Students, international students, interns, backpackers, roomates and digital nomads can book cheap dorms and safe private rooms in downtown London, close to boarding schools, high schools, colleges, halls of residence and universities, close to buses or train stations, airports or major attractions in London.
Our hostel is located in Nothing Hill gate, a 10-minute walk to the famous Portobello Road and right on the door step of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, home to Prince William and Kate Middleton! A charming, safe and beautiful area to explore London from, Astor Queensway is a home away from home.
700 metres from Chelsea FC , Stamford Bridge is 800 metres from Queen Elizabeth Hostel, while Battersea is 2.7 km from the property. London City Airport is 17 km away. 2k away from Earls Court and Kings Road. london Eye - 6km Tower of London - 9km
Stay at Safestay Hostel London Elephant & Castle and you’ll find Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Oxford Street and Leicester Square all less than 15-minutes away by tube. Tate Modern, the National Theatre, The Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Kia Oval and the famous Ministry of Sound are all within 1.5 miles of the property.
Clink261 is a comfortable, centrally located hostel just 5 minutes\' walk from King\'s Cross Tube and St. Pancras International Station; London’s main transport hub. The hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building and a great-value breakfast for £2. Clink261 opened its doors 20 years ago. It\'s come a long way since then but it’s still got that laid-back feel that backpackers love. Staying at Clink261 feels a bit like coming home.
Perfectly located to explore London’s rich past as well as its diverse multicultural present, Clink78, just ten minutes’ walk from Kings Cross Station, is the ultimate destination from which to discover all that London has to offer. To the North; you will find Camden Markets and Regent's Park Zoo, to the South; the world famous British Museum, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern, to the East; the trendy nightlife of Angel, Old Street and Farrington and to the West; the shops of Covent Garden
Located close to London and Europe's most popular Arena; the 02 Millennium Dome and Greenwich Mean Time, these are next door attractions, even before venturing beyond to central London. Other places of attraction are Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussaud's, Tower of London, London Eye and the London Zoo are just a short tube/bus or boat journey away.
Stay at Safestay Hostel London Holland Park and you’ll be close to The Natural History Museum, Kensington Olympia, Portobello Road, The Royal Albert Hall and Science Museum. What’s more this unrivalled Zone 1 location means all of central London’s most famous attractions are only a short tube journey away.
We are 10 minutes walk from the famous Baker street (with Maddame Tussauds and Sherlock Holmes history), with Regents Park slightly further East. Paddington and Marylebone are within 10 minutes walk, with Hyde Park an easy stroll south.
When people tell you London is a ‘city of villages’, they aren’t being cute. It literally is. From its ancient heart in the City of London, it spread outwards and swallowed up smaller settlements without ever really changing their characters. Result? Once-distant neighbourhoods like Stoke Newington to the north or Brixton to the south are now integral parts of London’s patchwork cultural life. That means it’s a sprawling place, but with masses of cheap city centre hostels to choose from, exploring is a doddle. Step out of your hostel dorm, charge up your Oyster card and you’re ready to go: take a spin in the London Eye, enjoy a boat trip on the river Thames, or escape the bustle on Hampstead Heath. Or book yourself into a downtown hostel and dive into the buzzing nightlife of Soho and the West End. Whether you’re hostelling as a group or travelling as a solo backpacker, you’ll fall in love over and over again as you explore the eclectic British capital.
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There are five major airports in London. You can arrive in the British capital via Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, or London City.
Getting into the city centre to find your hostel is easy, but as usual, it’ll take a bit longer if you want to save the pennies. From Heathrow, catch the fast – but expensive – Heathrow Express to Paddington Station, or save money by taking one of the regular Piccadilly Line trains. Gatwick has both an express service and standard local rail services into London Victoria, and from Stansted it’s the Stansted Express service into Liverpool Street station.
London has a number of mainline train stations including:
The city centre and many London suburbs are connected by the London Underground (a.k.a the Tube). Its eleven lines are colour-coded, and it’s easy to navigate the network using the iconic Tube Map – pick up a pocket copy at any underground station.
Backpackers travelling by bus will arrive at Victoria Coach Station, located in the centre of the city. It’s the place of arrival for most coaches into London. It’s about 10 minutes’ walk from the Victoria rail terminus (Victoria Line, suburban rail services and local bus services).
The city has an integrated travel system, and if you’re travelling on a daily or weekly ‘Travelcard’ you can hop between tube, bus and local rail services using the same ticket. There are nine travel zones so make sure that you buy a ticket that covers the zones you want to visit. By far the easiest way of managing your travel is to get an Oyster card – they’re available at any station and can be charged up with cash, allowing you to ride anywhere on the network on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.
It’s also worth travelling at off-peak hours as its can be much cheaper. There are also options to rent bicycles and experience the city on your own terms.
Currency: Pound Sterling
Voltage: 230 v
Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time Zone (UTC+00:00)
Dialing code: For international calls the United Kingdom’s telephone code is +44. The area code in London is 020.
Stratford Post Office
26 - 28 The Broadway, Stratford London
Tel: 0345 611 2970
Camden High Street Post Office
112 – 114 Camden High Street, Camden Town London
Tel: 0345 722 3344
Belsize Park Post Office
199 – 205 Belsize Park, London
Tel: 020 7431 9716
The Royal London Hospital
Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel London
Tel: 020 7377 7000
University College Hospital
235 Euston Rd, London
Tel: 020 3456 7890
University College Hospital
235 Euston Rd., London
Tel: 020 3456 7890
St. Paul’s Churchyard, London
Tel: 020 7606 3030
17 – 19 Cockspur St
Trafalgar Square, London
Tel: 020 7389 5040
Traditional business opening hours are 9am – 5:30pm. But you’ll find some shops, plenty of restaurants, and even more bars and clubs that stay open far later.
Emergency numbers: The emergency services can be contacted on 999.