Restup London


172 New Kent Road, London , SE1 4YT

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Rest Up at Driscoll House Youth Hostel was originally opened in 1913 and has remained a provider of affordable accommodation in central London to groups of international students and Backpackers ever since. Wi-Fi is available in the café and reception. It is not available in the rooms and dormitories We have a selection of Dormitories for 4, 6, 8 and 10 Bedded rooms with shared facilities or En suite Twin private rooms available.

Our Twin rooms all have bunk beds. Dormitories are shared, although we also have a limited number of Female only beds Rest Up also has a café with a modest selection of fresh home – made style food. Pizza, Burgers, and Fish & Chips are available from 12:00 – 20:00 daily. Full English breakfast can also be booked at reception on arrival Rest Up is situated in South East Central London. The nearest Tube station is Elephant & Castle. It will take approximately 8 minutes to walk to our Hostel. There is a bus stop directly outside the main gate. Bus No 453 towards Oxford Street, Marylebone & Baker Street , No 1 towards Tottenham Court Road, No 172 to St Pauls Cathedral No 188 to Russel Square No 168 to Camden Town & Hampstead Heath and No 63 To Kings Cross St Pancras Station. Buses are ever 7 – 11 minutes Bike Hire is available directly opposite the building on New Kent Road from £2. 00 for 24 Hours. The first 30 Minutes are free of charge.

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Showing Saturday 10 October 2015 to Sunday 11 October 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception
Wi-Fi Available , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
Ground floor bedrooms , Lift to all floors
Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Reception , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar , Wheelchair Access To Conference Rooms

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From 15:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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62% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Danielle O

  • October 2015

Cheap but clean

I was moved into an all female room when I arrived with only 4 beds.

Due to the very noisy ladies that then stayed, one with her snoring boyfriend, I wondered if a larger room would have diffused the noise a bit. The 4 bed room is tiny, only room to put your bags under the bed & just about walk through to tiny shower room, but if you are a group of 4 this would work fine.

The night guy was brilliant. Really nice, friendly and upgraded me. He also got security on to the 'boyfriend' issue in the room even when the 'boyfriend' kept coming back, so thanks for that.

The sheets and bedroom and shower were really clean which was a Godsend. The hostel has a good range of ages from families to older people to younger so it felt pretty inclusive. The location is not bad, it takes 35 min walk to the National Theatre, so very doable. Breakfast doesn't show British food at its best but you can eat it, the other food might have been nicer. Over all I'd say as a 40's female travelling alone it worked fine, I can see my teenagers and school trips being very at home here and I'd have used it with my kids if we could have got a room. Very worth the money it costs. Keep up the cleaning, it makes everything else forgivable.

  • Jonathan M

  • August 2015

rest up

good overall hostel

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