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  • Type And Size
  • Hostel
  • Independent Hotel
  • 14 rooms
44 Norfolk Square London Paddington W2 1RT

Dolphin Inn

As seen as Dolphin Inn is situated on a leafy garden square minutes from Paddington Station (where you can catch the Heathrow Express and tubes all over London) you’ll be amazed just how incredibly cheap it is to stay here! When you’re not out discovering the nightlife at nearby Paddington Waterside, or attractions like Hyde Park, you can make the most of the facilities at this small and friendly hostel including the TV lounge, FREE WiFi, a self catering kitchen and a washing machine.

Rooms at Dolphin Inn are spacious and some include a number of useful facilities, such as a TV and a fridge. If you would prefer a little privacy there are a limited number of double and twin private rooms here, but if budget is your main priority you should reserve a bed in a dormitory. If you are travelling as a lone female there are some female only dorm rooms available for you to book. Wireless internet access is available in all rooms and you will find clean, shared bathrooms nearby.


Aside from the handy proximity of Paddington Train and Tube Station, London Dolphin Inn is ideally placed for exploring London's attractions like the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, the lush green Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, which surrounds the former home of the late Princess Diana - Kensington Palace. You can try out the restaurants and bars at Paddington Waterside, or head to the Lebanese restaurants on Edgware Road. The rest of London is only a couple of tube stops away.

Dolphin Inn Facilities


All News Channel / Central Heating / Colour Television / Fire Escape / Fridge / Gardens / Hotel Safe / Interior Room Entrance / Laundry / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shampoo / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Tourist Information / Wash Basin / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms


Check in from: 2 pm
Check out by: 11 am



By Tube

Dolphin Inn is really close to Paddington Tube Station, which is on the Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Bakerloo lines.

On Foot

If you exit Paddington Tube Station onto Praed Street, you will only have a few minutes’ walk ahead of you to get to Dolphin Inn. Cross over the road, turn left and then turn right into London Street. Take a left into Norfolk Square and you will have arrived at your accommodation!

Dolphin Inn Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.3'Good' Based on 13 Hotel Reviews
Sarah, Malaysian

The room was a bit messy but lucky the room mate was really nice. The staff were really friendly. The facility was ok and had a TV and kitchen. I'd say I would come back for the people there, not the services

Andrei, Romanian

The hostel is very well situated(in Paddington, near Edgware road, a few minutes from Hyde park), with a large option of public transportation to anywhere else in London. The rooms and the bathroom are clean, the other guests were very friendly, the kitchen is very well equipped and the living room is comfortable. For an extra 2 pounds you can have a delicious continental breakfast in the morning.I stayed for 10 nights.I would totally recommend it

Ellie King, British

Basic but clean accommodation, very conveniently placed close to Paddington Station

Vaughan, Australian

I had single room with a shared bathroom, which actually was at The Shakespeare, owned by the same people. It was central & convenient, but dingy & comfortless. I was on the 4th floor also, thus I had to lug my suitcase up 5 flights of stairs. Not recommended

Megan and Lee, New Zealand

This is the worst place I have ever, ever stayed. The guy on the reception was so out of it and didn't have a clue. We booked together but were put in different dirty rooms on different floors. The beds hadn't been changed since the last person, but the bathrooms were new. Save yourself and sanity don't stay here!

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