Hootananny Hostel

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Hootananny Hostel

2.0 star property
Edwardian hostel with 1 restaurants, connected to a shopping center, near Clapham Common

7.5/10 Good

13 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
95 Effra Road, London, England, SW2 1DF
Main amenities
  • 5 shared guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
For families
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lambeth
  • Clapham Common - 29 min walk
  • The Oval - 43 min walk
  • St. Thomas' Hospital - 9 min drive
  • Sea Life London Aquarium - 9 min drive
  • London Dungeon - 9 min drive
  • London Eye - 19 min drive
  • Houses of Parliament - 10 min drive
  • Westminster Abbey - 10 min drive
  • Victoria Palace Theatre - 10 min drive
  • Westminster Bridge - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 54 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 54 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 68 min drive
  • Herne Hill Station - 11 min walk
  • Brixton Station - 13 min walk
  • London Loughborough Junction Station - 21 min walk
  • Brixton Underground Station - 11 min walk
  • Clapham High Street Overground Station - 25 min walk
  • Clapham Common Underground Station - 28 min walk

About this property

Hootananny Hostel

Hootananny Hostel features a nightclub and puts you just a 5-minute drive from Clapham Common. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the coffee shop/cafe, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights at this Edwardian hostel include a terrace and a garden. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Brixton Underground Station is 11 minutes away.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Internet
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Parking
  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Other information
  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Karaoke
  • Pool table


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1850
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Nightclub

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hootananny Hostel London
Hootananny Hostel
Hootananny London
Hootananny Hostel London, England
Hootananny Hostel London
Hootananny Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hootananny Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Very comfy
Nicholas, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Not very clean- noisy - no heat
The place was listed as 4 beds room and in reality it was 8 bed room. The place was very dirty, the heat didn’t work and it was hard to find the entrance and check in. One you check in you need 3 codes for 3 different doors and and key for the entrance. The place located above a life music venue so no sleeping is possible until late. Not worth the price.
Niv, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

No Faults
Really friendly staff, nice atmosphere, very good price.
Amy, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The location was perfect for what I needed, and despite being over a popular bar the hostel was nice and relaxing and quiet. Exactly what I wanted. Residents were kind and friendly and I appreciated that they tried to maintain a level of respect and had systems of labeling things in place to make organizing easy
6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

a place to rest for the night
I live local so it was ok for me to stay for a night. The people was frendlly and the staf will help you. For me it was ok there
arthur, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

ok thanks
erites, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Just what i needed!
Good Accomodation; the way you want it, when you want it, how you want it without the why you want it?!
David, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

not close to tube but many bus routes. room is okay, but shower room is bad, very small, glass door, cannot lock the door, water is not hot enough. kitchen is basic. common room is good. have locker.
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Sympa et bien placé!
L'équipe du Hootannany est super cool acceuillante et patiente quand on a un niveau débutant en anglais;) je recommande! En plus c'est super bien situé à même pas 10 min a pieds de la station de métro brixton
alison, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Bra för att vara hostel
Ett bra hostel! Helt okej på övervåningen när det kommer renhet. När man väll kommer in på nedervåningen stinker det mögel men det luktade absolut inte något inne i mitt rum.
2-night trip with friends
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