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7 Hostels in London

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  • YHA London Central

    London

    YHA London Central > London

    Swap stories with your fellow travellers in this stylish and modern backpackers' hostel close to the centre of London.

    • Private Rooms From €110
    • Wifi - Free
    • Cleanliness : 88%
    • City Centre (1 to 2km)
    • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
    • Reception : Open 24 hours
    • Staff Friendliness : 94%

    Green rating

    HI-Q is the unique Quality Management System for HI to assure a great customer experience.

    Quality Certified

    Key facilities
    • Common room
    • TV room
    • Suitable for wheelchair users
    • Licenced Bar/Pub
    • Self-catering kitchen
    • Dorm

      From €19.91
    • Private

      From €110.08

    From €19

  • YHA London Oxford Street

    London

    YHA London Oxford Street > London

    An award-winning hostel in the heart of the capital, the décor is stylish and the vibe welcoming. Ideal for first time ...

    • Private Rooms From €93
    • Wifi - Free
    • Cleanliness : 90%
    • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
    • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
    • Reception : Open 24 hours
    • Lockers Available - In Room
    • Staff Friendliness : 95%
    eco friendly

    Green rating

    HI-Q is the unique Quality Management System for HI to assure a great customer experience.

    Quality Certified

    Key facilities
    • Common room
    • TV room
    • Not suitable for wheelchair users
    • Cafe/Bistro
    • Licenced Bar/Pub
    • Dorm

      From €30.45
    • Private

      From €93.69

    From €30

  • YHA London St Pancras

    London

    YHA London St Pancras > London

    A stylish and friendly hostel opposite St Pancras International station, conveniently located for all of London’s top a...

    • Private Rooms From €99
    • Wifi - Free
    • Cleanliness : 86%
    • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
    • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
    • Staff Friendliness : 91%

    Green rating

    HI-Q is the unique Quality Management System for HI to assure a great customer experience.

    Quality Certified

    Key facilities
    • Common room
    • TV room
    • Elevator / Lift
    • Suitable for wheelchair users
    • Licenced Bar/Pub
    • Dorm

      From €21.08
    • Private

      From €99.54

    From €21

  • YHA London Earl's Court

    London

    YHA London Earl's Court > London

    A lovely Victorian building in cosmopolitan west London, the hostel makes a convenient base for a cheap city break.

    • Private Rooms From €57
    • Wifi - Free
    • Cleanliness : 81%
    • City Centre (3 to 5km)
    • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
    • Reception : Open 24 hours
    • Staff Friendliness : 86%

    Green rating

    HI-Q is the unique Quality Management System for HI to assure a great customer experience.

    Quality Certified

    Key facilities
    • Common room
    • Garden
    • TV room
    • Cafe/Bistro
    • Self-catering kitchen
    • Dorm

      From €18.74
    • Private

      From €57.38

    From €18

  • YHA London St Pauls

    London

    YHA London St Pauls > London

    Perfect for sightseers, this fantastic value accommodation is close to the West End and central London’s world-class at...

    • Private Rooms From €64
    • Wifi - Free
    • Cleanliness : 81%
    • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
    • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
    • Lockers Available - In Room
    • Staff Friendliness : 89%

    Green rating

    HI-Q is the unique Quality Management System for HI to assure a great customer experience.

    Quality Certified

    Key facilities
    • Common room
    • Games room
    • Garden
    • TV room
    • Not suitable for wheelchair users
    • Dorm

      From €18.74
    • Private

      From €64.41

    From €18

  • YHA London Thameside

    London

    YHA London Thameside > London

    A large modern hostel on the edge of London’s Docklands offering comfortable accommodation with easy access to the city...

    • Private Rooms From €45
    • Wifi - Free
    • 10 or more people?
    • City Centre (1 to 2km)
    • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
    • Staff Friendliness : 94%

    Green rating

    HI-Q is the unique Quality Management System for HI to assure a great customer experience.

    Quality Certified

    Key facilities
    • Common room
    • Elevator / Lift
    • Suitable for wheelchair users
    • Licenced Bar/Pub
    • Restaurant onsite
    • Dorm

      From €17.57
    • Private

      From €45.67

    From €17

  • YHA London Lee Valley

    London

    90%


    1 Reviews

    YHA London Lee Valley > London

    This YHA hostel is located outside London, in the 10,000-acre Lee Valley Park, which can be reached in 25 mins from Lon...

    • Private Rooms From €45
    • 10 or more people?
    • Lockers Available - In Room
    • Staff Friendliness : 100%

    Green rating

    HI-Q is the unique Quality Management System for HI to assure a great customer experience.

    Quality Certified

    Key facilities
    • Common room
    • Games room
    • Garden
    • TV room
    • Pool table / snooker table

    90%


    1 Reviews

    • Dorm

      From €21.08
    • Private

      From €45.67

    From €21

Whether you’re shopping in Camden, enjoying West End musicals, or exploring Soho nightlife – London is an unforgettable destination. This vibrant city is packed with world-famous attractions, thousands of fabulous shops, and plenty of great places to eat. YHA has six youth hostels spread throughout the UK capital too, and they’re perfect for city breaks in London and beyond.

If you’re getting off at Kings Cross Station near YHA London St Pancras, don’t forget to stop at The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾. Or take a walk up to the vintage stalls and alternative fashions of Camden Market; you’re bound to spot British subcultures alive and well.

For fun day out exploring London attractions, we recommend Madam Tussauds, London Zoo and the Sherlock Holmes Museum – they’re all near YHA London Central. Or for the best of London nightlife and shopping, try a weekend break in Soho. You’ll find eclectic bars and clubs, top West End shows, and Europe’s busiest shopping stretch just minutes from YHA London Oxford Street.

You’ll love our iconic London landmarks; St Paul’s Cathedral is seconds away from YHA London St Pauls, and don’t forget to take a selfie by London Bridge and the Tower of London. You could even cross the Thames for a look inside the Tate Modern, or enjoy a ride on the London Eye – the iconic 135m high big wheel!

Further west is classy Kensington, Chelsea, and London’s fascinating museum and art gallery quarter. You could see the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum all in one day – YHA London Earl’s Court makes a handy base for them. If you’re feeling flush, hang out on the King’s Road and dine in come Michelin starred restaurants.

Remember, no visit to London is complete without seeing Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace (home of the Queen of England). Stop by in the morning and you might be lucky enough to catch the world-famous changing of the guard ceremony. Whether you’re a family or globetrotter, you’re bound to leave with some fab snapshots.

How about going east to for a look at the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, or a walk along the River Thames near YHA London Thameside? There’s also the O2 at Greenwich which, if you’re feeling brave, you can climb over. Then catch the Emirates Air Line to see London from the skies. If you’re after a bit of retail therapy, pop into Westfield Stratford – the largest urban shopping and leisure destination in Europe with over 250 shops and over 65 restaurants.

If you fancy something more rural, Lee Valley Park is a 40 minute train journey from central London. It offers watersports, walking, and our own YHA London Lee Valley hostel.

From backpackers to tourists, YHA offers cheap London accommodation with good value and facilities for all. Best of all, we offer discounts on top London attractions like the London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium and London Sightseeing Tour.