YHA London Earl's Court Entrance

YHA London Earl's Court

London, SW5 0AQ
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA London Earl's Court

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA London Earl's Court. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

  2. Indoor seating for dining is now open at this hostel in line with Government social distancing rules. All tables and chairs are fully cleaned after use.

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Just a short walk from Earl's Court Underground station, YHA London Earl's Court is really easy to find and makes for a convenient base for a cheap London break, whether you’re a domestic guest or from overseas. Situated on an affluent residential street, the hostel is a gorgeous Victorian building and boasts a courtyard garden which guests can make the most of during the summer. 

Close to close to Olympia, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall, the surrounding area has attractions aplenty to enjoy! Plus, if shopping is your thing, treat yourself with a visit to a number of Knightsbridge's flagship stores.

Why guests love YHA London Earl's Court

  • Gorgeous Victorian building on an affluent residential street
  • Close to London's main tourist attractions
  • Courtyard garden for summer

Accommodation at YHA London Earl's Court

The hostel

This 186 bed backpackers' hostel boasts modern facilities and comfy social areas - great for meeting up with your fellow travellers and sharing stories about your adventures in the capital. The Youth Hostel is completely secure, with key card access to floors as well as rooms, so you can rest easy.

We've recently made some vast improvements to the hostel including the complete refurbishment of the self-catering kitchen, redecoration of the social spaces making them even more relaxing, full replacement of all toilets and showers and we've replaced the old wooden bunk beds with brand spanking new metal ones.

The bedrooms are clean and minimalist in design, with en-suite and family rooms available for your convenience. There's plenty of storage and wooden lockers to keep all your bits and bobs inside. Our hostel also includes a computer area, a laundry with coin-operated washers, and a lounge and dining areas. YHA London Earl's Court is great cheap accommodation for family breaks in London or for solo travelling, with its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

If you're looking for some outside space in central London to relax in then look no further. We've got a garden outside with picnic benches which is perfect for alfresco dining and sunbathing during the warmer months.


Food and drink at YHA London Earl's Court

YHA London Earl's Court dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.

Continental breakfast

Breakfast at YHA London Earl's Court

Get ready for a busy day exploring the capital with our delicious continental breakfast. Your breakfast includes croissant, fruit, your choice of yogurt, a choice of cereals, fruit juice and Fairtrade tea or coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. In a rush? Breakfast is served from 7am – 11am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.


All day menu at YHA London Earl's Court

We offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas as well as delicious nachos, jackets and paninis throughout the evening. Pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

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  • 24 hour access
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

  • Cafe
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Near underground
  • Near train station

Need to know

Reception: 24 hours

Check in: From 17:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

Parking: There is no parking at YHA London Earl's Court. Public transport links in London are very good - it is easy to get around the city using the London Underground or bus service and so we would advise parking outside the centre.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA London Earl's Court. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

YHA London Earl's Court - Access Statement

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YHA London Earl's Court

Map references

OS Map: 176

OS Grid Ref: TQ258783

Lat/Lng: 51.490384, -0.189243

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9114

Email: [email protected]


Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website



The building was originally a family home before it became a finishing school for 20-25 young ladies - where there were more staff and servants than young ladies! The school closed for a time and was then re-opened by the previous French teacher before it became a hotel. YHA has operated the building as a Youth Hostel for more than 55 years.

Meet the team

Cal (Hostel Manager) recommends: If you're on a quick weekend break, or just in London for a day do The Original Bus Tour and see the big sights. You can also walk to the Natural History Museum, only 20 minutes from the hostel, it’s a landmark!

Lorena (Deputy Manager) recommends: Get a direct ride from Earl’s Court’s station to Kew, the Royal Botanical gardens, with its tropical glasshouses, kilometres square of various plants from all around the world and holiday seasons special events. Tickets can be booked online.

Phoebe (Team Member) recommends: Get a spectacular view of the city from Skygardens, a fantastic skyline in the heart of the London business district, entrance is free and can be booked online up to 4 weeks in advance.

Jenny (Team Leader) recommends Saatchi Gallery: About twenty minutes from the hostel, the Saatchi gallery is London biggest Contemporary Art Hub. Entrance is free to regular expositions. You can as well unfold the Big History of London at the “Museum of London” with its fun, interactive expositions, full of touch screens, street reproductions, quiz and special events organized to entertain the small ones while educating their curious minds!

Camilla (Night Duty Manager) recommends to go to the Tower of London, though a fair bit expensive, you can easily spend the whole day there. In between uncovering whole chunk of England history, letting yourself be floored while admiring the jewels the crown and their regular special events and activity, you won’t have time to get bored. Special recommendation for the Beefeater Tour, it is free, it runs several times a day and leads you into area that are otherwise unavailable to public.

Philip (Duty Manager) recommends Richmond Park, and its natural wonders. Nested on the outskirts of London, it’s the perfect place to escape from the hussle and bustle. Observe the deers and does in their natural environment and get lost in this maelstrom of reds and golden leaves as Autumn unfolds.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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