Welcoming youth groups to London for over half a century
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 22 rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds and provide a buffet style continental breakfast inclusive of price, in addition, we can provide evening meals and packed lunches on request.
Kensington Gardens Hostel Frequently Asked Questions.
What size groups can you accommodate?
The capcity of the Hostel is 50 beds although we can accommodate larger groups by putting them up in the adjacent Lancaster Hall Hotel.
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. In addition, we have a large reception area so that can accommodate large groups comfortably when they check-in and out.
What time is check-in and check-out?
Normal check in times are from 2pm 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 is included in the price starts at 7:30am each day and finishes at 9:30am and is served in our restaurant. In addition we are able to provide packed lunches and evening meals at competitive rates on request.
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.
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.