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can I get a London hostel recommendation?

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1. Posted by vxmike (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y

vxmike has indicated that this thread is about England

I'm visiting London in October with a couple friends. Looking to stay in a cheap hostel with decent access to/from London Heathrow and also a good location for doing things in the city.

There are so many choices...any suggestions? Looking to spend not much more than $20/night/person.

2. Posted by jamirva (Budding Member 30 posts) 9y

$20 per night on a decent hostel in London????? i dont think so....

I've stayed in the Generator which has a pretty good location and got it for around 23-25 pounds converted in $$$$ would be around $45.... Even if you are lucky and get a cheaper rate in another hostel... you are looking to spend 10 pounds a night, which in my opinion is literaly impossible in London..... Good luck though....

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

A really top hostel which was good value by London standards is Piccadilly Backpackers. It was in a brilliant location right at Piccadilly Circus with all the nightlife (or at least a lot of it) and also the tube station which has the direct link to Heathrow. If you want to get the cheapest room, you'll probably want to book in advance because I've stayed 4 times and only managed to get the cheapest room once by not booking in advance and on one occasion didn't succeed booking 3 weeks in advance.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 31, 2007, at 3:27 AM by aharrold45 ]

4. Posted by flaunt (Budding Member 17 posts) 9y

Palmer Lodge is a very good hostel in Swiss Cottaga ( zone 2 ), very easy by tube! and clear too... if two person can share a double bed in mixdorm for about 35 to 40 per bed (2 person), some time mabe cheaper.. free internet...
www.palmerslodge.co.uk

5. Posted by vxmike (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y

Quoting jamirva

$20 per night on a decent hostel in London????? i dont think so....

I've stayed in the Generator which has a pretty good location and got it for around 23-25 pounds converted in $$$$ would be around $45.... Even if you are lucky and get a cheaper rate in another hostel... you are looking to spend 10 pounds a night, which in my opinion is literaly impossible in London..... Good luck though....

You aren't looking very hard I think. I ended up booking St Christophers for $20/night USD. I was stupid and waited later than I should have to start making bookings for this trip, so availability is starting to wane.

Anyways, thanks to everyone for the suggestions!!

6. Posted by jamirva (Budding Member 30 posts) 9y

hey vxmike I'm glad you found a cheap hostel. it's not an easy task in london.... Hope is at the standard you are looking for... well anyways, hope you have a blast, and enjoy your trip