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Lee Abbey London, hotel in London

Lee Abbey London features a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in London.

Felt safe, lots of facilities, good was great, lovely atmosphere
Scored 8.4
8.4
Rated very good
Very good
1,100 reviews
Price from£159per night
Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage, hotel in London

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage provides award-winning budget accommodation in a beautiful Victorian Grade II listed building.

Scored 8.2
8.2
Rated very good
Very good
3,526 reviews
Price from£60per night
Hostelle - women only hostel London, hotel in London

Set in London and with Brick Lane reachable within 1.4 km, Hostelle - women only hostel London offers a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace.

The interior is very cute, felt very safe in the female only Hostel. Very close to Bethnal green station with bus and tube options that get you anywhere. They also organize cute events for pride or afternoon tea, which I wish I would’ve made more use of.
Scored 8.3
8.3
Rated very good
Very good
3,029 reviews
Price from£54per night
Pax Lodge, hotel in London

Pax Lodge is a hostel tucked away in the Belsize Park area of London and 5 minutes' walk from its Tube station. Free WiFi access is available. Extras include bed linen and a fan.

Staff were really nice.
Scored 8.5
8.5
Rated very good
Very good
1,102 reviews
Price from£79.20per night
Wombat's City Hostel London, hotel in London

Located in central London, Wombat's City Hostel London offers accommodation with free WiFi access throughout and features a terrace, a bar and a 24-hour front desk.

The staff was super friendly with any questions or accommodations needed & were always there to help!
Scored 8.4
8.4
Rated very good
Very good
7,164 reviews
Price from£144.62per night
Barmy Badger Backpackers, hotel in London

Featuring a garden, a shared lounge as well as a terrace, Barmy Badger Backpackers is set in the centre of London, 1.4 km from Olympia Exhibition Centre.

Great stay, very nice people. Amazing localization, close to the tube, very nice neighborhood. The beds were comfy and bathroom very clean. For breakfast toasts, jams, fruits provided - great option to save money. We had late check-in, all info was provided via mail and keys and sheets were awaiting for us in the reception. We were staying in 6 people room, every bed had a lamp and power outlets. 100% recommend!
Scored 8.1
8.1
Rated very good
Very good
1,230 reviews
Price from£82.50per night
YHA London Central, hotel in London

Providing high-quality hostel accommodation in the heart of the capital, YHA London Central offers comfort and convenience.

Everything was fab
Scored 8.3
8.3
Rated very good
Very good
4,086 reviews
Price from£150per night
Urbany Hostel London 18-40 Years Old, hotel in London

Urbany Hostel London 18-40 Years Old provides accommodation in London near Portobello Road Market and Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park.

amazing vibes, everyone was super friendly and there were many opportunities to make friends. also very close to two subway stations so it was easy to travel around the city.
Scored 8.6
8.6
Rated fabulous
Fabulous
2,541 reviews
Price from£158.98per night
YHA London Earl's Court, hotel in London

This YHA hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from Earl’s Court Tube Station. It offers affordable accommodation ranging between shared dorms to private rooms, a 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi access and a TV lounge.

The location, the staff were very friendly
Scored 8.4
8.4
Rated very good
Very good
2,643 reviews
Price from£110per night
Onefam Notting Hill, hotel in London

Onefam Notting Hill provides accommodation in London near Portobello Road Market and Royal Albert Hall. This is a social party hostel designed for young backpackers and solo travellers.

Excellent location
Scored 8.5
8.5
Rated very good
Very good
1,627 reviews
Price from£167.85per night
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Budget travellers know that there is no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a bit more.
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  • Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 3,527 reviews

    Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage provides award-winning budget accommodation in a beautiful Victorian Grade II listed building.

    Helpfull staff, value for money brilliant breakfast

  • YHA London Thameside
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 784 reviews

    In leafy Rotherhithe, this YHA hostel is just a few metres from the banks of the Thames, 10 minutes’ walk from Rotherhithe Overground station or 15 minutes from Canada Water Tube Station.

