Cheapest Hostels in London 2021 Updated



Author1: Vaishali Pandey

Author2: Onder Dogan

Surely the top reason we chose to stay in a hostel is that they are cheaper than other kind of short term accommodation. Visitors of London are quite lucky because there are lots of hostels in and near central. You have to be millionaire to live in London central as monthly house/flat rent prices are sky high leave alone buying one. We chosen the cheapest hostels in London where you can reach to centre easily in this beautiful city. I won’t give them numbers from 1 to 10 as our choices was based on reviews and price range. So beware; bad reviewed hostels are eleminated also prices are subject to change (Oh! none of them have one price for all year).
London Backpackers Hostel from £7 per day low season
London Backpackers welcoming travellers for over 20 years. The hostel aim is to provide you with a cheap, comfortable, safe and enjoyable stay and enabling you to meet other like minded travellers from around the world. Hostel is in North London. Prices starts from £7 per person (based on per person in 21 bedded shared room/ in weekdays accomodation ). Female only dorms available. Details, reviews and prices; London Backpackers Hostel


Publove @ The White Ferry, Victoria – prices from £11 low season

Publove @ are quality hostels chain located in several central location of London. This hostel near Victoria Station so it’s quite convenient to reach central area. It’s also prime location if you arrive from Europe or travel to another cities of UK as central national and international coach (bus) station is located in area.

PubLove @ The White Ferry, Victoria is a traditional English pub offering a range of accommodation between Victoria, Pimlico and Sloane Square stations. You can make use of its 24-hour reception, free WiFi and free walking tours.Prices starts from £11 low season and £17.10 mid/high season per person. Price based on per person in 15 bedded shared room/ in weekdays accomodation low season . Details, reviews, pictures and prices; PubLove @ The White Ferry Victoria

Clink78 hostel London prices starts from £12 in low season

I passed a few more cheaper hostels with bad reviews but Clink78 hostel london has to be in this list. I know it doesn’t has the greatest reviews but guaranteed that you will have total of all your minimum expectations from a central hostel.

The hostel is used as a former courthouse in King’s Cross area (it is one of the best places to stay in London as it is not expensive but so close to all amazing London attractions)  where Charles Dickens worked and “The Clash” stood trial! Eurostar with Europe train connections and the national rail (national trains to other cities) and six tube lines (inner city trains) are just ten minutes’ away by foot. Prices starts from £13.50 per person (based on per person in 14 bedded shared room/ in weekdays accomodation ). Female dorm available. Details, pictures, reviews and prices: Clink78 hostel London


No.8 Seven Sisters

For the young and young at heart backpackers, No.8 Seven Sisters has everything that you need for a comfortable and enjoyable vacation in London.

With prices starting from as low as Euro 9 per night, it’s a great choice when you are looking for a fun vacation at the same time keeping it light on the pocket. A perfect social and bustling hostel with a convenient location well connected to Central London and within easy access to North/East London.

No.8 Seven sisters boasts of great hospitality, a hygienic environment, a traditional English Pub and Beer Garden, free WiFi and many other facilities that you need for a great stay.  

Check out the complete details regarding prices, availability, location photos and more reviews @No.8 Seven Sisters.

Park Villa

Park Villa is a new boutique hostel in the heart of the old East End of London. The hostel is a Georgian Regency villa with an attached coach house and has been lovingly restored to reflect its original character and charm.

Well, this is one of the most loved hostels in the area and the reviews vouch for this fact. With amenities like Superfast WiFi, an inviting lounge, a kitchenette and many other paid services on request, Park Villa is a perfect choice for avid travellers if you are looking for a safe and hygienic stay with a perfect location and beautiful ambiance. Their dorms are clean with oak wood floors, customized bunk beds and a super comfy bedding. Family rooms have the same and more amenities. Overall, they provide you a happy, comfortable and luxurious stay with great hospitality and at the same time being value for money. 

Check out the complete details regarding prices, availability, location photos and more reviews @ParkVilla.


Whether you are a solo traveller or the one travelling with your buddies, SO hostel is the right choice for you. With its central location, it is well connected to all major places like Oxford Street, Soho Square, Piccadilly and Leicester Square. 

It has something for every budget. From 6 bed dorms to private rooms, and their average pricing from Euro 23.62, you can choose as per your budget and requirement. They offer stylish, clean, affordable, comfortable and most importantly a secure accommodation.

