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  • Type And Size
  • 2 Star Accommodation
  • Independent Hostel
  • 96 rooms
1 Barkston Gardens London Earls Court SW5 0ER

Barkston Rooms

Barkston Rooms provides budget saving accommodation in Earls Court, within the heart of Central London. During your stay here you’ll find a number of local tourist attractions close by, as well as trendy areas like Earls Court, High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road. In the local area you can walk to the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum plus Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Harrods in Knightsbridge.

You have the choice of a private single, double, twin or quad sized room at Barkston Rooms, or a bed in a dorm that sleeps between 4-8 people. All rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities and the accommodation also has WiFi access, a TV lounge, and the choice of both a self-catering kitchen and a breakfast room! This is a really cheap option for your trip to Central London so don’t delay in booking now!


You really couldn’t ask for a better location than Barkston Rooms, as you’ll find a selection of tourist attractions close by. Both Olympia and Earls Court exhibition centres are nearby, as is the Royal Albert Hall and the shopping in exclusive Knightsbridge (including Harrods). You’ll also be able to stroll to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum. To get around you can use Earls Court, High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations.

Barkston Rooms Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Fire Escape / Fridge / Hotel Safe / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

Barkston Rooms has a self-catering kitchen that guests can use.


WiFi is available at Barkston Rooms at a charge of GBP 3.00 per day.


Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and can only be booked in the Private Rooms.
Unfortunately no extra beds are possible in the private rooms.

Other Services

Towels are available for GBP 3.00 each and require a GBP 5.00 returnable deposit.

Latest News

Please note that the Barkston Rooms has a maximum stay of 14 nights.
Any bookings (with 3 or more rooms) or longer than 14 nights will be at the discretion of the Barkston Rooms.


Shared dorm rooms can only be booked for guests above 18 years of age.
There is no maximum age limit in these rooms.

Barkston Rooms has recently been renamed to "The Londonears Hostel".

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:00 GMT
Check out by: 11:00 GMT

Customers will need to provide some form of photographic ID upon check-in (e.g. driver’s license, etc.).

Breakfast Info at Barkston Rooms

SPECIAL OFFER: Breakfast options include: Continental Breakfast including toast, butter, jam, fruit, cereal, milk, tea and coffee.

Breakfast is served in the breakfast room from 07:30 GMT until 09:30 GMT.

Barkston Rooms also offer self-catering facilities that include a microwave, toaster, kettle etc.


By Tube

The nearest tube station to Barkston Rooms is Earls Court, served by the District and Piccadilly lines. Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington tube stations are also close by.

On Foot

Barkston Rooms is only a 4 minute walk from Earl's Court Tube Station (District and Piccadilly lines) and only 8 minutes from Gloucester Road Tube Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines).

Leave Earls Court Tube Station, exit onto Earls Court Road and start walking to your right. Turn left into Barkston Gardens and follow the road round until you come to number 1, where Barkston Rooms is located.

Barkston Rooms Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.5'Good' Based on 495 Hotel Reviews
John Shaw, British

My son was stranded without accomodation after being let down...Sally at TravelStay was very helpful with making this booking..My son was very happy with the hostel and the staff were helpful...Thank you TravelStay/londonears

Beatriz, Spanish

We spent 3 days in London. Great situation close to the subway and many places to visit only walking a few minutes from the hostel. The worst aspect was that there was only a small wc in service for the entire floor and there was always queue to use it...

Benny, British

If you have experience in backpack travel like I do, I pretty much know what to expect, know my acceptable limits, and what you are buying. Barkston rooms offers a place to sleep which is always clean, the showers mostly hot, the toilets usually tidy. As always, you can't choose your dormitory occupants and if snoring and smells are your dislike then go with a private room. One thing that has changed in London backpacking culture since the late nineties is that the occupancy has shifted from young & happy Aussie backpackers, to eastern European backpackers. But Barkston rooms is doing great to keep itself clean and tidy, it does it better than 90% of other hostels. So my respect to Barkston Rooms staff, they have good management.

Angela Sutcliffe, British

My booking was easy to make with a small deposit. I paid the remainder on arrival. I've never stayed in a hostel before and was pleasantly surprised. Basic but clean and made a 3-night stay in central London to attend a training event affordable. Other guests were nice, tourists here to visit London's famous sites. I slept well (with ear plugs); I will book to stay here again - thank you :-)

Janette Winstone, British

I did enjoy my stay, good location convenient for tube and bus travel into the city. There was no mirror in each bathroom in the apartment block. Neighbours in the adjoining residential block kept knocking the wall when conversation was made between persons in our room. At one point they came round to tell us to keep the noise down, personally I did not think it was loud. The walls must be very thin between the houses. Overall the Barkston Rooms accomodation for the price was very good.

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