Hostels in London
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Onefam Notting Hill by Hostel One
The perfect place for solo travelers to connect, explore and party! Join the H1 Family and let us show you the beautiful city of London! What really makes our hostel unique and what has helped us win HostelWorld awards year after year, are our amazing team...Read more about Onefam Notting Hill by Hostel One
YHA London St Pancras
We're a four-star hostel at the heart of the bus and underground networks making it easy to travel around the city.Read more about YHA London St Pancras
Urbany Hostel London
Welcome to Urbany Hostel London, our first international adventure! We offer you a perfect spot to explorRead more about Urbany Hostel London
Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery
Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery is 10min walk from the Tate Britain museum. 15 mins walk from Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Buckingham palace and 20mins from Trafalgar square.Read more about Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery
International Students House
International Students House provides affordable and friendly accommodation in Central London. There areRead more about International Students House
Barmy Badger Backpackers
The Badger is unique for London in that we have 2 dogs that come in with the hostel owners! WelcomingRead more about Barmy Badger Backpackers
Selina Camden offers private and shared accommodation with great value!Read more about Selina Camden
Wombat's City Hostel London
Wombat's The City Hostel London is definitely the place to stay if you want to experience all that LondonRead more about Wombat's City Hostel London
YHA London Earls Court
In the heart of a young, international area full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, this hostel buzzes with action.Read more about YHA London Earls Court
YHA London Oxford Street
Come and stay with us in Soho - the heart of bohemian London!Read more about YHA London Oxford Street
Pickwick Hall provides accommodation for tourists, students and other people who require cheap, clean andRead more about Pickwick Hall
YHA London St Pauls
Just 100 metres from St Paul's Cathedral, this hostel is centrally located for exploring London...Read more about YHA London St Pauls
Astor Hyde Park
Located in the most beautiful and charming neighbourhood in London, Astor Hyde Park is one minute from HyRead more about Astor Hyde Park
The Backpackshack, a great place to stayRead more about The Backpackshack
Near the Hostelle you will find the London Wall at 2.8 km, the Tower Bridge at 3.3 km, the London Eye at 5.7 km, the Trafalgar Square at 5.7 km, the Sra Life Centre London Aquarium at 5.9 km, and the Sky Garden at 2.8 km, among other attractions.Read more about Hostelle London
Park Villa offers affordable accommodation in Mile End Old Town. You have comfortable rooms, access to shared bathrooms and WiFi.Read more about Park Villa
Welcome to Clink261! Clink261 is a comfortable, centrally located hostel just 5 minutes’ walk from KRead more about Clink261
St Christopher's Oasis-Female Only
COVID 19 Policy Update. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measuresRead more about St Christopher's Oasis-Female Only
NX London Hostel
Welcome to NX London Hostel! A Friendly backpackers hostel offering budget style rooms Situated iRead more about NX London Hostel
Astor Museum Inn
With the British Museum literally on its doorstep, it is impossible to beat this hostel’s location! LocRead more about Astor Museum Inn
The Walrus Hostel
The Walrus Hostel is the ideal choice for you to get the most out of your trip to London. We aim to welcoRead more about The Walrus Hostel
St Christopher's Inn - Liverpool Street
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YHA London Central
We offer seven floors of modern, stylish, budget accommodation and is situated just five minutes walk from Oxford Street.Read more about YHA London Central
Prime Backpackers Angel
The hostel is housed in a historic building in beautiful Angel (borough of Islington). Our goal is toRead more about Prime Backpackers Angel
PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo
The heart & soul of London backpacking Pull up a bar stool and talk until morning at PubLove’s most sociable Hostel-Pub.Read more about PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo
St Christopher's Village
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Smart Hyde Park View Hostel
You can relax in Hyde Park, visit all London's attractions or go shopping on the local high street.Read more about Smart Hyde Park View Hostel
St Christopher's Inn - London Bridge
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: ALL BOOKINGS THAT FALL BETWEEN 28TH DEC 2022 - 2ND JAN 2023 WILL BE CHARGED IN ADVARead more about London Backpackers
Smart Camden Inn Hostel
Located in the middle of Camden Town, we’re the closest hostel to Camden Markets and if you’re angling for access to all the partying and good times you could want, without compromising on security, comfort, and cleanliness, then we’re where you want to be!...Read more about Smart Camden Inn Hostel
We have 93 Hostels in London with an average rating of 7.7 based on 22,450 reviews.
London is not only home to iconic landmarks like Big Ben, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, but a global city is known for its live music, entertainment, shopping and nightlife. The city is also the perfect starting point for a backpacking trip through Europe.
Youth hostels in London have been catering to backpackers and solo travellers for a very long time, which is why they have so much to offer. The best youth hostels in London offer free walking tours, in-house bars for when you’d rather stay in, free breakfast, games rooms, live music and outdoor terraces for the summer.
Even with all the free perks, you won’t struggle to find a cheap youth hostel in London close to the city centre. You can choose from a shared dorm or get some peace and quiet in a London hostel with private rooms. There are plenty of memorable places to stay as well. How does spending a night in a police cell sound? Or maybe you’d prefer to get some beauty sleep in a 200-year-old former courthouse? There are London youth hostels to suit all tastes.
If you prefer a bit more peace and quiet, there are a number of hostels in London that offer private rooms. The prices might be slightly higher than a shared dorm or single room, but it’s the perfect option for travelling with a partner or when you need to rest after a long day of sightseeing.
The obvious choice is to find a hostel close to central London, which puts you within easy reach of Soho, Covent Garden and Leicester Square. There are plenty of budget options close to the city centre, but don’t forget about Shoreditch in the East and Camden in the North. The more you save on accommodation, the more you can splash out on some of London's best cheap eats. You can read more tips on finding the best hostels in London on our blog!
Travel back in time at The British Museum, watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, or get a bird’s eye view of the city from the London Eye. If you travel solo and want to escape the busy city streets for a day, you can get lost in one of the many London parks that serve as the cities lungs.
If you prefer to see a more modern side of London, then don’t forget to check out Oxford Street for some of Europe’s best shopping. For those more interested in soaking up some culture, London is brimming with museums and art galleries waiting to be explored - many of which are free to enter or offer special deals on certain days of the week.
Trying to get by on a tight budget? Here's a long list of free things to do in London that your wallet will thanks us for later.
Chances are you’re flying into Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton, all of which offer easy access to central London via express train or the tube. If you’re arriving via train from another part of England or the UK, remember that there are plenty of cheap hostels close to King’s Cross St Pancras, Paddington, Victoria and Liverpool Street stations.
Once you’re in the city centre, you can get almost anywhere using public transport. If you're planning to use the underground for more than few journeys, it might work out cheaper to get an Oyster card, which is also valid on London buses.