One of the best attractions for foodies is a 24hr snacks vending for anytime cravings. They have all major facilities like WIFi, laundry, breakfast, TV lounge and many more. You can also enjoy at their Onsite Bar the daily special cocktails along with live music, karaoke nights and more!

Check out the complete details regarding prices, availability, location photos and more reviews @So Hostel.

Burlington Residence

While checking up on my list, this hostel particularly caught my attention. A rating of 9.7! Wow! Next to perfect. If a place has so many good reviews, there are so many people out there vouching for it, it has to be special. When I checked up the complete details, I wasn’t disappointed. With Dorms starting from as low as Euro 21 and with its well placed location, Burlington Residence has to be a traveller’s delight.

Situated in South West London, close to Balham underground and Rail stations, Burlington Residence offers unrivalled access to Central London. The Northern Line station at Balham runs for 24 hours a day on Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore the wonderous nightlife of central London with ease. Being situated just a stone’s throw away from Clapham Common and Toting Common, staying here will provide you with unprecedented ease of access to some of London’s top parks. 

While there are some basic amenities like WIFI, breakfast, laundry etc, what sets a place apart is the hospitality. The reviews of Burlington Residence speak largely about the amicable staff there and their superb hospitality. 

Check out the complete details regarding prices, availability, location photos and more reviews 

@Burlington Residence.



Smart Hyde Park View Hostel has received regular positive reviews for its staff on their friendliness and helpful gestures. With dorms starting from as low as Euro 14, this place is comfortable, quiet, hygienic and at a good location, thus offering a lot for a reasonable price.

It has access to London’s most famous sights and attractions. You can, also, enjoy the stunning walk through the Hyde Park to Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus or London’s and Europe’s most popular shopping areas, Portobello Market, Knightsbridge and Oxford Street.

Privacy matters a lot to all of us whether you stay in a private room or even a dorm and we understand that. All our rooms have en-suite facilities, with their own shower and toilet facilities making it a perfect place to stay. The beds have curtains and panels ensuring that your stay is private and comfortable.

They have most of the required facilities, some free and a few others paid. If you are a frequent traveller looking for globetrotting and at the same time saving your pennies, Smart Hyde Park View Hostel is a good choice. You cannot be promised big lavish rooms here but they do provide you an excellent stay.

Check out the complete details regarding prices, availability, location photos and more reviews 

@Smart Hyde Park View Hostel.

Safestay London Elephant & Castle

The best attraction of this hostel is its wonderful location. Safestay at Elephant and Castle is located in South London, just five minutes from Elephant and Castle tube station, putting it just a few stops from London Bridge, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

It is an ideal stay if you are looking for budget accommodation in London, whether you see the sights in this amazing city or travelling with your family. If Tate Modern, the National Theatre, The Imperial War Museum, the London Aquarium, the London Dungeon, a cricket match at the Kia Oval or clubbing at the world-famous Ministry of Sound are on your must-do list, Safestay London Elephant & Castle is perfectly located.

Some of their major attractions include a super friendly staff who help you plan your stay and vacation, the fun hostel activities organized almost everyday, the discounted tickets available with them for major attractions around London, a lovely continental breakfast, a relaxing garden and a few more. 

The reviews speak largely about the strategic location, friendly staff and super cleanliness. With stay starting at just 12 Euros, Safestay London Elephant and Castle has to be on your shortlist if you are looking for a well planned and fun stay in London which, at the same time is budget friendly too. 

Check out the complete details regarding prices, availability, location photos and more reviews @Safestay London Elephant and Castle.

Queen Elizabeth Chelsea

Located conveniently between the Imperial Wharf Overground and the Fulham Broadway Tube Station, we are just a quick train ride away from London’s hottest tourist attractions.

Located less than 5 minutes from the River Thames and 10 minutes to Chelsea FC’s home stadium, Stamford Bridge. This is a prime location for those looking for a peaceful and enjoyable stay.

They provide all facilities required for a comfortable stay. WiFi, Linen, Maps of London, 24 hour reception, Bar with cheap drinks for guests and a cheap vegan breakfast are some of the major facilities.

Travellers have rated them superb on location, staff, cleanliness and security. With stay starting at just 14Euros, this one has all that a globetrotter needs. 

Check out the complete details regarding prices, availability, location photos and more reviews @Queen Elizabeth Chelsea.


Author: Vaishali Pandley

Author2: Onder Dogan

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