Surrounded by boutique 5 star hotels and overlooking Craven Hill with a colourful flower stall, the team at Railton House rank top for friendliness as they look to make this feel home in London. Paddington, Lancaster Gate and Bayswater (Zone 1) tube stations are all just a short walk away, as is Hyde Park and Oxford Street giving one freedom to get out and about in London.

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


1. University of Westminster: 

Walking - 13 min

2. Royal Academy of Music, University of London: 

Walking - 15 min

3. University College London: 

Walking - 15 min

4. Heythrop College, University of London: 

Walking - 16 min

5. Royal College of Nursing: 

Walking - 16 min

6. Royal College of Art / Music: 

Walking - 21 min

7. Royal Holloway, University of London: 

Walking - 23 min

8. SOAS, University of London: 

Walking - 23 min

9. University of London: 

Walking - 23 min

10. London School of Economics and Political Science: 

Walking - 24 min

11. Imperial College London: 

Walking - 25 min

12. Kings College London: 

Walking - 26 min

13. Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London: 

Walking - 28 min

14. Royal Veterinary College, University of London: 

Walking - 30 min

15. London Metropolitan University: 

Walking - 31 min

16. London South Bank University: 

Walking - 31 min

17. City, University of London: 

Walking - 35 min

18. Queen Mary, University of London: 

Walking - 37 min

Apartment Facilities

24 hour key fob access
Free WiFi
All bills included

Community Facilities

Communal area
TV in communal room
Private Study room


Dorm Room(per person)£110/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, in room safes, and a shared sink with shaving/vanity unit.

Triple Room(per person)£115/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. For each person, there is an in room safe.

Single Room£194/week
Private Room
Shared Bathroom

The completely private single rooms include a comfortable bed, wardrobe, drawers, and sink with vanity unit. These singles also include an in room safe.

Twin Room (per person)£197/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. The twins also include an in room safe for each person!


Booking Details

Cancellation Policy:-

 -If there is more than one night left on your original booking and you wish to cancel the contract and leave the accommodation sooner

 that your original date of departure, you may do so provide that you give us at least one days notice (or make payment in lieu of notice).

 If you do not give the required notice or make a payment in lieu of notice, you will be still charged for a days accommodation even

 though you are not using it; this is because we will be unable to re-let the room for that week and so would otherwise lose that income.

-If there is less than one day left of your original booking then you may not cancel the contract and will be required to pay for the entirety

of your booked stay, even if you leave the accommodation sooner than your original date of departure.

-If you cancel your booking at least 48 hours before 12:00 hours (GMT) on the first day of your booked stay, you will receive a refund of all

sum paid by you less the cost of one nights accommodation. No refunds will be provided if less than 48 hours notice is given.

-Once we have confirmed your booking, you must pay the cost for the accommodation for the entirety of your booking in advance. The

amount payable will be shown on the booking confirmation.

-If you do not check-in on the date stated on your booking and you have not given at least 48 hours notice as set out in , your

 booking will be cancelled and you will lose the advance payment made under above sentence, which they shall keep.

Payment Details

Payment Info:-

No cash payment accepted. No deposit will be refunded back under any circumstances except if it is due to COVID-19 situation.

Booking info:-

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

A license deposit will be payable when guests check-in. This license deposit will be GBP 200. If the holding deposit is less than the license deposit, the guest will be required pay an additional amount to make sure the full license 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 holding deposit of one weeks rent. Upon arrival, you will be required to pay a licence deposit of GBP 200 and 1 weeks rent in advance.

do you have a loyalty discount scheme?

We sure do! In shared rooms in selected properties, you can receive a discount of up to 25% off. The longer you stay, the less you pay!

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

For long-term residents staying 14 nights or more (Weekly Rate), a holding deposit of one weeks rent is required. If you do not check-in on the date stated in your booking, your booking will be cancelled and your holding deposit will not be returned to you.

what are the check-in and out times?

The check-in time at all properties is 2:00pm

The check-out time at all properties is 10:00am

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