We offer comfortable, reasonably priced hostel accommodation for all new full-time students. It is not compulsory to use this service; many students have friends and relatives in London they can stay with. But for those who need it we offer excellent hostel facilities within easy travelling distance to the campus by bus, tube or foot. The hostels are located in some of the most desirable areas of London: Notting Hill, Bayswater, Swiss Cottage, Queensway etc. and provide comfortable half-board accommodation at competitive rates.
The College can arrange hostel accommodation with one of thirteen London Hostel Association residences (see: www.lhalondon.com). Hostel accommodation is popular because it is good value, all-inclusive and the hostels are conveniently located in central London (travel zones one and two). Hostels provide a clean, secure living environment and are ideal for students who are new to London.
The College offers accommodation on request in one of 13 hostels around West London, all of which are within easy reach of the College. New students are offered a choice of double or dormitory rooms at weekly rents ranging from £108.50 to £136. Some single rooms are available but these are in demand and self-contained studios are rarely available to new students.
These hostels offer half board accommodation, which means that breakfast & evening meal are included, as is the cost of heating, lighting, etc. For new students, the hostels provide excellent first year accommodation and a 'soft landing' in London.
The weekly rate includes a continental breakfast and an evening meal on weekdays, with a cooked breakfast and an evening meal at weekends. The hostel provides a variety of dishes each mealtime, with at least one vegetarian option always available. Hostel bookings are made for an initial period of three weeks. If you would like to stay longer you can extend your booking on arrival.
|Hostel prices (2015)|
|Single room||from £188.00|
|Shared twin room with 2 beds||From £149.00|
|Shared triple room with 3 beds||From £125.50|
|Shared dormitory room with 4 or 5 beds||From £116.50|
WLC require a booking deposit of £400 to be paid in advance to secure the booking with the hostel. The hostel will ask for a room and key deposit which is repayable on departure provided 7 days notice is given. This deposit is forfeited in the event of cancellation.