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Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel Information and Photos

  • Type And Size
  • Quality Hostel
  • Independent Hotel
  • 48 rooms
175 Blackstock Road London Finsbury Park N4 2JS

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel (formerly Journeys London Arsenal Hostel) is a modern London hostel in the fashionable district of Islington. The area has a huge variety of bars and restaurants, and is just a short walk from Arsenal Football Club's impressive Emirates Stadium. The hostel is within easy walking distance of Arsenal or Finsbury Park tube stations. It's only a 10 minute tube ride to Kings Cross St Pancras, which means the whole of the capital is at your feet if you stay here.

As well as the excellent location and inexpensive cost, you'll find a whole host of benefits and extras staying at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel. Breakfast is included in the room rate and facilities include hot showers, a pool table, summer BBQs, a communal kitchen area for preparing snacks, FREE WiFi and TV access. You can choose an ensuite room if you prefer and linen is included. With 24-hour secure entry, you can guarantee a peaceful night's sleep with the comforts of home.


Fashionable Islington is packed full of shops and restaurants and nearby you'll find plenty of London attractions that are well worth a visit, such as Sadler's Wells Theatre, The Angel Clock Tower (one of the famous man-made landmarks in the centre of Islington) and author George Orwell's House. Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel is also just a short walk from the home of Arsenal Football Club, the fantastic Emirates Stadium, and trendy Upper Street is buzzing at night with restaurants and bars.

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Bar / Central Heating / Games Room / Hotel Safe / Interior Room Entrance / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Shower / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Toilet / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel is above the Arsenal Tavern, which offers guests a discount on food. Guests also have access to a well-equipped communal kitchen and a bar.


Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel offers FREE WiFi in all areas.

Communal areas and activities

Enjoy a game of billiards or some quiet time in the library at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel, which also has a garden where you can make the most of the weather.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:00 GMT
Check out by: 11:00 GMT

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

Breakfast Info at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel

SPECIAL OFFER: LATEST TRAVELSTAY OFFER. Get a FREE Continental Breakfast when you book. Your breakfast includes: Toast, cereals, jam, marmalade, chocolate spread, tea & coffee.


By Tube

The nearest tube stations to Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel are Arsenal or Finsbury Park. From either of these stations the hostel is just a 5-7 minute walk

On Foot

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel is only a 8 minute walk from Finsbury Park Tube Station (Piccadilly, Victoria and First Capital Connect lines) and 10 minutes from Arsenal Tube Station (Piccadilly line).

If you're coming from Finsbury Park tube station, walk down Blackstock Road and the hostel is about 200 metres along the road on the left. From Arsenal tube station, start on Gillespie Road and you'll reach Blackstock Road. Turn left and Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel is about 50 metres along the road on the right.

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.4'Excellent' Based on 14 Hotel Reviews
Aline, Brazilian

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel is not too bad but quite run down. Good space for eating but the loud TV makes it difficult to keep a conversation going with other travellers for long

Miyuki Tsuji, Japanese

Good : Staff at Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel are really kind. Easy access to and from station. Bad: Bathroom is a little bit dirty and we can use only one shower in women's bathroom

Chinatsu Tagawa, Japan

The bathrooms are clean, but the female only shower room was bad as there was only one shower working. The bedroom was really bad as it was really dirty, messy and small.

Gemma, Australia

The foyer area and toilets are very nice and clean. Once you go upstairs to the rooms and shared bathrooms, you see it is completely different. The showers were disgusting and seemed to have never been cleaned. The rooms are cramped, stuffy and smelly. It was cheap to stay here, but you get what you pay for.

Claire , New Zealander

Arsenal Tavern Backpackers Hostel ticks lots of boxes - in a very nice area, huge chill-out area, plenty of space, tables and chairs, microwave and kettle with tea and coffee and even milk supplied. Staff very friendly and helpful. Also the guests at the time of my stay were lovely - girls dorm a very nice place to be socially. Female showers in an absolute state, one no cold water, one no hot water, all need a jolly good scrub

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