Cheap London backpackers and hostels in London
Cheap London backpackers hostels are numerous and spread right across the city, though major clusters of backpacker hostels are found in budget accommodation areas of Bayswater, Kensington and London Bridge.
Needless to say London backpackers dormitory rates are highly seasonal.
Clearly biggest demand is in the summer months when students are able to travel extensively. However there is not the dramatic price change between weekends and the working week that many hotels feature in London.
You also of course pay more the closer you are to the centre of the city, though because of London’s excellent public transport it is no real handicap staying a little way out.
It should be pointed out that if there are two or three of you some of the cheap London backpackers or Bed and Breakfast hotels can be similarly priced to a hostel dormitory.
Many of the independent hostels trade heavily on what the more staid YHA hostels can’t provide. No curfews, mixed dormitories, party nights, free walking tours and young energetic staff trying to add value to the hostel experience.
Most hostels have both mixed dormitories and female dormitories.
Clearly most of the London bacpackers are aimed at the youth market. Many London hostels do not allow anyone under 18 to stay in a dormitory, a few have an upper age limit as well, typically 35.
Some throw in breakfast, at others you pay for it, but most provide free wi-fi. Most will provide laundry and cooking facilities, but there are exceptions.
Many hostels have a bar and try to encourage a party feel organising activities or put on walking tours.
London backpackers Public Transport
|London Underground (Tube)
London backpackers the de facto method of getting about in London. There will be an Underground Station within easy walking distance of your hotel and also wherever you want to go in Central London.
|London Public Buses
London’s famous red buses are frequent and for those ready to invest in understanding the route map very rewarding and cheap. You’ll see a lot more on the top deck of a bus than underground on the Tube.
|London Train Services
London has a very large commuter rail network separate to the famous London Underground. Although used mostly by commuters to get home from work, places like Windsor and Hampton Court are attractive to visitors.
Comparatively lightly used by London backpackers but a services operates year round along the River Thames passing major sights. In summer more services are introduced including the 3-hour trip to Hampton Court.
|Public Transport Maps
A great tool fo
London backpackers, a map can when you are travelling a strange new city using public transport. If you take time to research routes prior to travelling you can save yourself a lot of time and stress.
|Hop On Sightseeing Buses
Very popular way for London backpackers getting orientated with London on your first day. Hop-on hop-off buses visit all the main sights frequently. There’s also traditional and novelty tours.
|Travelcard Transport Pass
The original travel pass for London providing unlimited travel on bus, underground, DLR and rail network for fixed periods of time. Comes for 1 or 7 days, 1 month or longer.
|Oyster Card Transport Pass
The high tech electronic alternative to Travelcard. The card of choice for London backpackers providing the lowest cost and convenient basis for using London’s public transport on a regular basis.
|Travelcard or Oyster Card?
A discussion of the pros and cons of Travelcard and Oyster Card. It’s very complicated but this page should allow you to explore which of London’s travel passes is correct for your personal needs.
|The London Pass
Combined sightseeing passport ticket that comes with an option to bundle a Travelcard public transport within the ticket. The London pass is also flexible in the durartion of the pass.
London backpackers Transport To/From London From Rest Of UK
London has many stations. Commuter lines dominate what can be used for the airports and some sights like Windsor, Hampton Court and Greenwich. Longer services cover major cities and towns in Great Britain.
The main long distance coach station is at Victoria. The largest operator, National Express, runs at least daily to all major towns and cities in England and Wales. Megabus competes on the busiest routes.
London Airport & Cruise Port Transfers
|Heathrow Airport Transfers
Travelling into London there is a wide choice from the cheap and crowded Underground through airport coaches to the expensive, fast Heathrow Express. Direct coach services available to much of England.
|Gatwick Airport Transfers
Built on the London to Brighton railway line transfer traffic is dominated by rail. Choice of rail operators. Direct rail and coach services are available to much of the United Kingdom too.
|Stansted Airport Transfers
A single fast rail link, the Stansted Express, is complemented by 5 competing airport bus routes meeting the needs of the budget traveler. Rail + coach routes allows longer transfers missing out London.
|Luton Airport Transfers
The smallest of London’s major airports has cheap airport buses into London. Luton Airport has no train station but a free airport shuttle takes you to Luton Parkway with frequent services to London.
|Southampton Cruise Port Transfers
Details of public transport, private transport, hotel bus shuttles and transfer tours between London’s main cruise port and your Central London hotel or rail terminus.
|Dover Cruise Port Transfers
Details of London backpackers transport, private transport, hotel bus shuttles and transfer tours between Dover cruise port and your Central London hotel or rail terminus.
Details of public transport, private transport, hotel bus shuttles and transfer tours between Harwich cruise port and your Central London hotel or rail terminus.
London Backpackers Accomodation is everywhere
Perfectly located just a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations, our London Backpackers Hostel is in the ideal location.
Available 24/7 for tips on the best places to visit in London, with maps, tickets to all the must see sites and a free walking tour which will pick you up from reception 7 days a week, check out the London Backpackers scene.
We have dormitory rooms ranging in size from 3 bed for a quieter nights sleep, to 17 bed for those of you who wish to meet some travellers to explore the city with.
We also have a range of sizes of women only rooms at our London Backpackers.
For those of you that require more privacy we also have private double and twin rooms available.
Each dorm bed is equipped with privacy curtains, linen, a reading light and 2 power sockets so you can charge your things while you rest.
Upon check in each guest is issued with a key card to open their room door and the front door to ensure security, but if your still worried about your belongings, we have lockers for rent at reception.
Each morning at the London Backpackers there is a free breakfast including a variety of cereals, toasts and spreads.
Wednesday to Sunday nights our London Backpackers bar is pumping, with a range of cocktails, ciders and draught beers that are the cheapest in the London area
Backpackers from around the world united
In all began in London, we have been offering London backpackers a cosy and friendly place to stay ever since.
We opened in the heart of London. Priding ourselves on our homely qualities within a friendly community of people from around the world.
A sociable, chilled place for London backpackers to take a breath and feel at home.