10 Budget-Friendly Accommodations In London To Crash For The Night


Amira Rahmat •  Aug 18, 2017

Sure, London may be known as one of the more expensive travel destinations, but there are plenty of great budget-friendly hotels in this capital! Whether it's a backpacker’s accommodation in the heart of London, to a family-friendly guest house, or a budget boutique hotel near railway stations, London’s totally got it covered ? We've rounded up some of the most budget-friendly places to stay so that you can save those pounds for exploring this amazing city!

1. ibis Styles Southwark

You've probably come across this hotel name may times when you search for budget-friendly accommodations anywhere! However, ibis Styles will make you feel nothing like it's not a budget chain ?

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This chic hotel here in London welcomes you with a grand piano and vintage interior, and this musical theme continues as you enter the rooms. Although the room itself is budget-sized, the clever use of red drapes as their curtains and retro furnishings will continue to impress you!

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Just minutes away from River Thames, there is no doubt that guests are near the beating heart of this British capital! It's a great base to explore the city of London, with the Shard, London Bridge and Tate Modern just a stone’s throw away. With rooms with a view of the Shard, this accommodation is a definite plus.

Rates: From USD140 on Agoda

Address: 43-47 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 9HH, UK

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2. YHA London Oxford Street

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Just steps away from the bustling Oxford Street, YHA has a lot to offer! Whether you're with a bunch of friends or your family, YHA London is absolutely perfect for you. Opt for double to quadruple rooms, or dormitory style beds. For as low as USD33 dorm rooms, you’ll get to stay in comfort right at the shopping district. How convenient is that? ?

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This family-friendly hotel has many facilities for guests and has even bagged several awards! For unparalleled service and a truly convenient address, YHA London is a definite plus ?

Rates: From USD33 on Website

Address: 14 Noel St, Soho, London W1F 8GJ, UK

3. Travelodge London Covent Garden

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You can never go wrong with Travelodge London Covent Garden! It's all about location – enthralling street performers, a lively theatre scene, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and other trendy tourist hotspots are just around the corner.

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This contemporary high-rise hotel houses rooms that features Travelodge’s own designed king-size beds, ensuring you will have a good night sleep! You will definitely need it after a tiring day out exploring the city.

Rates: From USD78 on Website

Address: 10 Drury Lane High Holborn, London, England, WC2B 5RE

4. Astor Hyde Park Hostel

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For a cosy and affordable stay, Astor Hyde Park is the place for you! Located in the Kensington and Chelsea district, the hotel is a Grade II Listed Victorian townhouse – how cool can it get? ?

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With Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens and several museums easily reachable by foot, you'll be able to save the extra pennies for sightseeing. If you prefer cycling, there are bike hires at the hostel as well! Other amazing perks of this accommodation include communal kitchens and lounge area with a projector screen.

Rates: From USD88 on Agoda

Address: 191 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5EU, UK

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5. Generator Hostel

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A stone’s throw away from the magnificent British Museum, the British Library and Leicester Square, Generator Hostel will not burn a hole in your wallet. There are a bunch of social spaces around the hostel where you can meet other travellers, and from time to time, there are events organised for guests. With USD21 for colourful dorm rooms and starting from USD79 for privates, there’s nothing NOT to love about this boutique hotel!

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There are amazing facilities such as a dedicated movie room, pianos for anyone to play, cool chill-out space and a travel shop for you to seek travel advice or book walking tours. No doubt this budget-friendly accommodation is a cut above many other similarly priced accommodations!

Rates: From USD21 on Agoda

Address: 37 Tavistock Pl, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9SE, UK

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6. Clink! 78 London

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Stylishly set in a 200-year-old Victorian courthouse, this hotel is set in a prime location just minutes away from Kings Cross station. At this bustling train station, you can go almost anywhere in the UK! Don’t forget to snap that picture of the famous Platform 9 ¾ as well ?

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Clink! 78 even has private prison cells for accommodations for the adventurous ones who are interested in indulging a little more in the criminal past of this budget-friendly hotel. Don’t fret, these cells are fully furnished with the basic facilities too. Fancy a stay in one of those cells yet?

Rates: From USD61 on Agoda

Address: 78 King's Cross Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9QG, UK

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7. Alexandra Hotel Paddington

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Alexandra Hotel used to be a family townhouse in the 1890s! It has then been modernised and underwent renovation to become the cosy hotel that it is today, featuring ornate carvings and vintage interior décor.

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All the facilities provided will ensure that you will have a comfy stay! With its location just 200 metres away from Paddington station, you can conveniently visit the surrounding historical and cultural attractions just a short tube ride away.

Rates: From USD92 on Agoda

Address: 159 – 161 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom, W2 2RY

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8. The Bridge Hotel

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Housed in a former granary which dates back from many centuries ago, The Bridge Hotel offers room for as low as USD88! It is only a few minutes’ walk to the nearest tube station, which makes commuting to other parts of London much easier.

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Located at the heart of London, this hotel is a great place to stay if your itinerary is filled with sightseeing activities. It's about a mile away from tourist spots such as the National Theatre, the London Dungeon and London Aquarium. You will definitely get the city of London covered if you choose to stay here!

Rates: From USD88 on Agoda

Address: 30 Borough Road, Southwark, London, SE1 0AJ, United Kingdom

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9. Wombat’s Hostel London

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One of the excellent chain of hostels in cities such as Budapest and Munich, Wombats Hostel is conveniently situated near the popular Tower Bridge! It's also within a walking distance to the Tower of London, City Hall and Wilton’s Music Hall ?

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Previously a seaman’s hostel, this traveller dream hostel offers facilities such as lockers, private showers and Wi-Fi. It offers a range of room options from dormitory rooms to privates as well, with all amenities that a backpacker could wish for. At such a strategic location with a great price starting from USD31, on top of quirky design features, this hostel is also another recommendation!

Rates: From USD31 on Agoda

Address: 7 Dock St, Whitechapel, London E1 8LL, UK

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10. SoHostel

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Situated in the heart of Soho, SoHostel is a popular choice for travellers. With endless facilities offered here, you will feel right at home! From comfy bean bags to hangout spaces around the public areas, washing facilities, comfortable beds and funky interior designs, it is no wonder that many recommend this accommodation. On top of that, there are also quirky additions to those amenities at a small price, such as a ‘pamper room’ that is equipped with hair straighteners and mirrors framed with light bulbs ? Are you sold yet?

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Starting at USD26 for dorms, and USD88 for doubles, this hostel is in close proximity with many theatres such as the Dominion Theatre, Soho Theatre so you can add these places to your itinerary list!

Rates: From USD26 on Agoda

Address: 91 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3SY, UK

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For such an expensive city, London does have many amazing budget hotel options. With non-stop flights to London starting from SGD199, there’s no better time for you to get your family and friends together with you to visit the capital of the United Kingdom than this year!

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