Top 10 Hostels in London based on Location by Hostelbookers

Whether you want to make the most of the sites of Westminster – the London Eye, the Southbank and the Houses of Parliament – take in the vibrant West End in Soho, or breathe the fresh air near the parks, HostelBookers will have somewhere to suit. If you want to stay in a youth hostel London has plenty to offer and there are a couple of cheap London hotels to take note of too. With so much choice, here are the 10 best accommodation options for the Big Smoke…

1. Best for… Euston and Kings Cross

The Generator Hostel is well-known for its award-winning party atmosphere. Located in Russell Square you’re in the perfect location to get in the city, and get out. It’s a few minutes’ walk from both Euston and Kings Cross Train Stations and has a London Underground station on the Piccadilly line just around the corner. You’ll also be near the green open space of Coram’s Fields and the Brunswick shopping precinct too. Dorms start at €20.38 and privates at €23.21.

2. Best for… Soho

One of the most central hostels you’ll find, the Piccadilly Backpackers is located right by Piccadilly Circus with all its theatres, cafes, restaurants, shops and nightlife. Explore a few minutes north and you’ll come across Soho – a great area for partying and drinking. It’s also close to Oxford Street, Regent Street and Buckingham Palace is just up the Mall.

3. Best for… the West End

YHA London Central is in the city’s West End neighbourhood where you’ll find trendy Soho and be just minutes from the Oxford Street shops. The clue’s in the name – this hostel is central! With the help of the Underground you’re just a few minutes from everywhere you’d want to be in London and you can take advantage of the bus network too. Less than a 20-minute walk away you’ll find Hyde Park complete with boating lake, deckchairs and bandstand. Back at the hostel there’s also a bar and cafe for snacks and drinks at the end of a busy day sightseeing.

4. Best for… Paddington

Equity Point London is just outside Paddington Rail Station, meaning you could take some lovely trips out to London’s surrounding countryside in around 30 minutes. You’ll be well-serviced by the Bakerloo line here as well as a range of bus routes dropping you off in the rest of London. Hyde Park is just 5 minutes away, and Notting Hill is just up the road.

5. Best for… Angel and Kings Cross

Located in Kings Cross and in an old courtroom and jail, Clink78 is in perfect proximity to beautiful Angel. This area of town is more manageable for shopping – with the N1 Shopping Centre housing many of home and fashion stores and the boutique-style Camden passage for more unique pieces. You’ve also got the Carling Academy nearby, Scala and the Lexington. The hostel offers a free city tour and plenty of events such as themed parties, quiz nights and gigs, so there are opportunities to get to meet other travellers.

6. Best for… the Kensington museums

Housed in a beautiful Georgian townhouse, the Astor Hyde Park hostel is just a few moments from some of London’s top museums including the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum. They offer stylish rooms and bright decor, a free breakfast, self-catering facilities as well as the internet across two lounge areas. Need time out from city life? Walk up the road and you’ll reach one of London’s largest green spaces; Hyde Park.

7. Best for… Westminster and the London Eye

If you want to wake up to the sounds of Big Ben chiming outside and be able to see the London Eye as soon as you step outside the door then you need the London Eye Hostel in your life. It’s just a 10-minute walk from Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Downing Street and close to all the cool bars, shops and restaurants of the South Bank. You’ll also be just a walk away from Trafalgar Square and the Tate Modern too.

8. Best for… Kensington Gardens

Just a few metres away from the beautiful Kensington Gardens you’ll find the Smart Hyde Park Inn. Walk a few minutes down the street and you’ll be in the heart of one of the most legendary parks in London: Hyde Park. Indulge in some culture at the Serpentine Gallery before picnicking in the parks around the Round Pond. Walk straight through the park and you’ll find yourself in Knightsbridge with all its shops and bars.

9. Best for… everywhere!

Right in the heart of the city between Holborn and Tottenham Court Road you’ll find the Astor Museum Inn. It’s in the perfect location near the British Museum, St Pancras, Covent Garden and China Town. The cheap hotel has every room from small private to large dorms and you’ll get free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast too.

10. Best for… Marylebone and the London Zoo

The Phoenix Hostel is located on the edge of Regents Park just around the corner from Madame Tussauds and the London Zoo. It’s also close to Baker Street where you can enjoy the Sherlock Holmes Museum and make the most of the cafés, bars and restaurants that line the streets. It’s also just a short bus ride into the centre of London.

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  1. Wow, these places look fun! I might have to avail myself of this information when I visit London 🙂

  2. I’ve stayed twice at the YHA London Central – good time each time. 🙂

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