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Cheap Backpacker Hostels in London

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London Hostel Dormitory

Cheap backpacker hostels in London are spread across London, though major clusters are found in budget accommodation areas of Bayswater, Kensington and London Bridge.


Dormitory rates are seasonal. Clearly biggest demand is in the summer months when students are able to travel extensively. However there is not the dramatic price change between weekends and the working week that many hotels feature in London.

You also of course pay more the closer you are to the centre of the city, though because of London's excellent public transport its is no real handicap staying a little way out.


It should be pointed out that if there are two or three of you some of the cheap London Bed and Breakfast hotels can be similarly priced to a hostel dormitory.


Many of the independent hostels trade heavily on what the more staid YHA hostels can't provide. No curfews, mixed dormitories, party nights, free walking tours and young energetic staff trying to add value to the hostel experience.

Most hostels have both mixed dormitories and female dormitories, some have female only dormitories too. The St Christopher's Oasis hostel near London Bridge is a women only hostel.


Clearly most of the hostels here are aimed at the youth market. Many London hostels do not allow anyone under 18 to stay in a dormitory, a few have an upper age limit as wel, typically 35.


There is also quite a wide divergence in what you get for the nightly dormitory rate. The vast majority provide linen and a locker (bring your own lock).

Some throw in breakfast, others it is for a charge, most provide free WiFi, but some do not. Most will provide laundry and cooking facilities, but again there are exceptions.

Many hostels have a bar and try to encourage a party feel organising activities or put on walking tours.


YHA Hostels London
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel London
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Smart Hyde Park Inn - Bayswater
Dorms From £10 per night (Sampled Price For Early November 2016)

Just 150 metres from Bayswater Underground Station and Hyde Park, Smart Hyde Park Inn offers budget dormitories with an hour of free Wi-Fi. There is also a modern kitchen with an oven, refrigerator and microwave, and continental breakfasts are served daily. Common room with computers and TV. Minimum age to stay is 16.

Rooms: 4//6/8/9//12/15/16//20 Bed Mixed & 10 bed Female Dorms
Underground: Bayswater / Queensway - 150m

The White Ferry Hostel London
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Publove @ The White Ferry Hostel - Victoria
Dorms From £11 per night (Sampled Price Early November 2016)

Close to Victoria coach and train station in central London. FREE Security Lockers, WiFi, Breakfast, Bed Linens, Fluffy Duvet and Pillow (Bring your own towel), London Walking Tour. 24 Hour Security and Reception. 24 Hour Bar. Laundry Facilities, Washing Machine and Dryer (For a Fee). Minimum age to stay is 18.

Rooms: 3/9/12/15/24 Bed Mixed Dorms
Underground: Sloane Square - 700m

The Phoenix Hostel London
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The Phoenix Hostel
Dorms From £11 per night, Double Rooms £77 (Sampled Price Early Nov 2016)

Central location on the edge of Central London, 219 yards from Edgware Road Underground Station, 329 yards from Marylebone Station and 875 yards from Paddington Railway Station with airport trains to Heathrow Airport. Bar and a 24-hour front desk. Shared lounge and luggage storage available. WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.

Rooms: 6/10/14 Bed Mixed Dorms
Underground: Edgeware Road - 200m

FRESH @ The Green Man  Hostel London
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Publove @ The Green Man Hostel - Paddington
Dorms From £12 per night (Sampled Price Early November)

Within yards of Edgeware Road Underground Station and 5 minutes walk to Paddington Train Station. Use of In room Security Lockers (Bring your own padlock). FREE WiFi. Bar. The pub kitchen also serves a lunch and a dinner menu. For entertainment, there is frequent live music events scheduled on a weekly basis.

Rooms: 2/6//9//24 Bed Mixed Dorms & 6 bed Female Dorms
Underground: Edgeware Road - 50m

Smart Russell Square Hostel London
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Smart Russell Square Hostel - Russell Square
Dorms From £13 per nigh, Double Rooms £57 (Sampled Price Early Nov 2016)

Very central location conveniently located near the British Museum with a tube station, supermarket and pubs right around the corner. Custom made Pod Beds with unique privacy screens. Enormous common room with two big-screen TVs , sofas, a pool table and several vending machines. Free WiFi.

