The Best Hostels in London

London is a favourite place for many to travel, but it can also get pretty expensive. To make things a little cheaper, many people often turn to hostels to save their budget for other (more exciting) things.

A hostel doesn’t need to be the dirty, unsafe location you’re imagining thanks to the movies, or your past experience. They have come a long way! Here are some of the best options for those planning a visit to the home of Big Ben.

Generator Hostel

Generator owns a large chain of hostels around Europe, and they opened their first one in London. Formerly an old police station, the modern design now features a large common, a bar (of course), a restaurant and a games area with a pool and foosball table. As one of the cheapest hostels in London, the location is terrific (right by King’s Cross Station near Covent Garden, and the British Museum).

Prices start from £14 GBP with private rooms available from £60 GBP a night.


Formerly an old courthouse, at Clink78 you can book a room that was once an old jail cell. The best part of Clink78 is the many events they put on, like solo traveller meet-ups so you can make some new travel buddies! While there isn’t a lot of space here, the bathrooms are the nicest you will find in any hostel, and they offer a large kitchen and communal entertainment area.

Prices start from £14 GBP with private rooms from £44 GBP a night.

Astor Hyde Park

Just off Hyde Park, you will find this quiet little hostel that is walking distance to a range of attractions like the Natural History Museum. They also offer a £1 breakfast! This hostel has a homely feel with large dorms, and the staff are happy to help you book day trips to see various offerings in London.

Prices start from £16 GBP with private rooms from £70 GBP a night.

Wombats City Hostel

This large refurbished building used to be a sailor’s hostel and is now quite the happening place with activities most nights of the week. You will not find a hostel that’s more entertaining or in a more central location in London than this one!

Price start from £20 GBP with private rooms from £110 GBP a night.

When you can get a private room at a hostel for less than half the cost of a hotel room, why not save that money so you can enjoy more of the sights and sounds of London? There are plenty more hostels to choose from as well, if none of these sound like the one for you.

Top Choices To Travel In 2019

We have compiled some of the best places to go in 2019. From emerging destinations to the hottest new hotel openings. Here are some of our top choices:

Matera, Italy

Matera is known for its unique cave dwelling but for decades, these caves were unsanitary and inhabitable. Thanks to years of restoration though by conservatives and entrepreneurs, the city is making a major comeback. Now Matera has created unique hotels like Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. The city will also hold different events this year such as a series of marching bands from the region of Basilicata and across Europe.


Berlin marks two major anniversaries this year such as the centenary of the Bauhaus and the 30th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Bauhaus Festival was celebrated last January at the Akademie der Kunst. It is good to visit some of Berlin’s UNESCO Heritage-listed Bauhaus sites that include Mies van der Rohe house.


Singapore will be a popular destination this year following the success of the movie Crazy Rich Asians. It comes at a perfect time as the country will celebrate the bicentennial of its founding by Sir Stamford Raffles. Together with the celebration, Raffles Singapore is set to come mid-year after a total renovation by Champalimaud, and Changi Airport recently showcased its new terminal. Together this year will be the opening of new hotels such as the Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell, and three new hotels on Sentosa Island.