A stay in London doesn’t have to be expensive. If you are looking for cheap place to stay, great location, comfort and meeting new people, there are plenty of nice hostels to choose from. I researched some of the best and stylish hostels that will cost you no more than €30 a night!
Wombat’s City Hostel London opened in December 2014 and definitely sets a new standard for hostels in the UK’s capital. The hostel is only minutes away from sights such as the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City Hall. It’s an easy walk from the buzzing nightlife of Shoreditch and next to Wilton’s Music Hall; the location is just awesome for young travellers.
Not only is the location awesome, the building itself is breath-taking. Formerly a seaman’s hostel, the building was converted to an astonishing traveller’s place. Featuring a huge Bar, a courtyard, a cosy hangout area in the lobby and all amenities a backpacker could wish for.
All rooms come with comfy wooden beds, private shower, toilet facilities and lockers for your belongings.
With room for over 300 guests and an ideal central location, just minutes from Oxford Street, Soho Square, Piccadilly and Leicester Square, you’ll be right in the heart of the action!
SoHostel is London’s newest and most central hostel for travellers seeking comfortable but affordable accommodation. They offer stylish, clean and secure accommodation for single travellers, couples and groups.
Their large range of rooms will suit everyone’s needs and budget. From 6-bed dorms to rooms with access to shared bathrooms, and brand new rooms with private en-suite bathrooms, there is something for everyone!
Breakfast is available on-site along with 24 hour vending for your midnight cravings. Bed linen is provided and towels can be hired at a surcharge. Washing and drying laundry facilities are available. Guests can relax in the shared TV lounge, or have a drink and make new friends at the onsite bar and enjoy our happy hour with half price drinks or daily special cocktails along with live music, karaoke nights and more!
The Walrus Hostel is the ideal choice for you to get the most out of your trip to London. The hostel features: Free Wi-Fi, simple free breakfast of cereals, toast, teas and coffee, free bag storage and guest kitchen.
The Walrus is within walking distance of all of Londons most famous landmarks. After a long day of sightseeing, you can come and enjoy a drink in their quirky bar where they serve a fine selection of beers, wines and spirits.
Astor Hyde Park won 1st Best Small hostel chain and 1st in the Lifetime achievement awards at the 2015 Hoscars and it’s easy to see why. It’s located in the upscale neighbourhood of South Kensington beside Hyde Park and close to several of London’s best museums. Guests have praised this location for being a ‘wonderful area close to everything [but] also far enough away to be off the tourist trail’.
Astor Hyde Park is one minute from Hyde Park and surrounded by some of London’s greatest museums including the Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert and Science Museum. The hostel is a short walk from London’s best transport connections, including direct trains to Heathrow Airport. If this weren’t enough the iconic pubs, excellent shopping, amazing restaurants and occasional celebrity sighting make it the perfect place to live while in London!
Note: this hotel is only for 18 to 40 years old!
Where: South Kensington
Rated London’s number one hostel in 2008, 2009 and 2010. YHA London Central boasts seven floors of modern, budget accommodation, just five minutes’ walk from Oxford Street. This is the perfect place for young backpackers wanting to experience the heart of the capital.
Their on-site cafe/bar is perfect for a relaxing drink or snack and to swap stories with fellow travellers.
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