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1. Posted by J-Farm (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

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so i am finally making it to london the end of april for 9 days. probably hit paris for two days. any advice on hostels and such?
thanks
-jeremy

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2. Posted by J-Farm (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

and if any one is up for a pint let me know!

3. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 9y

if i was you i would pre-book any accomadation in London before you get there,I would research to find some info on hostels

sean

4. Posted by Jeremyp (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Suggest the following web site which will give you a good idea of the different youth hostels in London.

Suggest book early as although not yet the tourist season, good hostels quickly get full and your visit will coincide with the school holiday period up until 25th April.

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5. Posted by deanvent (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

whatever you do, dont go too cheap, there are some really horrible hotels, especially right in the centre. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

6. Posted by alisonkf (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

To JFarm re London from Alison Fairgrieve

Take the advice given and book online NOW. Familiarise yourself with the IYHA and the YHA website for English hostels. Good value YHA hostels in London will still cost you at least £25 a night. Take out a IYHA membership. One I think most convenient is St Pancras YH - a few minutes walk from King's Cross Station. A seasonal one opens in Oxford Street - a shopping street of horror in my opinion. Another plan which is quite popular is to try to get into tiny Jordans Hostel out in the country but near to Amersham railway station from which a flood of commuters travel in each day. This is about half the price of staying in central London, but rail tickets in the UK are hideously expensive. Get an oyster ticket as soon as you get to London as ALL public transport is hideously expensive. Research this on London Transport website. Get an A to Z street map book and underground map straight away or you will never find anything.
There are various independent hostels in London but search for reviews of these aas they are a bit of a gamble. Generally open late, noisy and to the taste of the very young. At least with a YHA hostel you get what you expect in advance, proper supervision for safety, a comfortable bunk and proper storage for valuables as wellas good food. NOTE -eating out in London is also very expensiveapart from Macdonalds.

7. Posted by JodieHill (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

Have a look at the reviews on tripadvisor.com, I've always found them pretty accurate.

Try St Pauls hostel, I've never been able to book far enough in advance for them to have space for me, but it has been recommended to me a few times by different people.

Also, public transport really is as expensive as everyone's staying, get a tube map and if things are only a couple of stops then walk it, you will surprised how close the tube stations are to each other in the centre. I love walking around London :)