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YHA London Central

104 Bolsover Street, City of Westminster, London, W1W 5NU, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 89%

From 54 Reviews

Hostel rating (54)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 94%
Security 90%
Service 89%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 81%

Swap stories with your fellow travellers in this stylish and modern backpackers' hostel close to the centre of London.

  • Dorm
    From $21.68
  • Private
    From $100.75
10 or more people?

London Hostel

Hostel London

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA London Central boasts seven floors of modern, budget accommodation just five minutes’ walk from Oxford Street - the perfect place for backpackers wanting to experience the heart of the capital.

Facilities at the hostel include a self-catering kitchen, TV room, common room, lockers, Wi-Fi and Internet access. The on-site café/bar is perfect for a relaxing drink, snack and to swap stories with fellow travellers.

This comfortable central London hostel is within easy reach of Oxford Circus, Soho and the West End so there are great shopping, restaurant and entertainment opportunities nearby. YHA London Central offer discounts on major attractions including Madame Tussauds, Tower of London and the London Eye, and hostel staff are available to offer local advice and suggestions for visiting some of London’s quirkier corners. Also don’t miss out on the free maps and free daily walking tour.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719154

Fax. +44 345 3719155

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • London Eye (2 to 3km)
  • British Museum (1 to 2km)
  • Madame Tussauds London (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Nnice place to stay. Surprised by a lack of air conditioner in the room at the first time. But the weather was good enough to stay cool.


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Fri 27 Jul 2018

Dear Kaifan, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. The next time you will come to visit us, if you don`t find your room comfortable because of the weather, you can just ask to the reception and we will do our best to try finding you a room with air conditioner. We are glad that you have appreciated your travel in London and we hope to see you soon. Best regards, Gabriele - YHA London Central

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YHA London Central Hostel,

Sun 29 Jul 2018

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Fri 27 Jul 2018

Dear Ute, we appreciate a lot that you have spent your precious time to leave us a feedback, we hope that you have had a nice stay with us and we look forward to see you again. Kind regards, Gabriele - YHA London Central

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YHA London Central Hostel,

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Still the friendliest hostel in London. Staff were very helpful with scanning and printing documents. The shower closest to my room was out of commission throughout my visit. Was glad to see that WiFi had improved since my stay two weeks previous, but it was still not totally reliable -- could go down for hours at a time. But fundamentally this is a great place.


Avatar for Les


Sun 15 Jul 2018

Dear Les, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay and that you found our staff to be friendly. We are sorry to hear that the shower outside of your room was out of order during your stay, we apologize for the inconvenience caused. We are currently in the process of upgrading our Wi-Fi so hopefully next time you visit us you will see the improvements! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Valentina -YHA London Central

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YHA London Central Hostel,

Tue 17 Jul 2018

There is no internet in the rooms, and the internet wasn't working during my 5 days stay there. Staff sent me to Starbucks - but at those prices it's not convenient, and their hours aren't convenient. This is technically part of the price we pay, so the situation was ridiculous. The WiFi provider's customer service was also rude. The self-catering kitchen is in the basement, a poor environment to enjoy a meal. Showers are small. 2 showers per floor only.


Avatar for Vicky


Thu 05 Jul 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Heathrow Gatwick Luton Stansted.
Many day/night buses operate on Oxford street/Euston road. for London travel info.
Oxford Circus – 0.30 mile Great Portland Street – 0.25 miles.
St Pancras (Eurostar) - two tube stops or a 20 minute walk towards Great Portland Street Station.

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