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The Onefam Waterloo has a lively atmosphere as a social party hostel designed for young backpackers and solo travellers. To ensure the best experience for our guests, we have implemented an age restriction policy. As most of our guests fall within the 18-36 age range, we regret to inform you that we are unable to process your reservation if you are above 36 years of age.

The welcoming and loving environment.

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9.1
Wonderful
121 reviews
Price from
$34
per night

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 property is situated 2.8 km from Victoria Park, 3.1 km from Sky Garden and 3.3 km from Liverpool Street Underground Station. The accommodation features karaoke and a shared kitchen.

Ths hostel is clean, comfortable, the staff is very friendly and it's a great value. The location is very vibrant and rich in cultures and ethnicities, amazing food near by.

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8.3
Very Good
2,185 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

This is a social party hostel designed for young backpackers and solo travellers aged 18-40 years. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, with no entry curfews, free WiFi, and daily organised events. We have a shared lounge, dining room, outdoor terrace and kitchen. Free luggage storage is available for early check-ins and also check-out days.

The staff was friendly extremely helpful.the place was cleaned everyday .different activities were conducted to ensure that we enjoy our stay

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8.6
Excellent
2,263 reviews
Price from
$28
per night

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 accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, and free daily activities and evening events.

I've loved hostel Onefam since I stayed here for a week last year. It's in a great location, has amazing staff, very indulgent activities and tons of group activities/ parties which makes it perfect for a solo traveler. This was my second visit and Carine was super helpful in making the stay comfortable

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8.4
Very Good
1,444 reviews
Price from
$30
per night

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.

Wombat's City Hostel London provides basic accommodation with private or shared bathroom facilities with a shower.

Clean, tidy, great kitchen supplies, very friendly staff

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8.4
Very Good
6,353 reviews
Price from
$126
per night

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 large dorm, the beautiful shower and toilet.

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8.3
Very Good
3,727 reviews
Price from
$101
per night

Just across the road from St Pancras Station in the centre of London, this 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.

Location , Value for Money , Comfortable Stay

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8
Very Good
4,384 reviews
Price from
$32
per night

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage provides award-winning budget accommodation in a beautiful Victorian Grade II listed building. The Lodge offers a bar and free Wi-Fi access in public areas, just 2 miles from the West End.

the room is nice, the whole building is also stylish, I like the decoration in the hostle

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8.2
Very Good
2,779 reviews
Price from
$31
per night

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 majority of rooms contain bunk beds.

Exceeded all my expectations!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND 😊 Extremely friendly staff and reception. Room and toilets were very clean, neat and comfortable. Breakfast was simple but satisfying. Neighbourhood was lovely and peaceful. Location was very convenient and easy to find - near the tube station. First time staying at a hostel and I really really loved my experience here! Can’t recommend it enough :)

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8.4
Very Good
2,483 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

Situated in London and within 2.3 km of London Bridge, Cricketers Hostel has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is around 2.4 km from Big Ben, 1.9 km from Waterloo Station and 2.6 km from Houses of Parliament. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests.

The location of the hostel is good - easy to get assess to all the places in London. Robert and Titel have been really helpful and vibes in this hostel are wonderful!

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8.1
Very Good
494 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

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Budget travelers know there's 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 little more.
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  • Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage
    Budget options available

    Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage provides award-winning budget accommodations in a beautiful Victorian Grade II registered historic building.

    Privacy, friendly staff , value for money and clean

    8.2
    Very Good · 2,779 reviews
  • Kensal Green Backpackers 2
    Budget options available

    Located in the Hammersmith and Fulham district in London, Kensal Green Backpackers 2 has a number of amenities including a shared lounge and a bar within 1.4 mi of Portobello Road Market.

    Proximity to both the rail/tube and bus network

    5.3
    Average · 2,060 reviews
  • London Backpackers Youth Hostel 18 - 40 Years Old only in Dorms
    Budget options available

    London Backpackers offers accommodations 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.

    Really clean and quiet, the staff were super helpful.

    7.4
    Good · 2,131 reviews
  • Queen Elizabeth Hostel
    Budget options available

    Located in London and with Stamford Bridge Stadium reachable within a 14-minute walk, Queen Elizabeth Hostel has a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar.

    The staff member calum that saw to me was excellent

    6.3
    Pleasant · 1,292 reviews
  • Prime Backpackers Angel
    Budget options available

    Prime Backpackers Angel is located in a historic building in Islington on London's City Road. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Hairdryers and towel hire are available at the property.

