Prices are in New Zealand Dollars.

Rest Up London - Hostel

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

rate per night


based on 6,659 reviews
Rest Up London - Hostel - London, England, United Kingdom
Compare vs KAYAK |

Provider Nightly total
Roomer $16
TripAdvisor $17

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
Nightly base price
$114 per night




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
  • Good
    Nov 2019

    Room and facilities were very clean.

    It was great for what it was, a bed for the night. Noise from street(I know that can't be helped) but it kept us up for most of our stay. It was very clean but basic. Definitely not worth the price I paid.

  • Okay
    Nov 2019


    All young people, felt like I was back at uni, one staff member staying in my room got upset because I asked her & others to keep it down as I was working next day, all about 15yrs my junior, next day they were all extremely hostile towards me, bullying tactics. Staff member in my room (Sara) was having a party ina nearby room next night, I notified another member of staff that was cleaning and he knocked their door and said 'I dont care but there's a lady complaining', music was pounding at gone 11 at night, I was still nearby and I heard Sara say 'is that that white lady from 101', didnt care basically, run by completely immature staff with no customer service skills, no lift, never working, welcome back to uni, worst place for mature students/workers/families, perfect for juveniles/immature adults/students/freeloaders... Bunkbeds are horrendous, small/uncomfortable and rock at every slight moment, I left after 2 days (I had a 15 day reservation fully paid) and complained and nothing offered back just a pathetic half hearted apology about having 650 rooms...and!!! Building is REALLY OLD, windows v thin, v noisy but can imagine so cold in winter!

  • Mediocre
    Nov 2019


    I don’t even know where to start. 1. No lockers in the dorms. They’re at the entrance and not free. 2. The WiFi signal is inexistant in the dorms. Only available in TV room or close to the reception 3. No sockets in the dorms. People were charging their devices in the corridor, in the TV room or in the dining area. There are like 4 sockets in the TV room which are functional and that’s about it. 4. No Kitchen. Only a bar/restaurant and vending machines. 5. Bathrooms are dirty and clearly not sufficient for the number of people living there 6. No private lights for the beds. So when someone enters the dorm at 2am they have to turn on the dorm lights and it wakes everyone up. 7. Very noisy area and not that close to the underground either.

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    The room was cramped a bit

    An old building, without lift. Lots of walking up stairs and down

  • Excellent
    Aug 2018

    Amenities, room options

    Lots of Screaming young children

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
Pet friendly

6.6 Good

based on 6,659 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
Elephant And Castle, Greater London 355 m
London Bridge, Greater London 1.2 km

Nearby hotels


7 Good (848 reviews)
0.15 km
8.3 Excellent (1,752 reviews)
0.41 km
8 Excellent (7,033 reviews)
0.53 km


8 Excellent (7,033 reviews)
0.53 km
7 Good (848 reviews)
0.15 km
8.3 Excellent (1,752 reviews)
0.41 km

Most recommended

8.3 Excellent (1,752 reviews)
0.41 km
8 Excellent (7,033 reviews)
0.53 km
7 Good (848 reviews)
0.15 km