To breathe the air of London, you’re going to be shelling out more than you would in European capitals on the continent (excepting perhaps Paris). Except for East London’s Hoxton, standard hotels are out of the budget range, starting at over £120 per night. Thus, for most travelers, it’ll be a merry hostel life where, out of three categories (central location, markedly cheaper prices, and good amenities), you get to pick two.

If you’re in the city for a few days on a round-the-world tour, Bloomsbury, Paddington, and the South Bank have some good options that aren’t that too far away from the main museums. If you’re staying longer, West London and North London hostels (especially Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage) reliably boast facilities like laundries and kitchens. For the light sleeper or introvert, there are a few B&Bs and budget hotels whose rates start around £50 for a single, and if you’re traveling in a group, these hotels offer doubles, triples, and quads that go for just a little bit more than hostel rates.

South Kensington and Chelsea

London Accommodations was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by letsgoadmin