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The 10 Best Hostels in London, UK

Some of the best backpacker spots in London

Astor Museum Hostel

Bloomsbury, London

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.

Rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Staff is really helpful and always ready to help. Location of the hostel is verry good. I enjoyed my time over there.

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8.3
Very good
1,572 reviews

St Christopher's Liverpool Street

Hackney, London

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

St Christopher's Liverpool Street features free WiFi throughout the property.

Hoxton Square is 900 metres from St Christopher's Liverpool Street, while London Bridge is 1.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 10 km from St Christopher's Liverpool Street. Good location, good value. I only wish they offered female only rooms. I didn’t particularly enjoy having drunken young guys making a lot of noise in the wee hours of the night.

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8.3
Very good
1,066 reviews

Astor Hyde Park Hostel

Kensington, London

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. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Location is so handy to many tourism attractions, facilities are excellent and staff is super friendly and helpful.

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8.2
Very good
2,241 reviews

Astor Kensington Hostel

Westminster Borough, London

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. It features a shared lounge and free WiFi. Perfect hostel for anyone needing to adventure around london. Super close to Hyde park for some peace and quiet and even closer to the underground. Amaxing staff and beautiful building. Great value for money, higly recommend to anyone looking for a safe fun place to stay.

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8.1
Very good
1,510 reviews

The Walrus Bar and Hostel

Lambeth, London

The Walrus Bar and Hostel offers accommodation in London. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

London Eye is 400 metres from The Walrus Bar and Hostel, while Big Ben is 700 metres from the property. London City Airport is 11 km away. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was great. The staff always wanted to help me and they are very friendly. The food is awesome, so the location! It was one of the best hostels I have stayed in my life.

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8.3
Very good
1,435 reviews

SoHostel

Westminster Borough, London

Ideally located in the heart of Soho and the West End, SoHostel offers a bar, a restaurant and 24-hours front desk.

All the rooms at SoHostel feature hardwood floors and access to ensuite or shared bathroom facilities. Bed linen is provided and towels can be hired at a surcharge. Laundry facilities are available. The location was unbeatable, right in the heart of Soho close to plenty of food and bars. Also a close ride close to all the scenic places in London

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8.3
Very good
4,869 reviews

Wombats Hostel London

Tower Hamlets, London

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

Wombats Hostel London provides basic accommodation with private or shared bathroom facilities with a shower. The location was amazing. The staff was very friendly and ready to help. Next time definitely staying there again!!

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8.6
Fabulous
4,307 reviews

YHA London Central 4 stars

Westminster Borough, London

Male and female dormitories at YHA London Central feature bunk beds and have lockers for secure storage of valuables. There are shared bathroom facilities with showers, which in some dorms are en suite. Private rooms are also available. The staff is really kind and helpful. The bed and other facilities are good.

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8.4
Very good
4,396 reviews

Safestay London Elephant & Castle 4 stars

Southwark, London

Bedrooms have lockers to safely store luggage and most rooms feature en suite bathroom facilities. Private rooms come with a 40-inch LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

A continental breakfast is served with fresh baked pastries in the Bar 60 restaurant and lounge. Guests will also find a hostel menu including burgers, pizzas, barista coffee and bagels. I love the staff. Amazing people.. kind, respectfully. Pablo & Viki ❤❤ The rooms clean every day.

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8.1
Very good
4,672 reviews

YHA London St Pancras 4 stars

Kings Cross St Pancras, London

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

Rooms are dormitory style and some benefit from an en suite bathroom, while others have shared bathroom facilities. Friendly staff and very cleaning facilities comparing to other hostels in town and obviously the location is great

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8.6
Fabulous
3,227 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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