London Backpackers
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London Backpackers

8-10, Queens Road Queens Parade, Hendon Central, London NW4 3NS England
12-Bed Girls Dorm
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London Backpackers Lounge
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3.5
#48 of 204 hostels in London
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
One of London's Original Hostels catering for backpackers, travelers and student groups. The hostel has a variety of room sizes, fully equipped self-catering kitchen and 2 lounges with a pool table, plasmas and over 500 movies to choose from. We have no curfew - are accessible 24 hours. Free Wi-fi, Free Lockers, Free Bed Linen and many more... Recently renovated for 2018, London Backpackers offers travellers comfort and safety with a bit of fun thrown in for good measure at one of London's Original Backpackers welcoming like-minded travellers for over 30 years. With a Tube Station and 24hr Buses located across the street, it's a perfect location for exploring London's Attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or Tower of London. Catch a Show in the West End, do some Shopping, Dine, check out the Markets in Notting Hill or enjoy the nightlife in Hendon as you'll have no trouble getting there or back to the Hostel no matter what time it is.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Desk
Private bathrooms
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Kitchenware
Radio
iPod docking station
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Czech and 6 more

Location

8-10, Queens Road Queens Parade, Hendon Central, London NW4 3NS England
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 55 out of 100
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Heathrow Airport
20.2 km
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London City Airport
21.2 km
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Brent Cross
14 minUnderground
205Reviews4Q+A17Room tips

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LennekeIrene wrote a review Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is really only a few steps a way from hendon central, from where you can reach the city centre in no time. Everything you need is provided, amazing for the price you're paying. I do think breakfast is a bit on the expensive side, but keeping in mind that the hostel itself is quite cheap and the kitchen provides plenty of space to store your own food, it's also an understandable price.
Do keep in mind that the kitchen is locked early in the morning, so you can plan around that.
Beds are comfortable, there is a small shelf above your bed and a storage box under your bed, in which my baggage fitted easily. If you require more space however, you can also rend a locker in the hallway.
There are enough toilets and three showers available in the women's bathroom. I never had to wait. An improvement for the shower could be letting the water run more than 8 seconds. When you keep pushing the button however, the water will keep running.
I would also prefer a bit more space inside the showers to store your stuff, maybe moving the shower curtain a bit backwards and placing a small shelf so you can lay some of your stuff down. Inside the shower there is place to store your shampoo etc and there's one shower hook on the door. Outside of the showers are also hooks available.
When checking in you get a card which allows you 24/7 entry to the hostel, this gives you much freedom during your stay.
During check out I had a really kind staff member, George, helping me. Everything was done quickly and he even could speak Dutch with me (I'm from the Netherlands), although he is not from there. That's really some extra effort, and a nice closure to my stay. Definitely recommend booking this hostel when going to London. I will come back here at my next stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Casey W wrote a review Sept 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice staff! I had a comfortable stay in one of the 15-person dorm rooms. The under-bed cages for luggage were secure, and the bathrooms were clean. Breakfast was nice, not much more than toast and cereal, but good to eat something in the morning for not too expensive. The WiFi was good and I was able to do work on my laptop. I'd totally stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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The1canwonder2019 wrote a review Jul 2021
14 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cool little hostel and away from city center so quite little area right beside tube.
Nice breakfast and a very very hot French receptionist, good WiFi and showers plus kitchen area.
Only fault is cleaners spending ages cleaning rooms and toilets so can't shower.
4/5
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Millie wrote a review Jun 2021
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in many a budget accommodation in London in my time and this place is by far the best.

I paid £50 for a two night stay in a private room with a comfortable double bed, a television, a storage area and even a television, with free wifi to top it off you really cannot go wrong! The bed was clean and comfortable and I felt perfectly safe laying my head to rest here.

The toilets and washing facilities are perfectly clean and even in a pandemic I felt completely safe using them.

