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London Budget Travel Tips

  • In London it is cheaper to travel on the buses rather than the Tube, and if you get the front seat of a double decker bus you get to see where you are going, and way better value than the Tour Buses!! Tip from aboo10
  • If you are feeling adventurous, head for places like South London's Brixton Market (they also have a farmer's market first Saturday of every month), in the market itself there are some great restaurants tucked away with some great food for really affordable prices. Tip from moshimoshineko
  • London only breaks the bank if you get trapped in the tourist hot spots. If you want a reasonable night out check out some of the quirky bars in Camden...not to mention Camden market has some great bargains. Tip from MaryyyB

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New Mansion House

New Mansion House

Overall I thought the hostel had a great vibe, had young and older crowd, great location by Hyde park and walking distance to station! Rooms were clean and tidy with bathroom in room so more privacy! Saved money with breakfast and dinner included so I thought great value for the money I paid! Would go there again ... more

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4
YHA London Oxford Street

YHA London Oxford Street

A nice hostel with good atmosphere, in the heart of London. Friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean, with a ok standard. YHA London Oxford Street gives you value for your money. I would recomend this hostel for everybody who wants to live central for a low cos! ... more

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5
Smart Hyde Park View

Smart Hyde Park View

Only a closed window at my room. Very friendly stuff. ... more

Overall
3

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    I will be in London from the morning of the 4th of September until the 7th. My buddy that was suppose to go with me bailed due to visa issues, does anyone know of any good bars around the Kensington area to meet people, have a good time, etc.? ...

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    Hi I'm from Dublin and will be in London on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of August, basically to just do a bit of shopping, chill out and have some fun. Unfortunatley none of my friends could make it so ill be solo! Im not really into the typical sight seeing as i've seen it all before. Can anyone ...

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    Hey everybody. I´m planning a NYE trip to London from Portugal and i´m seriously thinking about travelling from Porto (not my hometown) to London ( Stansted ) to keep the prices low. The question ...

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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
85 %

Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage

40 College Crescent Swiss Cottage (Map) - Hostel
Good location, beautiful building, kind staff, clean and quiet, but not very good wifi connection and it was difficult to use shower room.
Astor Hyde Park
85 %

Astor Hyde Park

191 Queensgate South Kensington (Map) - Hostel
Very nice little hostel very close to Hyde Park. One has to walk a bit from the underground but there are several buses, and the location is really central.
Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea
84 %

Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea

111 Grosvenor Road Pimlico (Map) - Hostel
Very confortable, convenient in location because as well it is not in the middle of the center of London, it has a bus stop in it door.
Evelyn Gardens Halls
84 %

Evelyn Gardens Halls

Imperial College London 66 Evelyn gardens (Map) - Hostel
Centrally located, Evelyn Gardens offers single and twinrooms for a bargain price. Surprisingly we had our own bathroom. Linen and towels were provided.
YHA London Central
84 %

YHA London Central

104-108 Bolsover St (Map) - Hostel
we really liked it. Only the breakfast....very cheap...but no real good bread...croissants....are not very healthy. But the welcome..was super! Nice receptionist... The room was simple but clean.
Generator Hostel London
83 %

Generator Hostel London

Compton Place Off 37 Tavistock Place, WC1 (Map) - Hostel
I stayed at the Generator for a total for 5nights and I must say as far as hostels go this is the best you will find! The location is not the best, somewhere in the back streets of Kings Cross, but
YHA London Oxford Street
83 %

YHA London Oxford Street

14 Noel Street Soho, W1F 8GJ (Map) - Hostel
A nice hostel with good atmosphere, in the heart of London. Friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean, with a ok standard. YHA London Oxford Street gives you value for your money.
Astor Queensway
83 %

Astor Queensway

45 Queensborough Terrace Bayswater (Map) - Hostel
Me and a friend stayed here for 5 days, and if I'm staying in London again I'd definately come back here! The hostels very clean, the breakfasts great and the location is just perfect.
Astor Museum Inn
83 %

Astor Museum Inn

27 Montague Street Bloomsbury (Map) - Hostel
It's a good place to meet new people, and it's really convenient to go anywhere (even British museum is just within 5 mins walk).
Pickwick Hall
82 %

Pickwick Hall

7 Bedford Place Bloomsbury (Map) - Hostel
Pickwick Hall was great, the staff were friendly and very helpful, was very close to everything, either on the tube or walking, would stay there again.
The Londonears Hostel
82 %

The Londonears Hostel

1 Barkson Gardens (Map) - Hostel
I've had a really nice stay at The Londonears Hostel for a very reasonable price. The accommodation is very clean and the staff is helpful and nice. The location is excellent.
Astor Victoria
82 %

Astor Victoria

71 Belgrave Road Victoria (Map) - Hostel
good hostel! very comfortable. great staff. But the only problem is bugs in beds. They bit me all during one night and it`s awful.
St Christopher's Camden
81 %

St Christopher's Camden

48-50 Camden High Street Camden NW1 (Map) - Hostel
They don't have lockers for your luggage, the staff isn't helpful, nor available, so at times it was difficult finding my way.
Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green
81 %

Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green

233 Willesden Lane London (Map) - Hostel
Hillspring is the best hostel to stay when you're in London! I recommed it to everybody! :) It's very clean (really, I think they clean the whole place like every 30 minutes or so! ;p ), peacefull,
YHA London St Pancras
81 %

YHA London St Pancras

79-81 Euston Road (Map) - Hostel
St Christopher's Inn - London Bridge
80 %

St Christopher's Inn - London Bridge

121 Borough High Street (Map) - Hostel
It was a shock when we arrive with all our bags and know that the reception is in another place and we had to do the check in there! Good points is next to the metro station and its very cheap The s
The Walrus Hostel
80 %

The Walrus Hostel

172 Westminster Bridge Road (Map) - Hostel
Everything was great. When I reported a problem with the heating, the host was very helpful.
Safestay (Elephant and Castle) Limited
80 %

Safestay (Elephant and Castle) Limited

144-152 Walworth Road (Map) - Hostel
Elevator broke but super clean. Great rooms. Not in city center but super close to train station. Really great place to stay. Would do it again.
MEININGER London Hyde Park
80 %

MEININGER London Hyde Park

at Baden Powell House 65-67 Queen's Gate (Map) - Hostel
Queen Elizabeth Chelsea
79 %

Queen Elizabeth Chelsea

58 Bagleys Lane (Map) - Hostel
St Christopher's Village
79 %

St Christopher's Village

165 Borough High Street (Map) - Hostel
Very lively place. Great facilities, the bag lock-up under the the her is a great idea. Would be awesome if they also had access to a power point each to leave devices charging safely.
St Christopher's Shepherds Bush
79 %

St Christopher's Shepherds Bush

Belushis Bar 13-15 Shepherds Bush Green. (Map) - Hostel
We stayed 5 nights here. If you use the window to the main street is asleep, it is very loud! And it's funny that the toilets are not separated into male and female.
Destinations at The Rose & Crown
79 %

Destinations at The Rose & Crown

65 Union Street Borough (Map) - Hostel
Clink78
79 %

Clink78

78 Kings Cross rd (Map) - Hostel
Phoenix Hostel
79 %

Phoenix Hostel

6 Daventry Street (Map) - Hostel
The phoenix is among the best london hostels i have stayed in during my travels. i woud not hesitate to recommend the phoenix to anyone who wishes to stay in london.