Top budget accommodations in London

London is considered one of the most expensive cities in Europe. Its level of life and prices makes it difficult to visit this city with a low budget, so here is a list with the most economical accommodations where to sleep in London for days, weeks or long season.


Smart Hostels
One of the lowest-priced accommodation units in the heart of London: Russell Square, Hyde Park y Candem Town. They have 24 hour reception, lockers to store your belongings, free internet and breakfast included.

Price in shared room: from £ 10.00 / night

Pub Love
Now you can say that you slept inside a typical English pub! This lodging chain uses part of the building (top floor) to offer bed with a good value for money.
You have accommodation options in Paddington (area 1), Waterloo (area 1) and Victoria (zone 1) and others a little further from the center but in quiet areas like Battersea, Greenwich and Euston.

Price in shared room: from £ 13.50 / night

LHA London
These hostels are located in zones 1 and 2, the most central of London. It is ideal for stays of a few days, weeks or for long season, the more time you book the lower the price.

If you plan to study English or are looking for work in the capital this may be your best option to sleep for some months. You have the option to rent a single or shared room, the bathrooms and the kitchen are shared with the rest of the guests of that same plant. In addition, sometimes they have vacancies where you can work as a part-time volunteer in the tasks of the hostel (cleaning, making beds, etc.) in exchange for free accommodation. You should ask at the reception of the same hostel to apply or on your own website.

Price in shared room (varies by zone 1 or 2): from £ 22.40 / night and from £ 109.50 / week
Price in private room: from £ 38.00 / night and from £ 190.50 / week

YHA Hostel
It has hostels in England and Wales and with very central accommodation, even a 5-minute walk to Oxford Street (YHA London Central) and close to St. Paul’s Cathedral (YHA London St Paul’s). They also have campsites outside London and affiliated lodgings.

Ideal for backpackers, young people and also, families for short or long term. The advantage of these hostels is that they are modern, with free WiFi and at affordable prices.
In this hostels they also accept volunteers who want to work during their stays as well as in summer camps organized by them, you can find out about vacancies on their website.

Price in shared room: from £ 18.00 / night
Price in private room: from
£ 59.00 / night


Best Western
It is one of the chains of hotels with low prices that offer good quality of lodging. Although these hotels increase their price the closer they are to the center, the more distant ones are well connected by public transport to all areas.
The cheapest are the Best Western London Peckham in South London (Zone 2) and to the north, the Best Western Plus London Wembley (Zone 3).

Price in double room (varies by area): from £ 36.00 / day

Renowned for belonging to a “low cost” company, they are one of the best and most affordable options in London. You have several options of accommodation in areas 1 and 2 of London, including South Kensington, Victoria, Old Street and hotels close to Luton Airport and Heathrow.
The vast majority of these hotels have adapted access for people with reduced mobility, which is difficult to find in cheap hotels and that must be taken into account since in London the accommodations usually have steps at their main entrance. This company also offers low cost transfers to London airports (Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow) from £ 2 per way and is the cheapest way to get to the city center, you can check the times on

Price in double room (varies by area): from £ 39.00 / day

A world-class hotel chain with great facilities and services.
In London you can find several of them spread throughout the city, we recommend the Ibis Docklands Canary Wharf, located in a quiet financial area and close to London Bridge, Ibis Shepherds Bush – Hammersmith, located close to the area of museums and Notting Hill and the Ibis Euston Station near King Cross St. Pancrass and Regent’s Park.

Price in double room (varies by area): from £ 47.00 / day

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  2. Tengo unas ganas tremendas de visitar Londres, la ciudad del doctor jeje, y me van a venir genial estos tips. Será que lo veo todo en la serie y me encantaría transitar por sus calles, aunque siempre me echa un poco para atrás el ajetreo que le veo a la ciudad… ¡me estresa un poco!
    Besos desde JustForRealGirls

    • Gracias Miriam por tu comentario 🙂 Londres es una ciudad genial que tiene mucho para ver. Te animamos a que la visites algún día, quizás en temporada baja para que evitarte el ajetreo del que hablas 😉

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