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Featured Hostels in London

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
4 out of 5
Holland Walk, Kensington, London, England
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Located in Kensington, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington High Street, Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. Royal Albert Hall and Cromwell ...

3.8/5Good! (699 reviews)

"The workers at the restayramt were friendly and the hostel felt safe and family friendly"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
Hillspring Lodge
2 out of 5
233 Willesden Lane, London, England
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Located in Brondesbury Park, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hyde Park, Wembley Stadium and Buckingham Palace. The British Museum and Piccadilly Circus ...

3.9/5Very Good! (934 reviews)
Nice hostel in a good neighbourhood.

"Nice place with access to public transportation."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hillspring Lodge
Abercorn House
2 out of 5
28-30 Bute Gardens, Hammersmith, London, England
The price is £22 per night

Located in Hammersmith, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Eventim Apollo, Kensington High Street and Westfield London Shopping Centre. Kensington Gardens ...

3.6/5Good! (480 reviews)

"Much better than I imagined. Very clean, modern, helpful staff. Room good size, comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2020

Abercorn House
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
48-50 Inverness Terrace, London, England
The price is £54 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. Kensington High Street and Royal ...

3.2/5 (200 reviews)

"Affordable and close to metro and shopping . Walking distance to Hyde park"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020

Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Rest Up London - Hostel
2 out of 5
172 New Kent Road, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of The Shard, Tower Bridge and Tate Modern. London Eye and Westminster Bridge are also within ...

3.3/5 (969 reviews)

"Only disappointment was rudeness of other visitors, shouting, turning lights on at 2am, that sort of thing. Staff were great, informed, courteous, professional."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Rest Up London - Hostel
Central Hotel
1 out of 5
26 Princes Square, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. Kensington High Street and Hyde Park are also ...

2.5/5 (36 reviews)

"No cover sheet for blanket. I was so uncomfortable sleep in the bed without flat sheet. Need to bring your own towels shampoo and toothbrush. Everything is old and broke."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Central Hotel
MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel
2 out of 5
Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
The price is £90 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cromwell Road and Natural History Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington High ...

3.7/5Good! (192 reviews)

"We loved the family room. With two single beds and two bunk beds (one each for our two children) - we had plenty of room. Breakfast was great and the two kids were free. Great location for all of the museums- you can literally see the Natural History museum from the hotel. Only drawbacks were that ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel
Generator London
2 out of 5
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England
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The price is £80 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square, The British Museum and Tottenham Court Road. Oxford Street and Aldwych ...

3.7/5Good! (2,067 reviews)

"Great property. I liked that it was hidden away from the hussle and bussle of main street"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Generator London
Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - Hostel
2 out of 5
40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England
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Located in Camden, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hampstead Heath, ZSL London Zoo and Regent's Park. Baker Street and Roundhouse are also within 2 miles ...

4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"Excellent, I will stay here again, only thing is the old people need to understand this a hostal and will be laud sound they can’t expect to people that came late at night don’t make any sound, please make old people far away from younger."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - Hostel
Clink78 Hostel
2 out of 5
78 Kings Cross Road, London, England
The price is £45 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and The Strand. Oxford Street and St. Paul's Cathedral ...

3.6/5Good! (600 reviews)

"Good location and nice communal facilities"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

Clink78 Hostel
Clink 261 Hostel
2 out of 5
261-265 Grays Inn Road, London, England
The price is £52 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and Oxford Street. Tottenham Court Road and Shaftesbury ...

3.7/5Good! (352 reviews)

"Overall amazing stay loved the guests and the staff only issue was breakfast isn’t free so that’s the only thing"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2020

Clink 261 Hostel
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
2 out of 5
143 The Strand, London, England
The price is £85 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of London Eye and London Dungeon. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are also within 1 mi (2 ...

2.9/5 (515 reviews)
Dated, but I loved it.

