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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


YHA London Central

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Rated London's number one hostel in 2008, 2009 and 2010, YHA London Central boasts seven floors of modern, budget accommodation, just five minutes' walk from Oxford Street. This is the perfect place for young backpackers wanting to experience the heart of the capital.

Great news! Modern, stylish and affordable accommodation in London is possible. Our on-site cafe/bar is perfect for a relaxing drink or snack and to swap stories with fellow travellers. We have 24hr reception facilities and access.

We're within very easy reach of Oxford Circus, Soho and the West End, so great shopping opportunities, restaurants and entertainment await you.

YHA London Central is not equipped for groups - for group bookings please contact YHA London Thameside or YHA London Holland Park, both found here on Hostelworld.

Please note that we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

London Attractions: We sell discounted and fast track entrance tickets to some of London’s most famous sights and best kept secrets. Including the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, The Tower of London, Walking tours, Bike tours, boat trips and many, many more. Plus, every penny we make at YHA goes directly back in to our charity ‘Breaks for Kids’ which makes it possible for children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in school or community group breaks away! Ask us for a full activity list on check in.

Hostel Activities: We organise fun stuff for you to do nearly every day of the week! Such as Free Walking tours, top rated Pub Crawls, Group trips to famous West End Shows, Jet boating on the Thames, Burger nights, Sunday Roasts, movie nights…..well, you get the drift! It’s a fantastic way to meet other travellers and really make the most of your time in London! Find out what’s happening in Your YHA London Hostel while you’re staying with us - ask for the itinerary when you check in. View House Rules


Here at YHA London Central, you'll find seven floors of affordable, modern accommodation in the heart of the capital. And there are loads of perks. We organise a whole host of fun stuff, like free walking tours, pub crawls and even jet boating on the Thames! If you're here for some culture, we can sort out group trips to West End shows and we'll fix you up with discounted and fast-track tickets to some of London’s must-see sights, including the London Eye and the Tower of London. What's more, every penny we make goes back into our charity 'Breaks for Kids', allowing financially disadvantaged families to enjoy a holiday.


We're found in the middle of swanky Fitzrovia, just five minutes' walk from Oxford Street and an easy stroll from the bustling West End and Soho. Our nearest underground stations are Great Portland Street (a four-minute walk) and Oxford Circus (nine minutes on foot). If you're arriving into London Gatwick Airport, you can get the train to Victoria station and then catch the Victoria line northbound to Oxford Circus.

Rooms and Dorms

Most of our brightly decorated rooms are mixed dorms, but we also have three accessible bedrooms with private bathrooms on the ground floor. We're wheelchair-friendly here and our building has an elevator for easy access. Bedding comes free and each bunk has a locker where you can stash your stuff. We've got towels to hire if you need them – just give us a shout!

Extras and activities

Reception's open 24/7 and our team can recommend the best places to visit, whether you're after cocktails or fish and chips. Don't forget to ask for a free city map before you head off! If you're having a break from sightseeing, get acquainted with our board games and foosball table, or grab a drink and mix with fellow travellers at our on-site café and bar. Wi-Fi's free throughout the hostel so you can post all your best pics.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Dec 2019
    Second time I’ve stayed and would definitely recommend this hostel and for location. Improved on cleanliness and breakfast area, currently being freshly painted (no smell or any inconvenience). Great vibe, lovely range of breakfast, beds are comfortable. Overall, great experience and would stay again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Feb 2020
    Being in the centre of London means you are not far from the many London attractions. If you are tired after travelling, they have a handy cafe where you can get pizza or other snacks While staying at the hostel, you have an electronic key card that gives you access to the lift, members kitchen, laundry and bedrooms if you can not handle stairs. It is bright, clean, happy hostel. My only criticism is the continual music played the common room for me an unwelcome intrusion in a fab place.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    01 Jan 2020
    It was my first time staying in a hostel and i felt very very safe. Very happy with the quality of this hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Jan 2020
    Loud , obnoxious American gal in communal area, harassing everyone with non- stop talking. Unpleasant for everyone. Told me to F - off when I politely asked her to keep it down a bit. Certainly think YHA needs a Code of Conduct for guests!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    30 Dec 2019
    A very price considering how close it is to everything. You can take a bus into Soho or just walk. beds were very clean and comfy and showers had great water pressure. I wish they had more activities to get people to know each other.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Dec 2019
    Had a great stay here at YHA London Central. The location was great - close to the tube and plenty of restaurants, bars and shops nearby. Would recommend as this is a good place for the cost.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Dec 2019
    Bathroom could do with extra shelves as having to leave things on the floor . Annoying when people arrive late and they put the main light on and it woke me up . It was very clean I would recommended to book one night only as I booked for 3 night and I only stayed for 2 night . Would book hotel in the future . Hence I booked the hostel that week as hotel was ridiculous overprice . Look forward them to improve the bathroom as they are going for refurbish at the moment
    England, All Male Group, 41+
  • 8.0


    22 Jan 2020
    Nice big lounge area where you can order food & drink, which is nice. The staff were really helpful. I was a bit annoyed that everything cost extra: a towel, a padlock for the locker, breakfast. Some hostels include these things. There wasn't a lot of space to put things—not in the bathroom and not by my bed, which had a tiny shelf. My bed didn't have a coat rack like the others. So space was an issue. When someone used hot water in the sink next to our bathroom, it made a squealing noise.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Dec 2019
    Excellent location
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Jan 2020
    Facilities were not the best, my floor had two toilets shared between over 60 people. Showers were dirty, some were renovated but the lower floors weren't. Wouldn't stay there again.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • Foosball


  • 2013

    6th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel


  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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