    Ocasional activities and food organized by hostel.

    7.7
    Good · 1,676 reviews
  • The Phoenix Hostel
    Budget options available

    The adult-only Phenix Hostel is perfectly located in central London. This award-winning Bar and Hostel has free WiFi access available.

    nice place nice reception and nice bar at the front

    6.6
    Pleasant · 1,628 reviews
  • Kensal Green Backpackers
    Budget options available

    Opposite Kensal Green Station, Kensal Green Backpackers is a 20-minute walk from vibrant Notting Hill.

    The location. Easy access to most places in London.

    5.0
    Average · 1,475 reviews
  • Wesferry beds to stay
    Budget options available

    Attractively located in the Tower Hamlets district of London, Wesferry beds to stay is located a 19-minute walk from Canary Wharf Tube Station, 2.1 miles from Victoria Park and 2.4 miles from Canada...

    The house was nice, the bedroom was clean and pretty much like the pictures

    7.9
    Good · 171 reviews

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  • Onefam Waterloo 18-36 years old
    Central location

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

    Very social hostel with many guests, good security.

    9.1
    Wonderful · 121 reviews
  • Urbany Hostel London 18-40 Years Old
    Central location

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

    Friendly staffs, fun activities, complete facilities.

    8.6
    Excellent · 2,263 reviews
  • Pax Lodge
    Central location

    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.

    8.5
    Very Good · 980 reviews
  • Wombat's City Hostel London
    Central location

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

    Everything clean, close to the tube, friendly staff

    8.4
    Very Good · 6,353 reviews
  • Onefam Notting Hill
    Central location

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

    It is situated in a very calm and a bit of a posh neighborhood.

    8.4
    Very Good · 1,444 reviews
  • Lee Abbey London
    Central location

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

    clean , friendly staff. love the garden food excellent

    8.4
    Very Good · 871 reviews
  • YHA London Earl's Court
    Central location

    This YHA hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from Earl’s Court Tube Station. It offers affordable accommodations 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

    8.4
    Very Good · 2,483 reviews
  • YHA London Central
    Central location

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

    How centralised it was to the city centre for its price

    8.3
    Very Good · 3,727 reviews
  • The Pride of Paddington
    Central location

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

    Location, staff, rooms. We had a really great stay.

    8.2
    Very Good · 381 reviews
  • YHA London Thameside
    Central location

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

    Friendly staff, comfy firm beds and the kids like the atmosphere.

    8.2
    Very Good · 513 reviews
  • Cricketers Hostel
    Central location

    Located in London and within 1.4 miles of London Bridge, Cricketers Hostel has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi.

    Very good location and friendly/accommodating staff.

    8.1
    Very Good · 494 reviews
  • Kabannas London St Pancras
    Central location

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

    Convenient location, clean rooms and clean bed, warmth

    8.0
    Very Good · 4,384 reviews
  • Solo Stay London Zone 1
    Central location

    Located in London and within 1.7 miles of London Bridge, Solo Stay London Zone 1 features a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

    8.0
    Very Good · 2 reviews
  • YHA London St Paul's
    Central location

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

    Right next to the tube , very friendly staff, quite clean !

    7.8
    Good · 901 reviews
  • St Christopher's Liverpool Street
    Central location

    Located 2953 feet 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.

    Staff were lovely. Rooms clean. Very little noise.

    7.8
    Good · 1,215 reviews
  • Smart Camden Inn Hostel
    Central location

    Less than 1640 feet from Camden Market, the Smart Camden Inn is located in Camden’s pubs and clubs district.

    The environment is clean and quiet, and the staff are friendly.

    7.8
    Good · 2,547 reviews
  • Astor Hyde Park Hostel
    Central location

    Astor Hyde Park Hostel offers accommodations for guests over the age of 18 in the Kensington and Chelsea district in London, 656 feet from Royal Albert Hall.

    Cheap Near the park Usb charger near your bed Clean

    7.7
    Good · 2,894 reviews
  • PubLove @ The Steam Engine,Waterloo
    Central location

    Only 10 minutes' walk from Waterloo Station, along a quiet side street, PubLove @ The Steam Engine is set above a traditional London pub.

    Close to many interested places , nearby downtown.

    7.5
    Good · 3,206 reviews
  • Astor Museum Hostel
    Central location

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

    Great location, really friendly welcome, comfortable bed

    7.5
    Good · 2,280 reviews
  • Astor Kensington Hostel
    Central location

    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 accommodations for guests over the age of 18.

    Warm and welcoming staff, nice kitchen facilities.

