We all know just how pricey a trip to London can be, but if you’re thinking of spending some time in our glorious capital this summer and you’re keen to keep the cost as low as possible, then look no further. We’ve got 5 terrific hostels to recommend that will make your stay both cheap and charming:
Saint James Backpackers hostel, Earls Court, London
With rooms from £20 a night, Saint James Backpackers is a family-friendly hostel with welcoming staff, modern décor and terrific breakfasts. Situated near Earls Court underground station, you’ve got the rest of London at your fingertips.
The Dictionary Hostel, Hackney, London
Based near the increasingly trendy Shoreditch High Street and just a fox trot away from Hoxton Overground railway station, the Dictionary Hostel offers live music, great breakfasts and a knock-out roof terrace. What’s even better is that you get all this for just £15 a night!
Clink78 Hostel, Kings Cross, London
Conveniently close to St Pancras International Station, Clink78 offers a self-catering kitchen, vibrant décor and, if you fancy yourself the next Celine Dion, there’s even a karaoke night to get on board with. All this comes to a very tidy £12 a night
Generator London Hostel, Russell Square, London
Offering bold and contemporary décor, hipster vibes and some great value food, it’s hard to go wrong with the Generator London hostel. Delightfully near hotspots Russell Square and Covent Garden, this one comes in at just £10.50 per night!
Palmers Lodge Hillspring Hostel, Willesden Green, London
Very near Wembley stadium, the Palmers Lodge Hillspring hostel is ideal if you’re down to watch some footy. Renowned for its friendly staff, it also boasts a stylish bar, great value food and, with Willesden Green Jubilee Line station nearby, you’re connected to the rest of the city. All of this for just £13 per night.
(Words by Paddy Crew)