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YHA Hostels In London

7 Youth Hostel Association Hostels Identified And Compared


YHA Central London Hostel Reception

The YHA (Youth Hostels Association) is a major UK charity established in 1930 with an objective to “help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, and appreciation of the cultural values of towns and cities”.

Today there are hostels all over the UK and YHA (England & Wales) is a member of Hostelling International allied with similar associations worldwide.


Today, hostels are unrecognisable from just a decade or so ago and are mostly modern and contemporary looking forward.

Although the accent is on the youth market, all age bands are welcome and most hostels (all in London) have a wide range of private rooms including large rooms accommodating up to six.


In London there are seven hostels, five in the centre of London in the main hotel districts and two in the suburbs.

There is free Wifi, kitchens for self catering, laundry facilities and facilities for snacks.

You do not need to be a member of YHA or Hostelling International to stay at a YHA hostel though if you are you are entitled to a further discount off the advertised rate.


Oxford Street YHA is the most central of the YHA hostels in London in an area where if it was a hotel you would pay a large premium to stay in. Located off the main shopping street in London, Oxford Street and on the edge of the main theatre/nightlife district this hostel is within walking distance of much that you will want to see in London.


Oxford Street Central is only a 10 minute walk north from the Oxford Street YHA so again is very central and is close to Madame Tussauds and Regents Park.


Oxford Street St Paul's is in the City of London the main business area of London within the old city walls. That's not to say you are isolated, far from it with lots of history and much of interest all around you including St Paul's Cathedral.


Earl's Court and St Pancras YHA are still very central and in mainstream hotel districts just a 10 minute Underground ride from all the attractions. Kensington is very convenient if you are flying into London's Heathrow Airport and St Pancras is the train terminus for the Eurostar trains to Paris and the rest of Europe.


Thameside and Lee Valley YHA are in the suburbs of London. If you are watching every penny then Thameside may well be for you combining low cost with a location where you can be in the centre of London within 30 minutes.


Lee Valley is in a country park on the northern periphery of London. Its ideal if you want to just chill out in peaceful surroundings with the convenience of a train station on your doorstep with frequent trains into London. Lea Valley would also be good if you are arriving in London with your own vehicle.


Central London YHA Hostels

YHA Hostel Earl's Court Private Rooms London
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YHA Hostel Earl's Court
Dorms From £17 per night, Double Rooms £59 (Sampled Price Late Feb 2017)

5 mins walk from Earls 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: Earls Court - 250m (Map Ref: 55)

YHA London Central Hostel London
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YHA London Central Hostel - Marylebone
Dorms From £18 per night, Double Rooms £79 (Sampled Price Late Feb 2017)

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

YHA London St Pancras Hostel London
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YHA London St Pancras
Dorms From £23 per night, Double Rooms £59 (Sampled Price Late Feb 2017)

Literally across the road from Kings Cross/St Pancras International station, whether you're arriving into London or looking for a stop over before jumping on the Eurostar to Paris. As well as the cheaper option of dorm beds, perfect for the lone traveller, YHA London St Pancras also offers private rooms and en-suite rooms.

Rooms: Male & Female Dorms, Private Rooms For 2 to 6 People
Underground: Kings Cross St Pancras - 150m

YHA London St Paul's Hostel London
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YHA London St Paul's
Dorms From £23 per night, Double Rooms £55 (Sampled Price Late Feb 2017)

5 minutes walk from St Paul's tube station (Central Line) and only a minute from St Paul's Cathedral. Evening meals are provided in the hostel’s licensed restaurant, and a laundry service is also provided. A library, TV lounge and games room are available. 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: Blackfriars - 300m

YHA Hostel Oxford Street London
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YHA Hostel Oxford Street
Dorms From £26 per night, Double Rooms £75 (Sampled Price Late Feb 2017)

Only a block away from London's famous shopping street Oxford Street and on the edge of the West-End theatre district. Colourful lounge and dining area with internet computers and free Wifi. Self-catering kitchen and a laundry room with washing, drying and ironing facilities. Bar. Free daily walking tour

Rooms: Male & Female Dorms, Private Rooms For Up To 6 People
Underground: Oxford Circus - 400m

Outer London YHA Hostels

YHA Hostel Thameside London
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YHA Hostel Thameside
Dorms From £15 per night (Sampled Price Late Feb 2017)

Rotherhithe Overground Station is just 5 minutes walk from the hostel, you can be in the centre of London in around 30 minutes. Fully equipped self catering kitchen, a laundry room and TV lounge. At the hostel we have a café bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks as well as tea and coffee with a selection of snacks. Free WiFi.

Rooms: Male & Female Dorms, Private Rooms For Up To 6 People
Overground: Rotherhithe - 500m

YHA Hostel Lee Valley London
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YHA Hostel Lee Valley
Dorms From £17 per night, Double Rooms £39 (Sampled Price Late Feb 2017)

A Youth Hostel with a twist as its split over six buildings situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park on the city borders of London. The hostel is a 20 minute train journey from Central London. The reception area which doubles up as a tea shop during the day and a large dining room can seat up to 110 people. Free WiFi.

Rooms: Male & Female Dorms, Private Rooms For Up To 6 People
Railway Station: Cheshunt - 200m


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