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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 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 / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

Choose from our Lunch and Dinner three-course set menus for only £7.50 per person. These include a salad starter, a choice of main courses (chicken, fish and chips, hamburger, pasta or pizza) and either ice cream or cheese cake for dessert!

Lunch available on Mondays to Fridays and Bank Holidays from 12:00 GMT to 14:45 GMT

Dinner available on Mondays to Fridays and Bank Holidays from 18:00 GMT to 22:45 GMT

We also have a vending machine and fresh coffee machine


New Offer: FREE WiFi is available at Barkston Rooms for customers who book through


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

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

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.


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: 3.6'Good' Based on 658 Hotel Reviews
Mmalesela Motshwane, Botswanan

Barkton Rooms is in an excellent location. Friendly cleaning staff

Martin Cornu, French

Great stay in Barkston Rooms. I booked 2 nights in a single room and everything was fine. I would recommend this London hostel

Valeire Salles, French

Barkston Rooms is located in a beautiful, secure area. Staff available, hostel open 24 hours. To recommend

Heather Smith, British

Barkston Rooms is very basic, just bed in the room, no other furniture, wooden floor. But upon arrival I asked for a room with own bathroom instead of the share bathroom I had booked so that might have something to do with it. Also no towels at all! I was very impressed with easy availability of WiFi in bedroom, many cheaper chains don’t offer it. All was scrupulously clean. Very close to Earls Court Tube. I didn't ask for food. No sound proofing in any way but on the other hand, generally very quiet

Jen J, British

Great price! Stayed in an 8 bed female dorm room with private bathroom (Room 1302H - 2nd floor of main building) Really appreciated the private bathroom as didn’t like the idea of sharing a bathroom with the whole hostel. Room was clean and bathroom was very modern, however there was no mirror! Not in the room or the bathroom! EIGHT ladies in a room with NO MIRROR! HORRENDOUS!!! Hahaha, it wasn't too bad as I had a personal mirror but it’s definitely needed. Will give a rating of 4/5 as there’s no lock on sliding bathroom door, shower leaks a little and there’s motion sensor lighting that switch on when door is opened but also switches off after a few minutes of inactivity (eg: sitting on the toilet lol or in the shower cubicle) You have to wave for the light to switch on again. Quite annoying whilst showering having to open cubicle door to wave light back on! But I guess saving energy/the planet is the most important aim afterall! Would definitely book Barkston Rooms again

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