Hostels – the more accommodating cousin of hotels, hostels are incredible places for everyone looking for more affordable accommodation. Besides, if you are planning to spend all of your time out exploring the wonders of London and you will barely spend any time in the room, there is no point in spending a lot of money on luxurious hotels. If this is your idea of an ideal vacation or even staycation, check out these 5 amazing hostels London has to offer!
All of them are affordable and cozy, and we are sure you will find one that matches your taste:
Clink 78 Hostel – the prison-themed hostel
If The Courthouse Hotel seems too heavy on your wallet and you can’t afford it, do not worry. You can still have a prison-chic stay experience in London; head to Clink 78 Hostel at King’s Cross. This hostel, much like The Courthouse Hotel also used to be a courthouse, having famous people like The Clash attend their trials in its courtrooms; nowadays, the once former cells got the ultimate upgrade with beds and bunks, but they still kept their “original prison/police custody features,” even though they got transformed into modern prison cell hostel rooms for one, two or more people.
Most popular amenities: Free WiFiParking Non-smoking rooms24-hour front deskElevator Bar
St Christopher’s Inn Village – the fun, party-all-day-and-night hostel
For all the adventurous souls out there and the kindred spirits who love having good fun and are ready to party all day and night, the St. Christopher’s Inn Village Hostel is a must-visit! Besides offering budget-friendly, comfy beds, what separates this hostel from the others and makes it get constantly upvoted for one of the best hostels in London is the uplifting, vibrant, party-oriented spirit! It is ideal for young people who are looking for some fun and hip activity, as their Belushi bar offers all types of entertainment, from DJs to karaoke nights, big-screen TVs, and international parties all happening in the bar or on the incredible roof terrace.
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking roomsFacilities for disabled guests Restaurant Free WiFi24-hour front desk Bar
Astor Museum Hostel – Bloomsbury – the budget-friendly, artsy hostel
One of the travelers’ favorite hostels, Astor Museum is a budget-friendly (read incredibly low for the quality they offer) hostel that has offered shelter to weary backpackers and travelers since 1977. Nestled in central London, the Astor Museum hostel is one of the oldest hostels whose position is ideal, being within walking distance from Leicester square, Russel Square, Trafalgar Square, and Covent Garden. Besides the great position, this hostel offers cozy rooms, reception, lounge, and baggage storage. Their kitchen has been recently renovated. If you are looking forward to experiencing the artsy side of London, but your budget is tight, this is the hostel you should go for!
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking rooms Free WiFi24-hour front deskTerraceLaundry
Safestay London Elephant & Castle Hostel – the stylish, conveniently located hostel ideal for remote working
Just a few minutes away from Elephant & Castle tube station and on a walking distance from Southbank and the River Thames, Safestay London Elephant & Castle is ideal for everyone looking for a stylish, comfortable and affordable hostel that has easy access to various parts of London by train and bus stations as well as all the major Airports. Their site even offers you the best routes from different airports and main stations!
The hostel also organizes events such as meet-ups, game and food party nights/offers, and walking tours on which you can meet like-minded people and share the journey! Side note: keep an eye out for their guest discounts on food and beverages!
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking roomsFacilities for disabled guests Free WiFi24-hour front desk BarGood Breakfast
PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria – the legendary, classic London hostel
In the very heart of London, the PubLove hostel is backpackers’ and tourists’ long-time favorite, legendary hostel. The award-winning hostel is a stone-throwing distance from St. Gabriel’s Church, the Victoria Bus station, and Buckingham Palace. If you are visiting, you need to experience first-hand their pub quiz charity nights on Thursdays, or if you can’t make it, then at least try their Juicy Bastard burger, which was voted for one of London’s top 5. Burgers!
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking rooms RestaurantParking24-hour front desk BarHeatingGood Breakfast
Regardless of which hostel you choose, you will not regret it, we promise!