    7.5
    Good · 2,081 reviews
  • PubLove @ The Rose & Crown
    Central location

    PubLove @ The Rose & Crown in London provides adults-only accommodations with a restaurant, a bar and a garden.

    Great budget option if you just need a place to sleep

    7.4
    Good · 1,902 reviews
  • St Christopher's Inn Village - London Bridge
    Central location

    Located 5 minutes’ walk from London Bridge tube station, St Christopher's Inn Village offers dormitory rooms with 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a lounge with TV and DVD player, a...

    Great location , Friendly staff, efficient systems .

    7.3
    Good · 4,771 reviews
  • Torquay House (Royal Oak)
    Central location

    Torquay House (Royal Oak) in London provides adults only accommodations with a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Que pude descansar en silencio y tranquilo, lo nesecitaba

    7.4
    Good · 68 reviews
  • PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria
    Central location

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

    Friendly staff Comfy beds Close to coach station

    7.3
    Good · 3,951 reviews
  • Clink261 Hostel
    Central location

    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.

    Standard hostel, good facilities and friendly staff

    7.3
    Good · 6,532 reviews
  • Smart Hyde Park View Hostel
    Central location

    Just 328 feet from Hyde Park, this hostel is a 5-minute walk from Queensway Underground Station. It offers spacious rooms with an private bathroom and free WiFi access throughout.

    Location and public transport communication are great

    7.3
    Good · 3,340 reviews
  • Mile End Rooms 57A
    Central location

    Offering free WiFi, Mile End Rooms 57A offers accommodations in London, 1.2 miles from Victoria Park and 1.7 miles from Canary Wharf Tube Station.

    Clear instructions and clean place, value for money,

    7.2
    Good · 130 reviews
  • Safestay London Elephant & Castle
    Central location

    Located in the former Labor Party headquarters, Safestay London Elephant & Castle is a 5-minute walk from Elephant & Castle train station and shopping center.

    Finally I slept in a big room enough for 8 people.

    7.1
    Good · 6,662 reviews

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  • Holland House (Victoria)
    No credit card needed

    Holland House is a student accommodations 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...

    Gostei da higiene e do guardo quentinho e iluminado

    7.2
    Good · 199 reviews
  • Bowden Court (Notting Hill)
    No credit card needed

    Bowden Court is set in the Kensington and Chelsea district in London, 2297 feet from Portobello Road Market and 1 mi from Olympia Exhibition Center.

    Receptionist was amazing, helpful and kind. Very welcome.

    6.5
    Pleasant · 284 reviews
  • Hostel Rooms In Camden
    No credit card needed

    Attractively set in the Camden district of London, Hostel Rooms In Camden is located a 3-minute walk from Camden Market, 0.8 miles from London Zoo and 1.1 miles from Euston Train Station.

    5.6
    Above average · 31 reviews
  • Blue Poppy
    No credit card needed

    Well set in the Golders Green district of London, Blue Poppy is located 3.2 miles from London Zoo, 3.3 miles from Lord's Cricket Ground and 3.8 miles from Camden Market.

  • St Pancras Way, Camden
    No credit card needed

    Located in London, within a 13-minute walk of King's Cross St Pancras Tube Station and 0.6 miles of Kings Cross Station, St Pancras Way, Camden provides free WiFi.

    7.0
    Good · 2 reviews
  • Mapesbury Hostel London
    No credit card needed

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

    Peaceful everything I needed as I was working nights 🌙 shifts

    5.5
    Average · 45 reviews

FAQ about hostels in London

Hostels that guests love in London

  • Avg. price/night: $62.90
    8.2
    Very Good · 2,779 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 traveler
  • 6.3
    Pleasant · 1,292 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 traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $213.34
    8.0
    Very Good · 4,384 reviews
    one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in..friendly staff, feels safe, clean, spacious dorms and great location..
    Sasha
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $166.40
    8.4
    Very Good · 6,353 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: $201.66
    8.6
    Excellent · 2,263 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
  • 6.3
    Pleasant · 1,292 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 traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $166.40
    8.4
    Very Good · 6,353 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 traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $136.99
    7.3
    Good · 3,340 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 traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $114.16
    7.7
    Good · 1,803 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 traveler
  • 7.1
    Good · 1,445 reviews
    All very well, very friendly and helpful staff. The location, close to London for only £14 a night. Excactly how budget hostel should be like. Cheap, clean, great location, amazing value for money and good staff keep going 👍
    Joanna
    Solo traveler

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