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Historic and vibrant London, while a wonderful tourist destination, tends to be very expensive. To stretch your travel budget — and see more of this exciting city — book a hostel in London.

London hostels aren’t just for a younger crowd; in fact, it’s rare that you’ll find an age restriction of any kind. What you’ll find instead are other budget-conscious travelers who want to enjoy a local experience of London without spending a fortune. You’re likely to meet interesting folks from all over the world who are eager to swap travel tips and make some new friends.

About Hostels in London

Each hostel has a unique personality, but in most hostels you’ll be able to choose between a private room or a shared dormitory style room. Hostels in London are found all over town, so you can stay in the heart of the action or far from the madding crowd.

London hostel prices will vary, depending on their location. The closer your bed is to the city’s main attractions, the higher the cost. However, a centrally-located hostel will still cost far less than a centrally-located hotel.

For a higher concentration of London hostels, look at:

Kensington (trendy and full of great restaurants)
Paddington/Hyde Park (Heathrow Express goes right to Paddington Station)
Bloomsbury (though it can get dodgy beyond King’s Cross Station)
Westminster (nearby Victoria Station allows easy access around the city)

Some of the more popular London hostels

Several London hostels are especially popular with travelers:

Astor Museum Inn – Geared toward a younger crowd, this hostel actually does have an age restriction of 18-35. In the Bloomsbury area, walking distance from many of London’s top attractions.

Meininger City Hostel & Hotel London – Meininger is a chain of hostels operating mostly in Germany; this one in South Kensington is close to Kensington Palace

Ace Hotel – Also in Kensington, the Ace spans four Victorian town houses

St. Christopher’s Greenwich Hostel – The largest of four London locations in this UK chain

Palmer’s Lodge – A short walk from Regent’s Park and only 4 Tube stops from central London

If none of these sound like the perfect fit, have no worries — there are plenty of other London hostels from which to choose.