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Which are the best youth hostels in London ?
Hostels in London: good places to stay for a weekend break or for short-term accommodation.
So, you have decided to come to London for work or study. One of the first things you will have to sort out is accommodation. Unless you have some friends who can put you up when you arrive, you will need to find a place to stay quickly. Whether you are visiting for a weekend or looking for some temporary accommodation while you get settled in, hostels are a cheap, friendly and convenient option.
Staying in hostels also gives you a chance to experience different parts of the city before you commit to a particular neighbourhood. Do you like art and culture? Would you like to stay close to London’s trendy nightlife? Or do you prefer a quiet, local vibe with some green space? Whatever your personality and the reason for your stay in London, no doubt you will find a hostel and atmosphere to suit. Some properties offer some top modern facilities and HostelBookers, an online budget accommodation specialist, can give you the best addresses!
Astor Kensington, chic and elegant
Finding accommodation in London can take some time, especially if you are looking for a job at the same time. So why don’t you stay at the Astor Kensington for a few days? This hostel is ideal for those looking for a relaxed atmosphere, some peace and quiet to look for a job or for a romantic weekend in London. This property has the advantage of being located in a rather chic and elegant area called South Kensington in West London. Nearby are the Victoria Albert Museum, the Museum of Natural History and London’s famous department store, Harrods.
Price: Dorms from €18 and private rooms from €40 per person, per night.
The Walrus Waterloo, art and culture
If you are looking for a hostel in London with easy access to the main attractions, The Walrus Waterloo could be the right place for you, especially if you like art and culture. Located in the Waterloo/South Bank area, this hostel is close to the Old Vic and – for cheap theatre tickets – the Young Vic theatres, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern. You will also be able to enjoy nice walks along the river Thames with great views of the London Eye, the famous big wheel!
Price: Dorms from €14pp/pn, private rooms from €30pp/pn.
St. Christopher’s Inn Village, London Bridge/Borough, culinary food and friendly prices
For food lovers St. Christopher’s Inn seems to be the ideal choice. The world famous Borough Market, where you can enjoy free tasters and sample some top produce, is only a few steps away. Lots of restaurants are located in the nearby streets as well as on Borough High Street and the area is also full of cafes, bars and nightclubs.
Price: Dorms from €14pppn.
YHA London Central, for party people
If you're a night owl and looking for a party hostel in London, the YHA London Central and YHA St Pancras will be right up your street. These two hostels are located in the heart of the city close to Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden where there are plenty of trendy places to go out. With great transport links, you are ideally located to explore all London sightseeing attractions during the day and some of the best nightlife is on your doorstep!
Price: Dorms from €24pppn in London Central hostel and €21pppn in YHA St Pancras.
St. Christopher’s Inn Camden, electro-rock and trendy atmosphere
One last address that we recommend for living up a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle in London is the St. Christopher’s Inn Camden. Camden is home to the famous Camden Market, and the nearby streets are full of vintage clothing stores, record and tattoo shops. You are just two tube stops from the city centre and there are lots of night buses servicing the area.
Price: Dorms €13pppn.
Whether you are in London for a weekend or looking to settle in the city for a lengthier stay, hostels are a friendly and cheap accommodation option. No doubt you’ll find one to suit you!