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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
- St. James Park
- Russell Square
- Green Park
- London Coliseum
- Her Majesty's Theatre
- Queens Theatre
In general, London is known for its:
- Historical sites
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.