London’s Paddington neighbourhood is a busy hub for people arriving in or departing London, plus it enjoys proximity to many top attractions. As such, there are some affordable hostels in the area, catering to different needs.
Nestled between Regent’s and Hyde parks, Paddington has great access to two of the finest green spaces in London. The beautiful canals of Little Venice weave past the north of the area, while Marble Arch and Oxford Street are easily accessible too. With excellent transport links and plenty of good eating out options, Paddington is a great place to base yourself for any trip to the British capital city. There are a handful of hostels in Paddington, each catering to different travel requirements. We took a closer look at each and bring you the best options.
Smart Hyde Park View Hostel
Situated a minute away from the beautiful Hyde Park you’ll find the trendy, well laid-out Smart Hyde Park View Hostel. This is one of the better value-for-money hostels in Central London. This place has been around for a while and is well-regarded. Dorm beds benefit from having curtains and lockers beneath the bed to offer that extra layer of privacy and security. In the larger rooms, beds are triple-tier however. This hostel has a great common area and its private rooms offer especially good quality. From £16 per night.
Urbany Hostel London
It’s pretty rare for a hostel that has been going for over a year to have a near-perfect 10 rating, but Urbany is proving to be a consistent hit with guests. The hostel is located in a 19th century building on a peaceful, leafy square between Paddington and Notting Hill. Within the building, neat and cosy common areas are a great place to hang out and meet your fellow travellers. Dorms are basic and clean. There are private rooms available also. Please note that towel rental costs extra here. From £20 per night.
PubLove @ The Green Man Paddington
Cleanliness and crisp, modern furnishings give the PubLove hostel chain the edge over much of their competition in London and that’s no different at their hostel at the Green Man in Paddington. The only downside for some people is the triple-stacked bunkbeds, although for the price point, you really won’t find a bed for much better value in Central London. As for nightlife, you don’t even have to leave the building because the hostel is located above The Green Man Pub. The hostel has good access to Paddington train station, the canals and Lord’s Cricket Ground. From £16 per night.