Prices are in Australian Dollars.

Rest Up London - Hostel

172 New Kent Road, London, United Kingdom
+44 203 642 4549

rate per night


based on 6,415 reviews
Rest Up London - Hostel - London, England, United Kingdom
Compare vs KAYAK |

Provider Nightly total
Roomer $16
TripAdvisor $16

Good to know

Distance to city centre 2.4 km
Location rating 8.8
Nearest airport London Luton
Distance to airport 46.4 km



Standard rooms


Bed type
Total stay + taxes & fees




Traveller rating


Time of year

Traveller type

Show reviews that mention

bunk beds in 69 reviews
bus stop in 65 reviews
clean hostel in 143 reviews
common areas in 39 reviews
elephant and castle in 8 reviews
family room in 398 reviews
good value in 43 reviews
great location in 246 reviews
power sockets in 19 reviews
prison cell in 13 reviews
secure gate in 9 reviews
showers and toilets in 94 reviews
staff were very friendly in 362 reviews
tube station in 35 reviews
wifi in the rooms in 115 reviews
  • Excellent
    Jan. 2020

    The people were really nice and helpful. The room was perfect if you want to stay a couple of days. The food was delicious and is just 10 meters from the bus station.

  • Okay
    Jan. 2020

    They had a common area that had good muffins and the women receptionist was extremely nice.

    Common room table was always dirty. When you showered you had to hold down a button and unless you were holding down a button water would not come out. People were crazy noisy In the middle of the night. The only person who gets a plug is the bottom bunk. The top two bunks if they move at all the shakes the bunk bed like crazy which will easily wake you up. At one point on of the male receptionist gave us sass.

  • Okay
    Jan. 2020

    Location is pretty nice! 3 to 4 underground stations to the centre.

    Probably the worst breakfast variety I've ever seen. Go to TESCO Express (supermarket) which is 4 min away on foot and grab better food.

  • Good
    Jan. 2020

    The staff are very welcoming, nice and very helpful. When I checked in without me asking they gave me informations about the lockers that they provide for their guests to leave their luggages after check out. The lockers are very big and cheap. They are only 3 pounds which comes very handy when you need to take a late train or plane.

    They should have internet access in the rooms because guests have to go to certain areas to be connected and when you are travelling with children it is not easy to do so. Plus the signs of locations of the toilets are quite confusing because it shows only showers rooms. My son was so confused that he had to go to the reception's desk to ask for their exact locations.

  • Poor
    Jan. 2020

    Nothing. My booking was got wrong. They gave a bunk bed instead of a kingsiz and the service was terrible. The actual place looks like a hospital instead

    Look above

No reviews found. Try removing a filter, changing your search, or clear all to view reviews.



The Rest Up London Hostel is known as one of the best and gauging from its outward appearance that would be easy to believe. The charming, brick front building with its terrace garden and wonderful location on the New Kent Road makes it an appealing spot. Just a short walk to Elephant & Castle tube station and 15 miles to Heathrow Airport, it is also just a mile from sites like the Tower of London, Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. It is within the same area as the Imperial War Museum and London South Bank University, as well.

A pre-WWI baroque building, it is a historic property and has been a hostel for more than 100 years. It features such amenities as a shared TV room, a beautiful terrace with covered tables and fun bean bag chairs. It has an onsite coffee shop and snack bar, there is free Wi-Fi in the public areas, a ticketing and tour desk, baggage storage option, laundry services (for a fee) and even some business services. Visitors can enjoy traditional breakfast each morning, pizza at night and healthier fare in the restaurant. They also offer group menus.

The rooms include shared dorm rooms with options for four to a room or twenty beds in a dorm-style setting. The rooms are mixed gender, but there is a single four-bed female dorm. There are also twin and double rooms, and some even offer private baths at no cost.

If an affordable and high-quality accommodation is the goal, but also one in one of the best spots in London, it will be hard to beat what the Rest Up London Hostel makes available to travelers of all kinds.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi

6.5 Good

based on 6,415 reviews









Check in


Check out



Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Game room
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Coffee shop
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Rest Up London - Hostel

Where is Rest Up London - Hostel located?

Rest Up London - Hostel is located at 172 New Kent Road in Southwark, 2.4 km from the centre of London. Tate Modern is the closest landmark to Rest Up London - Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Rest Up London - Hostel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Rest Up London - Hostel.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Rest Up London - Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel offer free parking?

No, Rest Up London - Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Rest Up London - Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Rest Up London - Hostel from the airport?

Rest Up London - Hostel is 9.9 km from London City.

Can you bring pets to Rest Up London - Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Rest Up London - Hostel.

Does Rest Up London - Hostel have a pool?

No, Rest Up London - Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


Rest Up London - Hostel - London - Building All photos (22)
Rest Up London - Hostel - London - Balcony Balcony (1)
Rest Up London - Hostel - London - Bedroom Bedroom (9)
Rest Up London - Hostel - London - Building Building (3)
Rest Up London - Hostel - London - Front desk Front desk (1)


Most popular landmarks

  • Tate Modern 1.6 km
  • Tower Bridge 1.7 km
  • Tower of London 1.9 km
  • Southbank Centre 2.1 km
  • London Eye 2.1 km
  • Westminster Bridge 2.2 km

About the neighbourhood

Southwark is known for: trendy, modern, gastropubs


London travel guide

Learn about London on KAYAK

Getting around

London City 9.9 km
London Heathrow 25.3 km
London Elephant And Castle 355 m
London Bridge 1.2 km

Nearby hotels


6.9 Good (830 reviews)
0.15 km
8.3 Excellent (1,723 reviews)
0.41 km
7.9 Good (7,403 reviews)
0.53 km


7.9 Good (7,403 reviews)
0.53 km
6.9 Good (830 reviews)
0.15 km
8.3 Excellent (1,723 reviews)
0.41 km

Most recommended

8.3 Excellent (1,723 reviews)
0.41 km
7.9 Good (7,403 reviews)
0.53 km
6.9 Good (830 reviews)
0.15 km
Rest Up London - Hostel