Many of the hostels in London are located within the square mile that comprises central London. Affordability ranges from very cheap to cheap, depending on your preferences. One major selling point is the city’s excellent transportation network, which includes the London Underground, the National Bus Service, and the National Rail. Another plus is the wide variety of historical landmarks (Westminster Abbey), cultural attractions (Tate Modern Museum), and retail shops (H&M, Next).
If you are looking for a good romantic hostel in London, you can check out SoHostel, located on Dean Street in the trendy Soho District. This is a modern accommodation and recent listing that offers free breakfast, linens, and laundry service; private rooms have their own bathroom. Another option for couples is Publove @ Exmouth Arms Euston, set in the heart of the city near Euston Station. This hostel serves great food and has 24h front desk service. If these two are unavailable, then you can try Abercorn House in Hammersmith.
There are several hostels in London that are well suited for solo travelers. Among these are Generation Hostel, located near Russell Square, which offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a restaurant and bar/lounge, as well as an ATM on site. Another option for singles is Publove @ The Green Man Hostel on Edgeware Road in Paddington, which is close to Hyde Park and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. It offers parking, free Wi-Fi, 24h front desk service, and accommodations in either 12-bed or 9-bed co-ed rooms.
Rest Up London is a very cheap hostel in London ideal for groups of travelers, and its location in the Elephant & Castle district of central London is one of its best features. Other features include laundry facilities, an ATM, 24h front desk help and security, and wheelchair accessibility. St. Christopher’s Village is another inexpensive option to consider. Located on Borough High Street, it is close to Borough Market, London Bridge, and the London Eye, and it offers great accommodations for groups in mixed dormitories. The hostel features an elevator, 24h security, and an outdoor terrace, among other amenities and services.
If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in London, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in London in August and September.
Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in London if you stay on a Thursday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Tuesday.
If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a London hostel.
The cheapest 3-star hostel in London found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was ₪741, while the most expensive was ₪762.
Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in London for 14 days.