Often know as Backpackers Hostels or Boutique Hostels, London’s independent hostels offer some of the best accommodation for students, independent travellers and tourists. Just like London Youth hostels, they provide pleasant self catering accommodation at affordable prices. There is often a social side to staying in an independent hostel, where the staff organised bar crawls, quizzes and ghost tours to help guests to mix . Staying in cheap private rooms and dormitories is ideal if you’d rather spend your money in the wide range of shops central London has to offer. Stay in a London Independent Hostel and visit the iconic tourist attractions of the UK’s capital city with newly made friends.
This map of London shows the location of the independent hostels which are part of IHUK, the largest network of bunkhouses and hostels in the UK.
Fed up with staying in Youth Hostels in London? Hostelling International / the YHA is not the only option. Why not try a stay at an independent hostel instead? This map shows that most of London’s Independent hostels are situated in the city centre. These central hostels have all the benefits of a youth hostel, but with a more relaxed atmosphere, often with bars, live music, and city tours. Beds are available in private rooms, shared rooms great for 4 or 5 friends, or in larger dormitories. Generally the more beds in the room the less you pay. London is a notoriously expensive city and by staying in an Independent Hostel you will save money.
Independent hostels are the perfect places to base yourself whilst visiting such attractions as The London Eye, the historic Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and the British Museum which shows arts and antiques from ancient and living cultures all over the world. Central London has lots to offer with shops, restaurants, iconic landmarks, and attractions. China Town, the West End theatres, exciting nightlife, and the O2 arena which hosts live music from world-famous artists. Live TV shows, such as Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor; The Brit awards; and Sports, such as wrestling and boxing have all been hosted at the O2. The hostels shown on the map above. London city centre is a quick tube ride away from all the major tourist attractions.
City breaks are exciting but not always cheap. Staying in an independent hostel can make your trip affordable, comfortable, and friendly, so you will have a great trip, never mind your budget. From a business trip to a family holiday or a weekend away with your mates; no matter what you’re planning, these affordable central hostels are in the perfect location to make your trip fabulous!