I will be staying here whenever I come to London,thank you for a lovely stay!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Andrea H wrote a review Jun 2021
Telford, United Kingdom25 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel was amazing very clean nicely decorated great facilities great location ( minutes from Hendon Central) basic but good breakfast included clean toilet /shower facilities ( not unisex like other hostels) stayed in twin room which was a good size with 2 windows so nice to have a view and fresh air free breakfast basic but ample key code for door which made access a lot easier not having to remember swipe card when you went to loo etc quiet hardly any noise heard from fellow travellers really good price but most importantly the staff and fellow travellers were very friendly a lovely community feeling would definitely stay again and recommend to others.. Thanks muchly London Backpackers for a great 5 night stay.. Best wishes Andrea and Oliver
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Harold s wrote a review Feb 2023
5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always a great experience when I visit. The whole staff is professional but also warm and friendly. The dorms and bathrooms are always kept clean and so is the kitchen for all those who prefer cooking. It is quiet and cosy, and situated right by the underground. Well recommended for anyone looking for a descent place to crash at a price too good to imagine.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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cali wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the better hostels I have stayed at! For a female solo traveler, I had no problem finding friends, and the staff was so friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were kept clean as was the cooking area. The hostel is direct across the street from the tube station, there was a Tesco about a 5-minute walk down the road and there were plenty of food options. I never try and stay in the same place twice but I would stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lara W wrote a review Feb 2022
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our visit was so cool! The people are nice, you can erst in a but Community room and meet new people. The sleeping rooms are really interesting :) you do habe privacy and all the people are really respectful. I recommend you Oropax/ ear plugs. The street can be a bit Noisy :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Wanderer18209102467 wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was horrible. The entire place was dirty, our room smelled like a locker room, bathrooms/showers were disgusting. We booked a 3 night stay and only stayed 2 and bought other accommodation for the 3rd night it was so bad. Highly recommend staying away from this place.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joey K wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a lovely place to stay, the team is so friendly and the vibe really feels homely. I had a wonderful few nights here last week and felt very looked after. The beds are comfortable and have lots of charging ports and storage space. You feel really comfortable when relaxing in the common area and always felt safe and looked after. Thanks again team! Also side bonus location is great, safe, train station across the road and 25 (ish) minutes to city
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alan B asked a question Sept 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom113 contributions105 helpful votes
Hi, is there a train station nearby with easy access to Wembley? Or even a bus? Thanks.
Judy asked a question Jan 2020
Are the sheets and towels included?
Answer from LondonBackpackers
London, United Kingdom15 contributions
Yes, the sheets are included and towels are available at the reception!
Judy asked a question Jan 2020
Is there any place to safely store my luggage?
Answer from LondonBackpackers
London, United Kingdom15 contributions
Hi, The lockers are free and you just need a padlock, which you can also get at reception. If you need external ones, for more storage, its £1 per day of rent, plus £5 deposit for the key.
Answer from LondonBackpackers
London, United Kingdom15 contributions
Hi, There are parking places in the neighborhood, but unfortunately these are all paid. You can also use the metro and bus stations around the corner of the hostel to get around!
Be Known wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own locks. Use the strip line provided to dry to your towels, do not wet your clothes if its only for few days stay. get earplugs"
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rafaele m wrote a tip May 2023
Porto Alegre2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here! Plugs didn't work so if you need to recharge your phone, forget it"
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Irsh M wrote a tip Mar 2023
Chicago, Illinois15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have fun and be respectful!"
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Ali A wrote a tip Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Headphones or earplugs :)"
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Parth Wanage wrote a tip Oct 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Oyster card for London metros"
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PRICE RANGE
$36 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about London Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to London Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Dazzle Diamonds London Ltd (0.9 km), Brent Cross Shopping Centre (0.7 km), and Topsy Turvy World (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at London Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at London Backpackers?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at London Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at London Backpackers?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to London Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include CaféGenic, White Fish, and Claddagh Ring.
Are any cleaning services offered at London Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at London Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to London Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbey Road Studios (6.5 km), Hampstead (4.4 km), and Abbey Road (6.5 km).
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