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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in London

Welcome to EuroCheapo, a guide to cheap hotels and budget travel in London and throughout Europe.

Our editors have inspected, photographed and reviewed inexpensive accommodation in London’s central neighborhoods in search of the very best values. Although the city isn’t the easiest for travelers on a budget, London does offer some small and inexpensive hotel options, along with lovely family-run B&Bs and some hostels that could also be a good fit.

Ready to find a hotel for your travel dates? Search in the box above to see what’s available.

Or browse through a list of our recommended hotels. All of these are located in central London, and are clean and affordable.

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And be sure to check out our London blog, which is regularly updated by Nina and Frances, our London correspondents, with ways to save and cheap and free things to do.

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Our top 20 reviewed hotels in London

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
Celtic Hotel, London

A well-run hotel with low nightly rates and friendly owners is a gold mine for budget travelers. The 35-room Celtic Hotel is one such star of a hotel.

From

$130

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Editor's Pick
Luna & Simone Hotel, London

The Luna & Simone is a splurge-worthy gem, offering reliable three-star rooms, a superb location, free English breakfast and some of the firendliest service you'll find in London town.

8.5 Guest Rating

From

$145

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Editor's Pick
YHA Oxford Street, London

The YHA Oxford Street is a colorful spot boasting a youthful vibe in an excellent location offering both private and shared rooms.

7.3 Guest Rating

From

$67

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Caring Hotel, London

The Caring Hotel is a friendly, no-frills affair—a pleasant, inexpensive option among some of the fancier, pricier hotels near Hyde Park.

8.0 Guest Rating

From

$90

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Editor's Pick
Arosfa Hotel, London

The name of the hotel, Arosfa, means “a place to stay” in Welsh. We might suggest that another Welsh word, one meaning “gorgeous and lovely place good for value-hungry visitors” be applied as a replacement.

8.5 Guest Rating

From

$156

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Editor's Pick
George Hotel, London

Yet another beautiful bed-and-breakfast along Cartwright Gardens, the budget-friendly George Hotel is in a quiet area less than a 10-minute walk from the British Museum.

7.1 Guest Rating

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$108

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Editor's Pick
Crescent Hotel, London

The prim 27-room Crescent Hotel is a three-star charmer perched on the verdant, quiet and central Cartwright Gardens.

8.1 Guest Rating

From

$177

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Editor's Pick
Clink 261, London

The dorms and private rooms at the Clink261 are small and spare, but the hostel offers a super-low rates, cool common spaces, and a fantastic location near King's Cross station.

7.5 Guest Rating

From

$64

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Editor's Pick
Meininger Hotel, London

The Meininger Hotel London Hyde Park is a hotel/hostel hybrid offering affordable, immaculate rooms (dorms and privates) and easy proximity to Hyde Park.

7.6 Guest Rating

From

$126

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Editor's Pick
Latvian Guest House, London

The Latvian Guest House is a surprising and somewhat hidden budget hotel, offering 16 simple but well-maintained guestrooms a quick walk from Hyde Park.

7.8 Guest Rating

From

$81

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Editor's Pick
Ridgemount Hotel, London

Bloomsbury’s Ridgemount Hotel is a “plain Jane” option several pounds cheaper than some of our other hotel picks in Bloomsbury.

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$126

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Editor's Pick
Ibis London Euston, London

The Ibis London Euston, conveniently located minutes north of Euston Station, provides top-notch two-star rooms filled with convenient amenities like free Wi-Fi at an exceptional price.

8.0 Guest Rating

From

$132

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Editor's Pick
Cherry Court Hotel, London

Situated around the corner from Victoria Station, the adorable Cherry Court Hotel is a cheapo gem offering 12 sweet (if small) rooms and the friendliest management around.

From

$96

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Editor's Pick
YMCA Indian Student Hostel, London

The YMCA Indian Student Hostel London offers elegant Mahatma Gandhi statuettes and serves up succulent curry.

From

$81

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Editor's Pick
Lancaster Hall Hotel, London

Situated just one block from Kensington Gardens, the Lancaster Hall Hotel provides clean hotel and hostel accommodations in a very '70s setting.

From

$81

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Editor's Pick
Mentone Hotel, London

Drop your bags at the Mentone Hotel if the words "homey," "intimate," and "off the beaten path" hit the spot.

7.2 Guest Rating

From

$155

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Editor's Pick
YHA London St. Pauls, London

The YHA St. Paul's is youth hostel situated in a 550-year-old building, steps away from St. Paul's Cathedral.

7.3 Guest Rating

From

$87

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Princess Hotel, London

Located just two blocks south of Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, the Princess Hotel is a sweet and old fashioned B&B.

From

$88

No online booking

Editor's Pick
easyHotel South Kensington, London

The easyHotel South Kensington has 34 astonishingly cheap rooms with private bath. You'll pay for extras, however.

From

$46

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Editor's Pick
MacDonald Hotel, London

The cozy, 30-room Macdonald Hotel isn’t the most charming or crisply designed hotel in London—or in the King’s Cross area, for that matter—but it will fit the bill for many.

7.5 Guest Rating

From

$105

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