If you’re traveling on a budget or backpacking, hostels in London provide a great inexpensive alternative to hotels. They’re often centrally located and provide opportunities to meet and exchange stories with fellow travelers.
This hostel is excellently located on London’s buzzing Camden High Street between Mornington Crescent and Camden Town tube stations. It’s right at the heart of all the clubs, bars and music venues and close to Regent’s park. You can enjoy drinks and music at Belushi’s bar, and relax in a fun and youthful environment. There’s no curfew and there’s a good range of choice from two bed rooms up to ten bed dormitories.
Facilities: En-suite rooms, dormitories, bar, games room, chill out room, internet, cafeteria.
Address: 48-50 Camden High Street, Camden NW1, London, England.
Nearest tube: Camden Town, Mornington Crescent.
Tel: 020 7388 1012
A 260 bed hostel situated in a beautifully restored Regency building just a stones throw away from the famous park. The emphasis here is on fun, as you’re within walking distance of Notting hill gate and Oxford street. There is a team of young and enthusiastic staff and the hostel offers twin rooms, four-bed rooms and dormitories.
Facilities: 260 beds, showers, Satellite TV, games room, late night bar, bistro, entertainment and travel advice.
Address: 2-6 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London, W23HU, England.
Nearest tube: Bayswater.
Tel: 020 7581 0103
Hostels in London are often located further out from the centre than this, but this one is brilliantly situated on Great Portland street directly across the road from the underground station and close to leafy Regents park Oxford Street and Madame Tussauds. All rooms have wash basins, and there are showers on every floor. You can choose between single, double, triple and four person rooms or dormitory rooms. They also have a bar where you can have a drink and meet people.
Facilities: diverse selection of rooms, restaurant, bar, internet, fitness centre, luggage storage, free cinema on Sundays.
Address: 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN.
Nearest tube: Great Portland Street.
Tel: 020 7631 8300
Only five minutes away from Paddington station this is a great place to stay for travelers visiting London for the first time. It’s a short walk to Hyde Park with Portobello market and famous Oxford Street nearby. Big Ben and The London Eye are only a few stops away by tube. The rooms are comfortable, ranging from four to six bed, with singles and twins also available. The Atlantic offers a great atmosphere and has a bar that stays open until 3am.
Facilities: choice of bedrooms, games room, TV lounge, payphones, vending machines, bar.
Address: 1 Queens Gardens, Bayswater, London, England.
Nearest tube: Paddington.
Located in Bloomsbury in a great position opposite the fascinating British Museum and only a ten minute walk from Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street and the West End theatres, this is the place to be if you want to be close to everyhting. Rooms range from two beds to twelve beds.
Facilities: selection of rooms, lounge with cable TV and DVD’s, internet, free locker service, cooking facilities, showers, pay telephones.
Address: 27 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BH, London, England.
Nearest tube: Goodge Street.
Tel: 020 7580 5360