Rooms: 7//9/10/14/15/16/18 Bed Mixed Dorms & 10 Bed Female Dorms & Private Twin Rooms
Underground: Russell Square - 100m

PubLove @ The Steam Engine,Waterloo  London
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PubLove @ The Steam Engine,Waterloo
Dorms From £13 per night (Sampled Price Early November 2016)

Only 10 minutes walk from Waterloo Station, along a quiet side street. The tube is even closer. Set above a traditional London pub featuring free WiFi, free bed linen and a bar open 24 hours a day. A free continental breakfast is served every morning. Guests can enjoy cable TV in the bar, free luggage storage, free walking tours and laundry facilities for a surcharge.

Rooms: 9/12 Bed Mixed Dorms
Underground: Lambeth North - 200m

Safestay Holland Park Hostel London
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Safestay Holland Park
Dorms From £15 per night, Double Rooms From £79 (Sampled Price Early Nov)

Just to the west of Hyde Park and Bayswater, Holland Park Tube Station (Central Line) is just a 4-minute walk away. Guests will benefit from a large garden with pond and free WiFi access is available. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a games room and luggage storage. Bar, Snack Bar.

Rooms: 5/6//9/12/13/15/21/27/33 Bed Mixed Dorms, Double/Triple Private Rooms
Underground: Holland Park - 500m

Clink 78 Hostel London
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Clink 78 Hostel - Kings Cross / St Pancras
Dorms From £16 per night, Double Rooms £68 (Sampled Price Early Nov 2016)

Close to Kings Cross St Pancras Station with six tube lines giving easy access to all London, the national rail network and the Euro Star to Europe at hand. The clean and modern rooms include privacy screens for the beds and individual reading lights as well as personal power points. 18+ age restriction.

Rooms: 8/10/12/14/16 Bed Mixed Dorms & 10/12/14 Bed Female Dorms, Double Rooms
Underground: Kings Cross St Pancras - 500m

PubLove @ The Exmouth Arms, Euston London
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PubLove @ The Exmouth Arms, Euston
Dorms From £17 per night (Sampled Price Early November 2016)

Great location right next next to Euston's train/underground stations. A continental breakfast, bed linen, free lockers and free walking tours are included. You can also enjoy discounts in the pub. 24-hour reception, 24-hour bar, free WiFi and a popular on-site burger kitchen. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Rooms: 6/8 Bed Mixed Dorms & 6 Bed Female Dorms
Underground: Euston - 150m

Generator Hostel London
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Generator Hostel - Russell Square
Dorms From £18 per night, Double Rooms £68 (Sampled Price Early Nov 2016)

Very central location near Russell Square close to British Museum and walking distance to Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Free walking tours, free Wi-Fi, free bed linen and lockers, good value dinners every night from 6pm to 9pm. Bar is open to 2am and has drink specials and happy hour every night 18+ age restriction.

Rooms: 4/6/8 Bed Mixed Dorms, Private Rooms For 1-6 People
Underground: Russell Square - 500m

YHA London Central Hostel London
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YHA London Central Hostel - Marylebone
Dorms From £18 per night, Double Rooms £69 (Sampled Price Early Nov 2016)

A 5-minute walk from Great Portland Street Tube Station, and 10-15 mins to Oxford St + West End. It has its own bar and snack bar, and offers luggage storage and laundry services. Cafe and bar offers a range of breakfast and lunch choices for purchase. Note this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee for non YHA members.

Rooms: Male & Female Dorms, Private Rooms For 2 to 6 People
Underground: Great Portland Street - 300m

St Christopher's Village Hostel London
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St Christopher's Village - London Bridge
Dorms From £20 per night (Sampled Price Early November 2016)

5 minutes walk from London Bridge tube station. Dormitory rooms with 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a lounge with TV and DVD player, a roof terrace, a bar and a restaurant. On-site entertainment venue has karaoke nights, fancy-dress parties, and music. WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Rooms: 4/6/8/10/12/14/22 Bed Dorms
Underground: London Bridge - 300m

St Christopher's Oasis Hostel London
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St Christopher's Oasis Hostel - London Bridge
Dorms From £20 per night, Double Rooms £78 (Sampled Price Early Nov 2016)

St Christopher's Oasis is a female-only hostel. Situated a 2-minute walk from London Bridge tube station offers bright rooms with luggage storage. The reception also features a TV with DVD player, free Wi-Fi, and a seating area. Each room comes with shared bathroom facilities, towels and free toiletries. Pubs, restaurants, and shops within 2 minutes walk.

Rooms: 8/10/14 Bed Female Dorms, Double Rooms
Underground: London Bridge - 600m


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