South Kensington Hostel - Southwell Gardens


RMI Hostel South Kensington

Welcome to the Religious of Mary Immaculate Hostel in London!

The RMI sisters offer you a place to stay in this big city of London. The hostel has accommodation for 70 girls.

 Like all our other houses all over the world, we aim to provide a welcoming, safe and harmonious place to live while you face the challenges of city life in your studies and work.

The hostel is based on Catholic ideals and values. Young women between the ages of 18 and 25, single, of any creed or nationality, who are obliged to live away from home for reasons of work or study, are all welcome and are expected to abide by the Hostel's ethos.

The hostel provides an atmosphere of family and friendship between the Sisters and fellow residents that helps one in its integral growth as a person through our hospitality, listening attitude, respect and personal accompaniment.

List of Services

Single Rooms

Shared Rooms

Shared Showers & Toilets

Wifi In All Rooms


Laundry & Dryer


Coffee Machine




Study Room

TV Room

Hall / Meeting Room


Reception Service


Hours of Opening

Mon 7:00 - 11:00pm
Tue 7:00 - 11:00pm
Wed 7:00 - 11:00pm
Thu 7:00 - 11:00pm
Fri 7:00 - 12:00pm
Sat 7:00 - 12:00pm
Sun 7:00 - 11:00pm

South Kensington

15 Southwell Gardens, London, SW7 4RN, UK
Tel: +44 20 7373 2738
Fax: +44 20 7244 9363

Tube StationS

Gloucester Road (3 min)
S. Kensington (12 min)
Earls Court (12 min)

How we run the hostel

For the benefit of those interested in staying in the hostel, there are certain guidelines we ask everyone to consider. The main ones are:

  • It is important that we live together in HARMONY AND RESPECT because of the diversity of cultures, creed, languages and customs. 

  • Interesting activities are offered in the hostel and participation is encouraged to gain new friends, live in a friendly and family atmosphere and likewise to develop your talents and share them with others. We strongly discourage solitary and antisocial behavior. If you prefer to be isolated and alone, RMI is not the place for you.

  • A minimum stay of one month or 4 weeks is required. Extension depends on each individual situation. 

The full guidelines can be downloaded here. Our fees, terms and conditions are here.

Schools and Colleges

  • London School of Dramatic Art

  • Imperial College London

  • Royal College of Music

  • Lycee Francais Charles De Gaulle School

  • Kensington & Chelsea College

  • Frances King English School

  • Oxford House College

  • Richmond The American International University In London

  • London College Of Fashion

  • Royal College of Art

  • University of Westminster

Places of interest

  • Natural History Museum

  • Science Museum

  • Royal Albert Hall

  • Kensington Gardens

  • London Oratory

  • Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

  • Kensington Palace

  • Baden-Powell House

  • Natural History Museum Cromwell Road London SW15 5HY

  • The Albert Memorial

  • Harrods

  • Hyde Park

  • Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

  • Imperial College Sports Centre