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YHA London Central is the perfect place for backpackers to explore the capital. The Youth Hostel is modern, but affordable, and just five minutes from Oxford Street. It is ideal for those looking for culture, or simply shopping! The stylish café and bar really is the heart of the hostel and a real social environment, perfect for picking up a quick snack in between sight-seeing or relaxing with a beer and pizza deal while sharing stories, or planning your day out.

The knowledgeable staff are always happy to help, with a range of great deals on the popular attractions, or insider advice on many of London’s hidden gems. Modern self-catering facilities are also available at any time of day, complete with a quieter seating area away from the bustle of the main café/bar, for guests looking to cook for themselves.

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.

FREE WI-FI available for guests - please note this is only available in public areas!

Hostel bedrooms comprise of 1 x double room, 1x 2 bed bunk room, 30 x 4 bed en-suite bunk, 2 x 4 bed bunk, 12 x 6 bed en-suite bunk, 5 x 6 bed bunk and 5 x 8 bed bunk. There is also a separate room for getting ready for a big night out - complete with hair straighteners and an ironing board!

All rooms below eight beds can be made private as required and are available as family rooms.

Our bar is the central hub of the hostel and is the perfect place for guests to socialise and make plans for seeing London. There is ample space for guests to use laptops, enjoy a meal or a drink, or relax with a good book. There is a cash machine and post box for your convenience and the atmosphere is fun, friendly and relaxed.

Please Note: FREE Wi-Fi is available in public areas only.

The London Continental Breakfast

Get ready for a busy day exploring the capital with our delicious continental breakfast. Your breakfast includes crossaint, cheese, fruit, your choice of yogurt, a choice of cereals, fruit juice and Fairtrade tea or coffee. All of this is available for just £4.99. Breakfast is served from 6am until 11am, up until midday at weekends.


The café is open 24 hours (up until 9pm for the public) and the bar is open from 11am to 11pm serving delicious snacks and our London-themed pizzas.


Start your night with us in our lively bar - we've got a good selection of drinks available. Or warm up with our popular Cakeaway offer; a slice of cake and a frothy cup of something for just £3.

Self-Catering Facilities

Want to cook up some breakfast, lunch or dinner for yourself or your friends? We've got five fridges to store your food in, plus three microwaves to use and a kettle. There are plenty of pots, pans and utensils to serve up on too. Accessible fittings are also available for guests to use. There is a dining room adjacent to the self-catering kitchen for guests.

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