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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. Royal Albert Hall and Cromwell ...

3.8/5Good! (699 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
Hillspring Lodge
2 out of 5
233 Willesden Lane, London, England
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Located in Brondesbury Park, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hyde Park, Wembley Stadium, and Buckingham Palace. The British Museum and Piccadilly Circus ...

3.9/5Very Good! (930 reviews)

"Loved the bar area and breakfast was sufficient. Showers were tricky manoeuvring with small space but this is common for hostels and expected. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Shout out to both Eduardo and Natalia behind the bar they enhanced the stay for me."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Hillspring Lodge
Abercorn House
2 out of 5
28-30 Bute Gardens, Hammersmith, London, England
The price is $26 per night

Located in Hammersmith, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Eventim Apollo, Kensington High Street, and Westfield London Shopping Centre. Kensington Gardens ...

3.6/5Good! (478 reviews)

"Much better than I imagined. Very clean, modern, helpful staff. Room good size, comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Abercorn House
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
2 out of 5
48-50 Inverness Terrace, London, England
The price is $55 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, and Hyde Park. Kensington High Street and Royal ...

3.2/5 (200 reviews)

"Affordable and close to metro and shopping . Walking distance to Hyde park"…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Rest Up London - Hostel
2 out of 5
172 New Kent Road, London, England
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The price is $10 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Shard, Tower Bridge, and Tate Modern. London Eye and Westminster Bridge are also within ...

3.3/5 (1,452 reviews)

"Only disappointment was rudeness of other visitors, shouting, turning lights on at 2am, that sort of thing. Staff were great, informed, courteous, professional."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Rest Up London - Hostel
Central Hotel
1 out of 5
26 Princes Square, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. Kensington High Street and Hyde Park are also ...

2.5/5 (36 reviews)

"No cover sheet for blanket. I was so uncomfortable sleep in the bed without flat sheet. Need to bring your own towels shampoo and toothbrush. Everything is old and broke."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Central Hotel
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 5-minute walk of Cromwell Road and Natural History Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington High ...

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $82 per night

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

3.7/5Good! (2,066 reviews)

"Great property. I liked that it was hidden away from the hussle and bussle of main street"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Generator London
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 mi (3 km) of Hampstead Heath, ZSL London Zoo, and Regent's Park. Baker Street and Roundhouse are also within 2 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,284 reviews)

"Excellent, I will stay here again, only thing is the old people need to understand this a hostal and will be laud sound they can’t expect to people that came late at night don’t make any sound, please make old people far away from younger."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - 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 mi (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum, and The Strand. Oxford Street and St. Paul's Cathedral ...

3.6/5Good! (600 reviews)

"Good location and nice communal facilities"…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

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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 mi (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum, and Oxford Street. Tottenham Court Road and Shaftesbury ...

3.7/5Good! (352 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
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
2 out of 5
143 The Strand, London, England
The price is $87 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of London Eye and London Dungeon. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are also within 1 mi (2 ...

2.9/5 (515 reviews)
Dated, but I loved it.

"I really liked this hotel - yes, it is dated and has shared facilities, but it is like going back in time. The India Club meal was outstanding. Overall it was fantastic value for money."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Hotel Strand Continental - 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 $57 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,628 reviews)

"Extremely fast check-in and check-out. Clean property. Everything about the room was perfect. The only bad thing is the food in the restaurant downstairs."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
SACO Fitzrovia
SACO Fitzrovia
4 out of 5
21 Tottenham Street, London, England
The price is $95 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (105 reviews)

"Comfortable property in a convenient location, with easy access to restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

SACO Fitzrovia
Merit Kensington Hotel
Merit Kensington Hotel
4 out of 5
12 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, England
The price is $74 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (59 reviews)

"The property was in excellent condition - very clean, modern and everything in excellent working order. The only downside for us was it was not in the centre of town. In retrospect we could have done with being more in the centre. Also there was no bar or breakfast facility. Not a big problem though. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Merit Kensington Hotel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in London, one of the 93 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.

Generator London - Hostel - 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.

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.

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

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of High Street Kensington Station and Holland Park Underground Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk.

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
  • Big Ben
  • London Dungeon
  • Buckingham Palace
Natural Features
  • Sky Garden
  • South Park
  • St. James Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Museum of London
  • Natural History Museum
  • Tower of London

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?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in London, one of the 157 hostels here could be a great choice. 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 historic sites.
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: Safestay London Kensington Holland Park - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of High Street Kensington Station and Holland Park Underground Station. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Cromwell Road. 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. Hillspring Lodge - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Willesden Green Underground Station. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You’ll find lockers and linens 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. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. Abercorn House - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Hammersmith Station. You can take advantage of a shared/communal kitchen and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and desks in all rooms.
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 and historical sites. Major attractions include Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, and Leicester Square. Get out into nature with places like St. James Park, Russell Square, and Green Park. Cultural attractions include Queens Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, and Royal Opera House.
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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