13 Best Hostels in London

13 Best Hostels in London

Undoubtedly, London holds a prominent position among Europe's finest cities for hostel accommodations. Boasting over 100 hostels, visitors can choose from budget-friendly options to upscale, luxurious lodgings.

This guide highlights the 13 best hostels in London that strike the ideal balance between prime location, excellent amenities, and reasonable pricing.

Eagerly presenting our handpicked selection, these hostels ensure a delightful stay marked by comfort, character, and a captivating ambiance. Expect to uncover not only the premier hostels in London but also the top party and backpacker hostels the city has to offer.

Need To Know About the Best Hostels in London

1.Location of hostels in London:

Sprawling across a vast landscape, London may appear challenging to navigate, yet the omnipresent tube has made its mark in all corners! The savvy traveler, however, is advised to opt for accommodations strategically located within close proximity of the city's bustling nightlife and prime attractions. The best hostels in London enumerated in this article boast central positions, simplifying the wanderer's quest for an ideally situated temporary home ;)

2.Good and affordable hostels in London:

Timing is critical when seeking affordable accommodations in top-rated London hostels. With the summer season attracting numerous visitors, available budget-friendly beds become scarce. We recommend booking a place as soon as your dates are fixed.

3.Average prices of a hostel in London:

It's not uncommon for London hostels to adopt an... ''innovative'' pricing strategy: increasing their rates by a considerable 20% to 40% during the bustling weekend days of Friday and Saturday. Travelers contemplating a weekend stay should be prepared for this elevated expense in comparison to the relatively more affordable weekday rates.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in London

  1. Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  2. International Students House - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Groups (10+ people), Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  3. HI - YHA London - St Pancras Hostel - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  4. Urbany Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Quiet Rest
  5. Wombat's City Hostel – - best for Female Solo Traveller, Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  6. Pickwick Hall - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Groups (10+ people), Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  7. Hostel One Notting Hill - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Party Hostel, Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  8. HI - YHA London - Earl's Court Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller
  9. Barmy Badger Backpackers - best for Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  10. Astor Hyde Park Hostel - best for Groups (10+ people), Solo Traveller
  11. Park Villa Boutique Hostel - best for Digital Nomads
  12. HI - YHA London - London Central Hostel - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  13. Selina Camden - best for Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller, Solo Traveller

Full List of best Hostels in London

How much are hostels in London?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in London

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in London

Average Private Price Graph

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in London: Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery

This is the overall best rated hostel in London. The overall rating is 9.2. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery starts from $47.00.

Book Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery here

#1 Best Hostel in London
Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery

FAQ about London Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in London. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in London costs $45 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in London costs $180. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
The only website listing all 74 Hostels in London is Hostelz.com. We are a specialized hostel price comparison.
Wombat's City Hostel – is the best rated hostel in London for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 74 hostels in London, England. We list for you other cheap places to stay in London such as
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This makes Hostelz.com the best place to find cheap accommodation in London.

Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery is the best hostel for partying in London.

It offers: Bar.

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Destinations Hostels @ The Gallery!

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