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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.

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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

Overview

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.

Location

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 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Great location in central London. Enjoyed using the common area - nice environment with lots of people. Large lockers in room to put luggage - have to bring your own padlocks. Comfy beds. There was a fan in the room which was great with the hot summer. No wifi in the rooms and although not too bothered by this, would have been good if was told beforehand. Strong power shower. Lots of fridge space to store your own food.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Jun 2019
    I ended up at the YHA Oxford location. It’s all great. My only problem was WiFi isn’t in the dorm rooms, only in common area. Great aircon in common area. Def would stay at Oxford location again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jun 2019
    we were in room 003 (first floor) no window- more like a skylight but that was just fine. We were in a bunk of 6 but had booked it as a private room- plenty of storage space, private bathroom was handicapped accessible so it was HUGE! Great water pressure in the shower! No internet in the room- but we knew that going in. Internet in common room was quite good. Common room was very nice, never too crowded. Nice looking kitchen although we did not use it. There is a Sainsbury about a block away
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jul 2019
    I aways stay at YHA London Central when I'm in London. The location is perfect especially for people on short visits who want to be near to everything. The wifi worked great this time. The lift malfunctioned during my stay, but the staff (John? and .....? - sorry, I didn't get your name) were very responsive and did their best to accommodate my needs.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    20 Jun 2019
    Having an en suite bathroom was nice, although it was hard to share with 8 people because there were not separate facilities for the toilet and shower. The rooms were hot without a fan, but when we got the fan it was nice! It was within walking distance of lots of restaurants and shops and 5 minutes walk from multiple underground stations.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    08 Aug 2019
    Nice hostel, very clean. Only downside is that it isn't super convenient to get to the underground from the hostel; the closest station is a 10 min walk away. Minor gripe, though.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Jul 2019
    The common area didn't have many comfy places to sit and there was no wifi in the bedrooms, which meant sitting on a bench in an often-crowded and noisy room was the only way to get online. Otherwise, it was pretty good.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Jun 2019
    Overall a very welcoming Hostel. i do think that the booking staff could help older guests by perhaps putting them together in the same dorms. It is clear that people do not adhere to the courtesy suggestion between 11 pm and 7 a.m. I think this would make me reconsider YHA again. Over 40 years ago the YHA had different ethos and of cours enow it is about financial sustainability. So may people staring at their mobile phones, rather than talking to each other! None the less, thank you.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 4.3

    Rating

    07 Aug 2019
    Worst hostel of my entire Europe trip. I can only think the good ratings on here must be from single rooms? For me in a dorm: 6 bunks cramped in a tiny tiny bedroom. All roommates were older men, 45-70+, who lived in the hostel and woke up for work every morning. Washroom facilities were bad. Single sink too small to wash my face. Shower always flooded the hallway and attendants had to clean the flood throughout the day. Small room stunk strongly. Rubber mattress was sweaty and noisy.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0

    Rating

    15 Jun 2019
    Air conditioner in room made a loud sustained alarm sound throughout the night every 5-10 minutes. Went to complain. Staff said that it was normal. This was an unfortunate experience for a great city. General comments: Many school groups use this hostel Many families also use it There are A LOT of rooms and beds in this hostel The good: The location is not particularly close to any one metro, but decently close to several different lines. Check in was a good experience.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball


Awards

  • 2013

    6th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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