London is a popular destination for backpacking, with visitors coming from far and wide to experience all the Capital has to offer.
Whether you are travelling with a group of friends or solo, a hostel is a great way to budget your trip and meet fellow travellers from all over the globe. London offers a great selection of top hostels, and we pick our top 5 highly-rated hostels to help you chose an accommodation for your next stay. If you are visiting for the first time or would like some inspiration, then also check out our London City Guide.
YHA London St Pancras, King’s Cross
This popular hostel is ideally located a stone’s throw away from Kings Cross and St Pancras station, making it a convenient choice for those arriving from the station. The 186-bed property offers a clean accommodation for travellers looking for a place to stay and explore the city. The YHA London offers guests free wifi , open space cafe area where you can work or relax. Access to the floors and rooms is by swipe card only. The property also has a TV room located on the first floor for movie nights, a great place to unwind and meet fellow travellers.
📍 79-81 Euston Road, London, NW1 2QE 📞 +44 345 371 9344 / Website>
PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria
This traditional English Pub also offers great hostel accommodation for guests. Located in Victoria, the hostel boasts clean and modern shared as well as private rooms, with access to lockers inside the rooms. The property offers guests 9 or 12 bedroom dorms including female only dorms. The on-site pub serves delicious pub food. Try the juicy burger, voted one of the top 5 burgers in London. Ideally located and within walking distance to many landmarks and the River Thames.
📍 1a Sutherland Street, London, SW1V 4LD 📞 +44 20 7233 6133 / Website>
This fantastic hostel is located in the heart of London’s entertainment district of Soho. Offering 24-hour reception and nightly drinks promotions on-site. The property offers a mix of large and smaller dorms, including female only rooms. There is space to store your belongings under the beds in your dorm. For those looking for more privacy, SoHostel also offers double and twin-bed en-suite rooms. The property offers a free walking tour for those who want to get familiar with the area, a pool table, live music shows and Friday night karaoke.
📍 91 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SY 📞 - / Website>
Astor Hyde Park Hostel
Located in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Astor Hyde Park Hostel is just a 1-minute walk from Hyde Park and within walking distance to some of London’s top cultural landmarks including the Natural History Museum. The property boasts fast & free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, storage facilities, free computer and printing access, and a 24-hour laundry service. The property offers 4, 6, 10 and 12 bedroom mixed dorms.
📍 191 Queensgate, London SW75EU 📞 +44 20 7581 0103 / Website>
The Walrus Bar and Hostel
This award-winning hostel is located in a prime location, just 400m from the world-famous London Eye and a 10-minute walk from Big Ben. Offering guests shared and private accommodation, storage for luggage and locker facilities. The property offers a great selection of quirky cocktails, and the best English Ales on tap. The Walrus Hostel offers guests a choice of a 22-bed, an 8-bed mixed dorm, and a 6-bed mixed dorm.
📍 172 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7RW 📞 +44 20 7928 4368 / Website>