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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.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$226

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CitizenM Bankside, London

Address 20 Lavington Street (Southwark)

With crash pad-like rooms and up-to-the minute technology, this hotel is ideal for those who have come to London to work or party – or both.

8.8 Guest Rating

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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.

7.1 Guest Rating

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$80

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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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$89

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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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$110

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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. 

7.3 Guest Rating

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$111

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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.

6.9 Guest Rating

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$111

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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.

6.4 Guest Rating

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$114

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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.

6.5 Guest Rating

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$120

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Amsterdam Hotel, London

Address 7 Trebovir Road (Earls Court)

With three-star hotels and a convenient location near Earl's Court station, the Amsterdam could work, if the price is right.

7.2 Guest Rating

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$128

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Premier Inn London Euston, London

Address 1 Dukes Rd, Euston Rd (King's Cross)

The Premier Travel Inn is a reliable business establishment. There is little in the way of charm here, but the location near St. Pancras is stellar, the rooms clean and the staff helpful.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$135

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City Hotel, London

Address 12 Osborn Street, Aldgate East (The City)

Situated in London's business district, the three-star City Hotel is a classic business-class hotel, offering the usual comforts at decent rates.

7.4 Guest Rating

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$138

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Rushmore Hotel, London

Address 11 Trebovir Road (Earls Court)

With 22 comfortable and uniquely decorated rooms, the simple yet cozy Rushmore Hotel stands out from the business-class crowd.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$144

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Luna & Simone Hotel, London

Address 47/49 Belgrave Rd, Victoria (Near Victoria Station)

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

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$145

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Premier Inn London Southwark Borough Market, London

Address Bankside, 34 Park Street (Southwark)

Although the rooms at the Premier Inn London Southwark Borough Market are admittedly fairly ho-hum, they are reasonably attractive in comparison to other hotels in their league. And their location is fantastic.

8.6 Guest Rating

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$160

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ibis Styles London Southwark Rose (ex all seasons), London

Address 47 Southwark Bridge Road, London Bridge (Southwark)

While not the cheapest hotel in London, the Ibis Styles London Southwark Rose offers comfortable digs at a price point that's affordable for its happening Southwark locale.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$176

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Crescent Hotel, London

Address 49-50 Cartwright Gardens (Bloomsbury)

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

8.1 Guest Rating

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$177

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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.

7.2 Guest Rating

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$186

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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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$97

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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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$126

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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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$138

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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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$121

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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.

7.0 Guest Rating

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$121

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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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$160

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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.

7.6 Guest Rating

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$59

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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.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$66

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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.

8.4 Guest Rating

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$73

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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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$80

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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.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$87

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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.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$114

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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.

7.7 Guest Rating

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$129

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Mentone Hotel, London

Address 54-56 Cartwright Gardens (Bloomsbury)

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

7.2 Guest Rating

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$156

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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.

7.1 Guest Rating

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$97

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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.

7.5 Guest Rating

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$89

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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.

7.1 Guest Rating

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$108

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Arosfa Hotel, London

Address 83 Gower Street (Bloomsbury)

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

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$157

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Clink 261, London

Address 261-265 Grays Inn Road (King's Cross)

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

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$64

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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.

7.5 Guest Rating

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$59

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