Whether seeking out Camden’s buzzing culture or looking for a base from which to enjoy all aspects of London, a stay in Camden is a lively experience. It is a great base for exploring the shops, markets and enjoying the diversity of the area and other top destinations can also be reached with minimal time spent travelling. There is a great vibe that flows through the area and the friendliness and hospitality of Camden extends to all visitors; this is matched by the great atmosphere you’ll find at most budget accommodation.
Renowned for its music, the nightlife continues through the night and the energy is palpable across the venues and in the streets, so visitors staying in Camden shouldn’t expect to have a quiet night’s sleep in any of the accommodation on offer. A popular area for visitors to the city, we have selected the best options for budget travellers taking into account aspects of price, location and value.
DORMS FROM £22/ NIGHT
Situated between the busy heart of Camden Town and the tranquil views of Primrose Hill, Hostel One Camden is a great choice for anybody looking to explore different sides of North London. There are no kitchen or shared spaces within the hostel, instead visitors can eat at the downstairs pub, The Lord Southampton, which provides an authentic British atmosphere to enjoy meals throughout the day or to relax in with games of darts or pool. The proximity to Camden means a variety of other eating options are only a 15 minute walk away. All rooms have access to shared bathrooms, free high speed internet and laundry facilities, at an additional charge.
DORMS FROM £30/ NIGHT
Standing on Camden High Street, St Christopher’s Camden stands out for its prime location. Self-catering facilities are not offered here, so head to the onsite bar and restaurant for dining options where hostel guests are able to enjoy discounts on food and drinks. Each room has heating, a must in the chilly winter months, and wifi is available in the shared spaces. Both laundry facilities and a continental breakfast are available for an additional fee. Located between Camden’s two metro stops (Camden Town and Mornington Crescent), the hostel has easy access to the rest of the city and its friendly staff at the travel desk are able to organise trips to many top destinations with selected discounts available.
DORMS FROM £19/ NIGHT
For those looking to make their money stretch in Camden, Smart Camden Inn offers budget stays with self catering facilities to minimise the extra spending on meals throughout the day. Shared spaces include a terrace, common room with television and kitchen with modern appliances. The vending machines also provide a range of snacks and drinks to fuel guests on the go. All rooms have heating, access to wifi and en-suite washbasins. Their varied selection of amenities includes free breakfast, an onsite tour desk and currency exchange facilities making this hostel great value. There is no curfew or lockout hours and the 24hr reception and CCTV ensure all guests have a secure stay.