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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. Queensway and Royal Albert ...

3.8/5Good! (702 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
The Horse & Stables
2 out of 5
122 - 124 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge and London Eye. London Dungeon and Big Ben ...

The Horse & Stables
MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel
2 out of 5
Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
The price is CA $87 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington High Street. Imperial ...

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 Feb. 24, 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 CA $63 per night

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

3.6/5Good! (997 reviews)
Nice place

"Nice and clean hostel in the heart of London."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 1, 2020

Generator London
Saint James Backpackers
2 out of 5
21 Longridge Road, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $54 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Buckingham Palace, and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of London and Big Ben. London Dungeon ...

3.8/5Good! (108 reviews)

"Delicious pancakes for breakfast!!!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020

Saint James Backpackers
OYO Camden BnB
2 out of 5
1-3 Grafton Road, London, England
The price is CA $79 per night

Located in Camden, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Camden Markets and Hampstead Heath. ZSL London Zoo and University College London are also within ...

3.5/5Good! (190 reviews)
Cheap and cheerful

"Basic en-suite accommodation at amazing price for London"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 21, 2019

OYO Camden BnB
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. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Queensway are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Stay was great only"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - Hostel
Venture Hostel
2 out of 5
86 Tanner's Hill, London, England
The price is CA $18 per night

Located in Lewisham, this hostel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from O2 Arena, and within 6 mi (10 km) of London Eye and Tower of London. Big Ben and St. Paul's Cathedral ...

3.2/5 (170 reviews)

"My stay was okay. The bedroom was well kitted out,WIFI was great but the bed was uncomfortable and hard on my back. There is no entertainment at night unless you go to the bar. Food was great. The staff helpful to a point.. It was better than the rest but still requires improvement since a toilet ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2019

Venture Hostel
London Waterloo Hostel
2 out of 5
73 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth, London, England
The price is CA $99 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Imperial War Museum and Big Ben. Westminster Cathedral is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. Lambeth North ...

2.9/5 (497 reviews)

"A good hostel. Clean and well positioned. Staff helpful. 24 hr reception"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 13, 2019

London Waterloo Hostel
Clink78 Hostel
2 out of 5
78 Kings Cross Road, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and The Strand. Financial District and University College ...

3.6/5Good! (603 reviews)

"Good location and nice communal facilities"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020

Clink78 Hostel
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
2 out of 5
143 The Strand, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $82 per night

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

2.9/5 (517 reviews)

"The hotel is dated but clean and value for money."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
Clink 261 Hostel
2 out of 5
261-265 Grays Inn Road, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and Oxford Street. University College London and Financial ...

3.7/5Good! (355 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 Jan. 15, 2020

Clink 261 Hostel
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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 CA $83 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,688 reviews)

"there should be a door in the area of shower, but everything is good"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2020

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
Atrium Hotel Heathrow
Atrium Hotel Heathrow
4 out of 5
Great South-West Rd, Feltham, England
The price is CA $74 per night
4/5Very Good! (381 reviews)

"Lovely hotel easy to get too and very up to date Friendly staff and shops near by for snacks"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 25, 2020

Atrium Hotel Heathrow
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is CA $196 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (5,113 reviews)

"Excellent service, in particular the hotel's Concierge. Great location."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in London, one of the 145 hostels here could be a great choice for you. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in London for a good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its theaters and museums.

Hostels in London

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first:

Rest Up London - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of London Elephant and Castle Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers and linens.

YHA London Central - Hostel - Located steps from BT Tower. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk.

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Swiss Cottage Underground Station and Finchley Road Underground Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar.

Generator London - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Russell Square Underground Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub, and a restaurant. You'll find showers and linens in all rooms.

Barkston Rooms Earl's Court - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Earl's Court Station and Gloucester Road Underground Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and TV in a common area. Rooms come with towels, showers, and desks.

When Is the Best Time to Visit London?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 53° F and nighttime temperatures average 36° F
  • April-June: 70° F is the daytime average and 40° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 72° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 61° F during the day and 37° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 0.83 inches in a year

What Can I Do in London?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Nelson's Column
  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery
Natural Features
  • St. James Park
  • Russell Square
  • Green Park
Cultural Attractions
  • London Coliseum
  • Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Queens Theatre

In general, London is known for its:

  • Theater
  • Museums
  • Architecture
  • Historical sites
  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping

How to Get to London and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in London (LCY-London City), located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) away from the city center. An alternative is London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Walk to nearby metro stations like Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment Station, and Leicester Square Underground Station. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from London Charing Cross Station, London Waterloo Station, or London Waterloo East Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in London?
By going with a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and set aside more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your vacation. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theaters and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many have private options too), low 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 might be a good place to start looking: Abercorn House - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Hammersmith Station. Guests can enjoy a shared/communal kitchen, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers, and desks. Wombat’s City Hostel London - Located within a 5-minute walk of Financial District. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers, lockers, and desks in all rooms. MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Natural History Museum. 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. Generator London - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Russell Square Underground Station. Property features include free WiFi, a nightclub, and a restaurant. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. Saint James Backpackers - Located within a 10-minute walk of Kensington High Street. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with lockers.
How many hostels should I expect to find in London?
If you’re hoping to find an affordable place to stay in London, one of Expedia’s 158 hostels could be a great choice.
What's the seasonal weather like in London?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 61°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 41°F. Average annual rainfall for London is 23 inches.
What is there to see and do in London?
Overall, London is known for its theaters, museums, and architecture. Major attractions include Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, and National Gallery. Get out into nature with places like St. James Park, Russell Square, and Green Park. Cultural attractions include Churchill War Rooms, Piccadilly Theatre, and Lyceum Theatre.
What's the best way to get around London?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is London (LHR-Heathrow), 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away. An alternative is London (LGW-Gatwick), located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can take advantage of metro transit at Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment Station, and Leicester Square Underground Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at London Charing Cross Station, London Waterloo Station, or London Waterloo East Station.

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