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YHA London St Pancras - Hostel
4 out of 5
79-81 Euston Road, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square and University College London. The British Museum and Oxford Street are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (685 reviews)

"I liked the cleanliness and decor of this hostel. The place was in great condition and there was a communal TV room, a laundry and a cafe area. It was a pity that there was no communal kitchen, but hot water was available to collect from the cafe if you have your own thermos. Staff were all pleasant ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020

YHA London St Pancras - Hostel
Smart Hyde Park View - Hostel
2 out of 5
16 Leinster Terrace, London, England
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The price is CA $42 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Queensway. Hyde Park and Kensington Palace are also within 15 ...

3.2/5 (214 reviews)
not something worth to stay

"I didn’t stay because I felt wasn’t to comfortable for me to stay and I was sharing a room with a male, which am not comfortable with"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2020

Smart Hyde Park View - Hostel
Smart Camden Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
55-57 Bayham Street, London, England
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Located in Camden, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Camden Markets, ZSL London Zoo, and Russell Square. Regent's Park and The British Museum are also within ...

3.2/5 (100 reviews)

"room smelled like feet, toilet area had no space even for my skinny partner let alone a 5’10 male. didn’t even last 1 hour in the place. went and walked around London at midnight looking for a hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Smart Camden Inn Hostel
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MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel
2 out of 5
Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
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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! (199 reviews)

"We loved our stay at Meininger hotel. Very friendly staff, a clean room, anytime access, great location! What more do we want?"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2020

MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel
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! (701 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
Generator London
2 out of 5
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England
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The price is CA $58 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

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! (990 reviews)
Superb location

"Superb location near Kings Cross / St Pancras station, walkable to all of downtown London, really nice staff that are a pleasure to deal with,"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 12, 2020

Generator London
Venture Hostel
2 out of 5
86 Tanner's Hill, London, England
The price is CA $18 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

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

3.2/5 (172 reviews)
Nice place

"Pleasent room. Friendly stuff."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2020

Venture Hostel
New Cross Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
323A New Cross Road, London, England
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The price is CA $56 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Lewisham, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Borough Market, Tower Bridge, and The Shard. London Bridge and Tate Modern are also within 6 mi (10 ...

3.4/5Good! (63 reviews)
Good

"It’s was great experience"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2020

New Cross Inn Hostel
Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel
2 out of 5
144-152 Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, London, England
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Located in Southwark, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of St. Thomas' Hospital, Borough Market, and The Shard. Tate Modern and Westminster Bridge are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (404 reviews)
I recommend Safestay

"It's a very clean, modern and efficiently run hostel. The staff were courteous and helpful despite the the difficult circumstances."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2020

Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel
Abercorn House
2 out of 5
28-30 Bute Gardens, Hammersmith, London, England
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Located in Hammersmith, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Eventim Apollo and Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre. Kensington High Street and Westfield ...

3.6/5Good! (515 reviews)

"Definitely good for the price. I do have to warn you though, walls are thin as paper so if you're too sensitive to noise this might not be the place for you. Also internet is kind of expensive and really slow."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2020

Abercorn House
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
2 out of 5
143 The Strand, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $53 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

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 ...

3/5 (521 reviews)

"Lovely lovely people!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020

Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
Kensal Green Backpackers 1
2 out of 5
639 Harrow Road, Kensal Green, London, England
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The price is CA $55 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Portobello Road Market, Queensway, and Westfield London Shopping Centre. ...

2.2/5 (539 reviews)

"I loved the location and it being surrounded by shops and foodie area. It is close proximity to a park, overground, and underground rail system. Easy access straight from the London Heathrow Airport."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2020

Kensal Green Backpackers 1
Smart Russell Square Hostel
2 out of 5
71-72 Guilford Street, London, England
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The price is CA $43 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell Square and The British Museum. Oxford Street and Aldwych Theatre are also within ...

