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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 677 Hotel Reviews
Eleanor Johnson, German

Loved this hostel! It was perfect for everything that we needed- we actually booked two beds in a four-bedroom room and ended up getting our own room with a bunkbed which was perfect. Our room had our own sink and huge windows with a beautiful view onto the street. The breakfast was adequate (toast and jam and nutella and coffee and milk and cereal) and the service was great too- always someone at the front desk to help us out. The location was just perfect as well- right around the corner from the tube station and a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, bakeries, grocery store, tourist shop, fast food, etc and most importantly in a good neighborhood- I felt safe for my entire four days there. Thank you Barkston rooms and your contribution to making my London experience one of the best! This hostel is highly recommended

Laura, British

One of the best hostel in London located in a great area, zone 1, best prices, with many supermarkets around. Friendly staff - professional, nice reception, spacious rooms, good bathrooms and showers, clean, large bunk beds (2) w/h usb and light, large windows, TV lounge, key cards

Sara Amile, Italian

Very friendly at Barkston Rooms

Gizella Monoki, British

My stay in an Only Female Room was very pleasant. The room was quiet, I could have a good rest during the night, no cars, no shouting from outside disturbed my sleep. The room wasn't crowded with people. Whoever stayed in the room they were considerate to each other and very kind. I found it as a really clean place, bathroom, bed-room, breakfast area all. The breakfast area was also friendly, spacious. I only missed to have a banana (some fruits) or basic porridge (cereal/muesli without added sugar) for breakfast among the choices. Staff at Barkston Rooms was kind and helpful

Inga Kruse, German

Very nice London hostel especially for the price. I stayed in a 8 room bed and I didn't have any problems except for the fact that the cold water didn't work in the shower. Hygiene was better than expected and it was good to have an own bathroom. It's located perfectly for tourists and sightseeing. The beds are (more or less) comfortable and I don't really have any complaints

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