YHA London Earl’s Court – the hostel at the heart of international London

London is such a great place to visit, and yet the thing that puts off any budget traveller is the prospect of the cost of the accommodation. But help is at hand in the form of YHA London Earl’s Court. YHA stands for Youth Hostels Association, but the truth of the matter is that you do not have to be youth in order to join – just young at heart. The YHA is part of the internationally renowned Hostelling International, which has hostels offering a reasonable standard of accommodation all over the world.

YHA London Earl’s Court suffered a fire in 2006, but now has been completely refurbished. The hostel has a new cafe, ensuite rooms, and Wi-Fi access to the internet, which is handy for posting all those travel photos up onto your blog for family and friends. The hostel even has a courtyard garden where you can sit out in the summer and relax.

As for the location, Earls Court is a vibrant area, full of young travellers and students, with a great variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars. The Hostel itself is a lively place with lots of people to talk to and things going on.

If culture is your thing, then Earls Court is ideally located for visiting the museums at Kensington Museums, such as the Science Museum, with its great interactive displays, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, with its magnificent displays of fashion and of art.

The building has 24 hour access, with a fully equipped kitchen where you can do your own cooking, bicycle hire, a lounge with freeview TV and a quiet reading room. The accommodation is provided in single-sex dormitories or private rooms (subject to availability).

The hostel is open all year round, with 24 hour access.

Prices start at £24.50 for adults, and £20.50 for the under eighteens.

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