Provides accommodation for people who require cheap, clean and attractive short or long-term lodging in central London.


Situated in Central London in the famous Bloomsbury area where writers and artists have lived for centuries, Pickwick Hall is in an ideal position to explore London and its history. Also close to the West End, Covent Garden and Soho. The hostel is located in a quiet row of Georgian houses with a small garden. Most rooms are for two people and the dorms sleep a maximum of four, with a shower and a toilet for every four guests.

History to the present day

The buildings that now line Bedford Place were constructed in 1802-03 on the site of Bedford House that was demolished two years earlier. Bedford House was built and named Southampton House for Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton in the early 1660's, just before the Great Fire that destroyed much of the City of London a mile to the East in 1666. In 1734, Southampton House was bought by the Duke of Bedford - a substantial landowner in this area - and renamed Bedford House.

Food and Drinks

Fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals. All the rooms also have a fridge and a microwave. Continental breakfast is included in your stay.

Other facilities

Multi-lingual staff to help throughout your stay. Credit cards are accepted, theatre reservation service available. International payphone and a fax service. 24 hour building access by electronic key.


No disabled access

18th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wired)

Self-catering facilities

Sky Television

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Clothes dryer

Washing machine


Central heating

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Continental breakfast (included)

Electric oven

Electric hob



Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Pickwick Hall Hostel, London - Reviews


Based on 13 reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 3.6
Food 3.3
Value 4.8
Overall Experience 4.2

Really good hostel. Best value for money in London I think. I would definitely recommend it.
M. Laurent G

A very good break for us. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Helpful obliging staff. Room very clean and tidy though some of fittings damaged. Eg window locks, lock to bathroom door.
Mr Donald S

Loved our stay here, very comfortable, excellent location and very nice service everyday we were there. Stayed for a week and loved every minute of it!
Mrs phyllis n

I had a great experience. Excellent hospitality. Good room facilities with a microwave and fridge and sink. Old building and needs upkeep, but comfortable room with breakfast provided and water always hot. One of the most peaceful and home-like hostels I've stayed at, perfectly located, fit and exceeded my requirements. Just don't all stay here so I can still get in!!
Ms Thea B

Very good location and all the facilities. It would be better if they changed the towels more frequently. I recommend it.
Miss Ana R

Arrival Info

Address: Pickwick Hall, 7 Bedford Place, London, LondonWC1B 5JE, United Kingdom

Check In: 8.30am - 10.00pm  Check Out: 11.00am

Directions: 5 minute walk from the underground stations at Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central lines).

From Holborn Station: Cross the road to Sainsburys supermarket and then over the road on the right (High Holborn) and walk up Southampton Row. Cross Vernon Place (a major road) and at the next side street turn left into Bloomsbury Place; next right is Bedford Place and Pickwick is at number 7, half way along on the right.

From Tottenham Court Road: Exit station 'to Dominion Theatre' and walk 50 metres along Tottenham Court Road. Turn first right into Great Russell Street. After passing the British Museum the second road on the left is Bedford Place.