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Kensal Green Backpackers Information and Photos

  • Type And Size
  • Hostel
  • Independent Hostel
  • 320 rooms
639 Harrow Road London Kensal Green NW10 5NU

Kensal Green Backpackers

Kensal Green Backpackers in Kensal Green offers you masses of facilities and a lively atmosphere for a really great rate! Whilst staying here you can drink in the Moroccan style lounge bar, make the most of the Continental breakfast, eat in the Brazilian restaurant, buy snacks from the coffee bar, and cook in the shared kitchens. There's a satellite TV room with 100's of free movies, a cheap call-abroad cafe with low cost wireless internet access too!

You'll find it really easy to get around London from Kensal Green Backpackers as there's a tube station opposite, and the number 18 bus stops right outside. When you've finished sightseeing you can get to know other guests by joining the regular pool competitions and karaoke parties. If you're tired you can head to your cheap and clean single bed in a 4-8 bed dorm, or your private single, twin, or double room. Each room has hot showers and wash basins for you to use, as well as roomy sleeping areas.


Kensal Green Backpackers is based just North of Central London, so you'll be able to explore this amazing capital city until your heart's content. You could take the 20 minute walk to chic Notting Hill to browse the colourful stalls of the world famous Portobello Road Market. Alternatively, you could take a short trip on the tube. As Kensal Green Tube Station is just opposite your hostel, you can travel direct to places like Regents Park (home of London Zoo), Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus in minutes!

Kensal Green Backpackers Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Bar / Cafe / Central Heating / Fire Escape / Ground Floor Access / Hotel Safe / Interior Room Entrance / Internet Access in Rooms / Internet Terminal / Laundry / Lounge / Luggage Storage / Pay-Phones / Restaurant / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Shower / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Wake Up Service / Wash Basin / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

Kensal Green Backpackers has a Moroccan-style bar, a restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine, and a coffee shop serving pastries and light meals.


Kensal Green Backpackers offers WiFi in public areas for a fee of GBP 1.00 per hour.

Communal areas and activities

Sing karaoke or play in the games room at Kensal Green Backpackers.


Kensal Green Backpackers is currently unable to accommodate children under the age of 18 years old in the shared dorm rooms. If you are travelling with children please book private rooms for your stay.

Other Services

Luggage is free to store in a cloakroom (you will be given a ticket and the cloakroom attendant will store/retrieve your items).

Towels require a GBP 2.50 deposit and are charged at GBP 2.50 per towel.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:00 GMT - 00:00 GMT
Check out by: 10:00

Guests who would like to check in early can take advantage of our Luggage Storage service.

Guests can also check in late, our reception is open 24 hours.

The deposit for your key is GBP 10.00 and needs to be paid in cash.

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

Breakfast Info at Kensal Green Backpackers

SPECIAL OFFER: A Continental Breakfast is available for £1.50 per person (payable directly at reception).


By Tube

You'll find that Kensal Green Tube Station is really close to Kensal Green Backpackers. Tubes that run on the Bakerloo Line will stop here.

On Foot

Kensal Green Backpackers is only a 2 minute walk from Kensal Green Tube Station (Bakerloo and London Overground lines).

Once you get off at Kensal Green Tube Station, you need to exit onto Harrow Road and cross this road. You'll find Kensal Green Backpackers opposite the tube station at number 639.

Kensal Green Backpackers Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.6'Good' Based on 364 Hotel Reviews
Moussa Oudinache, France

I had a nice holiday in Kensal Green Backpackers and breakfast is gorgeous

Patrizio Viviani, Italian

I stayed 3 nights and was very nice. I will book Kensal Green Backpackers again soon

Tatiana Suvorova, French

Kensal Green Backpackers was very good and comfortable. It's not expensive

Wojciech Dziubek, British

Very good and no nonsense London hostel, superb

Matthew Tindell, British

Given what to sleep overnight in London I can't complain about Kensal Green Backpackers. Shared toilets and showers (both were very clean and the water was hot). I slept in a dorm room with 8 others. My bag (containing valuables) was stored behind the counter overnight (for free) for safety

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