wordsworth. It was nice staying in such a nice hostel which is adjacent to Holland Park and near to Kensington and Holland Park. Unlike a lot of London hostels there is a kitchen where you can cook meals and there are clean bathrooms and spacious dorms.

I was impressed with my stay and I would stay there again.

Unique Quality: Staying in a historic house and being surrounded by green space!

Directions: Between Holland Park Avenue and Kensington High Street. Near Tube Stations: Holland Park Avenue, Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street.

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Hostel close to centre

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 23, 2009

I've stayed in the Holland Park youth hostel a few times over the past few years. I have been with a group and the group dorms are in the rather nice listed building that you see on the photographs. Smaller rooms are in the main 1970s style building. The location is great and in the centre of Holland Park you can spend some time in the park for your green fix. I don't think that there is any parking though. I found the hostel clean, the food good value, staff helpful, everything was fine really for us but as it was a group of 40 teenagers maybe not for everyone else staying there LOL. I suppose your choice depends on how close you want to be to the centre of London. The photos of Lea Valley look to have a much more 'out of town' feel compared to Holland Park so that would be a bonus but then again I think London has so many great parks that traveling out of the city would not appeal to me.

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400 years beauty for 20 pounds!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 12, 2008

In the middle of Holland park hides the hostel named Holland Park hostel.
Very nice place , breakfast are included in price and whats important when staying in London - you can come and leave anytime! Reception 24 hrs! Internet though is expencive , would suggest using it in town - lots of places to choose from - much cheaper.

Directions: Yellow or green line , stop High Kensington street. left side exit , left again about 8 mins walk till you reach the park gate at your right. Through the gate and few minutes walk until on your left you see narrow hiden path - here you go! ;-)

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Ideal for those interested in visiting museums

by written on June 24, 2005

Some 6-8 bedded rooms, but mostly 12-20 bedded rooms. Meals available include breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal. The evening meal is served from 5pm.

Unique Quality: One wing of the hostel is a former Jacobean mansion, built in 1607 for Sir Walter Cope, Chancellor of the Exchequer for James I. In the 19th century, Lady Holland had a salon here, attended by such famous names as Sheridan, Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Wordsworth and Dickens.
Large, comfortable rooms that overlook the park. You may be in a historic old building or an uglier concrete one
YHA Holland House is part of the Youth Hostel Association and membership of this organisation or the International Youth Hostel Federation is required. It can be purchased on arrival.

Directions: Located just off Kensington High Street, close to the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and the main museums are all within walking distance.

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My Favourite Youth Hostel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 20, 2005

My stay, for about a week, in Holland House was my best days in London.

This youth hostel allowed me to meet the most unforgettable people I met during my trip, with who I shared my visit of the city, every day.

I've been welcomed like no other hostels or B&B. So far.

Unique Quality: Rated 3 stars on YHA site.

The hostel is right in Holland Park, a park in the western part of London. It feels like sleeping in the country. It's very quiet.

Two wings can be found at the hostel, one of them has been built in 1607 (where I slept!) .

It has picnic tables outside, plus a cafeteria, which gives you the choice of eating inside or outside.

You can also cook your own meals in the kitchen the hostel has, or buy a meal at the cafeteria.

Breakfast is included.

No curfew.

Directions: Right inside Holland Park!

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HOLLAND HOUSE

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 22, 2003

YHA hostel in Holland Park, Kensington, situated in a former Jacobean manion. Kensington is a very nice area and the hostel is convenient for the tube and bus routes as well as being within walking distance of many of the museums & sites in Kensington as well as Hyde Park and local shops including supermarket.

Unique Quality: I was in a dorm with about 12 beds but it didn't feel overcrowded. Each bed is provided with a large locker so belongings are safe enough through the day. Choose from continental or cooked English breakfast. Self catering kitchen but evening meals are also served in the cafeteria. TV room & quiet room plus internet access. Open 24 hours

£21 per night although I got a discount for some reason & it was only £15

Directions: tube: High St Kensington or Holland Park - use High St Kensington at night

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Holland Park Youth Hostel -...

by written on August 26, 2002

Holland Park Youth Hostel - Great beds and supa cheap...well cheap in London standards :-) The Hostel is located right beside High Street Kensington and this is where Elton John lives!!
20 pounds per night

Unique Quality: Its in a great area

Directions: Right in Holland Park, its kinda hard to find...but if you get off at Holland Park Station and then walk across the street you will see signs leading to the direction.

There is a youth hostel in...

by written on August 24, 2002

There is a youth hostel in Holland Park in South Kensington which offers accomodation for people at a fairly reasonable price. For the price, you got bed and breakfast and shared toilet facilities. Not bad for people on tight budgets.

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