Hostels in London

The vibrant capital of the UK is often thought to be really expensive for visitors. This need not be the case when you opt to stay in one the good hostels in London. Hostels are a perfect option for people travelling on a budget and trying to save the pennies. They are also an ideal way to meet other like-minded travellers.

Popular with backpackers, hostels in London make a visit to the capital city cheaper and more accessible.

Some of the best hostels in London include:

Palmers Lodge – Hillspring

Situated near an underground station, Palmers Lodge – Hillspring is really easy to get to. You can also get to all the major landmarks and city sights with ease. It offers a modern and funky accommodation option at great prices. There are bunk beds in the clean and cheery dorms, and each room has lockers and safes. For those who like a bit more privacy, there are also en suite rooms available in the building. Guests can use the well equipped kitchen and mingle with others in the lounge and bar. There is also a reading room where you can enjoy a quieter atmosphere. Laundry facilities are available. Breakfast is included, and evening meals are available for those evenings that you just want to relax and take it easy. Bedding and towels are provided, and wifi internet access is available throughout the building.

Equity Point

A fairly new hostel, Equity Point is in a nice neighbourhood within easy reach of Paddington Train Station. In a grand Georgian building, you will find various rooms from doubles through to those that can accommodate up to eight guests. Each room has its own bathroom. There is a lift in the hostel. A basic breakfast is included in the price, and towels are available to hire. Facilities include a café, a bar, and a common lounge. The lounge has a TV, Nintendo Wii, and table football. Wifi internet access is available for a surcharge.


Generator is a really funky and stylish hostel in the heart of London. As well as a common lounge, guests can also socialize and chill out in the stylish bar and enjoy a bite to eat in the restaurant. Free wifi is available throughout. There are dorm rooms, which are great for meeting people, as well as private twin, triple, and quadruple rooms. The onsite travel shop is really handy, and there are laundry services available.


The newly refurbished Restup enjoys a convenient location and good amenities and facilities. There are 140 rooms in the hostel, with a combination of different sized dormitories, twin, and quad rooms with shared bathroom and toilet facilities, and dorms for eight people and twin rooms with a private bathroom. Wifi internet access is available all through the property, and guests can enjoy the gardens and socialize in the coffee shop. Bedding is provided, towels can be hired. Lockers are great for security.

Other good hostels in London include Evelyn Gardens, Clink78, and Abercorn House Hostel.

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