3.1/5 (365 reviews)

"We booked a twin room (bunk bed) for just one night. Two main issues arose during our stay, the bed sizes and noise in the rooms. When we booked (on Expedia) at no point were we informed that the beds in this hotel are max 1.8 meters length. As someone 1.90, it was literally impossible to sleep comfortably, ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Smart Russell Square Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
48-50 Inverness Terrace, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $43 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are also within 15 ...

3.2/5 (198 reviews)

"Rooms were so dirty and there were What appeared to be homeless people all over the hotel, making you feel unsafe even when you’re inside... Also, common areas smelled bad. The price is pretty good, and so is the location, but I don’t know whether it’s all that worth it."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
London Waterloo Hostel
2 out of 5
73 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth, London, England
The price is CA $35 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

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 (495 reviews)

"Great location, but the bathrooms are extremely unconfortable, there are no places to put your luggage in the bedroom, the price is really high for what they offer. Also, the check-in is too late, and the check-out too early."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

London Waterloo Hostel
YHA London Central - Hostel
4 out of 5
104 Bolsover Street, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Regent Street, Oxford Street, and Oxford Circus. London Palladium Theatre and University ...

4.1/5Very Good! (548 reviews)
Over night stay in London

"The room was very clean and warm. The staff at the front desk very helpful. Great value for money"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2020

YHA London Central - Hostel
Heathrow Stay
1 out of 5
198, Kingsley Road, Hounslow, England
The price is CA $42 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in London Borough of Hounslow, this hostel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Twickenham Stadium and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hampton Court and Hampton Court Palace. ...

2.3/5 (114 reviews)

"no maintanance"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2020

Heathrow Stay
SoHostel
2 out of 5
91 Dean Street, London, England
The price is CA $38 per night from Apr 2 to Apr 3

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Street, Piccadilly, and London Palladium Theatre. Leicester Square and Piccadilly ...

3.9/5Good! (685 reviews)
Alright

"Happy customer"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

SoHostel
YHA London Earl's Court - Hostel
4 out of 5
38 Bolton Gardens, Earl Shilton, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Natural History Museum, Kensington High Street, and Victoria and Albert Museum. Kensington ...

4/5Very Good! (183 reviews)

"Super cute and convenient! About a two blocks from tube station. nice pubs around! But, great food/drink options inside YHA (pleasant surprise)...walk in an immediately get hit with the awesome smell of pizza!! Staff is very friendly (even helping bring luggage up the stairs!) :-) Clean, charming. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 4, 2020

YHA London Earl's Court - Hostel
Astor Museum Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
27 Montague Street, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of The British Museum and Russell Square. Oxford Street and Royal Opera House are also within ...

Astor Museum Inn Hostel
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Jurys Inn London Croydon

Jurys Inn London Croydon

3.5 out of 5
Wellesley Road, Croydon, England
The price is CA $79 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
4.1/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"Comfortable and secured, cleaned well and peaceful"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 2021

Jurys Inn London Croydon
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is CA $188 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
4.3/5Excellent! (4,369 reviews)

"Great place! The room service could be better but overall an awesome experience!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 13, 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Hilton London Croydon

Hilton London Croydon

4 out of 5
101 Waddon Way, Croydon, England
The price is CA $104 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
3.7/5Good! (992 reviews)

"Room service food took over an hour and was cold Staff not helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 14, 2021

Hilton London Croydon
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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: Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel - Located steps from Queensway. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers and bed sheets. Kensal Green Backpackers 1 - 2-minute walk from Kensal Green Underground Station for easy access to public transit. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with showers. Smart Russell Square Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Russell Square. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find bed sheets in all rooms. 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. Rooms come with showers, lockers, and bed sheets. Venture Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Deptford Bridge DLR Station and New Cross Overground Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with showers and hair dryers.
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 143 hostels could be a great choice.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in London?
Good weather’s definitely a plus 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 precipitation 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 Leicester Square, St. James Park, and Russell Square. Cultural attractions include Churchill War Rooms, Piccadilly Theatre, and Lyceum Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around London while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around London in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Heathrow Airport (LHR), 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away. An alternative is London City Airport (LCY), located 7.6 mi (12.3 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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