Bowden Court (Notting Hill)

Bowden Court (Notting Hill)

Bowden Court 24 Ladbroke Road Notting Hill, London W11 3NN England
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#12 of 53 special hotels in London
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Bowden Court hostel is centrally located in the vibrant Notting Hill area of West London. Fully refurbished in 2010 the Hostel is close to all the attractions of the area and just a short walk from the famous Portobello Road street market. It is also within easy walking distance of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Bayswater and Holland Park. A good public transport service to all of Central London is available within a 2 minute walk from the hostel. All rooms have been refurbished in 2010 and are provided with new furniture, a flat screen TV, internet cable access. Facilities include a TV room with Free view, Gym, Study room, self-service laundry and vending machines. There is also a provided smoking area and garden. High Speed Wi-Fi (20mb speed each) available throughout building and TV free to every resident.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

Location

Bowden Court 24 Ladbroke Road Notting Hill, London W11 3NN England
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Great for walkers
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Grade: 96 out of 100
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London City Airport
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Notting Hill Gate
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Ninjaco11 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bowden Court is truly a special hostel to discover, love and appreciate London, located in a super cool area of ​​the United Kingdom: Notting Hill. The hostel is close to the subway and all the services you may need: supermarkets, pharmacies, shops, restaurants, surgery.

The hostel has a nice gym, a nice study room and a rest room, you can also wash your clothes thanks to the washing machines and the drying machines (for a fee). In addition there is a small space with two tables and a microwave.

My room was not bad overall, located in an area not entirely new, as some areas are already renovated and others instead need. The common bathrooms are fairly clean, although they need more attention.

In any case, there is no doubt for me that food and Chef Matteo are among the best reasons to come back here again.

Matteo cooks with passion and loves his job so much that you can feel it when you eat his meals!
Matteo often changes the menu, there are good variables for vegetarians or not, he takes care of preparing the English breakfast and the regular breakfast. He is always happy to see you appreciate his dishes and always tries to improve himself.

Once he said "if you work out of passion, you don't feel you're working", I love his way of working and, if I can afford it, the kitchen environment is perhaps one of the best in Bowden.

I conclude by saying that Bowden with greater attention to cleanliness and a complete restructuring of the areas, can compete with many high sleeping spaces even more expensive!

Thanks to Bowden Court for the pleasant and enjoyable experience.

You will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, with very different stories that will enrich you considerably. So my advice is to go, try and obviously Matteo will not disappoint you!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from LHAL0ND0N, Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Many thanks for your review of your recent stay at Bowden Court . We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Bowden Court soon. Yours sincerely, Chika House Manager
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Paige Holden wrote a review Mar 2023
Province of Malaga, Spain6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Bowden LHA Notting Hill has been a wonderful experience.
First and foremost, the staff here are incredible. From the front desk crew, who are all so kind and helpful, to the cooking crew that provide two meals each day and the cleaning crew that are constantly cleaning the bathrooms and common areas- they each all do their best to make LHA a place worth staying.
The neighborhood is safe and a truly beautiful place to walk around and get lost in the streets.

Considering the very nice and affluent area Bowden LHA is situated in, they provide extremely affordable prices if you are looking for longer term options for staying in London.

I’ve stayed at dozens of hostels/residences in Europe/UK- and Bowden LHA really stands apart with its friendly staff and clean areas. It is also a great way to meet lots of international people/students living here.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a welcoming place to stay here in London.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from BowdenCourt ReservationTeam, General Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 23 Mar 2023
Dear Paige, I would like to thank you for having taken the time to post your lovely comments regarding your stay at Bowden court. It is our philosophy to ensure that we provide our guests with good standards of product and service at all times. I am delighted to know that you are enjoying your stay and I have shared your feedback with all my team. We hope you continue to enjoy your stay with us. With kindest regards Chika House Manager
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Syssie972 wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been in Bowden for a few months and I strongly recommend this hostel. Located in the heart of Notting Hill, close to Notting Hill station and bus stops and you can even walk to Westfield Shopping center if you choose to. Also, there are Mark and Spencer, Waitrose, and Tesco less than 5 min walk. You can also explore Portobello Road and Holland Park nearby.

Recently, they refurbished most of their rooms, so everything is new. The food is not good every day but it's just my personal opinion. Maybe you will like it.

They really improved the cleanliness of the building in general and in particular the shared toilets and bathrooms. I think it's worth give it a try!

Finally, the staff are welcoming, professional and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms with garden view are quieter.
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Response from LHAL0ND0N, Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank your for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay and i have now shared this with my team. We are working to improve the food service of our hostel. We hope we get the pleasure in welcoming you to Bowden very soon. Kind regards Chika House manager
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Global Wonderer wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Arguabley best location in London.

food ... speak to the current residents to get a realistic truthful review.

