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Cheap hotels and hostels in London

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unkle strunkle
post 27.Mar.2009, 08:52 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 6.Sep.2007

We're going next month, and while we've found a likely candidate, we're still hoping for a cheaper option i.e. less than £66 per night. We're looking for a private room with a double and a single bed in a family friendly establishment. In the St Pancras, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden sorta area. Any top tips would be much appreciated!
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Charles Xii Was A Bit Of ...
post 27.Mar.2009, 09:15 AM
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Joined: 5.May.2007

I have house in London, so don't really know hotels.

But from what I've heard, the budget end of the market in London is overall not great. If there were any European city where I wouldn't go cheap, London would be it. Under £66 sounds fleapit territory.

Have you looked at apartments?
http://www.central-london-apartments.com/

Could also look at Youth Hostels for a family friendly budget solution:
http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation/l...cras/index.aspx
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bonjour
post 27.Mar.2009, 09:26 AM
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Joined: 11.Jan.2008

http://www.ridgemounthotel.co.uk/prices.htm

If you try to get en-suite for under £66 you'll end up staying in a dump.
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Ricster Deluxe
post 27.Mar.2009, 10:01 AM
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Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 12.Apr.2007

I always use this site http://www.londontown.com/hotels/
-if you book last minute you can grab a real bargin! Also check out the 'Top Secret Hotels' section :-P
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Mack
post 27.Mar.2009, 03:05 PM
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Location: Canada
Joined: 11.Dec.2007

QUOTE
I always use this site http://www.londontown.com/hote...
-if you book last minute you can grab a real bargin! Also check out the


I second this... Londontown is the best site for hotels in London. My price point is usually around 100 quid per night and at that price I have stayed in some fairly good places.

BTW I have noticed that the cheapest places in London (zone 1) are usually around Earl's Court... might want to look there. Sometimes there are also some deals near Paddington. Weekend prices are always way less then during the week.
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unkle strunkle
post 30.Mar.2009, 01:45 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 6.Sep.2007

Thanks everyone for the useful websites and tips. Having lived in both an awful flat and a really nice flat in London, we know what the standards are like. FYI, www.tripadvisor.com has tons of hotel reviews. After much consideration, we decided on the one with the most favorable price to bed bug ratio. :?
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snapperjac
post 14.Apr.2009, 10:40 PM
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Joined: 14.Apr.2009

I know it's nothing special but easyjet hotel is clean, simple and pretty well located. There are hotels in earl's court and paddington. I've stayed with them a few times.

easyhotel.com
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*Munnings*
post 6.Jun.2009, 08:12 PM
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Yes, I agree that around 100 is the going rate for a nice but discount hotel. Try London Hotels for some very useful price, amenities and location comparisons.
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Mib
post 6.Jun.2009, 09:15 PM
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I saw this sie the other week when looking for a place in Berlin for a weekend. It's worth a look http://www.budgetplaces.com
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skane refugee
post 7.Jun.2009, 05:56 PM
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Joined: 14.May.2008

Try the various 'hostel' websites -- forget the hostels themselves ... the sites also cover unrated hotels, guesthouses, and best of all student halls of residence ... which IMHO is the smart way to go for budget London rooms

Over the summer all sorts of student halls of residence are turned into 'hotels' while the students are on holiday ... great value, mix of modern or historic buildings, and great locations!

accomodation is a bit basic, but clean and open all hours, often with a great buffet breakfast thrown in ...

www.hostelbookers.com is a good place to start ... and follow accomodation links from www.lonelyplanet.com and www.roughguides.com



good luck!
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biggermike
post 7.Jun.2009, 10:49 PM
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Joined: 5.Jun.2009

QUOTE (snapperjac @ 14.Apr.2009, 09:40 PM) *
I know it's nothing special but easyjet hotel is clean, simple and pretty well located. There are hotels in earl's court and paddington. I've stayed with them a few times.. easyhotel.com


Thanks for the easyhotel tip! The rooms look pretty small but tidy and cosy enough if you're spending your day doing more fun things than staring into the wall. They seem to apply a Ryan Air philosophy, where you get a really basic price and add on for whatever extra services you want. Pretty sweet deal.

Only tip I have for the OP is to check the prices you get on the hotel-site/tripadvisor against the prices that you get on agoda.com. I've booked rooms through them and so far they've not screwed me over, and they can usually get the prices down substantially.
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unkle strunkle
post 8.Jun.2009, 07:47 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 6.Sep.2007

Thanks everyone for all the useful tips. Our London trip came & went. We stayed at Princess Hotel in Kings Cross and can recommend it. A quirky converted row house, it was clean and the room was bigger than we expected. At £60 per night for a room with 3 single beds, shared bathroom and small "full" English breakfast, we thought it was a good deal. When searching around, we used Google Maps street view to have a look at it. We also saw that the whole of Argyle Street and most of Argyle square are lined with row house conversion B&B's, so we shopped around first. Its a useful tool to have a look at the neighborhood and front door before deciding on a hotel.
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*jamesj*
post 22.Jun.2009, 10:26 AM
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I came across one good website which is also providing accommodations, apartments and cheap hotels in London. Here you can find many cheap hotels in London with great discount, map, and photos. London-Hotels-co.uk
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Sofia_stockholm
post 22.Jun.2009, 03:38 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 12.Nov.2007

Europa Hotel on Anson Road in Tufnell Park is excellent for £50-55 a night for a double/twin with en suite and breakfast

We used to stay there whenever we stayed over in town. It's close to the tube which will take you to Tottenham Court Road in 10 minutes, close to lots of restaurants and shops in the Holloway area and also close to Camden.

http://www.europahotellondon.co.uk/index.php
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*jocelynstewart*
post 26.Sep.2009, 01:01 PM
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