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YHA London Central

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Very Good
4772 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

YHA London Central is often mentioned by our guests as having ?exceptionally pleasant and helpful? staff who offer ?good service? and a wide knowledge of London. Hostelworld users also frequently praise this hostel?s ?modern and clean? rooms, with one review comparing it to a ?well above-average hotel?. We like their 24hr caf? ? perfect if you want to grab some breakfast before catching an early-morning train.

Property Description

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.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
4772 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 28, 2023
My dorm room was stinking hot. No AC. No ventilation. At 5am had enough, went to the lobby, slept on couch.
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Male, 41+
Aug 11, 2023
This hostel was the worst I have stayed at across Europe and the UK. The shower had to constantly be mopped while it was running so that the water didn’t leak under the door and into the dorm. The hostel had limited security so several, seemingly homeless people would loiter in the common area. The outside of the hostel also seemed to be a popular area for people to congregate at night so it was very loud. There’s also no lockers to put your bags and the luggage room is down 2 flights of stairs.
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Female, 18-24
Aug 09, 2023
Not great. Very annoying actually for a few reasons: the epiderm was as big as most forfeit dorms, and had their metal bunkbeds squeezed together in a tiny room. There was no locker large enough to store anything more than your passport. The bathrooms had sinks with missing handles. The sink themselves for annoyingly small such the water spilled on the ground almost every time you try to wash your hands. The Wi-Fi cut out every few minutes. The charging port on the wall would randomly stop charging. Overall
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi



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