In big cities, hotel rooms come at a price - both in space and price. London's hotel rooms are notoriously small, so why waste your money on a hole in the wall? We've dug up some ideas for alternative accommodations.
Dorms are often overlooked when searching for affordable accommodations. While some only book rooms on breaks, others have year round rooms available. Not only can you find cheap rooms, but may have access to services such as laundry, games rooms, and even kitchens. Most universities offer rooms including London School of Economics
, University of London
, King's College
, or City University
to name just a few. A sampling of prices range from £30-£75 for a double, with meals and private bathrooms accounting for the higher costs.
Hostels always offer affordable housing options, but the choices can be daunting. The UK Youth Hostel Association
helps you navigate the choices. One posh looking hostel we spotted on our last trip to London was the Ashlee House
near Kings Cross.
Don't overlook hotels, there are still a few budget options. A recent newcomer to the hotel scene, Hoxton Hotels
offers rooms for as low as £59, and even have a £1 room sale. Other affordable hotel chains in London include City Inn