Hootananny Hostel

About Hootananny Hostel
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95 Effra Road, Brixton
London, United Kingdom SW2 1DF
Hootananny is a friendly, relaxed family run hostel with spacious rooms, new showers, locked luggage storage room, 3 pool tables, 20% discount in the bar.

Just 5-10 min walk from Brixton Underground station to Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, SW2 and across the road from beautiful Brockwell Park, the largest in London. 30 minutes from Central London/West End.

- A few parking spaces in our back yard available after agreement @ £4 a day
-Spacious Kitchen
- Large Sitting room with TV
- Large covered Roof Terrace smokers are welcome to smoke there
- 24 hour heating in the cold months, duvets, woolen blankets
- Showers
- Free wireless Internet Connection
- Lockers for valuables + lock-up for large baggage
- Free breakfast; tea, coffee, toast, cereal is provided daily
- Downstairs live music bar highly rated by TimeOut
- 3 Pool tables
- Free evening Mexican Restaurant meal in bar once a week
- 10% returnable deposit for locker and outside door key

Online bookings for groups of more than 5 are not permitted.

Home to both short and long term backpackers, we are a shared house with a weekly free communal meal in our bar downstairs. £75 a week for longtermers.

Festival headliner Manu Chao chose Hootananny bar to give a secret show after his festival act. Hootananny star gigs include big Gypsy bands, Blues bands, Live Reggae acts from Jamaica, Ska, Cabaret, World music and Pop Rock.

Hostelers and residents alike report that Brixton feels lively safe and fun with its multi-cultural open air and covered markets, alternative coffee shops, loved independent Ritzy cinema and famous Brixton Academy music venue. Brockwell Park is on our doorstep one of the biggest in London.

Important note:
Please be aware that you must show a photo I.D. when you arrive. We only accept passports or a driving license as I.D. This is a hostel for over 18's only, there are no family rooms and we do not cater for young children.

We apoligise, but unfortunately we do not check in local residents of london into our hostel.

CHECK IN IS OPEN FROM 9am - 12 midnight - no need to phone to confirm check in times.

Online bookings for groups of more than 5 are not permitted.

Breakfast Included
Common Room
Guest Kitchen
Internet Access
Linen Included
Luggage Storage
Web access in Room
Web access in lobby
WiFi in lobby
WiFi in room
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Getting there:
Turn left out of Brixton Underground station and walk straight for 5-10 minutes and you cannot miss us; a big red building on the corner of Effra Road and Brixton Water Lane.

Brixton Underground Station is the last stop Southbound on the Victoria Line. Half an hour from London's top tourist attractions.

Or take the number 2 bus from Victoria or the number 3 bus from Trafalgar Square.

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2 Reviews of Hootananny Hostel  
First To Review: Awa D.
4.0 star rating
Jun 11, 2008
It's an amazing place where you can meet friendly people from all over the worl ! At the hostel, I met a girl (S) who liked very too much the chocolate cakes that I brang sometimes from my job ...
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4.0 star rating
Jan 3, 2010
great place with life music every day and friendly atmosphere..
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