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The best cheap hostels list in London when you are on a budget

That’s a recurrent question. What are the best and cost-efficient hostels in London when you are on a tight budget? Here is a list for you (non-exhaustive list of cheap hostels in London, they are in no specific order).

Me: “I want to travel more”, the bank account: “Like, to the park?”

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with any of those hostels, this is not promoted or paid content. This list aggregated by myself comes from friends, search and discussion feed online (facebook groups, etc). It will evolve and feel free to add comments at the bottom of the page if you agree or not and share your own suggestion.

The top cheap hostels in central London

What makes a good hostel is a good location, the staff, the cleanliness and a descent price. Hostels in London cost more than in most cities but that is a great way to meet people and save money. A few pounds more on your accommodation can also totally change your travel experience. The following hostels fit those criteria.

• Palmers Lodges Swiss Cottage

This a boutique style hostel, on the Jubilee line, in a nice area of the city (between swiss cottage and Finchley road). It’s a more quiet and chic part of the city well connected with the tube (night tube on weekends too).
Key info: “clean”, “super friendly staff”
More information on Booking (rated 8.4) or Hostelworld (rated 8.8)


• Safestay Holland Park

A listed building with a large garden in Holland Park. They also have another branch in Elephant & Castle. Safestay hostels are everywhere in the world.
Key info: “top location”, “friendly staff”, “park”

More information on Booking (rated 8.0) or Hostelworld (rated 8.0)


• Generator London Russel Square

Another boutique hostel based very central. Only a 10-minute walk from King’s Cross Saint Pancreas.
Key info: “top location”, “clean”

More information on Booking (rated 7.7) or Hostelworld (rated 7.7)


• Meininger London Hyde Park

The location is the best selling point of this hostel. 
Key info: “top location with Hyde Park”, “super clean”

More information on Booking (rated 8.3) or Hostelworld (rated 8.1)


Do you have better than those, please share with us.

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