"I really liked this hotel - yes, it is dated and has shared facilities, but it is like going back in time. The India Club meal was outstanding. Overall it was fantastic value for money."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2019

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Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
4 out of 5
234 Bath Road, Heathrow Point West, Hayes, England
The price is £60 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,639 reviews)

"Pleasant, relaxed - would use the facility again. Service was very good, the room was spacious and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2020

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
SACO Fitzrovia
SACO Fitzrovia
4 out of 5
21 Tottenham Street, London, England
The price is £92 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (105 reviews)

"Comfortable property in a convenient location, with easy access to restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

SACO Fitzrovia
Merit Kensington Hotel
Merit Kensington Hotel
4 out of 5
12 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, England
The price is £83 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (61 reviews)

"The property was in excellent condition - very clean, modern and everything in excellent working order. The only downside for us was it was not in the centre of town. In retrospect we could have done with being more in the centre. Also there was no bar or breakfast facility. Not a big problem though. ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Merit Kensington Hotel
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Whoever said a trip to the buzzing English capital had to be pricy? Choosing hostels in London shouldn't break the bank. Booking a hostel, many of which offer dormitory rooms and shared kitchens spaces, will leave more cash for cocktails in The Shard and jaunts to London Zoo. But while the amenities may be basic, the design is anything but. In fact, London hostels are some of the edgiest and artiest going – think lobbies laden with Pop Art and lively common rooms filled with fellow travellers. It's possible to bag bunks in exciting inner-city locations like King's Cross and Euston. Or, you can head to more off-the-beaten-track corners of the metropolis, to settle by the boho bars of East London or the leafy parks and football stadiums of North London.

What makes hostels in London so great?

Whether you're a solo traveller or a group of friends, choosing a hostel in London could be the best way to go. Cheap and comfy beds await in a whole host of different spots, ranging from classic English lodges on the city's outskirts to historic buildings in the beating midst of the capital. The upshot is that bucket-list sights could be just around the corner. A glimpse of Big Ben and the London Eye, anyone? A romantic stroll for two along the Southbank, perhaps? Alternatively, there are bargain beds in off-radar boroughs, where you can attend football showdowns in Highbury or tread the vintage clothes markets of Shoreditch.

There's nothing like the fun and vibrant atmosphere promised by a backpacker hostel, London style. You'll share dorms and bunks with likeminded folk from all over the globe. You'll clink frothy English ales in on-site bars while chin wagging your latest travel tales. Some of London's historic hostels are housed in quirky buildings with their own story to tell – an age-old courthouse here, a redbrick Victorian mansion there. A touch of British design and character is often thrown in for good measure, so expect oversized union jacks, The Beatles posters and Mini paraphernalia aplenty in common rooms. Service is typically tailored to easy-going, youthful globetrotters. That means bike rentals and pub crawls can be organised from the reception desk, opening up adventurous ways to explore the city on the Thames.

Pick hostels in London for an urban adventure

Booking a cheap hostel in London is all about delving into one seriously vibrant capital for less. Some places – like the quirky Clink78 at King's Cross – are tucked right into the heart of Central London, where hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours whiz past Nelson's Column and Big Ben. That's also where you'll be able to discover the mind-boggling menagerie of priceless artefacts and relics and paintings that combine between the National Gallery and the British Museum – both of which are totally free to enter. Meanwhile, nightly pub crawls in those parts can be a ticket to the raucous Irish bars, comedy clubs and dance venues of Piccadilly and Soho. Staying somewhere like the Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage could mean seeing a different side to the metropolis, out where long walks across Hampstead Heath meet wild encounters in ZSL London Zoo.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in London?
If you’re searching for an affordable place to stay in London, one of its 157 hostels could be a great choice. By staying at a hostel, you can spend less on accommodations and use more of your budget for fun things to do during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theatres and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in London?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Safestay London Kensington Holland Park - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of High Street Kensington Station and Holland Park Underground Station. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Cromwell Road. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries and TVs. Hillspring Lodge - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Willesden Green Underground Station. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find lockers and linens in all rooms. Abercorn House - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Hammersmith Station. You can take advantage of a shared/communal kitchen and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers and desks. Central Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Kensington Gardens. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with linens.
What's the seasonal weather like in London?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for London is 592 mm.
What is there to see and do in London?
Overall, London is known for its theatres, museums and architecture. Major attractions include Trafalgar Square, National Gallery and Leicester Square. Get out into nature with places such as St. James Park, Russell Square and Green Park. Cultural attractions include Queens Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and Royal Opera House.
What's the best way to get around London?
You’ll find the closest airport in London (LHR-Heathrow), 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is London (LGW-Gatwick), which is 24.3 mi (39.2 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transport during your trip. Take advantage of metro transport at Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment Station and Leicester Square Underground Station. To see more of the area, take a train from London Charing Cross Station, London Waterloo Station or London Waterloo East Station.

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