Rest Up London - Hostel

172 New Kent Road, London, United Kingdom
+44 203 642 4549

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Rest Up London - Hostel - London, England, United Kingdom
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Distance to city centre 2.4 km
Location rating 8.8
Nearest airport London Luton
Distance to airport 46.4 km



Double rooms


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€26 per night
€38 per night

Standard rooms


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€59 per night
€64 per night
€65 per night
€67 per night
€67 per night

Deluxe rooms


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Nightly base price
€24 per night




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  • Okay
    Apr 2020

    Location was nice for our exploring plans.

    We were charged the english breakfast cost while this was not served. No note that the elevator was out of service.

  • Good
    Mar 2020

    Stayed here before! It's convenient and very comfortable TV room! Always a nice mix of guests too!

  • Okay
    Mar 2020

    Building had some nice character to it, friendly reception staff, great access to local amenities on the doorstep, easy access to and from building, close to shops and food places, secure property. Even had a plug socket in the room

    The bed mattress wasn’t comfy, it felt like a hard slate as you’d expect in a standard hostel. Bedding wasn’t closed up properly. In room 110, the shower head in the shower was nowhere to be seen so I had to use one hand for the shower to direct it and the other hand to wash my body. Also, the pipe in the shower room was very wonky to the anxiety of thought it would break off. Reported this to reception and management are in review of it.

  • Good
    Mar 2020

    Super basic but you know what to expect. Friendly staff - have free breakfasts on this visit which was nice. Location convenient for my needs. Local shops and places to eat near by.

    It’s always noisy so remember your earplugs. I only had a private shower so was using the communal toilets - they do not flow well and back up quickly so you can’t put toilet paper in the toilet. So it’s quite unhygienic for number twos and when women are on their period. Also, when someone else flushes the toilet the dirty water rises in your toilet!!

  • Mediocre
    Mar 2020

    the staff is nice

    room is small, no wifi except in the dinning hall. no lift and need to bring lugguage upstair.

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The Rest Up London Hostel is known as one of the best and gauging from its outward appearance that would be easy to believe. The charming, brick front building with its terrace garden and wonderful location on the New Kent Road makes it an appealing spot. Just a short walk to Elephant & Castle tube station and 15 miles to Heathrow Airport, it is also just a mile from sites like the Tower of London, Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. It is within the same area as the Imperial War Museum and London South Bank University, as well.

A pre-WWI baroque building, it is a historic property and has been a hostel for more than 100 years. It features such amenities as a shared TV room, a beautiful terrace with covered tables and fun bean bag chairs. It has an onsite coffee shop and snack bar, there is free Wi-Fi in the public areas, a ticketing and tour desk, baggage storage option, laundry services (for a fee) and even some business services. Visitors can enjoy traditional breakfast each morning, pizza at night and healthier fare in the restaurant. They also offer group menus.

The rooms include shared dorm rooms with options for four to a room or twenty beds in a dorm-style setting. The rooms are mixed gender, but there is a single four-bed female dorm. There are also twin and double rooms, and some even offer private baths at no cost.

If an affordable and high-quality accommodation is the goal, but also one in one of the best spots in London, it will be hard to beat what the Rest Up London Hostel makes available to travelers of all kinds.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

6.5 Good

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Laundry facilities
Game room
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Concierge service
Laundry service
Coffee shop
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Rest Up London - Hostel

Where is Rest Up London - Hostel located?

Rest Up London - Hostel is located at 172 New Kent Road in Walworth, 2.4 km from the centre of London. Tate Modern is the closest landmark to Rest Up London - Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Rest Up London - Hostel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Rest Up London - Hostel.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Rest Up London - Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel offer free parking?

No, Rest Up London - Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Rest Up London - Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Rest Up London - Hostel from the airport?

Rest Up London - Hostel is 9.9 km from London City.

Can you bring pets to Rest Up London - Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Rest Up London - Hostel.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel have a pool?

No, Rest Up London - Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Tate Modern 1.6 km
  • Tower Bridge 1.7 km
  • Tower of London 1.9 km
  • Southbank Centre 2.1 km
  • London Eye 2.1 km
  • Westminster Bridge 2.2 km

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