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Cheap Backpackers Accommodation in London's Kensington and Victoria Districts


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Backpacker hostels in London are spread across London. On this page we look at those just to the west of the centre, in and around Kensington, the most affluent area of London with a per capita income larger than any county in the US even.


The original traditional area for backpacker hostels was Earl's Court Kensington. This is still one of the major budget accommodation districts in London. Shops and services are very much geared towards the budget traveller, there is good public transport links and if you are flying into Heathrow, cheap, fast and frequent underground trains run every 5 minutes.


Within sight of the front entrance of Earl's Court Underground on Earl's Court Road you will see most of the global fast food chains, including McDonald's, KFC, Starbucks and independent bakeries and such like. For the budget traveller all the basics are here with launderettes, pubs and small supermarkets available. Some of the pubs do very good value breakfasts as well as traditional pub grub in the evening.

 

The Kensington area is safe within the normal common-sense precautions applicable the world over. The Underground runs until around midnight and that too is safe to ride late at night.


The further east you go in Kensington the more upmarket becomes culminating in the Knightsbridge area, famous as the site of Harrods department store and the start of the most exclusive property districts in Central London. South and south-east of Knightsbridge you come into Chelsea, Victoria and Pimlico. Pimlico is just south of Victoria in a major budget hotel area of London.


Victoria is also one of the best places for transport links. There are direct airport links to all four of London's major airports and train services to Dover ferry port. London's only coach station is here, the cheapest way of travelling around England and to Europe.

 

Victoria is also a major transport hub for getting around Central London with 3 Underground lines and countless bus routes that will get you to most places in Central London you want to visit within 15 or 20 minutes.


YHA Hostels London
The Londonears Hostel London
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Barkston Rooms (The Londonears Hostel) - Earl's Court Kensington
Dorms From £12 per night, Twin Rooms £52 (Sampled Price For Mid May 2017)

Close to Earl's Court Underground Station, a major underground hub and a great range of budget pubs, fast food, supermarkets and convenience stores within 2 minutes' walk. 24-hour check-in and reception. Luggage storage, laundry. A wide range of shared dormitory rooms are available including female only dorms and private rooms.

Rooms: 4/6/8/10/12/14 Bed Mixed & 10 Bed Female Dorms, Double/Twin Rooms
Underground: Earl's Court - 200 m

Astor Victoria Hostel London
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Astor Victoria - Victoria
Dorms From £17 per night (Sampled Price For Mid May 2017)

Only 10 minutes' walk from Victoria train and bus station, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace not much further. Free continental breakfast, clean bed linen, hot showers 24hrs a day, a safe to lock up your valuables, a fully equipped kitchen, cable and satellite TV and a DVD player. 18 to 35 year old age bracket only.

Rooms: 4/6/8 Bed Mixed & 4/6 bed Female Dorms
Underground: Pimlico - 200 m

YHA Hostel Earl's Court Private Rooms London
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YHA Hostel Earl's Court
Dorms From £25 per night, Double Rooms £69 (Sampled Price Mid May 2017)

5 mins' walk from Earl's Court Tube Station offering a range of affordable accommodation, 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi access and a TV lounge. There are self-catering facilities for guests to use. Cafe' serves breakfasts and snacks throughout day. Bar and games room. Please note this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee.

Rooms: Male & Female Dorms, Private Rooms For Up To 6 People
Underground: Earl's Court - 250 m (Map Ref: 55)

Saint James Backpackers Hostel London
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Saint James Backpackers - Earl's Court (Sampled Price For Mid May 2017)
Dorms From £25 per night, Double with Shared Bathroom £90

A family-run hostel set in the heart of central London. Free Wi-Fi, two spacious dining areas, 24-hour reception and security. Individual lockers and towels for an additional price. Large communal lounge, that features a 50-inch high definition TV, In the morning, a full English breakfast is served.

Rooms: 4/6/8 Bed Mixed & 8 Bed Female Dorms, Double/Twin Rooms
Underground: Earl's Court - 350 m

Travel Joy Hostel London
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Travel Joy Hostel - Chelsea / Pimlico
Dorms From £27 per night (Sampled Price For Mid May 2017)

The only London hostel overlooking the River Thames, centrally located between Chelsea and The Houses of Parliament. Free tea/coffee/soft drinks to residents at all times, free linen/towels, free Wi-Fi in the entire building and free continental breakfast. There are no hidden costs.

Rooms: 4/6/8/12 Bed Mixed
Underground: Pimlico - 800 m


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