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Featured Hostels in London

YHA London St Pancras - Hostel
4 out of 5
79-81 Euston Road, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,723 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

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! (686 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 7 Mar 2020

YHA London St Pancras - Hostel
Abercorn House
2 out of 5
28-30 Bute Gardens, Hammersmith, London, England
The price is Rs2,059 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec

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! (512 reviews)
Amazing value in prime location

"Amazing value, super clean and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

Abercorn House
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 ...

4/5Very Good! (550 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 29 Aug 2020

YHA London Central - Hostel
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Generator London
2 out of 5
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England
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The price is Rs3,574 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec

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! (991 reviews)
Nice place

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

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Generator London
Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
2 out of 5
143 The Strand, London, England
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The price is Rs3,943 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

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 ...

3/5 (522 reviews)

"Lovely lovely people!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
St Christopher's Inn, London Bridge - Hostel
2 out of 5
121 Borough High Street, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Borough Market and The Shard. London Bridge and Tate Modern are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.1/5 (123 reviews)

"Loved how it was connected to a pub! Lots of fun things to do in the area."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

St Christopher's Inn, London Bridge - Hostel
MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel
2 out of 5
Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,656 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

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 20 Aug 2020

MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel
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. Natural History Museum and The British Museum ...

3.9/5Very Good! (938 reviews)
Nice hostel in a good neighbourhood.

"Nice place with access to public transportation."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hillspring Lodge
Venture Hostel
2 out of 5
86 Tanner's Hill, London, England
The price is Rs999 per night from 27 Dec to 28 Dec

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 ...

3.2/5 (171 reviews)

"Don’t stay at any hostel ever. Was dirty and didn’t feel safe"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

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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! (604 reviews)

"Good location and nice communal facilities"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

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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! (991 reviews)

"Stay was great only"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - Hostel
Saint James Backpackers
2 out of 5
21 Longridge Road, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,625 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

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

3.8/5Good! (109 reviews)

"Delicious pancakes for breakfast!!!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Saint James Backpackers
London Waterloo Hostel
2 out of 5
73 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth, London, England
The price is Rs4,020 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan

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)

"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 9 Dec 2019

London Waterloo Hostel
OYO Camden BnB Hotel
2 out of 5
1-3 Grafton Road, London, England
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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 21 Dec 2019

OYO Camden BnB Hotel
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 15 Jan 2020

Clink 261 Hostel
St Christopher's Village, London Bridge - Hostel
2 out of 5
161-165 Borough High St, London, England
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Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Borough Market, The Shard and London Bridge. Tate Modern and Globe Theatre are also ...

3.5/5Good! (193 reviews)

"nice place helpful stuff! i would recommented!"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

St Christopher's Village, London Bridge - Hostel
St Christopher's Inn, Hammersmith - Hostel
2 out of 5
28 Hammersmith Broadway, 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 ...

3.5/5Good! (129 reviews)

"The Hostel was so Clean, near To Hamersmith Subway station."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

St Christopher's Inn, Hammersmith - 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! (702 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
Kensal Green Backpackers 1
2 out of 5
639 Harrow Road, Kensal Green, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,476 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, this hostel is within 3 miles (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 22 Jul 2020

Kensal Green Backpackers 1
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 5-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Portobello Road Market are also ...

2.5/5 (37 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 1 Oct 2019

Central Hotel
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is Rs11,134 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (4,672 reviews)

"No cumplen con los beneficios VIP no hicieron upgrade ni tampoco descuento en los alimentos"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The Rembrandt

The Rembrandt

4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England
The price is Rs9,690 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (2,014 reviews)

"The location of the hotel is unique & extremely convenient which we liked. The staff are very attentive & friendly, always ready to help. Our stay was during the second lockdown, so the restaurant & the spa facilities were closed. The price included English & continental breakfast, which was brought ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2020

The Rembrandt
Point A Hotel London Shoreditch

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch

3.5 out of 5
8-10 Paul Street, London, England
The price is Rs3,851 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
4.2/5Excellent! (1,430 reviews)

"- Very central hotel, close to Old Street underground station (for those coming in from Euston) - Quick check in, very helpful staff - Clean room, quite small but perfect place to sleep - Allowed us to store our suitcases on the last day which saved us a lot of money (looked at Euston storage - £25!!) ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Point A Hotel London Shoreditch
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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 accommodation options 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 good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its theatres and museums.

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 12° C and night-time temperatures average 2° C
  • April-June: 21° C is the daytime average and 4° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 22° C and night-time averages are around 9° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 16° C during the day and 3° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 21 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:

  • Theatre
  • 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 centre. 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 transport 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 staying at a hostel, you can spend less on accommodations and use more of your budget for fun things to do during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theatres and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget 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 could be a good place to look first: YHA London St Pancras - Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station and London St. Pancras Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Smart Hyde Park View - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Queensway. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers and linens 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. Safestay London Kensington Holland Park - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of High Street Kensington Station and Holland Park Underground Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Smart Camden Inn Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Mornington Crescent Underground Station and Camden Town Underground Station. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance.
How many hostels can I expect to find in London?
If you’re searching for somewhere affordable to stay in London, one of Expedia’s 145 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in London?
The weather is important when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for London is 593 inches.
What is there to see and do in London?
Overall, London is known for its theatres, museums and architecture. Major attractions include Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square and National Gallery. Get out into nature with places such as 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 London in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is London (LHR-Heathrow), located 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away. An alternative is London (LCY-London City), which is 7.6 mi (12.3 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transport during your trip. Take advantage of metro transport at Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment Station and Leicester Square Underground Station. To see more of the area, take a train from London Charing Cross Station, London Waterloo Station or London Waterloo East Station.