The Best Boutique Hostels In London

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There are plenty of hostels and boutique hotels in the city of London. If you are not familiar with the boutique hostel concept then you are in for a treat and a totally different experience.

The majority of the best boutique hostels in London have a theme. Themes vary from merry old England to the most sophisticated bare room designs. You do not have to sacrifice location, luxury, or amenities because there are plenty of hostels and boutique hotels in the city of London and they cost much less than the majority of motels and hotels. These are a few of the best boutique hostels in London.

Generator Hostels, Russel Square


Generator launched affordable hostels in the year 1995 thus raising the flag for its first property in the city of London. At the beginning, the hostel was a cool model that was totally driven by design and the same has expanded ever since to many other European cities. However, the London hostel is the flagship property, and it has recently spent over £8m for refurbishment which means that is all set to be a luxury boutique hostel now. It is located very close to the Russell Square and, after the renovation, has around 800 beds in in its dorms, twins and triples. But, the chain has managed to maintain its urban and chic look and the same is evident throughout its furniture and other decor.

Palmer’s Lodge

Palmer's Lodge

Palmer’s Lodge is a Victorian era hostel that features all of the décor and amenities of the Victorian age. The baths are modern but do have the Victorian claw foot tubs. You can have a room for two that costs the same as a room for one or do the dormitory thing. Palmer’s lodge has a bar and a restaurant that features decorations and furniture from the Victorian period.

Click 78

click 78

You can sleep in a Victorian era jail cell at Click 78. The décor and the beds are of course much more comfortable than a jail cell. The concept is Victorian era and the attraction is a former jail and courthouse that is an historical land mark. There is a bar, a kitchen, and free guided tours of London. Single rooms that once were court chambers are available and dormitory living in the jail is a pleasantly different experience. You are guilty of missing a unique experience if you miss Click 78.

SafeStay Elephant & Castle

SafeStay Elephant & Castle

If décor and art in an 18th century Georgian home tickles your fancy then, the purple flavor of SafeStay Elephant & Castle is for you. The blend of old and new is done perfectly in this boutique hostel. All rooms are private with a private bath. The bar is well stocked and the garden is heated for relaxing and chatting in any weather.

St. Christopher’s Inn

St. Christopher's Inn

If you want to party in London then do St. Christopher’s Inn. Their claim to fame is a constant party with a bar that is open all the time. The location is perfect for touring or business. You do not have to worry about time limits because this is not a pub. Games galore, a restaurant, and enough room to dance may keep you out of your room more than in it.

There are plenty of hostels and boutique hotels in the city of London. This is just a short list of the more unique and well-known ones. There are enough boutique hostels in London that fit any taste, any need for a location, and any décor that strikes your fancy. You can be as private or as open as you wish with a large choice in room types.

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