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Hostels in London around Hyde Park are mostly to be found on the north side of Hyde Park in the major budget accommodation districts of Bayswater and Paddington, the centre of London is only a mile away.
All the fast food chains are here, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut and McDonald's together with obligatory coffee shops, Starbucks and Costa Coffee, as well as convenience stores, supermarkets and launderettes.
The Bayswater and Paddington district is made up of long avenues lined with 5 or 6 storey terraced houses. The hostels are mostly within these converted houses with a few in pubs. The Central Line of the London Underground goes all along the northern perimeter of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Paddington has a major railway station that serves Heathrow Airport and the west of England and South Wales. It is also a major transport hub for London with 4 Underground lines. The backpacker hostels located in this part of central London have no curfews and most offer a wide choice of different size dormitories and the option of private rooms too. Many will have female only dormitories. Most include breakfast in the overnight rate.
The backpacker hostels on this page are central with many visitors on the streets at all times of the day and are very safe including through the night within the normal common-sense precautions applicable the world over.
We have a dedicated page giving a detailed Bayswater area guide, with what to expect if you base yourself here.
The Bayswater and Paddington area is full of cheap bed and breakfast hotels which may offer an alternative to the backpacker hostels. The private rooms in these often being cheaper than private rooms in hostels.
With its spacious shared-lounge and kitchen, plus a choice of adult-only dormitories and private rooms, Gallery Hyde Park offers welcoming accommodation in central London. Located just a 1-min walk from the beautiful Hyde Park, it's also just a 3-min walk to the nearest tube. For even better value, a continental breakfast is also included in the room rate. A 24-hour front desk gives you ultimate flexibility and there's plenty of storage for your luggage too.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double rooms • Vending machine - drinks & snacks • Breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Lockers
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Bayswater
With daily actvities and evening events, you're never stuck for something to do at Hostel One Notting Hill. It has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with a 24-hr front desk, and free Wi-Fi. It's also in a great location - the vibrant Bayswater area, just a 3-min walk from Bayswater tube. There's a great terrace to relax on, plus a shared kitchen to prepare your own meals.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double rooms • Walking tours and pub crawls • Terrace • 24-hr front desk • Lockers • Laundry
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Bayswater
Located just a 1-min walk from Hyde Park, this hostel is set in a classic listed building on a residential street in the heart of London's bohemian Bayswater. You can choose from spacious private en-suite rooms or mixed dormitories of various sizes. All rooms have lockers and a hairdryer for guests to use. There is a lounge bar for guests to enjoy, with drinks, snacks and a flat-screen TV. Continental breakfasts are served daily.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double private rooms • Terrace • 24-hr front desk • Breakfast • Bar & snack bar • Walking tours • Breakfast • Tickets desk
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Bayswater
This spacious and modern hostel is within an easy walk of Paddington Station (great for Heathrow connections) and a short walk from Hyde Park and Queensway Station. You can enjoy the shared lounge, free Wi-Fi as well as a 24-hr hour front desk. The staff will help you with purchasing tickets too. A continental breakfast is also available for just €1.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Shared kitchen • CCTV • Pub crawls and walks • Shared lounge • Laundry service • Male & female dorms • Vending machine •
Nearest overground: 3-min walk to Bayswater
Set in a grand period building, just a 2-min walk from Bayswater tube station, this hostel has large dormitories with brght décor and original features. The common room is a brightly coloured space with comfortable seating and a flat-screen TV. There are plenty of shared bathroom facilities, and guests can use a hairdryer and ironing facilities. There is a spacious shared kitchen and 24-hour front desk. Continental breakfasts are served daily and can be included in the rate.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double rooms • Outdoor seating • Vending machine - drinks & snacks • Breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Terrace • Laundry • Tickets desk
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Bayswater
Relax in this hostel in ambient surroudings of a Grade I listed building in West London. There is a large garden with pond and terrace to explore, with great connections with the nearest tube being just a 4-min walk away. For relaxing indoors there is a shared lounge and games room. The world famous Portobello Market and the Westfield London with its designer shops, places to eat and cinema can be reached in less than a 20-min walk.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or private rooms with shared bathrooms • Beautiful garden and terrace • Lounge and games room • 24-hr front desk • Bar • Laundry • Vending machine
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Russell Square
An award-winning hostel, with Madame Tussauds and Paddington Railway Station just a 10-min walk away. You can enjoy the shared lounge and bar to relax in, and check in any time at the 24-hr front desk. Choose from a range of dorm sizes or pay more to get yourself a double room with shared bathroom. Overall, a friendly, relaxing choice for your affordable stay in London.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double rooms • Cheap good breakfast • Tickets service • 24-hr front desk • Bar/ shared lounge • Happy hours • Walking tours
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Edgware Road
This award-winning hostel has its own traditional English pub, PubLove @ The Greenman, and is located right next door to Edgware Road tube, so fantastic access to central London. The on-site kitchen serves popular burger dishes. It is just a 15-min walk from London’s Hyde Park. Rooms are smartly designed featuring a shared bathroom, free Wi-Fi and in-room security lockers.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double rooms • Bar/restaurant with discounts • Good breakfast • City view • 24-hr front desk • Outdoor furniture • Walking tours
Nearest tube: 1-min walk to Edgware Road
Situated in the heart of London, just a 5-min walk from Hyde Park. Paddington Underground Station is less than 5 minutes away on foot. The rooms are clean and basic with carpeted floors, bunk beds and shared bathrooms. This hostel has its own bar and its own restaurant catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included with each stay. Wi-fi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 6/8 Bed Mixed Dorms & 4/6 bed Female Dorms • Double/Twin Rooms • Breakfast included
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Paddington