5 affordable places to sleep
1) Yha St Paul's
Youth Hostels are not only for youths – anyone can stay in this historic building, a former school for the choirboys at St Paul’s Cathedral. Full of interesting period features and with an elaborate exterior, this is a great place to stay in such a central location. Facilities are comfortable but basic, with beds from £16, private rooms from £30 and family rooms from £35.
2) Avo Hotel
Avo is a family-run, eco-friendly hotel with a warm welcome in the hip and lively Dalston area. Rooms are compact but stylish, with Egyptian cotton bedding and other little extras that give it a boutique feel despite being very reasonably priced, with double rooms from £69.
3) CitizenM London
The London outpost of this small international chain of stylish budget hotels is in a great location between Tate Modern and Borough Market. The rooms are small but comfortable and well designed. The ground floor is open-plan and has a colourful and quirky modern interior with Vitra furniture, a bar, canteen, library and relaxed seating area.
5) The Hootannay
Above The Hootananny pub in Brixton is a great value hostel. The lively ‘dub pub’ is an award-winning live music venue specialising in reggae, dub, international funk and soul styles, hip-hop and also comedy acts. The hostel facilities are basic, but in a good location, comfortable and very reasonably priced.
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