London accommodation can be the major part of your vacation budget and it shouldn't be like that. Staying at a youth hostel is a great way to save money. There are many options including private rooms if you're traveling in a group or with family. Do check HostelWorld.com for more recommendations and offers.
Safestay have opened in Elephant and Castle and should have more central London locations over the next few years. These aren't party hostels and they run like a hotel - just with bunk-beds. Families are very welcome here, as are solo travelers. It's a fantastic heritage building that has a funky style inside. Find out more about Safestay.
Astor has a chain of backpacker hostels across London. Note, they only accept guests aged 18-35. Find out more about Astor Hotels.
Clink Hostels have two locations in London's King's Cross area. Clink261 is a cosy, boutique hostel and Clink78 is in a renovated 200 year old courthouse. Clink Hostels are pretty trendy and not like other backpacker hostels as they focus on modern facilities and pod beds. They once described themselves as the "Tate Modern of hostels". Find out more about Clink Hostels.
Dover Castle has a lively atmosphere and friendly staff. Dover Castle has its own late night bar so you don't have to go out. Flat shares are available for long-term guests. Find out more about Dover Castle Hostel.
Generator Hostel London is London's largest party hostel with over 800 beds. Great central London location near to the British Museum. A stay at the Generator includes a free "all you can eat" breakfast, free bed linen, movies, nightly entertainment, a free walking tour, plus special meal deals in the bar and restaurant every night. Find out more about Generator Hostel.
Journeys hostels in London attract a diverse mixture of international travelers. Journeys offer modern budget accommodation with lots of great facilities and relaxing lounge areas. The London Bridge branch was used as a film location for the cult movies by Guy Ritchie: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch! Find out more about Journeys Hostels.
Palmers Lodge is an award-winning hostel in north London in a Victorian grade II listed building. Built in 1881, this substantial house has been restored to the original glory to offer budget accommodation in elegant surroundings. Find out more about Palmers Lodge Hostel.
St. Christopher's Inns have seven youth hostels across London. Find out more about St Christopher's Inn.