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Dover Castle Hostel - London - Building
Dover Castle Hostel
7.5 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Publove @ The Exmouth Arms, Euston - London - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Bowden Court - Hostel
4.8 Mediocre
Kensington and Chelsea$104+
Free Wi-Fi
Atlas Studios
6.2 Okay
City of Westminster$120+
Free Wi-Fi
Nx London Hostel
6.4 Okay
Free Wi-Fi
Goodenough College
8.3 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Onefam Notting Hill
8.4 Very good
City of Westminster$205+
Free Wi-Fi
The Phoenix Hostel
6.6 Okay
City of Westminster$106+
Free Wi-Fi
Railton House
City of Westminster$37+
Free Wi-Fi
Kensal Green Backpackers 2
5.3 Fair
North Kensington$103+
Free Wi-Fi

London hostels near the city center

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How much is a London hostel?

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Top tips for finding London hostel deals

  • Many of the hostels in London are located within the square mile that comprises central London. Affordability ranges from very cheap to cheap, depending on your preferences. One major selling point is the city’s excellent transportation network, which includes the London Underground, the National Bus Service, and the National Rail. Another plus is the wide variety of historical landmarks (Westminster Abbey), cultural attractions (Tate Modern Museum), and retail shops (H&M, Next).
  • If you are looking for a good romantic hostel in London, you can check out SoHostel, located on Dean Street in the trendy Soho District. This is a modern accommodation and recent listing that offers free breakfast, linens, and laundry service; private rooms have their own bathroom. Another option for couples is Publove @ Exmouth Arms Euston, set in the heart of the city near Euston Station. This hostel serves great food and has 24h front desk service. If these two are unavailable, then you can try Abercorn House in Hammersmith.
  • There are several hostels in London that are well suited for solo travelers. Among these are Generation Hostel, located near Russell Square, which offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a restaurant and bar/lounge, as well as an ATM on site. Another option for singles is Publove @ The Green Man Hostel on Edgeware Road in Paddington, which is close to Hyde Park and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. It offers parking, free Wi-Fi, 24h front desk service, and accommodations in either 12-bed or 9-bed co-ed rooms.
  • Rest Up London is a very cheap hostel in London ideal for groups of travelers, and its location in the Elephant & Castle district of central London is one of its best features. Other features include laundry facilities, an ATM, 24h front desk help and security, and wheelchair accessibility. St. Christopher’s Village is another inexpensive option to consider. Located on Borough High Street, it is close to Borough Market, London Bridge, and the London Eye, and it offers great accommodations for groups in mixed dormitories. The hostel features an elevator, 24h security, and an outdoor terrace, among other amenities and services.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in London, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in London in August and January.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in London if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Tuesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a London hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in London found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $78, while the most expensive was $357.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in London for 7 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in London

  • What are the best hostels near London Victoria Station?

    London Victoria Station is a popular area in London and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Astor Victoria Hostel or Publove @ The White Ferry, Victoria for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of London Victoria Station.

  • How much does a hostel cost in London?

    Hostel prices in London can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in London is $154 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $14 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in London for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in London in the last 3 hours was $17 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $15. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $14.

  • How much is a hostel in London for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked London hostel for this weekend for as low as $22. Users have also found 3 star hotels from $22 and 4-star plus hotels from $23.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in London?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in London is $154 compared to $319 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in London?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in London by showing you the exact location of each hostel.

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Publove @ The White Ferry, Victoria - London - Building
Publove @ The White Ferry, Victoria
7.3 Good
City of Westminster$266+
Free Wi-Fi
Astor Victoria Hostel - London - Bedroom
Astor Victoria Hostel
6.9 Okay
City of Westminster$165+
Free Wi-Fi
Onefam Waterloo
8.6 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Clink 261 Hostel
7.3 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Saint James Backpackers
6.9 Okay
Kensington and Chelsea$132+
Free Wi-Fi
Yha London Central
8.3 Very good
City of Westminster$113+
Free Wi-Fi
Smart Hyde Park Inn
6.9 Okay
City of Westminster$113+
Free Wi-Fi
The Pride of Paddington
8.2 Very good
City of Westminster$219+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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