Gay London · Hostels

Gay London · Hostels

Looking to stay in London without breaking the bank? Look no further. Here's our guide to London's best gay-friendly hostels.


Why this hotel?: Budget Option. Great location.

owner’s description: Food & culture lovers, assemble! The Rose & Crown is the perfect base to wander the incredible streets of London’s effortlessly cool Southbank. Walk the Thames path to see the majestic sights or head off on a self-guided exploration to discover unseen London.

The surrounding area is bursting with vibrancy and culture making it the city’s current food & drink hotspot. The world-famous Borough Market is just around the corner and Flat Iron street food market is opposite our lovely little Hostel-Pub. Perfect for discovering the beating heart of London’s food & drink and creative scene.

The Rose & Crown is a short walk from Paddington Station. It’s a good base if you’re looking to do London on a budget. There’s a pub downstairs if you need to drown your sorrows. You’ll have access to the communal bathroom.


pub, hostel

65 Union St, London


Based on 675 votes

Why this hotel?: Central Location. Affordable.

owner’s description: Pull up a bar stool and talk until morning at PubLove’s most sociable Hostel-Pub. As well as being on the doorstep of London’s biggest tourist attractions, the Steam Engine is beautifully soulful and life-affirming – you’ll feel at home as soon as you step through the door. Warning: you’ll never want to leave.

Perfect for travelers looking to meet new people to share their London adventure.

41- 42 Cosser St, Lambeth, London

Very Good

Based on 438 votes

Why this hotel?: Affordable and Central.

owner’s description: Stay at The White Ferry House and find yourself in an oasis of calm in a beautiful London backstreet. Located minutes from Victoria coach & train stations, our stunning flat iron building is full of warmth, charm and history. Start your own river walk 5 minutes from our front door, or walk to Buckingham palace before you’ve finished your morning coffee!

With two bars in the traditional pub, there’s a lot of fun to be had on your doorstep. The Saloon bar is loaded with traditional pub features and decorations, while the Lounge Bar is an ideal spot to relax and play board games or read a book. There is a weekly pub quiz to indulge in too!

The White Ferry is an unpretentious stay that offers the world of London at your doorstep.


traditional architecture, central location, affordable

1A Sutherland St, Pimlico, London


Based on 1062 votes

Why this hotel?: Affordable. Great location.

owner’s description: The Exmouth Arms is an iconic Hostel-Pub situated in the Camden corner of London. Explore the punk mecca from PubLove’s base in the heart of Kings Cross & Camden Town. On a sunny day the street outside is filled with the best afternoon drinkers in the city. We have plenty of shelter, so we never stop for the great British weather. This place is a backpacking institution.

There are mixed dorms and also female-only dorms.


hostel, pub

1 Starcross St, London


Based on 200 votes

Why this hotel?: Budget choice. Stylish design. Central location.

Hip, urban budget hotel in central London, about a 5-minute walk from Russell Square station. The Generator has single & double en suite rooms & dormitories. Great value for money, but book early if you want a private room.

There is an internet café with fast WiFi, pool table, cinema, live DJ, karaoke. The Generator Bar offers a great social space with special deals on meals & drinks, or you can head to the gay bars in Soho – just 10 minutes away.


bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London

Very Good

Based on 7704 votes

Why this hotel?: Budget option. No curfew. Great location.

Affordable budget hotel  in central London, close to shops and restaurants, and just 15 minutes by the tube to Soho gay scene.

Smart Hyde Park Inn offers free breakfast, free WiFi, 24-hour reception,luggage storage, laundry facilities. No lockout or curfew.

Its other branch, Smark Hyde Park View, located 100 meters away, offers the same quality rooms.


cafe, free wi-fi

48-50 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London


Based on 483 votes

Why this hotel?: In the heart of Soho.

Excellent budget option in the heart of Soho gay district. SoHostel is just a few minutes’ walk to the shops on Oxford St, the restaurants and theatres in the West End.

Guest rooms and dormitories are bright and modern, with shared or private bathroom, free WiFi in all areas. Laundry facilities are available; the reception is open 24 hours.

SoHostel features a shared lounge and stylish café bar where you can enjoy a drink or a light meal.


cafe, bar, free wifi

91 Dean St, Soho, London

Very Good

Based on 1700 votes

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