My friend and I are looking for a Hostel or other relative cheap accommodations in London in late May. We looked around and a lot of places did do not look that great. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm leaning towards Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel because the location appears to be pretty good. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I would recommend you to check the Ashlee House and i had a really great tiem. Very nice hostel and polite staff. But there are others on the site as well.
I have a friend that stayed at Picadilly Backpackers and said he was disappointed, that it was not very clean and also it was noisy.
Hope that helped.
Have a nice trip!
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Im afraid you wont find anything relatively cheap and good in London
I love London to bits, but I have to say finding affordable accomodation is never easy.. I have been to different ones, and the result has always been pretty much the same: You feel you are paying way too much for what you are getting!
So although I cannot remember all the names (which is not of great help I know! ) I would recommend you that you have a lot of patience and that you spend as little as possible in the hostel and make the most of the fab city that London is!
PS. I have been to Ashlee House for a couple of nights, and I remember it was ok!
i stayed in the ace hostel in west kensington and it was close to gbarons court station and was good...brekky included, but our double room was smaller than we thought and there is lots of stairs cos its in a terrace. but it is in a lovely quiet area.
I have stayed at Piccadilly Backpackers a few times. It is a really good hostel located in a great location right near Piccadilly Circus. It was also amongst the cheapest hostels in London if you were able to get in to the largest sized dorm room. You get it slightly cheaper if you book through the hostels website www.piccadillybackpackers.com
The person who's friend stayed in piccadilly backpackers who was dissapointed must've been expecting a 5 star establishment, because it sure wasn't dirty all the times I have been there and I have stayed in a 10 bed dorm, a 8 bed dorm and finally a 6 bed dorm. All of the rooms were clean other than peoples baggage which you get at any hostel, the toilets/bathrooms were pretty good but could have been slightly better, the laundry was clean other than the odd bit of washing powder on the floor like any hostel laundry. The only thing that sucked a bit was having to pay a 1 pound luggage storage fee if you have a late flight and have to leave your luggage there in storage, where most hostels don't have any charge. Apart from that the hostel is good and was only getting better from the first time I stayed.
My favourite London Hostel is the HI Hostel at Earl's Court.
Beds start from 19.50 GBP per night, which is pretty pricey, but Earl's Court is considered to be a 3-star hostel. The house is an old building, so it can look a bit decript. But it is immaculately kept.
I haven't been there for quite a while and I think they renovated it since I was last there.
Nevermind, I really liked the bunk beds they had in the large girls dorm, because they were large and spacy. The rooms are airy and full of light. Unlike at some other hostels I stayed at it was no problem there to sit in the lower bunk and read during the day.
Also the location cannot be beaten as it is in one of the nicer areas of London. Kensington Garden is within walking distance and a double room at one of the 2-star hotels down the street you pay 60 GBP per night and person.
London - Earl's Court
38 Bolton Gardens
England & Wales
earlscourt (at) yha.org.uk
You can also take a look at these old threads:
I am going to be staying in a hostel in London in early May and was also thinking of staying at Picadilly.. I looked at a few reviews and although the location is amazing there were other issues - such as a rough neighbourhood etc..
Having never been to London I was hesitant .. therefore... my friends and I have booked the Astor Victoria near Victoria Station. Seemed like a great location and the pictures look great (not that it means anything)..
We used hostelbookers.com/London