Finding a room in London for under £100 a night is no myth. Inexpensive accommodation, outside of hostels, does exist! While the variety of locations and list of amenities may not be up to snuff of any hotel with a 4- or 5-star rating, you can find places that are perfectly serviceable for anyone who values saving money when and wherever possible.
We’ve gone and picked out some of the best values for money London has to offer.
Zone out in Zone 2: This £79/nt. “aparthotel” studio is located in Zone 2 near Kilburn Park underground station (Bakerloo line) in Northwest London. It sleeps 2-4 comfortably and has a kitchenette with a washing machine making this an ideal pick for those travelling with small children. Getting to top destinations like Oxford Street, the London Zoo or Hyde Park is a snap with the tube and a multitude of bus routes right on your doorstep. Kilburn might not be the fanciest of neighbourhoods, but it is bustling and has all the necessities (bars, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping) in abundance within a short stroll from your front door.
Best choice for families
Small space, small price: You may have already heard of EasyJet, the low cost airline that is so popular with British travellers. The Easy travel brand has extended their reach to include ground transportation and accommodation, too. There are seven EasyHotels across London with centralised locations in Paddington, Victoria, Earls Court, South Kensington and Barbican. While the rooms are über cheap (rates from £30-£40 a night), they are also über small. Small rooms are 6-7.5 square metres, standard rooms are 7.6-11 square metres.
While you might get a bit of cabin fever if you were staying in one of these compact rooms for a week, you’ll find the space is perfectly adequate for a weekend break. At those prices, who could really complain? You will have to pay extra for items like TV access, Wi-fi, extra towels, luggage storage and extra housekeeping, so plan your budget accordingly.
Best choice for those wanting a great location
Trendy and chic on the cheap: Located in the trendy postcode of N1, the Luxury Inn is tucked neatly between the boroughs of Angel, Hoxton, Old Street and Islington. Because this unique establishment is located on a residential street, you’re guaranteed a quiet and restful night’s sleep, something that can often be hard to come by in more centrally located hotels. Although the nearest tube station is almost a mile away on foot, there are buses aplenty to take you wherever you need to go.
For the price, a fantastic £95/nt. for a double occupancy en-suite room, you get a self-service breakfast, free Wi-fi plus all the mod cons you could ever need. There’s even parking available for a paltry £3 per day. With the level of thoughtful design and comfort packed into the Luxury Inn’s rooms, we’re sure you’ll agree when we say that this is one of London’s best kept secrets!
Best for those that want the boutique experience without the cost