Urbany Hostel London

Urbany Hostel London

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4.5
#65 of 204 hostels in London
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Urbany Hostel London! We offer you a perfect spot to explore the city, a place where you can make friends & feel at home. We are located in Notting Hill, a cosmopolitan and multicultural neighborhood, in a typical Victorian terraced house built in the 1800s. Our staff are very friendly, international and sociable, and they will help you to make your way around the city. The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years. The maximum age of guests to stay is 40 years.
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48-49 Princes Square, London W2 4PX England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Georgia J wrote a review Feb 2020
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed 7 days in a 4 bed dorm. I was really happy with my stay - new hostel with great facilities - nice toilets, showers, and kitchen with everything you need.
The common rooms are hidden away, but are really comfy and a good place to chill out, watch Netflix and chat to other guests.
It’s a nice touch having free dinner cooked by staff every night as it’s a good time to socialise.
The beds, and room were comfortable enough. You have access to a locker, BYO padlock. Just something to note - I needed to always pull the door shut behind me for it to lock properly, and I found other guests in my room didn’t do this, leaving it closed by not locked.
Location is great, you can walk to Hyde Park, Notting Hill, Portobello Road quite easily. There is two tube stations nearby giving good access to the city. It’s also close to a high street with general shops, restaurants, pubs, etc.
Definitely a chill hostel, that feels quite homely. All the staff are friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bradley K wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed 2 nights and wish I had booked more. It's a bit more expensive than some other hostels but the hosted events and location make it worth it. I'd recommend them to anyone who need some prompting to socialize with new people. Staff are friendly and inviting. I regret not attending a clubbing event they hosted but I was too exhausted at the time for a late night.
I'll stay with them again when I'm back in London.
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tommy wrote a review Feb 2020
Kleve, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have traveled to 38 countries. I have stayed in countless hostels around the world. The service I received from the staff at Urbany was indubitably some of the greatest customer relations I've ever encountered in a hostel. I had booked tickets to see Hamilton on West End the night of my arrival. Because of issues with my flight, I arrived at the hostel later than anticipated and with little time before the show's start time. Margarita recognized my flustered disposition and acted swiftly to check me in and get me on my way. She was kind, resourceful, and concise. She checked me in in seconds and escorted me personally to my room so as to waste no time. In my anxious state, I could not open the lock to my locker. I ran down to Margarita, who immediately dropped what she was doing and prioritized solving my problem. I was able to prepare myself for the show and arrive at the venue with time to spare. Upon my return to the hostel, I was again greeted by Margarita, who was waiting to hear about my time at the show. This attention to customer experience is unmatched by my other experiences. During our conversation, I lamented slightly that I have chronic back problems and that climbing onto an upper bunk can be difficult for someone like me. Without hesitation, Margarita went back into the reservation system and looked for an open room with a lower bunk. She found a room for me that not only had lower bunks, but was completely empty at the time. She then escorted me to my former room and HELPED ME CARRY MY BAGS to the new room. She then provided me with her personal contact information and informed me that should I need any information on the city during my stay, I needed only message her. I was also met by Leah, the hostel manager. She reflected a similarly kind and personable disposition and consistently asked me about my stay when we saw one another and went out of her way to provide me with personal instructions to Stansted airport. I was also impressed with Hugo, the desk host during the night shift. He was helpful with my questions about wifi, towels, check out, and navigating the city.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms on the lower floors mean fewer stairs. Rooms on the upper floors mean more privacy with...
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Mauricio wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a brand new and sparkling clean hostel near Notting Hill Gate. Staff there are super friendly and the free dinner is delicious. Also this place has many common areas which is helpful if you want to socialize. I highly recommend Urbany Hostel!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Caitlin N wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great activities offered and dinner which was delicious. Friendly staff willing i help or provide recommendations. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. If you have a big suitcase beware of the many small flights of stairs. Overall great experience in an excellent location.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Beware of the stairs. Do the activities!
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Meikenzi C wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic hostel right in the centre of London! Shops and Cafes right round the corner making everything a piece of cake 😊 the hostel is clean with friendly staff who made you feel right at home! Free dinners at 8pm every night prepared by the awesome volunteers! Sadie’s chilli night was the best, garlic bread included 👌👌 Plus Leah’s hot tunes playing on arrival is sure to put a smile on your dial!! 😁😁 what an awesome staff it’s sure to make your stay here the best, they give you all the top tips for the city too and are so happy to chat! Will definitely be back!! ❤️🌻🙌
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Νικολετα Φ. wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing place to stay in a great location.The staff is amazing and very friendly, they organise activities for everybody. The rooms and toilets are very clean. The vibe of the place is toop. Totally recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bree wrote a review Nov 2023
Canberra, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for 5 nights and, overall, Urbany was a great balance of being social and finding time to chill alone. I met some really great people!

