Hostels in London

London is one of the most popular cities in the world with a huge selection of hostels and cheap accommodation. Where you stay really depends on your budget and preferences.


Cheap Backpacker Hostels in London

We have put together a list of the best hostels to stay in London based on price, location, facilities and reviews. Our list includes recommendations for solo travellers, couples and groups.


Generator Hostels

If you are keen to meet other backpackers and party then Generator hostels are highly recommended.


Palmers Lodge

Located in swanky Swiss Cottage, this hostel is a very relaxed place to stay in a very nice neighbourhood. By staying here you will be within walking distance of places like Hamstead Heath and Primrose Hill and around a 15 minute tube ride to central London.


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Best Areas to Stay

If you stay centrally in or close to Hyde Park, Piccadilly, Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street you will be right in the heart of the capital and within walking distance to all the major sights. There are lots of other places you might want to stay and still be close to the city centre including Victoria, Hammersmith, Kensington, Camden, Earls Court, Portobello and Kings Cross. London has excellent transportation links so no matter where you stay even far out of central getting around to all the major sights and tourist attractions isn't difficult.



London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe and prices for dorm rooms can be high even out of season. Beds in dorm rooms generally cost around £8-£30 but this can vary depending on the hostel and time of year. If you stay futher out of the city centre the cheaper the price you will generally pay. London has a world class transport system so getting round even late at night by tube, bus or train isn't difficult.


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