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The St Christopher's backpacker hostels chain started in London but have fast expanded in Europe to locations like Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona as well as the rest of the United Kingdom.
On this page we look at the St Christopher's hostels in the City of London area and hostel alternatives in the same area.
This area south of the River Thames had until comparatively recently little to attract visitors. That has all changed in the last decade. Like many cities, London is rejuvenating its river front and dockland areas.
The Tate Modern, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Shakespeare's Theatre are just a few of London's visitor icons found here. Borough Market is now a favourite market in London for many visitors, something different. The whole area has retained its charm and atmosphere and is now one of the nicest areas in London to stroll around and explore.
The fact that the area has been a late developer as an accommodation district is probably not a bad thing. The district doesn't revolve around the needs of tourists like some other areas and most people will enjoy a more authentic taste of London.
Walk across the River Thames and you are in the heart of London or walk along the south bank of the Thames as far as Tower Bridge one way or Big Ben and the London Eye the other, a great and free way to see London.
The backpacker hostels located in this part of central London have no curfews and most offer a wide choice of different size dormitories along with the option of private rooms too.
Many will have female only dormitories. Most include breakfast in the overnight rate. London 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 the hostels.
This is a purpose-built hostel located near to Ministry of Sound and a 5-min walk from Elephant & Castle station and shopping centre. With regular live music and club nights, it offers a proper London welcome to travellers with its own café with a selection of fresh homemade style food. You can relax in the hostel's garden, the bar-lounge, games room or library. A full English breakfast can also be booked at reception on arrival.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or double rooms • Garden • Laundry • Breakfast • 24-hr front desk • Lockers • Tickets desk • Bar/restaurant
Nearest tube: 6-min walk to Elephant & Castle
Just 0.8 miles from Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The property offers beds in mixed dormitories ranging in size from 4 to 12 bunk bed configurations. Dover Castle Hostel features free Wi-Fi, onsite bar, billiards and 24-hr front desk. Rooms have a shared bathroom. Breakfast included in room rate.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Shared kitchen • 24-hr front desk • TV area • Laundry service • Activities • Mixed dorms • Bar
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Borough
Only a 10-min walk from Waterloo Station, along a quiet side street. Lambeth North tube is even closer. Set above a traditional London pub featuring free Wi-Fi, free bed linen and a bar open 24-hrs a day. Breakfast is served every morning (extra cost). Guests can enjoy cable TV in the bar, free luggage storage, free walking tours and laundry facilities for a surcharge.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Parking • 24-hr front desk • Shared kitchen • Lift • Laundry • Activities • Mixed dorms • Bar • Garden
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to Lambeth North
A 5-min walk from Elephant & Castle station and shopping centre. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the on-site bar. Laundry room, free luggage storage and library area. A continental breakfast is served in the bar lounge, as well as toasted sandwiches and snacks. A games room with pool table is also available to guests.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hr front desk • Lift • TV area • Laundry service • Activities • Male & female dorms • Bar
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Elephant & Castle
Situated in a 16th-century building near London Bridge, Borough Market and the Tate Modern. There are direct trains to Luton & Gatwick Airport from London Bridge Station. Access to nearby Belushi's bar at St Christopher's Village. Free Wi-Fi and linen. Key card access, 24-hr reception. 18+ age restriction. Breakfast available for small supplement.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hr front desk • Restaurant • Activities • Mixed dorms • Private rooms • Bar
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to London Bridge
Just a few mintes walk from Aldgate East and Tower Hill Underground Stations and 5-min walk from the Tower of London. This nicely decorated hostel offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi access throughout and features a terrace, a bar and a 24-hr front desk. Vending machines are available in the property and there is a wide array of cafés, bars, restaurants and supermarkets in the immediate area.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hr front desk • Shared kitchen • Lift • Laundry • Activities • Mixed & Female only dorms • Bar
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Tower Hill
A fun, friendly hostel situated a 5-min walk from London Bridge tube station, this hostel features a roof terrace for relaxing, a bar and a restaurant. It also offers the UK's first private capsule rooms. St Christopher's Inn Village makes a real effort to entertain you with karaoke nights, fancy-dress parties, and music. There is easy access to many London’s attractions, bars, and restaurants. All guests receive a 25% discount in selected restaurants, and special offers on drinks.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Dorms or private rooms - some ensuite • Terrace • Lounge • 24-hr front desk • Bar & entertainment • Walking tours • Tickets service • Vending machine
Nearest tube: 3-min walk to London Bridge
South of the River, a 5-min walk from Lambeth North underground station. Offering free Wi-Fi and a 24-hr front desk. Westminster Abbey and Big Ben are a 15-min walk away. Fully equipped guest kitchen, free tea and coffee are available throughout the day. The bar offers a range of light snacks. Continental breakfasts included in room rate.
Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hr front desk • Activities • Male & female dorms • Bar
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Lambeth North