PROS:
- It's in an amazing part of London and a refreshing break from staying in the middle of the city when visiting.

- There's a great little courtyard, a small living room, and a large downstairs dining room that isn't used a lot.

- Kitchen is well equipped and some staples (coffee, tea, sugar, salt etc) are provided! Could do with more frequent changes of the dish towels though, as they get very wet and unusable.

- The bathrooms are on each floor - 2 showers and a toilet, shared with all dorms on that side and were cleaned each morning by hostel staff. If there's a toilet queue, more are in the downstairs dining area.

CONS:
- The biggest issue on the ground floor was the lack of screens when opening the window. Even in October it got very hot overnight and we couldn't leave the window open as bugs and possibly rats would get in (we saw some next door).

- It's by no means a modern hostel and there's no elevator so keep that in mind if you have heavy luggage or mobility issues.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Luca Hall wrote a review May 2023
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had an awesome 6 night stay at this hostel. Great value for money, lots to do in the local area. The staff are approachable and easy to chat with. Their upkeep was also good. I had no significant issues overall.

I recommend the place if you are looking to visit London on a budget.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: * Bring cash or an ID card for the key deposit (you get it back when you return your key)
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tyrai m wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I left after one night bitten up by bed bugs and very upset as someone stole my passport.

There in no CCTV covering any of the rooms only reception
Strange men jumped over garden wall to gain access

It was SCARY
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from urbanylondon, General Manager at Urbany Hostel London
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Hello there, You were kicked out of our hostel as you were caught going through someone's bag. Then you threw coins at a staff member when they asked you to leave. Our hostel is brand new so we are entirely pest-free. There is CCTV, and no hidden agenda with drinking games, other than to show people a good time! Nobody stole your passport, if they did we would have gone to every effort to resolve this. Certainly no scary men jumped over the garden wall, that's not even possible as the garden has tall fences and key access - we are in fancy Notting Hill! On your way out you told us that you "knew exactly what to say" on online reviews to try and hurt our business. So here we are now.. Please do not attempt to stay with us again. Kind Regards, London Urbany Crew
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Hello Alexander, Thank you for considering us! Yes unfortunately we do have a strict age restriction at our hostel from 18 to 40 years. However if you need assistance in finding another hostel/ accommodation just let us know! Our apologies. Kind Regards, Team Urbany London
Aimsey asked a question Feb 2020
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada104 contributions59 helpful votes
Does anyone have an email address for this facility? Please and thank you.
You can find it on our website, it won’t let us post here :)
Caitlin N wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beware of the stairs. Do the activities!"
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Luca Hall wrote a tip May 2023
Lower Hutt, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"* Bring cash or an ID card for the key deposit (you get it back when you return your key)"
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Tommy wrote a tip Feb 2020
Kleve, Germany23 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the lower floors mean fewer stairs. Rooms on the upper floors mean more privacy with bathrooms"
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PRICE RANGE
R 973 - R 4,036 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonNotting Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Conveniently located restaurants include Rudy's Pizza Napoletana - Queensway, Chamuyo Bayswater, and Bella Italia.
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