Hostels in London are a cheaper option for accommodation, and with the number of modern hostels that there are today located in the very center of the British capital, it is not a bad option at all.
In general, in a hostel you can sometimes share a room with up to 20 other people, but there are hostels that offer smaller rooms, even for 2, 4 or 6 people for example, which are private rooms and have practically the same facilities as the from a hotel. So really, if you are finding it difficult to find a cheap hotel, take a look at the hostels that are recommended in this article, since if you come with a group of people, it is the best option.
Hostels in London: Recommended Websites
There are several websites with information about the different hostels in London, and where you can book in advance. One of the ones I like the most is Booking.
Recommended hostels in London
1. Smart Hostels
- Smart Russell Square
Located in the Bloomsbury area, in the heart of London, next to the British Museum and within walking distance of the famous Oxford Street shopping street. This hostel offers mixed and female rooms, from £11 a night. More information: Smart Russell Square
- Smart Hyde Park Inn
Located between Notting Hill and Hyde Park, in the Bayswater area (London zone 1). It offers very cheap shared rooms and free Wi-Fi connection, as well as a shared kitchen. Rooms from £12 a night. More information: Smart Hyde Park Inn
2. Generator Hostel
Located 5 minutes from the British Museum, in Russel Square (London zone 1) this hostel offers mixed rooms from £25 a night. More information: Generator Hostel
3. Clink 78 and Clink 261 Hostels
Both hostels are located in the King’s Cross station area. These are modern hostels, with shared rooms from £21 a night. More information: Clink 78 and Clink 261
4. YHA chain of hostels
- YHA Central London
Located 5 minutes from Marylebone, it offers mixed rooms from £19 a night. It also has a bar.
- YHA London Earl’s Court
Located in Earl’s Court in London, 5 minutes walk from the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, with modern facilities.
5. So hostel
Located in pure London Soho this modern hostel offers private double rooms at very competitive prices and beds in shared rooms. The best thing about this hostel is that the rooms are usually small in size, so you don’t share a room with 20 other people.