Looking for the perfect budget hotel in London for your upcoming trip? We’ve combed through our listings of recommended hotels in the Queen’s city to come up with the following top best budget hotels in London for this year.
Each of these has that special combination of nightly rates at a good value, great locations, high customer ratings and enough essential amenities to ensure that you have a restful night’s sleep. Throw in a free English breakfast and we’re sold!
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10 best budget hotels in London
35-39 Argyle Street
Average nightly rate for a double: £76
Located just two blocks south of Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, the Princess Hotel is a sweet, old-fashioned B&B that offers room with and without private bath at very low rates. English breakfast included. (Read review)
61-63 Guilford Street
Average nightly rate for a double: £101
The Celtic Hotel is one of our favorite budget hotels in all of Europe. It boasts lovely proprietors, great rates, clean rooms, and a central location next to Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury. In short, it’s hard to find anything to complain about (aside from the difficulty of booking a room!). (Read review)
LSE Bankside House (Summer Only)
24 Sumner Street
Average nightly rate for a double: £112
The LSE Bankside House is a London School of Economics dormitory, one of several open to the general public during summer months. All are well-priced for London, and Bankside has an enviable location next to the Tate Modern. Its 560 rooms are available in single, double, triple, and quad configurations. (Read review)
11 Trebovir Road
Average nightly rate for a double: £117
The Rushmore Hotel has styled each of its 22 rooms with an individual theme, making the three-star hotel near Earl’s Court stand out from the crowd as a fun, cozy and intimate stay. Continental breakfast included. (Read review)
43-44 Argyle Square
Average nightly rate for a double: £125
Situated in a smart, old-fashioned townhouse, this family-run two-star hotel has the charm of a traditional English B&B. The 25-room property is located on Argyle Square, a quiet street near King’s Cross Station and the British Library. Rooms are simple, but the location is convenient and the low rates include a full English breakfast. (Read review)
72 Queensborough Terrace
Average nightly rate for a double: £131
The Latvian Guest House, also known as 72QT, is a surprising and somewhat hidden budget hotel near Hyde Park in Bayswater, offering 16 simple but well-maintained guestrooms. Free cooked breakfast, Latvian touches, and cheap rooms all add up to an excellent London cheapo stay. (Read review)
20-24 Tavistock Place
Average nightly rate for a double: £134
Situated in historic Bloomsbury, the family-run St Athans Hotel offers simple one-star rooms (with shared or private bathrooms) at rock-bottom rates. Most of the hotel’s 45 guestrooms share facilities and feature a sink and no other in-room amenities. A few rooms are equipped with private facilities, as well as a TV.
24 Craven Hill Gardens
Average nightly rate for a double: £143
The Caring Hotel is a “cheap-as-chips” family-run B&B situated in a historic townhouse on a picturesque street, a short walk from Hyde Park. The hotel offers 25 clean, recently renovated rooms, friendly service and a fantastic location, making it a solid value. Breakfast included. (Read review)
58 – 60 Cartwright Gardens
Average nightly rate for a double: £148
For a peaceful stay with garden views, check out the George Hotel. This bed and breakfast is a short walk to the British Museum and offers simple, clean rooms. Be sure to ask for a room with a view of the Cartwright Gardens. Included in the rate are some extra perks, too, like a full English breakfast and access to the private park across the street. (Read review)
7 Monmouth Street
Average nightly rate for a double: £150
Located smack dab on Monmouth Street in the one of the cutest corners of the West End, this two-star hotel is one of the best values for staying in the very center of the city. It offers clean and comfortable rooms, with a free English buffet breakfast and a location that’s perfect for exploring much of central London by foot.
More hotel recommendations
Want to read more of our hotel picks for London? Check out all of our listings here, or click to see hotels in South Kensington, Bloomsbury, near Victoria Station, Paddington Station, and near Hyde Park.
Source: Euro Cheapo