    Simple and nice for sleeping as most of the time we are outside

  • Onefam Waterloo 18-36 years old
    Scored 8.9
    8.9
    Rated fabulous
    Fabulous
     · 356 reviews

    The Onefam Waterloo has a lively atmosphere as a social party hostel designed for young backpackers and solo travellers.

    It’s everything new and the team was very welcomed.

  • Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
    Scored 6.5
    6.5
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 5,620 reviews

    Safestay Holland Park is situated in a Grade I listed building in West London. Guests will benefit from a large garden with pond and free WiFi access is available.

    The manager is very professional, efficient and friendly

  • Clink261 Hostel
    Budget options available
    Scored 7.3
    7.3
    Rated good
    Good
     · 7,224 reviews

    A 2-minute walk from Kings Cross Station, Clink261 is a modern hostel offering both dormitory rooms, private rooms, free WiFi in a central location in London.

    Communal areas and bathrooms are very spacious and modern

  • Wesferry beds to stay
    Scored 7.8
    7.8
    Rated good
    Good
     · 255 reviews

    Attractively set in the Tower Hamlets district of London, Wesferry beds to stay is situated 1.6 km from Canary Wharf Underground Station, 3.3 km from Victoria Park and 3.8 km from Canada Water.

    It is convenient location quiet and clean property. Will come back

  • Mile End Rooms 57A
    Scored 7.2
    7.2
    Rated good
    Good
     · 236 reviews

    Set in London within 2.7 km of Canary Wharf Underground Station and 3.4 km of Brick Lane, Mile End Rooms 57A features rooms with free WiFi.

    Clear instructions and clean place, value for money,

  • Bethnal Green beds to stay
    Scored 6.9
    6.9
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 207 reviews

    Conveniently situated in the Tower Hamlets district of London, Bethnal Green beds to stay is set 3.1 km from Brick Lane, 3.7 km from Sky Garden and 3.9 km from Liverpool Street Underground Station.

    Very nice location! much of very good food in the region

Great access to the city centre! Check these hostels in London

  • Urbany Hostel London 18-40 Years Old
    Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated fabulous
    Fabulous
     · 2,541 reviews

    Urbany Hostel London 18-40 Years Old provides accommodation in London near Portobello Road Market and Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park.

    Exceptional staff, always clean and perfect location

  • Onefam Notting Hill
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 1,627 reviews

    Onefam Notting Hill provides accommodation in London near Portobello Road Market and Royal Albert Hall. This is a social party hostel designed for young backpackers and solo travellers.

    The social atmosphere and the staff were friendly as

  • Pax Lodge
    Central location
    Scored 8.5
    8.5
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 1,102 reviews

    Pax Lodge is a hostel tucked away in the Belsize Park area of London and 5 minutes' walk from its Tube station. Free WiFi access is available. Extras include bed linen and a fan.

    Great location. Very clean. Very pleasant staff.

  • Wombat's City Hostel London
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 7,163 reviews

    Located in central London, Wombat's City Hostel London offers accommodation with free WiFi access throughout and features a terrace, a bar and a 24-hour front desk.

    Very helpful staff, clean room with bathroom, good location.

  • YHA London Earl's Court
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 2,643 reviews

    This YHA hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from Earl’s Court Tube Station. It offers affordable accommodation ranging between shared dorms to private rooms, a 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi access and a TV lounge.

    The location, facilities and how people treated us

  • Lee Abbey London
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 1,101 reviews

    Lee Abbey London features a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in London.

    Was clean and tidy . Love the garden. Fantastic meals

  • YHA London Central
    Scored 8.3
    8.3
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 4,086 reviews

    Providing high-quality hostel accommodation in the heart of the capital, YHA London Central offers comfort and convenience.

    Beautiful and clean, great staff and comfortable beds etc.

