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  • Type And Size
  • Hostel
  • Independent Hotel
  • 195 rooms
172 New Kent Road London Elephant and Castle SE1 4YT

Rest Up London

If you’re looking for hostel accommodation with added extras, Rest Up London is for you! These London rooms are stylishly refurbished to 3 star standards and you’ll be impressed with the inside and out. The accommodation is housed in an historic building and the stunning landscaped gardens set the tone for your relaxing stay. From here you’re just minutes from the tranquility of the River Thames but also close to the excitement of major attractions and fun places like the Ministry of Sound.

Rest Up London provides quality hostel style accommodation with a range of great facilities. You’ll be able to eat meals in the restaurant, surf the internet via WiFi and play games on the pool table. These popular London rooms have a coffee shop too and there’s a TV lounge for you to kick back in. On top of all of this you’ll be able to buy yourself a drink in the bar before heading up to the roof terrace to take in the views of the London skyline. Book a stay at Rest Up London today!


You’re well placed for to enjoy a combination of excitement and tranquility when you book a stay at Rest Up London. It’s in a fantastic location, close to fun nights out at the Ministry of Sound and Brixton Academy, as well as being within a short distance of the South Bank of the Thames. Here you can stroll, take a trip on the London Eye and marvel at the art on display at the Tate Modern. For other major London attractions like Hyde Park and Madame Tussauds you can use Elephant and Castle Tube Station.

Rest Up London Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Central Heating / Elevator/Lift Access / Games Room / Internet Access in Rooms / Laundry / Luggage Storage / Shower / Television Lounge / Toilet / Wash Basin

Food and Drink

Meals at Rest Up London:
Lunch (convenient to take away): Only GBP 4.99 and includes a sandwich, drink, crisps and drink

Dinner (3 course meal): Only GBP 7.99 and includes a starter course, main course (eg pizza, pasta, etc), delicious dessert and a drink.

Rest Up also offers snacks (and toiletries) from a vending machine and an Espresso Bar providing snacks throughout the day


Rest Up London offers FREE WiFi in public areas.

Communal areas and activities

Guests can make use of the garden at Rest Up London.

Guests can also enjoy the Games Room including board games and pool table


Guests under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in Shared Dormitories.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and need to reserve a private room.

Other Services

Keep your items safe in the Locker Room!

Small Lockers are GBP 2.00 per night
Large Lockers are GBP 3.00 per night

Guests at Rest Up London will be required to pay a GBP 10.00 cash deposit for their room key.

Latest News

Rest up London have now opened their brand new dining facilities!

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 15:00
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.

Guests will need to present photo ID on check-in.

TravelStay Prices and Discounts

Our Prices Book Rest Up London from £9.75 per person on


By Tube

Rest Up London is a short walk from Elephant and Castle Tube Station, which is served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines.

On Foot

Rest Up London is only a 9 minute walk from Elephant And Castle Tube Station (Bakerloo, Northern, First Capital Connect and Southeastern lines) and only 7 minutes from Elephant And Castle Train Station (Bakerloo, Northern, First Capital Connect and Southeastern lines).

Leave Elephant and Castle Tube Station onto Elephant and Castle heading left. Bear right onto New Kent Road and you'll soon come to Rest Up London at number 172.

Rest Up London Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 4.1'Very Good' Based on 151 Hotel Reviews
David Hancock, English

Very good front of desk staff, They explained that the heating had failed & offered us alternative accommodation nearby. We had, had a very long day and just wanted a place to stay so we carried on with our initial booking. Room was clean and it wasn't that cold in all honesty. Breakfast was 1st class. Will definitely book Rest Up London again

Alastair Baker, British

Great room at Rest Up London, clean and comfortable, good shower no lack of hot water, more than I expected for the money, Will use again if I have the need.

Adam Hays, British

Clean, friendly and with a pleasant atmosphere. Mainly visiting students but saw some families and business types in there as well. Everyone chatty and polite that I encountered. Considering you're in a room with nineteen others it could be far far worse. No storage options unless you want to pay extra, not even hooks to hang stuff on in the bathrooms so you have to cart your valuables around with you, but it has everything else including a cafe/restaurant, and for the money you can't really fault it. You certainly won't find any cheaper in London than Rest Up London

Charlotte, Australian

Quite nice common areas at Rest Up London. Very basic rooms which is ok. Bathrooms were alright but always had a bad smell to them. Free wifi when it works (worked maybe 20% time I was there). Friendly staff. Had to pay to store your bags, no self catering kitchen

Marcin, Polish

One of the best hostels in London, rooms are clean, toilets and showers new and clean, staff nice and helpful; very good location for tourism, hostel close to London attractions like London Eye, Tower etc

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