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  • The 10 Best Hostels in London, UK

    Check out our pick of great hostels in London

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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.

Most booked hostels in London this month

Smart Russell Square Hostel

Camden, London, WC1N 1DF, United Kingdom

7.0 Good 4338 hostel reviews

This hostel in London has been booked 4682 times.

Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel

Westminster Borough, London, W2 3JA, United Kingdom

6.9 Review score 3810 hostel reviews

This hostel in London has been booked 3143 times.

Smart Hyde Park View Hostel

Westminster Borough, London, W2 3EU, United Kingdom

7.2 Good 4185 hostel reviews

This hostel in London has been booked 1985 times.

Generator Hostel London

Camden, London, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom

7.7 Good 5241 hostel reviews

This hostel in London has been booked 1920 times.

Clink78 Hostel

Islington, London, WC1X 9QG, United Kingdom

7.8 Good 5025 hostel reviews

This hostel in London has been booked 1899 times.

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park

Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8 7QU, United Kingdom

8.1 Very good 4238 hostel reviews

This hostel in London has been booked 1861 times.

Hostels that guests love in London

Oxford Hotel

“The location is great, the hotel and its facilities need considerable work but it's very cheap. The bed was comfy. No personal approach but if you think of it more of a packed hostel than a hotel it's easier to deal with. It felt safe enough, the window opened, kind of, and the breakfast experience was truly memorable. I feel that with a little more care people would have a better stay here.”

29 Aug 2018

YHA London St Pancras

“Great location close to St Pancras station. I hired a private room this time, instead of a dorm.... still a bunk bed, but nice to have a bit more space and quiet. Good cheap laundry facilities”

24 Aug 2018

YHA London Earl's Court

“Fabulously clean, a well equipped and safe hostel with friendly, knowledgeable staff and in a great location for many parts of London. Our room was quiet and overlooked the garden with basic bunk beds. We were able to leave our bags early. There was a dining room and facilities to self cater or buy snacks and breakfast.”

10 Dec 2017

Generator Hostel London

“Great backpackers! Clean, great location, cheap, friendly staff, great bar! Very sociable and good for travelling on your own to meet new people! Good music also!”

15 Nov 2017

Abercorn House

“For a budget hostel this is fantastic. It’s a great location if you’re like me and looking for a place after a concert (Eventim Apollo is just ten minute walk away!) It’s clean, safe, comfortable, not at all noisy and the staff are lovely. I don’t have any complaints! Definitely amazing value for money!”

1 Nov 2017

Vegas Hotel

“This is a budget hotel and people need to be aware that if you are paying a cheap price per night for such a great location there are trade offs. As a solo traveller this hotel had all I needed. A comfortable bed, ensuite although small it was okay with hot water, a TV and safe. The staff were quiet but if you asked them a question they would help you. The room was cleaned every day and clean towels provided so all in all it was okay”

1 Oct 2017

Clink78 Hostel

“I spent a night on 16th September here. It was much better than I had expected. The beds in the dormitory are comfortable,clean ,well-separated and equipped with reading lamps so I could read at night not disturbing the others in the room.You can have an own locker. The buffet- breakfast was cheap and delicious,the staff was polite and helpful.Everything was clean. In the breakfast-room I met a friendly and intelligent man at my age ( I am 52!!!) which was a very nice surprise in a youth hostel:)))))”

19 Sept 2017


“Comfy beds with light and sockets, spacious dorms, modern, fresh and clean everything, great location, good cheap food, excellent shower. This is the best hostel in Central London.”

13 Dec 2016

Kensal Green Backpackers

“It is not the best hostel I stayed at, far from that, but it can be cheap and can do for one night, in case of emergency. I was upgraded from a 9 beds dormitory to a 4 beds due to errors from them.”

31 Oct 2016

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