Urbany Hostel London

Urbany Hostel is located in Notting Hill (zone 1). Not only are you in walking distance to see the beautiful Portobello Market (where the coloured houses are) but we are only a 10 minute walk from Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. We have plenty of bus stops into the city as well as the 3 major tube lines within a 5 minute walk. Lots of supermarkets, fast foods and shops located near us also! You cannot beat our area.
Our beautiful townhouse hostel was built in the 1800s, it is 4 stories/floors, with a large kitchen, outdoor terrace, lounge room and dining room. Our hostel is a capacity of 112 beds, open to youth travellers all over the world. We have a work hard, play hard mentality; for those who enjoy a party, but also someone who takes pride and genuine care in the tasks assigned - then we are looking for you!

Everyone at Urbany is welcoming, easy going and is like a family. We are are a hostel for backpackers/travellers, run by backpackers/travellers. We are a live in team of 15. As a sociable group; we like to interact and hang out with not only each other and with the guests as well. We are a community, providing a safe and comfortable space. We are looking for volunteers who will help us continue to be one of the best hostels in London.

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Cannot recommend more highly!!! Staff, work & location are all amazing. Great party, chill and work balance

17 days ago



I have had the best time at Urbany!! From the moment I arrived, everyone was so welcoming and friendly, and it genuinely does feel like I’m leaving London with a family here. The work is exactly as described and agreed upon, and there is good variety and flexibility with shifts. The hostel is in a beautiful location and is perfect for exploring London - being only a couple minutes walk from Hyde Park is a huge bonus. It’s also a great role if you enjoy getting out in the evenings and seeing the nightlife. Thank you so much Urbany :)

25 days ago



My experience at Urbany has been just as incredible as I expected and more!!! The hostel is probably one of the best ones I've ever been to, the environment is very social and friendly and is located in a perfect spot in the city. In addition, the tasks were easy and diverse and Leah, the manager, is very flexible in case you want to swap.
And last but not least thanks to everyone that has been part of my experience, the reception team is amazing and all the volunteers are the best, I know I'll always have a place in London where I'll be welcomed. I love you all!! <3

about 1 month ago



Urbany was truly the perfect home away from home. From the moment I arrived, all the volunteers were incredibly welcoming. I made so many lifelong friends during my stay here.

If you're looking for a hostel with a great atmosphere then this is it. It's a very social hostel with a "work hard, play hard" kinda environment. It's also located in the perfect part of London right near so many pubs and a short train ride away from the best clubs.
Urbany wouldn't be what it is without Leah, who has put so much time and effort into this place. Urbany will always hold a special place in my heart.

about 2 months ago



Volunteering at Urbany was an experience that I had not planned on having yet somehow needed. It allowed me to meet some incredible humans from all around the world, build a little space to call home and grow within myself. I felt so welcomed and always had opportunities to ask for help; It is a perfect place to feel supported in your experience in Worldpackers. The hostel is so charming and Notting Hill could not be a better location. Leah, the manager, provides the schedule in advance and is very respectful of your time (slay queen).
I’m leaving with a full heart, knowing I’ll be back soon🤍

4 months ago

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