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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 2,636 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.

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 2,163 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.

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.

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 2,180 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.

Publove @ Exmouth Arms Euston
Publove @ Exmouth Arms Euston
7.1 Good
1 Starcross Street, London, United Kingdom
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3.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 1,482 reviews
7.1

Located in Camden, PubLove @ The Exmouth Arms Euston offers 2-star accommodation and a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and a ticket service. It is set amongst a range of clubs and establishments and is within a 10-minute walk of Euston Bus Station.

Publove @ The White Ferry, Victoria - Hostel
Publove @ The White Ferry, Victoria - Hostel
8.2 Excellent
1A Sutherland Street, London, United Kingdom
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1.9 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,874 reviews
8.2

PubLove @ The White Ferry Victoria is situated in London and is within a short walk of nearby sightseeing spots, including the Chelsea Bridge. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

Hillspring Lodge
Hillspring Lodge
8.0 Excellent
233 Willesden Lane, London, United Kingdom
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8.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 11 reviews
8.0

Situated just a five-minute stroll from Willesden Green Tube Station, Palmers Lodge Hillspring At Willesden Green provides guests with a convenient base when visiting London. The numerous amenities this unique hostel offers include a coffee bar, a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms.

Venture Hostel
Venture Hostel
7.1 Good
86 Tanner's Hill, London, United Kingdom
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7.4 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 613 reviews
7.1

Venture Hostel offers a vibrant setting while in London. It is surrounded by a variety of nightlife options and is within a five-minute walk of Deptford Bridge DLR Station.

Sohostel
Sohostel
7.9 Good
91 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom
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1.9 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 32 reviews
7.9

SoHostel London is set in London and is a short walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station. It is situated a brief walk from Piccadilly Circus, the British Museum and Leicester Square.

Tips for booking a hostel in London

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:October
Average price in London:$39/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
$17 - $67
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$25 - $179
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top rated London hostels

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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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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.

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The Walrus Bar and Hostel
The Walrus Bar and Hostel
8.2 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.

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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.

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Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel
Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel
8.0 Excellent
144-152 Walworth Road, London, United Kingdom
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2.1 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Safestay London Elephant & Castle offers a stylish setting while in London. The multiple amenities this peaceful hostel has to offer include laundry facilities, a library and a 24-hour reception.

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Phoenix Hostel
Phoenix Hostel
6.8 Good
6 Daventry Street, London, United Kingdom
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3.8 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

The Phoenix Hostel is located in London and features free Wi-Fi. The hostel is also ideally situated moments on foot from Marylebone Station.

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.

$15
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Kensal Green Backpackers 2
Kensal Green Backpackers 2
5.8 Okay
637 Harrow Road Brent, London, United Kingdom
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7.7 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Kensal Green Backpackers 2 provides a comfortable setting when in London. It is situated a brief stroll from Kensal Green Cemetery.

$18
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Kensal Green Backpackers
Kensal Green Backpackers
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.

$19
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New Cross Inn Hostel
New Cross Inn Hostel
6.4 Good
323a New Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
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6.6 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Situated only a short stroll from New Cross Gate Railway Station, New Cross Inn Hostel offers guests an ideal base when in London. It also offers a ticket service, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

$19
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Publove @ Exmouth Arms Euston
Publove @ Exmouth Arms Euston
7.1 Good
1 Starcross Street, London, United Kingdom
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3.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Located in Camden, PubLove @ The Exmouth Arms Euston offers 2-star accommodation and a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and a ticket service. It is set amongst a range of clubs and establishments and is within a 10-minute walk of Euston Bus Station.

$21
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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.

$21
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Publove @ The Crown, Battersea
Publove @ The Crown, Battersea
7.7 Good
102 Lavender Hill, London, United Kingdom
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4.3 km from city centre, London, ENG, United Kingdom 

Less than 20 minutes' walk from Clapham Junction Railway Station, PubLove @ The Crown Battersea offers guests a convenient base while in London. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a ticket service.

$21
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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.

$21
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Where to stay in London

London hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in London?

    On average, it’s $40/night for a hostel in London, though $31/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $15/night in London. Try to avoid booking your hostel in October (the most expensive month). Booking in September (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in London?

    With an average review score of 8.7 (out of 10) from 475 HotelsCombined users, Hostel One Notting Hill is considered the best London hostel.

  • What hostel is closest to London Heathrow Airport?

    Kensal Green Backpackers 2 is 17.3 km away from London Heathrow Airport, making it the closest London hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • 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, 8% of HotelsCombined users looking for London hostels searched within City of Westminster. Sohostel 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?

    The most popular London hostel near Kensington Palace is Gallery Hyde Park Hostel. Gallery Hyde Park Hostel has a rating of 4.4/10 from 3 HotelsCombined users and it’s located just 0.7 km from Kensington Palace.

  • Should I stay in a London hostel?

    Hostels in London tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. London hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.