+20 so called "volunteers" that get free board and lodging are first class citizens
and the full rent paying residents are second class citizens..
voulunteers pleasant 19- 22 year olds but almost totally unsupervised and un-managed so noisy, lazy and not benefitting themselves nor the hostel
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from BowdenCourt ReservationTeam, General Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 06 Dec 2020
Dear Guest, We very much appreciate your feedback as it is very important to us. We hope you have a much better experience during your next stay with us. Kind regards Chika House Manager
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Mitt A wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been in this properties for some, I've just left.
It's very hard to live here: fire alarm noise almost every day, people coming into your room very often, make some "room inspection", and even they put a "window constrictor" to force you to not open it completely, which makes living here very uncomfortable for studying.
They even sent an email to threaten a fine if a guest try to remove that "constrictor" to just enjoy some fresh air in August.
If you're here also to practise your english like me, forget it: almost all staff and people speak in spanish. It's very embarassing when staff people enter in your room and speak between themselves in a different language, you cannot really spot what they're talking about in front of you.
The good points are the location and the food.
I've found another better location to live, at much cheaper price.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from BowdenCourt ReservationTeam, General Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 17 Feb 2022
Dear Mitta, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are sorry to hear about the unpleasant experience you had and will take your feedback on board with corrective action taken. Thank you Chika House Manager
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iaialoppi wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been a long term resident.
During the pandemic that has affected so many lives, I found myself in an environmnet where all the younger people (old enough to be responsible) I've met here, have shown no respect or aknowledgment whatsoever for a difficult situation and for others sharing the same accommodation with the same rights to a comfortable way of living.

That's where all the Management and Staff at Bowden have intervened, worked hard and outstandingly to fix the situation and to make sure that everybody would stay safe and comfortable.

Not only they have put measures in place to comply to general and covid specific rules, but they also continuously, kindly, promptly and fairly respond to all the queries submitted.
Being forced to stay inside much longer than I usded to, I had the chance to see and appreciate their hard work and their kindness.
Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from BowdenCourt, Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 12 Jun 2020
Dear Iaia, Thank you for your lovely review. We are over the moon to see our hard work being appreciated and all i can say is thanks to you and all our guest for your patience in such a challenging situation we all found ourselves. We hope you have an even more greater experience during your continuous stay with us. Kind regards Chika House Manager
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Erwin F wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Close to public transports, grocerie stores, take aways and not too far from Westfield shopping Center.
The hostel is located in the heart of Notting Hill.
Free Wi-Fi, gym, breakfast and dinner.
Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from LHAL0ND0N, Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Erwin, Following your recent stay here at Bowden Court , I would like to thank you for having taken the time to post your comments. It is our philosophy to ensure that we provide our guests with good standards of product and service at all times. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed most aspects of your visit and I have shared your feedback with all my team. Kind regards, Chika House manager
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Stay51011819479 wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were comfortable, quiet, and the staff was amazing specially Ramon who went over and beyond to help make my stay enjoyable and comfortable.

Ramon advised me on all the measures in place in the whole of the London region to properly deal with all Covid-19 government restrictions before traveling.

I highly recommend Bowden Court for anyone visiting London.

The staff at this property are all great!

Ramon at Front desk is extremely efficient, pleasant and helpful. I would also like to mention how pleasant and friendly were Nacho and David the cook as well.

Overall, I had a great experience with LHA London and I definitely will repeat my stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from BowdenCourt ReservationTeam, General Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 20 May 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for such a fantastic 5 star rating. We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and I have now shared your feedback with my team. We hope we get the pleasure in seeing you again soon. Kind regards Chika House Manager
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Blessing a wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love the constant cleaning of the facilities: (Rooms, Bathrooms,Toilet) like it is everly clean. The beds are comfortable, the bedsheets & pillowcases sparkling white. I love their Menu. My best place in all my traveling experiences
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Truly it gets booked up all the time; bcos is very lovely, affordable & in a cool beautiful...
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Response from BowdenCourt ReservationTeam, General Manager at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 24 Apr 2023
Dear Blessing, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a great stay with us and I have shared your feedback with my team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Chika House Manager
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Water wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been to Bowden Court for 1 month and I think it is worth it. Location is great.  The rooms have the essentials.  Cleaning could improve.  However I believe that the real highlight of the hostel is chef Matteo.  He cooks delicious and very elaborate dishes such as lasagne and tiramisù.  Everyday he allows a great variety of dishes, satisfying all tastes.  Finally, he is a very sociable person, who can create also a familiar environment for you.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Lha London, Agency / Consultant at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Responded 28 May 2023
Dear Jes, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us and your kind words about our chef. I have shared your feedback with the chef and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you Chika House Manager
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Vaibhav D wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect place to live in the location is super central 5 minutes walk from portobello road "
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Belinda S wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t not stay here unless you want bedbugs and poor service. There are mischief better options out there. It is way overpriced for what you"
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Blue D wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only good thing about this place is the location"
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Abulghasem Musa wrote a tip Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent location, great value for money, all staff v friendly helpful.. specially front office reception, Manager Chika, Sadha,Vivek.⭐️⭐️🌟⭐️"
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ejtk2016 wrote a tip Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Card payment only. There is a gym."
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PRICE RANGE
R 936 - R 1,963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bowden court london, bowden court hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonNotting Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
Which popular attractions are close to Bowden Court (Notting Hill)?
Nearby attractions include Diana Memorial Playground (0.9 km), The Hillgate (0.3 km), and Ladbroke Arms (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Core by Clare Smyth, Portobello Ristorante, and Arancina.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bowden Court (Notting Hill)?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (5.4 km), Churchill War Rooms (5.0 km), and Westminster Abbey (5.2 km).
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