Rub shoulders with Kylie Minogue and the Beckhams, have your photo taken with the Queen or scream in the Chamber of Horrors. One of the most famous tourist attractions in London.
YHA London CentralLondon, W1W 5NU
YHA London Central is the perfect place for backpackers to stay when wishing to explore the capital. The Youth Hostel is modern, but affordable, and ideal for those looking for culture or shopping! Ask our knowledgeable staff for a range of great deals on popular attractions, or insider advice on London’s hidden gems.
If you’re looking for accommodation where you’ll feel secure, this London backpackers’ hostel can deliver. With key card access required for both the bedrooms and the corridors, rest assured that you’ll be safe and sound!
Why guests love YHA London Central
Accommodation at YHA London Central
Bed in a shared room
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. Some of our shared dorm rooms are en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom that you would share with other guests who are also staying in the room.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Food and drink at YHA London Central
- 24-hour access
- 24-hour reception
- Ambulant accessible
- Contactless payments
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Near underground
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Building works: From 18th April until at least 19th December 2022, external building works will be undertaken at this hostel. Scaffolding will be in place and the front and rear of the building will be wrapped in sheeting, resulting in some rooms having no external visibility. Some noise is also anticipated on weekdays from 08:00 - 18:00 and on Saturdays from 08:00 - 13:00.
Reception opening hours: 24 hours.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 11:00 – 20:30.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: There is no parking at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA London Central. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.
YHA London Central opened in 2008 to become the new flag ship property for central London. The building was first used as offices and as a student union. By YHA London Central’s 4th year, the hostel has broken every British record by being the first youth hostel to top 100,000 overnights in one year.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: 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.