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YHA London Central

104 Bolsover Street, City of Westminster, London, W1W 5NU, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 87%

From 31 Reviews

Hostel rating (31)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 92%
Security 91%
Service 86%
Comfort 76%
Green rating 78%

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

  • Dorm
    From $23.93
  • Private
    From $78.45
10 or more people?

London Hostel

Hostel London

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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, 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.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719154

Fax. +44 345 3719155

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • London Eye (2 to 3km)
  • British Museum (1 to 2km)
  • Madame Tussauds London (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Hola En cuanto a amabilidad del personal la chica que nos atendió a la llegada casi no interactuó con nosotras... Simplemente para lo básico, habría estado bien que nos hubiese atendido la de su lado, ya que era muy extrovertida, simpática, con recomendaciones, y, con muy buena onda. De ahí mi puntuación en la amabilidad del personal. Por último en cuanto a comodidad hemos estado bien, pero había pocos sofás en el hall en los que poder relajarse, y, poder preparar la aventura del día siguiente después de un largo día... De los tres días solo pudimos sentarnos un día, el resto de días estaban ocupados. Y también decir que la. Comodidad de la habitación era genial, excepto porque compartíamos habitación con una chica que era voluntaria en el hostal. Por lo que se ve acababa de trabajar muy tarde, y, en cuanto entraba en la habitación abría todas las luces, encendía su propio calefactor, lo que provocaba vernos al resto de la habitación obligados a sudar mucho por la noche y tener que abrir la ventana, la cual cosa, las noches no dormíamos muy bien. Y por último no teníamos espacio para nada, ya que su maleta estaba tirada en el medio ocupando media habitación todo de ropa suya por el suelo y cosas colgadas de ella, lo que provocó que el resto no pudiésemos colgar nada... No hay que olvidar que no convive sola... Y ella debería también dar ejemplo. Para cualquier aclaración estoy a disposición vuestra. Eso si, este es el tercero o cuarto hihostel al que voy, repetiría sin duda. Un saludo Regina


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Mon 11 Feb 2019

The kitchen would be improved


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Thu 24 Jan 2019

Es war unser zweiter Aufenthalt im YHA London Central. Das Personal war sehr freundlich, die Lage ist nicht zu toppen. Auch die Zimmer sind sehr gepflegt und sauber. Leider war unser Zimmer direkt am Fahrstuhl, welcher bis spät in die Nacht fährt und sehr laut ist. Leider fällt einem das schlafen bei der Geräuschkulisse sehr schwer. Die Dusche müsste auch mal erneuert werden. Dennoch würde ich jederzeit wiederkommen (aber dann in einem anderen Zimmer).


Avatar for André


Mon 14 Jan 2019

This is my third time in this place and I realise the toilets, showers and the functioning of lightbeds have worsened (mainteinance matter). In general I feel well with everything except for the lack of enough toilets and showers per floor. The toilets need some hangers (at least one or two because many people need to put the handbag, the toilet bag, a piece of cloth somewhere). As a frequent traveler the comfortability of having a little bench or a couple of hangers makes a real diference in a toilet or shower. The bests showers I have been can be in a row in separate cabines but they had a place to hanger the clothes and getting dressed without having to wake up everybody coming back to the room, risking your clothes to get wet with the remain water on the floor or going to a toilet where you don't know where to hang your clothes. This is very easy to sort it out. On my floor there were two showers and one of them didn't have hot water (so one shower for all the whole floor). Another point is that when you have a shower you don't know where to dry your hair if you don't want to disturb your room mates. In a shared room with people from many countries, customs and different clock timetables it´s very easy to find people sleeping in bed at I time you wouldn't and the toilet didn't have a plug for hairdriers.


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Thu 03 Jan 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Heathrow Gatwick Luton Stansted.
Many day/night buses operate on Oxford street/Euston road. for London travel info.
Oxford Circus – 0.30 mile Great Portland Street – 0.25 miles.
St Pancras (Eurostar) - two tube stops or a 20 minute walk towards Great Portland Street Station.

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