YHA London Central boasts seven floors of modern, budget accommodation just five minutes’ walk from Oxford Street - the perfect place for backpackers wanting to experience the heart of the capital.

Facilities at the hostel include a self-catering kitchen, laundry, TV room, common room, lockers, Wi-Fi and Internet access. The on-site café/bar is perfect for a relaxing drink, snack and to swap stories with fellow travellers.

This comfortable central London hostel is within easy reach of Oxford Circus, Soho and the West End so there are great shopping, restaurant and entertainment opportunities nearby. YHA London Central offer discounts on major attractions including Madame Tussauds, Tower of London and the London Eye, and hostel staff are available to offer local advice and suggestions for visiting some of London’s quirkier corners. Also don’t miss out on the free maps and free daily walking tour.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Culture
  • Socialising

Green rating



I wasn't expecting much - a clean bed to sleep on and decent toilets/showers. My bed appeared clean, but the shower smelled awful for all 4 nights that I was there. Also, the toilet on my end of the 2nd floor was clogged for two nights straight, and no one seemed to care. The room was also extremely hot, and never smelled very pleasant. This isn't a bad hostel to stay at for maybe a night or two. The location is decent, and the staff was overall pretty friendly, though I probably wouldn't return.


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Sat 27 Jun 2015

Need new pillows on every bed (they all felt like sleeping on cardboard), sanitary containers need to be changed DAILY (they were only changed once during our 5 day stay and in the small cramped spaces.... the smell was overbearing & disgusting), floors never once cleaned in room (the floors were muddy and others often spilled water all over leaving the floor nasty to walk on-even with shoes), and fabric furniture needs to be protected or replaced (saw girl puke on w/ little clean up/sanitation


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Fri 26 Jun 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Not many for people on a budget, but the bar crawl was great... need to go with trusted group though!!

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Fri 26 Jun 2015

Attraction tip

British Museum, Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour, Imperial War Museum

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Fri 19 Jun 2015