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A 3 bed room in Kensington Gardens Hostel

Our Youth Hostel next to Kensington Gardens

The Lancaster Hall Hotel has a separate youth wing branded as the Kensington Gardens Hostel. We have been welcoming student groups to Craven Terrace in London for more than 60 years for cultural exchanges, sightseeing trips and studying.


We have 20 rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds and provide a buffet style continental breakfast at £8 per head, in addition, we can provide evening meals on request (for groups only booked in advance).

Please contact us directly with your requirement by e-mail at or +44 207 723 9276 and we will do our very best accommodate you. Alternatively visit the website here.

A two bed room in Kensington Gardens Hotel
A four bed room in Kensington Gardens Hotel
A three bed room in Kensington Gardens Hotel
Exterior of the Kensington Gardens Hostel

Kensington Gardens Hostel Frequently Asked Questions.

What size groups can you accommodate?

The capacity of the Hostel is 50 beds.

Can coaches safely load and unload groups?

Groups commonly arrive by coach and Craven Terrace is a fairly quiet road in which groups and luggage can be loaded and unloaded.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Normal check in times are from 3:30pm and check-out is at 10:30am. We commonly have groups arriving and leaving very late or very early and can accommodate this with advanced notice. 

What meals can you provide?

Breakfast which costs £8 per head starts at 7:30am each day and finishes at 9:30am and is served in our restaurant. In addition we can provide evening meals for groups when arranged in advance.

What facilities do you have?

We have a reception that is open 24 hours a day along with lifts, a specially adapted room for disabled guests and large conference rooms which can be booked for evening events. Each floor has a dedicated common room with lots of seating and a kitchen with microwave.

How easy is it to get around London from the Hostel?

The Kensington Gardens hostel is within a short walk to Paddington station which is served by mainline trains and 4 tube lines. In addition Lancaster Gate on the central line serves West London and the City. There are several bus routes that pass on the nearly Bayswater road. The galleries and museums of South Kensington included the V&A the Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum are a 20 minute walk through Kensington Gardens.

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