South Kensington residence

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Key Info
  • Located within walking to distance to both Gloucester Road and South Kensington Underground Station, this zone 1 hostel style residence offers affordable hostel style residence in one of the most sought after streets in London.
  • The residence has a combination of single and shared rooms available for either short or long-term stays. All rooms come with fully furnished bedrooms/dorms with shared bathrooms and shared kitchens, meaning you will constantly have an opportunity to make friends across the residence.

Location

Located near the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert; your free time and weekends will always be filled with things to do in the heart of this historical city. Not only are you close by to a world of Museums and eating establishments from all corners of the world, this is one of the few residences to be within walking distance to Imperial College – a seven-minute walk away at that!

If a good, healthy, caffeine fix is what you need on a daily basis then why not visit Tombo for their renowned and infamous matcha’s. Tombo is London’s first authentic Japanese café and matcha bar. This small restaurant is not open to taking bookings but hosts a small but authentic Japanese menu of food and a massive menu of tea. Be sure to try the matcha ice cream, you will not be disappointed.

Why not have some quaint pub food and a drink in a beautiful Victorian pub located just minutes away from the residence. The food here is of an exceptional standard, all being freshly prepared on-site and not disappointing ever; this is probably one of the best places in town to experience eating pheasant for the first time, as it will ensure that you will want to continue eating it forever. Couple that with the cheerful staff and gluten-free beer – this will fast become your local pub whilst you are here!

Features

This beautiful Grade II listed building in a highly sought after road in London has magnificent high ceilings, which makes the residence itself seem much larger inside than it actually it is. Everyone will find that the residence is especially for them; there is a large common area which is great for meeting other guests and making those friends for life. There is additionally a quiet study room for those studious types where you are able to get your work done with minimal interruptions.

Not only are all the utility bills included in the price of the rent, but you have access (for free) to a massive 50 MB of the internet over seven devices. There are no niggly hidden charges there for you to worry about. Another thing which is included in your stay for you would be the use of the state-of-the-art onsite gym – just for use by the residents! So no need to worry about the £50.00 a month gym membership at Virgin Active, when you have it all in-house.

There is an onsite laundry room for you to do all of your washing and drying in at any time of the day and night. The friendly bilingual reception staff are always on standby to assist you not only with any in-house questions or issues you may have, but also to help you adjust to life outside of the residence too.

What's Included

  • Basic Contents Insurance
  • Bills Included
  • CCTV
  • Common Room
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Maintenance Team
  • On-site Security
  • Secure Door Entry
  • Wi-Fi

Room Pricing & Availability

The South Kensington residence has a range of non en-suite rooms (with shared bathroom).

More details below:

South Kensington - Single Non En Suite
South Kensington - Single Non En Suite

This is a single non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has a comfortable single bed, a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.

Available from: 19 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

Price From: £239 per week
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  • Bills Included

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Storage Space

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Multiple Flatmates

  • Single Bed
South Kensington - Twin Non En Suite
South Kensington - Twin Non En Suite

This is a twin non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has two comfortable single beds, a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and share a sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.

Available from: 19 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

Price From: £189 per week
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  • Bills Included

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Storage Space

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Multiple Flatmates

  • 2 Single Beds
South Kensington - Triple Non En Suite
South Kensington - Triple Non En Suite

This is a larger non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has three comfortable single beds, a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and share a sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.

Available from: 19 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

Price From: £169 per week
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  • Bills Included

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Storage Space

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Multiple Flatmates

  • 3 Single Beds
South Kensington - Dorm Non En Suite
South Kensington - Dorm Non En Suite

This is a larger non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has five comfortable single beds a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and share a sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.

Available from: 19 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

Price From: £149 per week
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  • Bills Included

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Storage Space

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Multiple Flatmates

  • 4 or More Beds

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I select my room?

If you are booking for a full academic year you can select the type of room you stay in.

However, you cannot request specific details such as what floor the room is on or who your flatmates are, as the rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you are booking for a shorter period e.g. a single semester or a summer stay, you will be allocated the room type (single studio, twin studio, single en suite etc) you have booked but the exact specification may be subject to availability. This can include the floor the room is located on, the direction the room is facing, if the room is classed as a standard, a club, a premium, an accessible, a premium accessible etc.   

If you do have a special request, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.

Can I view this residence prior to booking?

If you are staying for 12 weeks or longer, we will be happy to request an appointment with the residence team for you to view the residence.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide viewings for stays under 12 weeks.

Can I smoke in the residence?

Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found outside the residence.

Is there a damage deposit for this residence?

Yes, please note that a damage deposit of £200 will be taken by the residence when you check-in. The residence will refund the deposit after your stay providing your room has not been damaged and the rules of the residence have been observed during your stay. The arrangement of the damage deposit is between you and the accommodation supplier (the residence). Please ask the residence upon check-in for the full terms and conditions on the arrangement and for details on how and when the deposit will be refunded.

For the non en-suite rooms, how many people share bathroom facilities?

Generally speaking, between 5 and 6 people share the bathroom facilities at the residence.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.

Where can I wash my clothes?

This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.

Are bills included in the price? 

Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet.

Does this residence have internet? 

Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building.

What’s the difference between Single rooms and the Shared room types?

Both rooms have shared bathroom facilities on each floor of the residence. Single rooms are not shared, whereas Twin, Triple and Quad rooms are shared with other members of the same sex.

Is there a curfew?

No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please.

Is there always a member of staff available?

Yes, the reception staff usually work during office hours Monday to Friday. However, when the reception is closed, there will always be a member of the customer service or security team on hand, either to assist you in person or for you to contact by telephone.

Can I stay in this residence if I am under 18?

Unfortunately, this residence is only available to students aged 18 or over.

Which London train stations are located near this residence?

South Kensington Underground Station – 6-minute walk
Gloucester Road Underground Station – 5-minute walk
Earls Court Underground Station – 19-minute walk
West Brompton Station – 17-minute walk
High Street Kensington Station – 23-minute walk

Which London universities are located near this residence?

Imperial College London – 15-minute walk
Boston University – 8-minute walk
Royal College of Art – 14-minute walk

Which London language schools are located near this residence?

Frances King School of English – 6-minute walk
Discovery Summer – English Language Courses – 21-minute walk
Eurocentres Language School London – 40-minute walk
Victoria School of English – 29-minute walk
Language Boost – 16-minute walk

Which London tourist attractions are located near this residence?

Natural History Museum – 8-minute walk
Queens Gate Gardens – 9-minute walk
Victoria and Albert Museum – 11-minute walk
Hyde Park – 14-minute walk
Science Museum – 12-minute walk

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