  • Park Villa Boutique Hostel
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 676 reviews

    Situated in London, 1.3 km from Victoria Park, Park Villa Boutique Hostel features accommodation with a garden, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Everything was straightforward and had nice cool rooms

  • Solo Stay London Zone 1
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 5 reviews

    Located in London and within 2.7 km of London Bridge, Solo Stay London Zone 1 features a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

  • The Pride of Paddington
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 555 reviews

    The Pride of Paddington offers accommodation in the heart of London, within a 5-minute walk from Hyde Park. Paddington Underground Station is less than 5 minutes away on foot.

    Amazing location and surprisingly quiet considering

  • Barmy Badger Backpackers
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 1,230 reviews

    Featuring a garden, a shared lounge as well as a terrace, Barmy Badger Backpackers is set in the centre of London, 1.4 km from Olympia Exhibition Centre.

    Everything is perfect. Always have a good time there.

  • Cricketers Hostel
    Scored 8.1
    8.1
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 835 reviews

    Situated in London and within 2.3 km of London Bridge, Cricketers Hostel has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi.

    Very good location and friendly/accommodating staff.

  • Kabannas London St Pancras
    Scored 8.0
    8.0
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 5,781 reviews

    Just across the road from St Pancras Station in the centre of London, Kabannas St Pancras offers easy access to Euston and Kings Cross. There is 24-hour reception, and free Wi-Fi is available.

    Very close to King Cross Station and had a good vibe

  • Sterne Street 4 Person Room
    Scored 8.0
    8.0
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 7 reviews

    Located in London, within 1.7 km of Olympia Exhibition Centre and 1.8 km of Eventim Apollo, Sterne Street 4 Person Room provides a garden.

  • YHA London St Paul's
    Scored 7.8
    7.8
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,089 reviews

    YHA London St Paul’s is situated 5 minutes’ walk from St Paul’s tube station (Central Line) and only a minute from St Paul’s Cathedral bus stop.

    The location is absolutely excellent and the room is clean.

  • St Christopher's Liverpool Street
    Scored 7.8
    7.8
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,458 reviews

    Situated 900 metres from Brick Lane in London, St Christopher's Liverpool Street welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar.

    Stranded in London , needed a bed for the night , bang on !

  • Smart Camden Inn Hostel
    Scored 7.8
    7.8
    Rated good
    Good
     · 2,887 reviews

    Less than 500 metres from Camden Market, the Smart Camden Inn is located in Camden’s pubs and clubs district.

    Accessible for everthing specially transportation.

  • Astor Hyde Park Hostel
    Scored 7.7
    7.7
    Rated good
    Good
     · 3,458 reviews

    Astor Hyde Park Hostel offers accommodation for guests over the age of 18 in the Kensington and Chelsea district in London, 200 metres from Royal Albert Hall.

    Friendly staff, good value for money, great location.

  • Davies Court (Canary Wharf)
    Scored 7.7
    7.7
    Rated good
    Good
     · 231 reviews

    Situated in London, just 2.5 miles from the O2 Arena, Davies Court offers self-catering accommodation and features an on-site gym.

    Excelliant - The man of front desk was friendly and helpful

  • 365 London Hostel
    Scored 7.7
    7.7
    Rated good
    Good
     · 23 reviews

    Set in London and with Portobello Road Market reachable within 4.2 km, 365 London Hostel offers a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge.

    lovely kitchen everything organised nice night staff

  • Book A Bed Hostels
    Scored 7.6
    7.6
    Rated good
    Good
     · 213 reviews

    Book a Bed Hostel is a cheap and affordable, vibrant young hostel for travellers and backpackers in London.

    Very nice room with comfortable beds and a large TV

  • Astor Museum Hostel
    Scored 7.5
    7.5
    Rated good
    Good
     · 2,651 reviews

    Astor Museum offers accommodation for guests over the age of 18 in Central London, situated directly opposite the British Museum. Free WiFi is available in all the rooms.

    Localization is fantastic! The staff are friendly and attentive.

