HOTELS & INNS
NEW LONDON HOSTELS
FEATURED LONDON HOTELS
FEATURED LONDON LODGES AND INNS
FEATURED APARTMENTS IN LONDON
you've never travelled on your own before then the thought of staying
in a London hostel or Backpackers could be very intimidating. You'll
inevitably have some anxieties about what it'll be like, but if
you've picked one of our quality London hostels and you take our
tips into consideration, chances are you'll have the time of your
GET TO KNOW THE HOSTEL
Put your stuff in your hostel room and take
a minute to take in your surroundings. Is the bed comfortable? Are
there other people in your room? Walk around the hostel and get to
know the common areas - you will likely find it to be a very relaxed
and calm environment.
CHOOSE YOUR LONDON HOSTEL ROOM: COED or SINGLE SEX
Female travelers, especially those traveling
alone, will want to pick a hostel with female-only rooms. They're
usually cleaner and quieter. However Co-ed hostel rooms tend to
be a lot of fun and you will meet and bond with other people much
PICK A BOTTOM BUNK IN YOUR LONDON HOSTELS ROOM
When you pick or are assigned a bed, try to
get a bottom bunk. They're much easier to get in and out of and
provide a more comfortable space for you to settle into. Plus nobody
wants to go up stairs after a few beers!
BEDDING IS PROVIDED AT THE HOSTEL BUT BRING A TOWEL
Hostels listed on our site are quality hostels.
Quality Hostels provide bedding and a pillow. You can expect nice
clean bedding to be ready for your arrival. Some hostels hire out
towels but bring your own.
BRING SOAP & SHAMPOO
Unless you've booked one of our 5 star London
hostels. Soap and shampoo are not normally provided in hostels,
so bring them. Also if you never booked an en suite room then your
bathroom facilities are shared - if you've ever showered in a dormitory,
you'll remember that flip flops for the shower are a must have.
You'll be happy you have them.
This doesn't mean hostels are always going
to be loud - but, when sharing rooms, some people do snore so it
will never be completely noise-free, so bring some earplugs and
you'll be fine.
DRESS IN LAYERS
Hostels do have central heating but if you
are staying in a refurbished castle sometimes it can get a bit cold
during the night. It's amazing how much heat a room-full of people
can generate just from their bodies, so dress in layers when you
go to sleep.
Do you leave your money, passport and other
valuables laying around at home? I didn't think so. So, the same
applies here when staying at a hostel - if the hostel offers a locker
or a safe, use it.
DON'T BE SHY MAKE NEW FRIENDS AT THE HOSTEL
You will usually always find people talking,
reading, or checking their emails. Most hostelers are more than
happy to have a stranger join their conversation, so don't be shy.
Introduce yourself and share something about your travel plans.
Hostels are the best places to meet other people, make friends and
share valuable travel tips.
RELAX HAVE FUN AND ENJOY
In general, backpackers and budget travelers
are a decent trustworthy bunch, so just relax, get to know people,
have fun and enjoy the ride!