I am a single 25 yr old woman travelling (backpacking) alone around the world. My experience in hostels has generally been good, but now I'm ready to treat myself to a couple of nights in a comfortable yet affordable hotel or B&B. I will be arriving in London, England on May 11 and would really appreciate hearing from anyone who could recommend a budget to moderately priced hotel or B&B, close to public transit. THANKS!
Hello! I will visit London for the second time in August. This time only for one night and by myself too. The first time I visited London was with my boyfriend and we stayed at the Central Park Hotel London. It is a very well located 3 star hotel near Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. The closest underground station is Queesnsway. Ah! It is quite near Paddington Station too, but you would have to walk a little.
My suggestion. We booked this hotel by British Airways. I think it is better to book with them because they are a trustworthy company and the hotels they work with should have a certain standard. Also, you should read the terms and conditions because I think they are pretty good. When we booked the hotel we first booked the Royal Eagle, which by the way, seems to be a very good hotel as well, but we decided to change to the Central Park Hotel, because a tourism company has a pick-up point in front of it. So we cancelled the booking for Royal Eagle and booked again the Central Park Hotel. I liked the British Airway - BAHolidays - because you have a big range of hotels to choose from, your money is deducted from your credit card when you book - what means you don't have to wait for surprises in the flunctuations of currencies - and if you cancell your book prior to seven days to your arrival all your money is given back to you. Actually, we cancelled our book twice and they paid me back.
That's my suggestion. Take a look in the British Airways website for hotels. You will find a lot of hotels, they also have a map for you to check the location. I think you will like it.
Well, I used to stay in a hostel near Victoria station (maybe 8 min. by foot), and that was really nice.
I think that was this one, for my part, I stayed in the dorm with 7 others, so quite great to meet new people. All people in my room were travellers: Aussie, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese...
The location is convenient, and the room are clean as the shower. The kitchen is clean as well, and the staff was definitly friendly.
Have a look here as well ->http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed.php/ChosenCity.London/ChosenCountry.England
Hope that can help you, if you need further informations, don't hesitate to contact me ^^
I have used numerous hotels from Bloomsbury to Kings Cross/Euston are and I always reckoned the Bonnington was best value. You will find 'deals' ofered if you put 'Bonnington Hotel' into Google.