  • Friendship House (Southwark)
    Scored 7.5
    7.5
    Rated good
    Good
     · 441 reviews

    With award winning architecture, Friendship House offer self-catering accommodation in Southwark, London and is situated within just 1.1 miles from the London Eye and Big Ben.

    Good clean room. Decent price.Not far from tube station.

  • Astor Kensington Hostel
    Scored 7.5
    7.5
    Rated good
    Good
     · 2,418 reviews

    Located in central London, within a short walk from Hyde Park and 10 minutes from Queensway Station on the Central Line, Astor Kensington Hostel provides accommodation for guests over the age of 18.

    The staff are so friendly and always there if you need anything help

  • London Backpackers Youth Hostel 18 - 35 Years Old Only
    Scored 7.5
    7.5
    Rated good
    Good
     · 2,345 reviews

    London Backpackers offers accommodation in London, within 15 minutes from Camden Town on the Northern Line. Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena can be reached in 20 minutes by bus.

    My stay was comfortable and I got value for money.

  • St Christopher's Inn Oasis - London Bridge - Female Only
    Scored 7.4
    7.4
    Rated good
    Good
     · 547 reviews

    Located 700 metres from London Bridge in London, St Christopher's Inn Oasis - London Bridge welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. Each room is female only, fitted with a shared bathroom.

    It was really nice room with curtains around the bed.

  • Newington Court (Stoke Newington)
    Scored 7.4
    7.4
    Rated good
    Good
     · 50 reviews

    Located in London and with Emirates Stadium reachable within 1.8 km, Newington Court (Stoke Newington) provides a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace.

    location was ideal access to property was easy all good

  • PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria
    Scored 7.3
    7.3
    Rated good
    Good
     · 4,342 reviews

    PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria is a traditional English pub offering a range of accommodation between Victoria, Pimlico and Sloane Square stations.

    Easy to reach from Victoria Station. Good value for money.

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  • Astor Victoria Hostel
    Scored 7.0
    7.0
    Rated good
    Good
     · 5,044 reviews

    Astor Victoria offers accommodation for guests over the age of 18 till 40 in central London, within a 10-minute walk from Victoria and 1 km from Tate Britain.

    The location was close to the center and was safe.

  • Hostel Rooms In Camden
    Scored 5.9
    5.9
    Rated okay
    Above average
     · 116 reviews

    Attractively situated in the Camden district of London, Hostel Rooms In Camden is situated 300 metres from Camden Market, 1.3 km from London Zoo and 1.8 km from Euston Station.

    posizione perfetta a Camden Town, parlando di Gran Bretagna il costo è corretto

  • Holland House (Victoria)
    Scored 7.2
    7.2
    Rated good
    Good
     · 289 reviews

    Holland House is a student accommodation offering long term stays, set in London and is located 0.9 miles from Buckingham Palace.The property features a restaurant and free Wi-Fi is offered to guests.

    Quiet room, good stuff , warm place , good kitchen

  • Sandeman-Allen Hostel (Bayswater)
    Scored 6.9
    6.9
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 112 reviews

    Featuring a terrace and a shared lounge, Sandeman-Allen Hostel is located in London, a 16-minute walk from Portobello Road Market.

    Great place, clean, friendly staff. Very recommended

  • Belsize House (Belsize Park)
    Scored 7.2
    7.2
    Rated good
    Good
     · 113 reviews

    Situated in the Camden district of London, Belsize House features rooms with free WiFi.

    basic clean accommodation nice staff great location

  • Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
    Scored 6.6
    6.6
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 320 reviews

    Bowden Court is set in the Kensington and Chelsea district in London, 700 metres from Portobello Road Market and 1.6 km from Olympia Exhibition Centre.

    Receptionist was amazing, helpful and kind. Very welcome.

  • Mapesbury Hostel London
    Scored 5.3
    5.3
    Rated passable
    Average
     · 257 reviews

    A 5-minute walk from Kilburn Tube Station, Ma pesbury Hostel London provides well-appointed accommodation with free Wi-Fi and breakfast.

