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The 10 Best Hostels in London, UK

Some of the best backpacker spots in London

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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. Location,price, cheap breakfast, free dinner and events

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8.3
Very Good
1,255 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. Good location.it's convenient to museums and Albert hall .

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8.2
Very Good
1,980 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. Friendly and very helpful staff, convenient location, vegan options for breakfast, open kitchen, lounge to hang out, daily activities. Even guests were friendly to one another. Felt like I'm surrounded by a family 😊 amazing experience. Thank you!

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8.1
Very Good
1,285 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. Everything. You have the power to choose, if you want a good location & not a light sleeper then this is for you. Dont choose this place if you have much to say about the noise - do ur research before booking & u're good to go. I'd say it's an excellent experience. Thanks The Walrus Bar & Hostel Love from a Malaysian.

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8.3
Very Good
1,239 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. A very clean and bright hostel. Definitely felt warm and safe. Also, the bar itself was nice. Very friendly staff. Also the location was aces.

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8.3
Very Good
4,457 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. Beds are comfortable room is spacious locker seems reliable

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8.5
Very Good
3,512 reviews

YHA London Central

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. Thanks! Stuff was really kind and careful. Location is near to all activities. My suit was clean, fresh and big haha as it can be in hostel. Also WiFi was really good working, it helped me to get in touch with my family and friends.

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8.3
Very Good
3,662 reviews

Safestay London Elephant & Castle

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. very clean nice staff curtains give some privacy and protect from the light

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8.1
Very Good
4,000 reviews

YHA London St Pancras

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. Most is the bed linen is so sparkly white and smells fresh and tube is only few steps away😍

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8.6
Excellent
2,705 reviews

PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria

Westminster Borough, London

PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria is a traditional English pub offering a range of accommodation between Victoria, Pimlico and Sloane Square stations. You can make use of its 24-hour reception, free WiFi and free walking tours.

Guests can choose private rooms or a bed in a dormitory style room. Linen is included and guests have access to in-room security lockers (bring your own towels and padlocks). It nice location and clean backpacker

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8.4
Very Good
1,935 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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