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Overview of Hootananny Hostel

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Hootananny Hostel

2 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationClapham Common6 min drive
    Popular LocationSt. Thomas' Hospital9 min drive
    Popular LocationHouses of Parliament10 min drive
    AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick)60 min drive

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Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

  • 193 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

  • 366 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 5 Single Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Women only

  • 193 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Economy Quadruple Room, Women only

  • 118 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Brixton neighbourhood, Hootananny Hostel is connected to a shopping centre. Borough Market and The Strand are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Clapham Common and St. James Park. Check out an event or a game at Stamford Bridge Stadium, and consider making time for London Eye, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Clapham Common - 6 min drive
  • St. Thomas' Hospital - 9 min drive
  • Westminster Bridge - 9 min drive
  • Houses of Parliament - 10 min drive
  • Westminster Abbey - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • London Herne Hill Station - 11 min walk
  • Brixton Underground Station - 11 min walk
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 60 min drive


  • MEXICAN GRILL — 1 min walk
  • TONY’S Jerk Chicken — 1 min walk
  • Curry Paradise - 6 min walk
  • White Horse - 6 min walk
  • Stir Coffee - 7 min walk

About this property

Hootananny Hostel

Edwardian hostel connected to a shopping centre in London with free breakfast
A restaurant, a nightclub and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, coffee/tea in a common area and a microwave in a common area. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and showers. Guests will also find TVs, hobs and electric kettles. Bathrooms are shared.
Hootananny Hostel offers 5 forms of shared accommodation. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This London hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Microwaves, fridges and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–11:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Fridge (on request)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Shared accommodations



Check-in from 11 AM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Guests arriving before 5 PM must ring the front door bell to be admitted by staff. From 5 PM-midnight guests must enter the bar to check-in. Check-in closes at from midnight Monday-Thursday and onSunday, and at 2 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Hootananny Hostel London
Hootananny Hostel
Hootananny London
Hootananny Hostel London, England
Hootananny Hostel London
Hootananny Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hootananny Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 17%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not very clean- noisy - no heat
The place was listed as 4 beds room and in reality it was 8 bed room. The place was very dirty, the heat didn’t work and it was hard to find the entrance and check in. One you check in you need 3 codes for 3 different doors and and key for the entrance. The place located above a life music venue so no sleeping is possible until late. Not worth the price.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
No Faults
Really friendly staff, nice atmosphere, very good price.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The location was perfect for what I needed, and despite being over a popular bar the hostel was nice and relaxing and quiet. Exactly what I wanted. Residents were kind and friendly and I appreciated that they tried to maintain a level of respect and had systems of labeling things in place to make organizing easy
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
a place to rest for the night
I live local so it was ok for me to stay for a night. The people was frendlly and the staf will help you. For me it was ok there
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
ok thanks
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017