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By a verified traveller on Fri 28 Oct 2022

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Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£42* Per night/room 5 Feb - 6 Feb

Basic Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed Mixed Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Basic Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom

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Basic Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Mixed Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Basic Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Female Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Basic Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Mixed Dorm)

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the public transport around Kensal Green Backpackers 1. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Portobello Road Market. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a bar are available.

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in some public areas
  • Drinking and dining options include a coffee shop, a restaurant and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • WiFi for a fee
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, convenience store and a computer
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the WiFi
  • Just a 4-minute drive from Portobello Road Market and 13 minutes from Westfield London Shopping Centre

Kensal Green Backpackers 1 ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.3 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kensal Green Backpackers 1

Everyone (5) Couples (7) Business (1) Family (2) Friends (7) Other (7)
4 out of 5
Beds are small and quilt should be double

Posted by on 28 Oct 2022

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4 out of 5
It is as described- a cheap place to stay for a couple of nights. as a regular user of hostels this was much cleaner than I expected, and much quieter at night than I expected.Very well placed for transport into central London via the underground. overground and buses. I shared a four bed dorm room with three very pleasant and respectful ladies, the room was small and hot but the bunk was comfortable and the shower was reasonable and easy to use. The staff were friendly and visible. It felt like a safe place to stay, I would stay here again. Thank you KGB

Posted by on 2 Jul 2019

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5 out of 5
Unbeatable price. Handy for tube and buses. Good staff.

Posted by on 6 Jan 2019

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2 out of 5

cheep but not cheerfull

Pros: The bed sheets where clean
Cons: Probably everything
Location: We where told that londons west end was about 10/15 mins away by taxi but it took 40 mins to get there. Found nothing to do close by
Not allowed to book in at time given, was told to wait in a large room that looked dirty & smelt of sweaty bodies. Did not get room that I booked, I ended up sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Dining area was cold & dirty, I got coffee in a takeaway cup & left. I requested towels for myself & family & was sent to the laundry room to collect them myself but the person working in there did not understand what I wanted so I then had to go & find someone who could translate for me.

Posted by , from huntingdon on 15 Jul 2016

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3 out of 5

was good location and money valu

was good location and money valu. see how it goes..

Posted by on 1 Dec 2015

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1 out of 5

awful is too gentle a word

Total disaster. Rooms too small filthy and shabby. Staff rude and unhelpful. Single bathroom for whole floor. Bedsheets not changed . Plus location is far from central London.

Posted by on 9 Dec 2013

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1 out of 5

Ne jamais choisir cette hotel

Nous avons loué une chambre pour 4 personnes. Nous sommes arrivés à 2 heures du matin.La receptionniste nous fait comprendre qu il n y a plus de chambre. Finalement ils trouvent une soution. Mon mari et mon fils sont casés dans une chambre 8 personnes et ma fille et moi dans une chambre avec des membres de l'équipe.Cette chambre etait ds un désordre indescriptible et puait la cigarette. Les chambres sont placés à coté de la route,elle ne sont pas insonnorisées et tremblent lorsqu un gros vehicule passe. Le lendemain, un employé parlant le francais nous explique qu il n'ont pas eu dereservation pour 4personnes mais pour 2 pers.Nous leur montrons notre reservation où il est ecrit 1 chambre pour 4pers comprenant 2adultes et 2 enfants.Malgre cela il insiste en disant qu en reservant nous n avons pas coché une case "personne supplémentaire" je lui réponds que la reservation a été faite par téléphone en passant par ebooker.(ebooker service reclamation injoignable à ce jour) Pour ce deuxieme jour, ils vident la chambre du personnel, celle qui pue la cigarette et nous y installe(elle est à peine nettoyée )Le troisieme jour ils reviennent à la charge et nous redemande encoooore une fois de payer pour 2 personnes supplémentaires. Nous refusons. Pour notre dernier jour nous n en pouvons plus de cette situation. Nous preferons dormir ailleurs et ne retournons plus dans cette auberge.

Posted by on 30 Oct 2016

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1 out of 5

Drama hotel

Ik heb inmiddels al een beoordeling verzonden naar jullie.

Posted by on 6 Jan 2016

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2 out of 5

kurzaufenthalt in london

sehr einfach zu finden. wir kahmen aus der U bahn raus und da war das hostal auf der anderen strassenseite. das persoal war dan schon beim einchecken etwas unfreundlich, das zimmer war dan aber ok, nur die tiolette stank bis zum himmel und sah auch dementspechend aus. das free Wi Fi gibts nicht es kostet 2 puonds pro tag und person, obwohl auf der buchung klar steht free.

Posted by on 23 Oct 2015

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1 out of 5

Sotkuinen hostelli

Hostelli, jossa meillä oli varattuna huone, oli ehkä hirvein ja ällöttävin paikka, missä olen ikinä ollut. Jo pelkkä haju oli hirveä ja ystäväni, joka lähti kanssani Lontooseen, alkoi kärsiä astma oireista, joten jouduimme varaamaan uuden huoneen toisesta hotellista. Huoneet olivat sotkuisia ja huoneissa oli pieni suihkukoppi, jossa ei olisi pystynyt edes peseytyä. Onneksi olimme hostellissa vain korkeintaan tunnin ja kirjauduimme ulos sieltä. Emme saaneet mitään korvausta tästä, mutta tärkeintä oli että pääsimme pois sieltä, sillä se hostelli olisi vaikuttanut koko matkamme laatuun. En suosittelisi tätä Hostelli 639 kenelläkään. Silkkaa rahan tuhlausta ja en haluaisi kenenkään erehtyvän ja varaamaan sieltä huonetta, koska tulette pettymään. Vaikka hostelli olikin todella halpa, pitäisi sen siltikin olla paremmassa kunnossa.

Posted by on 17 Oct 2015

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About the Kensal Green Backpackers 1

Location 639 Harrow Road, London, England NW10 5NU

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Kensal Green Backpackers 1 also features an arcade/games room, laundry facilities, and a corner/local shop. This London hostel is smoke free.

  • 103 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Corner/local shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet


  • Train station: Kensal Green Underground Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

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.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

On-site venue – This theme restaurant specialises in Brazilian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

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


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitisation guidelines
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays


Guests will 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've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.