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Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
7.7 Good
Holland Walk, London, United Kingdom
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5.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 2,150 reviews
7.7

Situated within walking distance of High Street Kensington Tube Station, Safestay London Kensington Holland Park provides guests with an ideal base when visiting London. The numerous facilities this stylish hostel offers include luggage storage, a games room and a 24-hour reception.

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - Hostel
Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage - Hostel
8.4 Excellent
40 College Crescent, London, United Kingdom
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6.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,163 reviews
8.4

Situated within walking distance of Belsize Park Tube Station, Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage provides guests with a convenient base while in London. It also won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013.

Barkston Rooms Earl's Court
Barkston Rooms Earl's Court
5.8 Okay
1 Barkston Gardens, London, United Kingdom
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4.6 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
OkayBased on 17 reviews
5.8

Situated in Central London, Barkston Rooms is a short stroll to several local attractions, including Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Gloucester Road. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

Rest Up London - Hostel
Rest Up London - Hostel
6.6 Good
172 New Kent Road, London, United Kingdom
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2.5 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 40 reviews
6.6

Rest Up London is located in London and is close to River Thames. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

Yha London St Pancras
Yha London St Pancras
8.6 Excellent
79-81 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
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3.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,627 reviews
8.6

YHA London St Pancras provides a modern setting when in London. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free wireless internet during their stay.

Yha London Central
Yha London Central
8.4 Excellent
104 Bolsover Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.7 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,345 reviews
8.4

YHA London Central provides a relaxed setting while in London. It also offers a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

Yha London St Pauls Hostel
Yha London St Pauls Hostel
7.9 Good
36 Carter Lane, London, United Kingdom
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2.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 7 reviews
7.9

This London hostel is situated within a 10-minute walk of Cannon Street Station. It is steps from Saint Paul's Cathedral, eateries and nightlife options.

St Christopher's Inn Village - London Bridge
St Christopher's Inn Village - London Bridge
7.8 Good
161-165 Borough High Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.4 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 2,040 reviews
7.8

Allowing convenient access to London's transport links, this hostel offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It is situated a short walk from Shard London Bridge and River Thames.

Lse Bankside House
Lse Bankside House
8.3 Excellent
24 Sumner Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.0 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,587 reviews
8.3

Situated in Central London, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Borough Market, River Thames and Tate Modern. It also provides meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Astor Museum Inn Hostel
Astor Museum Inn Hostel
8.1 Excellent
27 Montague Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,066 reviews
8.1

Astor Museum Hostel is set in Central London and is a 10-minute walk from Central Saint Giles. Just a short stroll from the British Museum, it offers cosy rooms equipped with free wireless internet access.

Tips for booking a hostel in London

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:May
Average price in London:$58/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$1/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$44 - $72
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$40 - $72
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top rated London hostels

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The Horse & Stables
The Horse & Stables
9.2 Excellent
122 - 124 Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
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0.9 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

This hostel is conveniently set in Central London and provides a swimming pool. It also offers complimentary Wi-Fi.

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YHA London Earl's Court
YHA London Earl's Court
8.7 Excellent
38 Bolton Gardens, London, United Kingdom
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4.6 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Located in Central London, this hostel is within easy walking distance of Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Gloucester Road. It is also a short car trip from Stamford Bridge and Chelsea F.C..

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Lse Carr-Saunders Hall
Lse Carr-Saunders Hall
8.4 Excellent
18-24 Fitzroy Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.7 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

LSE Carr-Saunders Hall is located in London and offers recently renovated rooms and free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

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Astor Museum Inn Hostel
Astor Museum Inn Hostel
8.1 Excellent
27 Montague Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Astor Museum Hostel is set in Central London and is a 10-minute walk from Central Saint Giles. Just a short stroll from the British Museum, it offers cosy rooms equipped with free wireless internet access.

5
The Walrus Bar and Hostel
The Walrus Bar and Hostel
8.1 Excellent
172 Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Located in Central London, The Walrus Bar and Hostel is a short stroll to several local attractions, including the Imperial War Museum and the London Eye. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, luggage storage and bicycle rental.

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London Waterloo Hostel
London Waterloo Hostel
6.3 Good
73 Lambeth Walk, London, United Kingdom
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0.9 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Located in Central London, London Waterloo Hostel offers 1-star accommodation and a tour desk, a library and free Wi-Fi. The various amenities this traditional hostel features include a 24-hour reception, a ticket service and luggage storage.

