Halpin House resembles a sophisticated French auberge de jeunesse. This Grade 2 listed building with high ceilings, now has a new gym and modern laundry facility. The Gloucester Road (Zone 1) tube station is a couple of minutes walk. The rent includes all bills, contents insurance and 50MB Wi-Fi across 7 devices for every guest at any one time. Halpin House is at close proximity to a lot of London Universities, like London Business School, Imperial College London, London Metropolitan University, City University London, King's College London, Queen Mary University London. The property is less than a 5 minute walk from 3 major London museums; the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A Museum. Each house has 24 hour key fob access and CCTV, whilst a porter is on duty throughout the night. Rooms and communal areas are serviced regularly. 

Note: Availability are very flexible. Please contact us for the same.


1. Imperial College London: 

Walking - 7 min

2. Royal College of Art / Music: 

Walking - 8 min

3. Heythrop College, University of London: 

Walking - 14 min

4. Kings College London: 

Walking - 22 min

5. Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London: 

Walking - 23 min

6. Royal College of Nursing: 

Walking - 24 min

7. London School of Economics and Political Science: 

Walking - 25 min

8. University College London: 

Walking - 26 min

9. University of Westminster: 

Walking - 26 min

10. Royal Academy of Music, University of London: 

Walking - 30 min

11. London Metropolitan University: 

Walking - 31 min

12. Royal Holloway, University of London: 

Walking - 31 min

13. SOAS, University of London: 

Walking - 31 min

14. University of London: 

Walking - 31 min

15. London South Bank University: 

Walking - 35 min

16. Queen Mary, University of London: 

Walking - 38 min

17. Royal Veterinary College, University of London: 

Walking - 38 min

Apartment Facilities

Washing machine
Internet access
All bills included

Community Facilities

Common room
Fitness centre (gym)
24 hour security
Contents insurance
Laundry facilities
24 hour reception
Vending machine


Dorm Room(per person)£115/week
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room

Student will not only find spacious accommodation in the single sex dorm rooms, but also comfortable beds for up to five people, wardrobes, drawers, and a shared sink with shaving/vanity unit.

Triple Room(per person)£121/week
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room

A larger room built for three of the same sex, where one will have access to everything he/she needs with great beds, wardrobes, drawers, and a shared sink with shaving/vanity unit.

Twin Room (per person)£144/week
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room

Perfect for two. The shared comfortable accommodation for friends, where one will benefit from wardrobe, drawers and a shared sink with shaving/vanity unit.

Single Room£200/week
Private Room
Shared Bathroom


The completely private single rooms include a comfortable bed, wardrobe, drawers, and sink with vanity unit.  

In order to confirm the booking, the guest must pay a holding deposit equivalent to one weeks rent.

A licence deposit will be payable when guests check-in. This licence deposit will be 200. If the holding deposit is less than the licence deposit, the guest will be required pay an additional amount to make sure the full licence deposit is paid. 1 weeks rent in advance is also due at check-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will i be able to stay with you for?

We have a maximum stay of 4 years.

How much do i have to pay?

If you are staying over 14 nights with us, then you will be paying a weekly rent (for prices see each sites page). To secure your booking you will need to pay a 200 deposit (300 for Newington Court, Torquay House, Davies Court & Friendship House), upon arrival you will need to pay 1 weeks rent in advance.

If you are staying less than 14 nights you are on our daily rate (prices on hostel page), you will need to pay for your full stay in advance.

I cancelled my stay and my deposit has not been returned, why?

For long term residents staying over 14 nights (Weekly Rate), a 200 room deposit (300 at Friendship, Davies, Newington & Torquay). These deposits are refundable should there be no damage, and if the required 7 day notice is given as per our policy . Residents booking on the weekly rate will forfeit their deposit in the event of cancellation, non-arrival or if they leave prior to the completion of a 14 night period and will be charged at the daily rate for the nights they stay.

Residents booking or paying on the Daily Rate who cancel 48 hours* prior to arrival will receive a refund of all money paid minus 1 night. No refunds will be given for cancellations of less than 48 hours* prior to arrival. Furthermore, following your arrival no refunds will be given for early departure of your booking.

What are the check-in and out times?

The check-in times at Belvedere House, Holland House, and New Mansion House are as of 12:00. The check-in time at Friendship House is as of 12:30. All other properties handle a check-in time as of 14:00.

The check-out times at all properties are until 10:00.

How can i make a complaint?

We get great feedback about our service and accommodation however we appreciate that sometimes things can go wrong. LHA has an absolutely minimal notice period for guests and so we need to work hard to make things right when this happens. We have a policy of dealing with 100% of guest issues within the hostel in the first instance and the best way to achieve this is via direct contact with the reception desk in the hostel concerned:

First instance - Guest to communicate their complaint to the duty manager at reception at the respective hostel. The team member on duty will either deal with the complaint immediately or report it to their manager for further action with within a target timescale of three working days.

First escalation - If the guest is not happy with the resolution of the reception team member they should ask to speak to the House Manager at the respective hostel. The guests details will be taken and a time will be given for when the House Manager will next be able to deal with the complaint.

Second escalation - If the guest is still not satisfied with the procedure in house, or the House Manager is not available within the stated timescales or if the complaint is about the House Manger, then they should escalate to the customer services team by emailing The customer service team will confirm receipt within the same working day and will check that the hostel has been given the chance to resolve the issue. If not, they will take on the issue and will aim to resolve and reply fully within five working days.