My Favorite Cheap Hotels in London

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Updated: March 15, 2024
By Santorini Dave

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The Best Budget Hotels in London

1. Generator – Bloomsbury • budget

Generator hostel in London
Hotel phone: +44 20 7388 7666
Upscale, good value hostel near the Brunswick Centre Mall and Russell Square with a bar, cafe, restaurant, game room with billiards table, self-service laundry, and frequent social events. Mixed and female-only dorms are available with shared bathrooms in addition to private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The hostel is located an 8-minute walk from Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations and a 12-minute walk from The British Museum.
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2. ibis Blackfriars – South Bank • midrange

ibis London Blackfriars hotel
Hotel phone: +44 20 7633 2720
Steps to Southwark Station, this mid-range hotel features a 24-hour front desk, restaurant, bar, and business center. Rooms include minimalist decor, some with city views and sofa beds, and the hotel is located a 13-minute walk to Royal Festival Hall and Southbank Centre and a 12-minute walk to the Globe Theatre.
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3. Citadines Barbican – The City • midrange

Citadines Barbican hotel in London
Hotel phone: +44 20 7566 8000
Modern apart-hotel, recently renovated, with a cafe, small grocery store, 24-hour reception, and on-site parking. Located a 2-minute walk to Barbican Station and a 7-minute walk to the Museum of London. Standard rooms and studios have kitchenettes, while apartment units add full kitchens, dining areas, and separate bedrooms.
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4. Z Hotel – Soho • budget

Z Hotel Soho in London
Hotel phone: +44 20 3551 3701
Contemporary hotel within a 5-minute walk of Soho’s top theatres, a 3-minute walk to Leicester Square station, and steps to numerous restaurants and bars. The Z Soho features an on-site cafe, a complimentary wine and cheese reception every evening, and a courtyard. Most rooms have windows and all rooms have private bathrooms with designer toiletries.
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5. Z Hotel Gloucester Place – Marylebone • budget

Z Hotel Gloucester in London
Hotel phone: +44 20 3551 3719
Six freestanding townhomes make up this unique hotel located a 9-minute walk to the shops of Oxford Street and a 10-minute walk to the Marble Arch at Hyde Park. A complimentary happy hour with wine and cheese is offered every evening, and a breakfast buffet is available for a fee. While some rooms lack windows, all rooms have modern decor and tea/coffee facilities.
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6. Holiday Inn Express City – Hackney • midrange

Holiday Inn Express London City in London
Hotel phone: +44 20 7300 4300
Near the restaurants and bars of Shoreditch, this good-value hotel offers a free continental breakfast buffet and parking for a fee. Rooms have desks and tea/coffee facilities, and ensuite bathrooms. The hotel is a 6-minute walk from Old Street Station and a 3-minute walk to Hoxton Square.
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7. Holiday Inn – Bloomsbury • midrange

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London
Hotel phone: +44 87 1942 9222
Modern hotel situated across the street from The Brunswick Centre Mall, a 2-minute walk to the Russell Square tube station, and an 8-minute walk to The British Museum. There’s an all-day restaurant, a lounge bar, an Irish-themed pub, and parking (fee applies). Rooms include sofa beds, closets, and coffee makers.
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8. Strand Palace – Covent Garden • midrange

Best mid-range hotel in London.
Hotel phone: +44 20 7379 4737
Located among the theaters and restaurants of the West End and a 7-minute walk to The National Gallery, the Strand offers a variety of dining options, a gym, a business center, and 24-hour room service. Premium rooms have air conditioning and Nespresso machines; all rooms feature designer toiletries and complimentary bottled water. A great mid-range London hotel that is worth the splurge if your budget permits.
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