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1. Posted by crazyboy10 (Inactive 4 posts) 10y

this summer i'm planning to make a trip to the UK. i'd like to stay in youth-hostels because normal hotels are too expensiv!
so i'd really like to know if there are any conditions you've got to accomplish! can you be too old or even too young?
what is the average price you've to to pay? (what should i expect?)
do you know some good youth hostels in central-london?
have you already made experiences (good or bad)?

thank you very much for giving me some advice!

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Pretty much anybody can stay at most youth hostels in the UK and there are stacks of them - look at www.yha.org.uk. They cost from about £5 to £20 per person per night to share, depending on where they are, what facilities they have, whether you are under 18 and whether you are a member.

They tend to be quite functional, but then hostels generally are aren't they? I've never had a really bad experience staying at one.

There are independent backpacker hostels dotted around the UK too.

Don't know too much about central London hostels but 'The Generator' seems to be quite a popular option.

3. Posted by elliot_aus (Full Member 61 posts) 10y

best place i have found to book hostels is www.hostelworld.com

you pay a deposit - and then the rest of the rate on checkin!

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Quoting elliot_aus

best place i have found to book hostels is www.hostelworld.com

you pay a deposit - and then the rest of the rate on checkin!

Or right here at Travellerspoint, where we use the same booking engine as hostelworld

5. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 10y


oww and one nice detail about the hostels, in the UK, there is almost all the time a waterboiler for tea, but that can also be easy if you want to eat noodles or so.