    Freundliche Mitarbeiter, Lage...kommen gerne wieder

  • 24/7 London Hostel
    No credit card needed
    Scored 5.3
    5.3
    Rated passable
    Average
     · 26 reviews

    Situated in London and with Lord's Cricket Ground reachable within 3.8 km, 24/7 London Hostel features a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge.

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Hostels that guests love in London

  • Avg. price/night: £153.18
    Scored 7.0
    7.0
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,144 reviews
    This is a great location, and the hostel doesn't really claim to be more than a cheap place to stay, which it is. There's nothing really special about it as far as hostels go - but it is clean, safe and not too noisy, which is all you really need! I stayed in a ladies only room, and there was a private bathroom and shower attached.
    Matilda
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £75.87
    Scored 8.2
    8.2
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 3,527 reviews
    A beautiful building, staff very friendly and efficient. Communal Areas - Delightful . Dormitory - standard bunk bed with light , electric points and charging points. Clean . Wonderful Continental Breakfast ( £6.50 charge). I will definitely be back , felt completely safe and in a good residential area. Fantastic Hostel .
    Kay
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £68
    Scored 6.5
    6.5
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 1,512 reviews
    Great location in a quiet area between Chelsea and fulham. Some of the best staff I have ever encountered in a hostel and the manager Rhys is a top guy. Would definitely recommend. Great budget backpackers hostel!!!!!!!!!!
    Alsadig
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £143.20
    Scored 8.0
    8.0
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 5,781 reviews
    one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in..friendly staff, feels safe, clean, spacious dorms and great location..
    Sasha
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £150.88
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 7,163 reviews
    By far one of the best hostels in London ! Second stay and will return … even felt safe as a solo female traveler prior Great location, great staff, great price !
    samantha
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: £171.12
    Scored 8.6
    8.6
    Rated fabulous
    Fabulous
     · 2,541 reviews
    Great atmosphere; all staff are very friendly, keep the bathrooms and kitchen areas spotless and do their best to accommodate your needs. They also regularly organise evening events at cheap bars/clubs across London, so if you're solo-travelling, you'll have tons of opportunities to meet new people. Definitely, the best hostel I've ever stayed in; would 100% consider staying there the next time I'm in London!
    Jamal
    Group
  • Avg. price/night: £68
    Scored 6.5
    6.5
    Rated pleasant
    Pleasant
     · 1,512 reviews
    Love everything about this hostel. Great location near Chelsea, but off the beaten path enougb to feal peacrful. real old London pub dow stairs where you can mix with the locals who van be good fun. Great value for money. Rhys is exceptional at his job a a vreat host. made me feel welcome from the beginning. rooms and bathrooms are always clean. Its exactly what a budget hostel should be, clean, friendly, safe, convenient. i will definitely be back
    Bamba
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £150.88
    Scored 8.4
    8.4
    Rated very good
    Very good
     · 7,163 reviews
    Stayed here few times. Good , convenient, great location, cheap, clean, modern, nice breakfast, coffee and bar options, laundry . Yoga classes on Thursdays One of the best hostels
    EvelyneZ
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £103.50
    Scored 7.3
    7.3
    Rated good
    Good
     · 3,617 reviews
    For a budget hostel, it's perfectly serviceable for a cheap stay. Beds are pretty comfortable if not quite long enough (i'm not even 6 ft and my toes were hitting the end board). Wifi worked well, check in was easy and the staff were pleasant and helpful.
    Liam
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £170
    Scored 7.7
    7.7
    Rated good
    Good
     · 1,948 reviews
    This is about as cheap as you can stay in central London without going down the backpacker's-hostel-with shared dormitory route. Perfect location opposite King's Cross St Pancras, comfy bed, nice friendly bloke in reception, no complaints at all.
    Peter
    Solo traveller

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