Welcome to the Barmy Badger - your home away from home

The Barmy Badger Backpackers, or "the Badger" as it is more affectionately known, opened it's doors in December 1997.  Liz and Ken had travelled the world extensively in their late teens and early twenties and returned to the UK to set up a hostel catering to like-minded travellers offering good quality accommodation at budget prices. As the Badger only sleeps 48 people and does not have a bar, it is a homely, chilled out hostel! 

The Badger is also unique in that it is the only hostel in London which has 2 dogs.  They only come in on Monday to Friday.


Earls Court Tube Station and the District and Piccadilly lines (Zones 1 and 2) just around the corner and some of London's great attractions including Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum are within walking distance so you can start exploring as you step out the door.

There is also a Night Bus from the West End that will drop you off at the end of the street ensuring that you get home safe and sound.

Along with our friendly and welcoming staff, we offer the following facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible:

- No lockout or curfew with 24 hour secure code access

- Free 120 mgb WiFi

- Huge Lockers with Laptop Safe for each guest

- Personal reading light/2 x usb ports/plugs for each bunk bed

- Fully equipped kitchen

- Free self-service continental style breakfast

- Laundry Facilities

- Memory foam mattress/pillow on all bunks

- BBQ area and garden

- TV room with satellite TV

- Luggage Storage

-Walking distance to restaurants, pubs and supermarkets

- Hot Showers

- Free tea and coffee all day

- Bed Linen

Please note

  • You can check in anytime.  If arriving before 10.30am guests are welcome to leave their bags in reception for free whilst exploring London or making themselves at home in the hostel's common areas.
  • All guests must be 18 years or older - we do NOT accept children.
  • Check out is at 10am
  • 48 hours notice before 10am GMT on the day of intended arrival is required to cancel a booking.  Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay (excluding 27 December 2022 - 2 January 2023)
  • Cash payments are preferred
  • Reception Opening Hours 

    • Monday to Thursday - 7.30am through to 11pm.
    • Friday and Saturday - 7.30am through to 11pm.
    • Sunday -  8am to 6pm.
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