You Can Get A London Cheap Hotel Deal
London is a world-class destination, so you can expect prices on par with New York City. During the 2012 Olympics, hotel prices shot up to £201/night on average, but they have dropped back down to around £130 (which amounts to roughly $196 in US Dollars).
Economists say that global hotel prices the prices are down overall and the number of cheap hotel deals in London has gone up compared to year-over-year analysis. During the Queen’s Jubilee and Olympics celebrations, a quick 12,000 rooms were added to London’s hotel inventory, so there are more empty rooms these days. David Roche from Hotels.com says London is “one of the best-value cities across all ratings of hotel.”
Even so, there are many travelers who don’t fancy paying nearly $200 a night and who hunger for cheap hotels in London. Hostels offer the vastest supply of cheap hotel deals in London with rates as low as $22/night and ideal locations in the heart of the city. St. Christopher’s Inns (on Borough High Street) and Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel (in SoHo) are two of the best. The caveat is that you will likely end up in a dormitory-style room and/or sharing a bathroom with other travelers you’ve never met. This can be a very adventurous way to travel and meet new people from around the world, although it’s not for everyone.
Bed and Breakfasts are used as budget lodging in the UK as well. In America, you may find boutique B&Bs in Victorian mansions with all the fixings. In England, you are probably just renting out a room in someone’s home to supplement their mortgage payments. Again, you won’t have your own toilet, but it’s a great way to mingle with the locals and find a room for under $150/night.
Instead of looking for a cheap hotel in London, you may consider renting out someone’s flat. You can find a double room with an en-suite bathroom starting at $75/night. Sites like HouseTrip and Crashpadder will give you an idea of what to expect for your money.
As far as truly cheap hotels go, you might want to try a “pay as you go” system. For instance, Tune Hotels (with locations in Westminster, Haymarket, Paddington, Liverpool Street and Kings Cross) has prices starting at $52/night, with charges for Wifi, TV, towels, toiletries, cleaning service and luggage storage. You get a comfy bed and a high-pressure shower, but you don’t have any extras like swimming pools, restaurants, or a fitness center.
Cheap hotel deals in London can also be found by searching online travel site aggregators like Cheap-Hotel-Deals.com. Travelers have given high marks to budget hotels like Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, Double Tree by Hilton Westminster and Apple Apartments, for example. We’ve amalgamated reviews, photos and amenity lists from booking sites like Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity to give you all the information you need at-a-glance, not to mention the lowest guaranteed price. You are assured not only a cheap hotel, but one that comes with a lot of value for your dollar, too.
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