St Mungo's - Mare Street Hostel

Referral address

146 Mare Street
E8 3SG

Referral phone

020 8525 7700

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single rough sleepers. At least 25 % of the client group must be women. Can accept people with dogs. All clients are expected to engage and work with local drug and alcohol services. 100% of referred clients must have a Hackney connect. All referrals go through LB of Hackney Housing Options Team

Who we cannot help

Applications considered on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: 65

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals approved by LB of Hackney only. All referral agents must go through the local Housing Option Team first.

Referral procedure

Phone 24 hours to enquire about referral process and vacancies. Form completed by agency and applicant. Interview and sent back to local Housing Options Team advisor for service. Require background information, relevant reports as appropriate eg psychiatric and probation reports, and proof of ID. Interview. All admissions initially to the assessment unit.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 8 weeks
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

16 full time staff and several volunteers, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory monthly key worker meetings offering support on independent living skills, harm minimisation, employment and training, physical/mental health. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Can refer to specialist support services. On-site activities, resettlement and Pathways to Employment workers.

Rooms and charges

£13.35-£19.21pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Single: 53
  • Studio: 15
  • Total spaces: 68


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with ensuite bathrooms.
  • Food: %author:field_hostels_food
  • Disabled facilities: None.
  • Other facilities: Internet cafe, library, gym, music studio.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol and smoking not allowed in communal areas. Must attend keywork meetings. Licence agreement.


Between 9.30am-10.30pm. Overnight guests with 24 hours notice.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

London Fields, Cambridge Heath train, Bethnal Green tube. Buses 48, 55, 106, 253, 277.


Currently have 4-6 volunteers. Phone 020 8525 7700 or email for further information.


Phone head office on 020 8762 5500 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for St Mungo's - Mare Street Hostel and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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