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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
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The price is ¥5,530 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! (193 reviews)

"the room was spotless. The staff were friendly and helpful. Great price for central, will definitely use this hotel again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 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 ¥7,659 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 ¥4,863 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! (109 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,532 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 mi (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 ¥1,680 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 are ...

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 ¥6,129 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)

"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
Clink78 Hostel
2 out of 5
78 Kings Cross Road, London, England
The price is ¥4,811 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 mi (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 ¥7,768 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 ...

3/5 (518 reviews)

"Lovely lovely people!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Hotel Strand Continental - Hostel
Clink 261 Hostel
2 out of 5
261-265 Grays Inn Road, London, England
The price is ¥6,257 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 mi (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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Leonardo London Heathrow Airport
Leonardo London Heathrow Airport
4 out of 5
Bath Road, West Drayton, England
The price is ¥5,925 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,846 reviews)

"Easy to get to the airport on a public bus. Close to terminals 2/3"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Leonardo London Heathrow Airport
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 ¥7,768 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,708 reviews)

"It was a great facility and very tidy room. We had nice stays."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is ¥12,343 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"Very nice place. No smart tv though"…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
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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: YHA London St Pancras - Hostel - Close to public transit, 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. 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. YHA London Central - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Regent Street. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Natural History Museum. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and 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. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub, and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers and linens.
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 156 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 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 around London?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Heathrow Airport (LHR), 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away. An alternative is Gatwick Airport (LGW), 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.