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Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
Safestay London Kensington Holland Park
7.7 Good
Holland Walk, London, United Kingdom
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5.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Situated within walking distance of High Street Kensington Tube Station, Safestay London Kensington Holland Park provides guests with an ideal base when visiting London. The numerous facilities this stylish hostel offers include luggage storage, a games room and a 24-hour reception.

8
St Christopher's Inn Village - London Bridge
St Christopher's Inn Village - London Bridge
7.8 Good
161-165 Borough High Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.4 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Allowing convenient access to London's transport links, this hostel offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It is situated a short walk from Shard London Bridge and River Thames.

Cheapest hostels in London

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London Backpackers Youth Hostel
London Backpackers Youth Hostel
7.7 Good
8-10 Queens Parade, London, United Kingdom
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11.6 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Situated a short walk from Brent Cross Bus Station, London Backpackers Youth Hostel offers guests an ideal base while in London. Guests can also enjoy free internet access in all areas.

$16
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Publove @ The Steam Engine,Waterloo
Publove @ The Steam Engine,Waterloo
8.0 Excellent
41-42, Cosser St, London, United Kingdom
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0.9 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Located in Central London, PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo is within walking distance of several local tourist attractions, including the Imperial War Museum. It also offers free wireless internet.

$22
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Smart Russell Square Hostel
Smart Russell Square Hostel
7.0 Good
71-72 Guilford Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.6 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Situated in Central London, Smart Russell Square Hostel is a short walk to several local tourist attractions, including the British Museum. It also provides a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a currency exchange.

$22
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Kensal Green Backpackers 1
Kensal Green Backpackers 1
5.4 Okay
639 Harrow Road, Wembley, United Kingdom
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6.0 km from city centre, Wembley, ENG, United Kingdom 

Situated only a short walk from Kensal Green Station, Kensal Green Backpackers offers guests an ideal base while in London. It is located a brief stroll from Kensal Green Cemetery.

$22
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St Christopher's Inn Village - London Bridge
St Christopher's Inn Village - London Bridge
7.8 Good
161-165 Borough High Street, London, United Kingdom
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2.4 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Allowing convenient access to London's transport links, this hostel offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It is situated a short walk from Shard London Bridge and River Thames.

$24
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Home London
Home London
6.3 Good
54-58 Caledonian Road, London, United Kingdom
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3.7 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Located in Central London, Home London is a short stroll to several local attractions, including Kings Place and Camley Street Natural Park. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$24
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The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London
The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London
7.1 Good
10-20 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom
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4.5 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

This vibrant London hostel is located within a 10-minute stroll of Old Street Station. Just a short stroll from Old Street, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a shared terrace.

$24
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St Christopher's Inn Shepherd's Bush
St Christopher's Inn Shepherd's Bush
7.6 Good
13-15 Shepherds Bush Green, London, United Kingdom
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6.5 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

St Christopher's Inn Shepherds Bush provides a comfortable setting while in London. It is situated a short stroll from Shepherd's Bush Village Hall, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and the Bush Theatre.

$24
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London hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in London?

    $59/night is an average price for a hostel in London throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in October is the most expensive month to book, and in October is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found London hostels for as low as $2/night. In general, London hostels for $31 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in London?

    Based on rated reviews, the best hostel in London is YHA London Earl's Court. 1,453 users from HotelsCombined gave the YHA London Earl's Court a 8.7/10 rating.

  • What hostel is closest to London Heathrow Airport?

    The closest London hostel to London Heathrow Airport is Safestay London Kensington Holland Park, which is 18.0 km away.

  • What area of London is most popular to stay in?

    City of Westminster is the most popular area of London to stay in. In the past year, 15% of HotelsCombined users looking for London hostels searched within City of Westminster. Yha London Central is a popular hostel in City of Westminster if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in London closest to Kensington Palace?

    Gallery Hyde Park Hostel happens to be the most popular London hostel near Kensington Palace among our users. The Gallery Hyde Park Hostel has a current rating of 4.4 from 3 HotelsCombined travellers. Kensington Palace is also conveniently located just 0.7 km from this hostel.

  • Should I stay in a London hostel?

    Aside from the fact that London hostels tend to be more affordable than other stay types, they also have a more lively social scene. This social environment is perfect for individuals, couples, and even families who are looking to meet fellow travellers in London.