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George Hotel, London

Address 58-60 Cartwright Gardens (Bloomsbury)

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.

7.6 Guest Rating

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$105

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MacDonald Hotel, London

Address 45-46 Argyle Square (King's Cross)

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

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$102

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Meininger Hotel, London

Address 65-67 Queen’s Gate (South Kensington)

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

7.5 Guest Rating

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$123

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Stylotel, London

Address 160 Sussex Gardens, Paddington (Paddington)

In design terms, Paddington’s 39-room Stylotel is utterly unique. Rooms have a metal-and-plastic design that looks like a theater-set version of the future.

7.5 Guest Rating

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$149

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Arran House Hotel, London

Address 77 Gower Street (Bloomsbury)

For years one of our favorite small hotels in London, the Arran House these days is quite a bit less charming. However, its location is still a winner.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$86

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Crestfield Hotel, London

Address 2-4 Crestfield Street (King's Cross)

The simple Crestfield Hotel is a fine budget option for travelers looking for cheap and convenient.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$86

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City Continental London Kensington, London

Address 11-13 Penywern Rd, Earl's Court (Earls Court)

The City Continental Kensington London, a two-minute walk from the Exhibition Centre, is a typical chain hotel.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$109

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Abbey Court Hotel (Hyde Park), London

Address 174 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, Paddington (Paddington)

The Abbey Court Hotel provides comfortable three-star accommodations with an excellent location near Hyde Park.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$115

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Garden Court Hotel, London

Address 30-31 Kensington Gardens Square, Notting Hill (Bayswater)

Deep in the heart of Bayswater, on the very verdant Kensington Gardens Square, sits the Garden Court Hotel, a sweet and simple spot with a dose of charm.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$118

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LSE Bankside House, London

Address 24 Sumner Street (Southwark)

Renting out basic rooms at affordable rates when school is not in session, the LSE Bankside House (a London School of Economics dormitory) offers great value for budget travelers to London.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$118

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Seven Dials Hotel, London

Address 7 Monmouth St (Soho)

The Seven Dials Hotel is a cramped two-star spot in just about the best location possible, smack-dab on Monmouth Street in one of the cutest—and most crowded—corners of London’s West End.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$165

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Lord Kensington Hotel, London

Address 38 Trebovir Road (Earls Court)

When it's offering a deal, the three-star Lord Kensington Hotel is an acceptable option with a quiet atmosphere, and spotless, matching furniture.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$180

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YHA London Earl's Court, London

Address 38 Bolton Gardens (Earls Court)

Hands down one of London’s nicest hostels, YHA Earl’s Court is a bright and shiny YHA outpost fully renovated in 2007.

7.2 Guest Rating

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$56

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YHA London Holland Park, London

Address Holland Walk, Kensington (Kensington)

Style is not an objective here, but the low nightly rates, quiet location and proximity to the heart of tony Kensington all make the YHA Holland Park worth considering.

7.0 Guest Rating

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$56

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Stanley House Hotel, London

Address 19-21 Belgrave Rd, Victoria (Near Victoria Station)

With 44 basic rooms and a convenient location near Victoria Station, the Stanley Hotel is a reliable pick for unfussy budget travelers.

6.9 Guest Rating

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$86

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Generator Hostel London, London

Address 37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square (Bloomsbury)

Check into the small rooms at Generator King's Cross where the staff, clientele and vibe are always buzzing.

6.9 Guest Rating

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$94

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The Castleton Hotel, London

Address 164 Sussex Gardens (Paddington)

Looking for something near the station? Here's a professional three-star hotel just one-minute from Paddington.

6.8 Guest Rating

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$108

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Kensington West, London

Address 25 Matheson Road (Kensington)

Situated on the western end of Kensington, the Hotel West Kensington is your standard budget hotel.

6.8 Guest Rating

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$118

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Notting Hill Gate Hotel, London

Address 7 Clanricarde Gardens (Bayswater)

The Notting Hill Gate hotel is a basic three-star property with a fashionable location and great proximity to Hyde Park.

6.7 Guest Rating

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$78

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easyHotel South Kensington, London

Address 14 Lexham Gardens (South Kensington)

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

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$46

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YHA Oxford Street, London

Address 14 Noel Street,Soho, W1F 8GJ (Soho)

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

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$65

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YHA St. Pancras, London

Address 79-81 Euston Road, (King's Cross)

The YHA St. Pancras Hostel has a trendy hotel vibe that makes it stand out from many of its B&B neighbors in the uber-convenient King's Cross neighborhood.

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$71

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Lancaster Hall Hotel, London

Address 35 Craven Terrace (Bayswater)

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

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$78

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YMCA Indian Student Hostel, London

Address 41 Fitzroy Square (Bloomsbury)

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

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$78

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YHA London St. Pauls, London

Address 36 Carter Lane,EC4V 5AB (The City)

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

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$84

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Princess Hotel, London

Address 35/37 Argyle St. (King's Cross)

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

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$86

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Caring Hotel, London

Address 24 Craven Hill Gardens (Bayswater)

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

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$88

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Cherry Court Hotel, London

Address 23 Hugh Street (Near Victoria Station)

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.

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$94

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Oxford London Hotel, London

Address 13-14 Craven Terrace (Paddington)

A fair distance from the Paddington Station hotel cluster, Oxford London Hotel sits on the very attractive Craven Terrace, a cozy commercial street that feels gently upscale.

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$107

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Dalmacia Hotel, London

Address 71 Shepherds Bush Road (Kensington)

A friendly, family-run three-star hotel, the Dalmacia offers convenience and 15 clean rooms. 

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$108

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Astor Museum Inn, London

Address 27 Montague Street,Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury)

The 100-bed Astor Museum Hostel has one of the most convenient locations of any of our hostels, situated right across the street from the British Museum.

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$109

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Ridgemount Hotel, London

Address 65-67 Gower Street (Bloomsbury)

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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$123

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Astor Quest, London

Address 45 Queensborough Terrace,Bayswater (Bayswater)

The 100-bed Astor Quest Hostel is a basic hostel geared toward the young, unfussy backpacker. It's not the lap of luxury, but it benefits from a social atmosphere, great location near Hyde Park and affordable rates.

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$125

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Celtic Hotel, London

Address 61-63 Guilford Street (Bloomsbury)

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.

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$125

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Vicarage Hotel, London

Address 10 Vicarage Gate (Kensington)

A simple B&B in sought-after Kensington, the Vicarage Hotel is not exactly Cheapo, but worth the splurge for travelers looking for a homey spot and a sought-after location.

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$133

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Tavistock Hotel, London

Address Tavistock Square (Bloomsbury)

Part of the huge Imperial London Hotels chain, the Tavistock Hotel offers 395 rooms at reasonable rates. It's large enough to offer a wide range of services, yet small enough to seem personal.

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$155

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Kensington Gardens Hotel, London

Address 9 Kensington Gardens Square (Bayswater)

The TOP Hotel Kensington Gardens, located on terribly cute Kensington Gardens Square, sports typical chain hotel-style rooms.

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$166

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Vancouver Studios, London

Address 30 Prince's Square Bayswater (Bayswater)

The Vancouver Studios is splurge-worthy like few other places we visited in London, offering gorgeous, dainty studios for £130 a night.

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$220

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