Handpicked by a London Local Expert, we bring you our guide to '10 Best Hostels in London'.

See the Sights tours brings you a selection of hostels in London that are perfectly adequate as a base to experience and see all that London has to offer.

Clink 78 Backpackers

A stay at Clink78 hostel is one you are unlikely to forget. Besides being one of the most visually appealing hostels in London, Clink78 is also steeped in history. This must be one of the few places in the world you can kick back and relax in your own converted prison cell before paying a visit to a magistrate's courtroom, now an Internet and PC room, to chat with your mates online. Choose from a ...

St Christopher's Inn Hostel

St Christopher's Inn has been a home from home for travellers since the 16th century when it was used as a inn for weary coach passengers after a long ride. The building is stuffed with British character, a much better alternative than staying in a sterile hostel with no personality. Clean, uniquely decorated and a social hub, St Christopher's Inn does the patron saint of travel justice in looking...

The Walrus Hostel

Winner of many hospitality awards the Walrus hostel has everything a backpacker needs including a bar right under the hostel! The comfortable rooms and relaxed atmosphere make this hostel in the heart of London a home from home for travellers the world over. The best thing about this hostel is clearly the location. Just five minutes' walking distance from the London Eye, South Bank and Big Ben, th...

Astor's Museum Hostel

If you are looking for a budget hostel right in the heart of London, Astor's Museum Hostel is perfect for you. Running since 1977, the hostel is one of the oldest in the city and, with everything right on your doorstep, this is the best spot for keen explorers. The reception (with security) is open 24 hours so party goers can rest easy in the knowledge there is no curfew, as a lot of city hostels ...

Generator Hostel

Generator provides a mix of dorm and private accommodation which is designed around the needs of backpackers and budget travellers. With a host of facilities to stimulate meetings, such as on-site bar and chill out area, Generator is a logical hostel to begin your London adventure in. Located in Russell Square, Generator is well within range of all of the sights of central London....

Palmers Lodge

When it comes to boutique hostel accommodation in London, Palmers Lodge stands out among the best. This independent hostel is steeped in character, and combining the charm of the building with its calm location and easy access to the fever of the city, Palmers Lodge is the ideal choice for travellers looking for something different from their hostel stay....

Equity Point London Paddington

Equity Point London is a modern hostel offering a contemporary and friendly environment in which travellers can mingle. There is an emphasis on community, with shared dorm rooms, common areas and bar designed to allow travellers to meet each other. The fresh appeal of Equity Point makes it a smart and safe choice of hostel which is only 15 minutes from central London....

YHA Oxford Street Hostel

This brilliant hostel is only seconds away from the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest streets in London, Oxford Street. With Oxford Circus tube station only a minute walk away, you really have the freedom to go anywhere from perfectly positioned hostel. The YHA Oxford Street has an excellent in-house café and bar as well as a chill out lounge where you can catch up with your fellow travelle...

Acacia Hostel London

A hostel offering basic bed and breakfast, the Acacia House is situated in the South Kensington area, a mere stone’s throw away from some of the finest London attractions. The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the famous Victoria & Albert Museum are all within walking distance. Feel like going shopping? You’ll be able to in a few minutes at nearby Harrods and the fashionable Knig...

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