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Safe and decent hostels/hotels in London

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cassiatwenty · 01/03/2023 18:14

Hello all,

As a student, spending 5 days in London all by myself, would you have any recommendations for decent/quiet London hostels or hotels?

Is it possible to find something that will leave a first good impression yet also not too pricey?

Thank you for reading

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Dzogchen · 01/03/2023 18:16

When? Budget?

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gogohmm · 01/03/2023 18:20

Dsd has stayed in a place in Hammersmith that is cheaper (still £££)

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MinnieMountain · 01/03/2023 18:49

There’s a few Youth Hostels in London. It will be cheap if you stay in a single sex dorm.

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HundredMilesAnHour · 01/03/2023 18:55

Wombats near Aldgate/Tower Hill has a very good reputation, I live locally and have friends who have stayed there. Lots going on in the area, plenty of places to eat and drink at reasonable prices, plus easy access to good transport (tube, DLR, riverboat, trains, cycle superhighway, etc).

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HundredMilesAnHour · 01/03/2023 18:55

Sorry, forgot to include the link:

www.wombats-hostels.com/london

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cassiatwenty · 01/03/2023 19:32

Thanks all

I'm going this Spring though looking at those prices, whew, I certainly understimated the market

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HundredMilesAnHour · 01/03/2023 20:28

@cassiatwenty what prices were you expecting? If you share your budget, we can try to help.

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Lcb123 · 01/03/2023 20:29

I stayed at the YHA St Pancras recently very clean and modern. They have single sex dormitories

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Skulldrudgery · 01/03/2023 22:21

YHA London Central is decent

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Hbh17 · 01/03/2023 22:27

Any chain hotel is safe - why would you think differently?

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Einszwei · 01/03/2023 22:29

YHA London Central or St. Christopher's London Bridge (avoid their Hammersmith location, Clink 261 and Astor Victoria)

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Comefromaway · 01/03/2023 22:30

My daughter stayed at A YHA in central London.

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AltitudeCheck · 01/03/2023 22:33

This hostel was nice last time I stayed
http://www.barmybadger.com/4.html

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HundredMilesAnHour · 01/03/2023 22:36

Hbh17 · 01/03/2023 22:27

Any chain hotel is safe - why would you think differently?

You are the first poster to mention 'safe'. The OP didn't and neither has anyone else. OP asked for decent/quiet and not too pricey.

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TheFlis12345 · 01/03/2023 22:38

HundredMilesAnHour · 01/03/2023 22:36

You are the first poster to mention 'safe'. The OP didn't and neither has anyone else. OP asked for decent/quiet and not too pricey.

It’s literally the first word of the post title!!

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HundredMilesAnHour · 01/03/2023 22:39

TheFlis12345 · 01/03/2023 22:38

It’s literally the first word of the post title!!

Oops, sorry! Blame it on being distracted by Love Island. 😂

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UnattendedPotato · 01/03/2023 23:23

If going in the summer ucl (and other unis) do dorm rooms for tourists

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dollypartin · 01/03/2023 23:29

Premier Inn

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cassiatwenty · 02/03/2023 12:05

Thanks all for your help and contributions, now I have a couple of more suggestions I didn't have before xx

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