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YHA London Central


104 Bolsover Street, London, W1W 5NU

T: 0845 371 9154

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Tourist Information

Board Games

Cafe bar

City breaks

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

En suite rooms available

Internet access



Luggage store

Meals available

Private rooms available

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence


Under 3s welcome

Wheelchair facilities


302 Beds

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About YHA London Central

If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in London, look no further. This modern, affordable Youth Hostel is located within easy reach of all of the city’s most famous attractions, including the London Eye, Oxford Circus and the West End. Great shopping, delicious restaurants and abundant entertainment combine to make your stay one to remember. YHA London Central is suitable for families, backpackers and anyone looking for a budget city break.

The stylish café and bar really is the heart of the hostel and a real social environment which is perfect for picking up a quick snack in between sight-seeing or relaxing with a beer and pizza deal while you share stories, mingle with fellow travellers and catch up with friends. Have a look at a menu here. Self-catering facilities are also available, should you want to bring your own.

During your stay with us you can take part in a number of activities and you’ll be able to see the real London, from Great Portland Street and West End trips to see the latest musicals to a walking tour around the city’s greatest landmarks and attractions, we’ve got it covered and we can even supply discounted tickets – saving you even more money during your stay!

After a busy day of taking in everything that London has to offer, be sure to check in to our unique Beauty Room where you can use our mirrors, hairdryers and hair straighteners to get all dolled up before you head out for a night in the bright lights of the big city with our discounted tickets to party at some of the world’s best nightclubs.

Ideally located close to popular shopping districts, including Oxford Street, there are a wealth of shops to discover whilst staying in London. Or why not don your Deer Hunter and take in the sights of the famous Baker Street and the home of Sherlock Holmes?

Looking for something a little more relaxing, YHA London Central is close to Regent's Park, which includes London Zoo and an Open Air Theatre. If history is more you thing, the British Museum is a short walk from the hostel and has a vast collection of artefacts from around the world, art exhibitions and more. Permanent collections are free to the public, but special exhibitions sometimes incur a fee. Madame Tussauds is a firm favourite when visiting London, so get your camera ready to have you photo taken with some of the most famous (and infamous), celebrities, royals and prisoners from through out the ages.

If you’re looking for a place to stay where you feel safe and secure, this London backpackers’ hostel can deliver. With digital key card access required for not just the bedrooms but the corridors themselves, you will be able to get a good night’s sleep, ready to continue your adventures around the capital in the morning. Our 24 hour reception and bar means that our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you out.

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA London Central!

London Central provides disabled access and rooms. If you have any specific mobility requirements, please contact the hostel directly.

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All enquiries and bookings over 16 people need to be made directly though the hostel. Please call 0207 580 1173 or email londoncentralgroups@yha.org.uk with your group details.

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  • This popular backpackers hostel is close to London’s vast array of museums and galleries, there really is something for everyone and the best thing is they're all absolutely free! perfect for a cheap city break.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities available at London Central. Please visit our Volunteering Site for opportunities to volunteer at many of our other hostels across the UK.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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