Kensal Green Backpackers 1

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of Kensal Green Backpackers 1

Kensal Green Backpackers 1

2.0 star property
Guests rated this property 2.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
639 Harrow Road, Kensal Green, London, England, NW10 5NU

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKensington High Street7 min drive
  • Popular LocationKensington Palace10 min drive
  • Popular LocationWestfield London Shopping Centre12 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)37 min drive

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About this area


Kensal Green Backpackers 1 is located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, a neighbourhood in London, and is near a metro station. Kensington Palace and Marble Arch are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include London Eye and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Check out an event or a game at Wembley Stadium, and consider making time for Science Museum, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Kensington High Street - 7 min drive
  • Kensington Palace - 10 min drive
  • Westfield London Shopping Centre - 12 min drive
  • Royal Albert Hall - 18 min drive
  • Wembley Stadium - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Kensal Green Underground Station - 1 min walk
  • Willesden Junction Underground Station - 18 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 37 min drive


  • Benfica Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • William IV - 7 min walk
  • Curry Nights - 7 min walk
  • Gracelands - 8 min walk
  • Sacro Cuore - 8 min walk

About this property

Kensal Green Backpackers 1

Adults-only London hostel in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with 24-hour front desk
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/cafe. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Bathrooms are shared.
Kensal Green Backpackers 1 offers 103 accommodations with a safe. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (GBP 24 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: GBP 2.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Corner/local shop

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older 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 per accommodation, per stay
  • Bed sheets fee: GBP 1.5 per person, per stay

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 2.50 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 24 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

639 Hostel
639 London
Kensal Green Backpackers Hostel London
Hostel 639 London
Hostel 639 Hotel London
Hostel 639 London, England
Kensal Green Backpackers Hostel
Kensal Green Backpackers London
Kensal Green Backpackers 1 Hostel London
Kensal Green Backpackers 1 Hostel
Kensal Green Backpackers 1 London
Kensal Green Backpackers
Kensal Green Backpackers 1 London
Kensal Green Backpackers 1 Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 569 reviews
5 - Excellent 5%
Rating 4 - Good. 68 out of 569 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 131 out of 569 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 134 out of 569 reviews
2 - Poor 24%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 206 out of 569 reviews
1 - Terrible 36%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
There was no toilet paper in the bathroom and the shower was not working. It also took about an hour to check in after midnight
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
We had an extra roommate that wasn’t invited. A tiny mouse!!
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
From the very beginning everything was great, besides, this time, as long as i am staying here, the friendliness, help, support has been even stronger, much better than the very beginning when i was just a tourist, a solo traveller into another world where not only every single part of the environment is and, so far, for some time will be making me adapting to this new situations i am going through but, this time, doing the laundry has made me having not only the HOUSEKEEPERS i met firstly but new ones transmitting the safety, security brushing it off leading to a higher level of taking part into the building, departments and so on delighting me bit by bit during my moving into this new house, home of mine that is, so far, the one i am enjoying it to the utmost, thank you very much to all of the people around me showing me this magnificent new experience kind of frightening for someone who doesnt know the place where he is gong to live that very time, moments every part of the 24 hours of the day seven days of the week.
Stayed 13 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A good bed
Was clean, the staff friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worst hostel ever
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Had really good sleep
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly cleaning staff. Bad reception staff. Terrible kitchen. Good bathroom condition but there’s always a funny smell even when clean. Great heating systems in rooms.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It is the worst place I have ever stayed. First of all, they advertised double bed. The beds are honestly smaller than 6 springs bed. They left the website open and you book for a bed. When you get there, they add more money to you telling you that you booked a female bed. So, female bed cost less. When you are a female and they will tell you, oh! You booked a male bed so, you're collecting the correct pay. Very dirty place.. beds with so much bed bugs
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021