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Gay London • Budget Hotels + Hostels

Looking for a low cost hotel in London? Our 2018 top London budget hotels and hostels are sorted by area:

Soho / Central London

near the Soho gay village, the West End and Theatreland

Vauxhall / South Bank

south of the River Thames from the Vauxhall gay village to the Tate Modern

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Soho / Central London

The heart of gay London. Soho is home to many of London’s best gay bars and is close to the West End theatres, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Chinatown and Trafalgar Square.

Generator Hostel London
Generator Hostel London
Budget choice.
Generator Hostel London
Generator Hostel London
Generator Hostel London
Generator Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London | map | distance

7.59 Very Good
based on 6048 reviews

Generator Hostel London3 stars

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Stylish design. Central location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 25
2017
Top 25

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.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

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St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel
St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel
Excellent gym.
St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel
St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel
St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel
St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel

Bedford Avenue, London | map | distance

7.14 Very Good
based on 13690 reviews

St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent gym. Walk to the Soho gay nightlife. Very central.

Most booked 2015
Top 50
2016
Top 25
2017
Top 25

One of the most popular London hotels on Travel Gay. St Giles offers good value for money and is located near Oxford Street shopping, the gay bars and shops in Soho.

What makes St Giles stand out is the enormous onsite leisure club – popular with gay Londoners for decades. Facilities include a 25-metre indoor heated pool, free weights, cardio zone, sauna & steam room and badminton courts.

All en suite guest rooms have tea & coffee-maker, digital safe, TV, free WiFi. If you can afford more, go for a the large Executive Room that is air-conditioned, has more luxurious toiletries and a great view of the London skyline.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym

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Point A Hotel Kings Cross
Point A Hotel Kings Cross
Popular choice.
Point A Hotel Kings Cross
Point A Hotel Kings Cross
Point A Hotel Kings Cross
Point A Hotel Kings Cross

324 Gray's Inn Road, London | map | distance

7.5 Very Good
based on 4594 reviews

Point A Hotel Kings Cross3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Easy access to the gay scene. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The modern Point A (formerly “Tune Hotel”) Kings Cross is located on Gray’s Inn Road, about 300 metres from Kings Cross St Pancras tube station.

This budget hotel offers 217 compact (10-11 m²) guest rooms. Each stylish room features air conditioning, LCD TV, free WiFi and power shower.

The gay scene in Soho is about 20-25 minutes away by bus or underground, although the ever-popular Central Station and The Underground gay cruise club are less than 15 minutes’ walk away.

features: cafe, free wi-fi

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SoHostel London
SoHostel London
Boutique budget choice. Great value for money.
SoHostel London
SoHostel London
SoHostel London
SoHostel London

91 Dean St, Soho, London | map | distance

7.67 Very Good
based on 1264 reviews

SoHostel London

Why this hotel? In the heart of Soho. Free WiFi.

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.

features: cafe, bar, free wifi

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Point A London Westminster
Point A London Westminster
Close to gay scene.
Point A London Westminster
Point A London Westminster
Point A London Westminster
Point A London Westminster

118-120 Westminster Bridge Rd, London | map | distance

7.13 Very Good
based on 4545 reviews

Point A London Westminster3 stars

Why this hotel? Close to gay scene. Walk to Chariots sauna and Pleasuredrome. Free WiFi.

Point A London (formerly “Tune Hotel”) offers a great night’s sleep at a really low price. Compact guest rooms feature high quality mattress, en suite bathroom with good pressure hot shower, free WiFi.

Located on the south side of the River Thames near the London Eye and South Bank and is literally just a couple of steps from Lambeth North Tube Station (Bakerloo Line).

Great for a night out at the nearby Vauxhall gay scene. Even better, Pleasuredrome gay sauna is just a couple of minutes’ walk away.

features: free wifi

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Stylotel
Stylotel
Urban chic.
Stylotel
Stylotel
Stylotel
Stylotel

160 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London | map | distance

7.08 Very Good
based on 1283 reviews

Stylotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Urban chic. Convenient location. Budget choice. Free WiFi.

The unique, very modern boutique Stylotel is hidden away behind a 19th century Victoria façade in central London, featuring 40 en suite rooms, priced to attract budget travellers who like a bit of style.

Design features include aluminium wall coverings, upholstered headboards and illuminated glass furniture. The suites have kitchenettes. A full hot & cold buffet included with most rates.

Stylotel is 2 minutes’ walk from Paddington Station and 5 minutes from Hyde Park. A 10-minute bus or underground ride will get you to the Soho gay bars. Great value for money, though often fully booked.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

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Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
Great location.
Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road

10 St Georges Drive, Victoria, London | map | distance

7.76 Very Good
based on 822 reviews

Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road3 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Halfway between Soho and Vauxhall. Free WiFi.

This budget option is located next to Victoria Station, one of London’s major underground hubs, making it extremely easy to get around the city.

A variety of large and small comfortable modern rooms (singles to quads) are available, each of which has a newly refurbished bathroom, tea & coffee-making facilities.

Great for a short stay and perfect for a gay night out, as the hotel is halfway between the Soho and Vauxhall gay villages.

features: cafe, free wi-fi

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Central Hotel London
Central Hotel London
Popular budget choice.
Central Hotel London
Central Hotel London
Central Hotel London
Central Hotel London

16-18 Argyle St, Kings Cross, London | map | distance

7.01 Very Good
based on 1294 reviews

Central Hotel London2 stars

Why this hotel? Popular budget choice. Great location, service and value for money. Free WiFi.

Great value for money and indeed very ‘Central’. This privately-owned budget hotel is located just a 15-minute walk to The British Museum and bit further to Oxford Street and Covent Garden.

Guest rooms feature free WiFi, TV, tea & coffee maker, private bathroom (some shared). Fresh towels and linens are provided. Full English breakfast buffet is served daily. Friendly staff and service.

features: free wifi

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Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Budget option.
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel

48-50 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London | map | distance

5.51
based on 440 reviews

Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel1 stars

Why this hotel? Budget option. No curfew. Great location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100
2017
Top 100

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.

features: cafe, free wi-fi

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Vauxhall / South Bank

London’s second largest gay village is in Vauxhall. The area is home to gay bars, saunas, cruise bars and dance clubs all on the south side of River Thames between Vauxhall Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.

Many famous landmarks are nearby including The London Eye, Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Theatre along with many restaurants & cafés along The Queen’s Walk, a pedestrian route that runs alongside the river, known as South Bank.

Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms
Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms
Near the Vauxhall gay nightlife.
Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms
Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms
Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms
Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms

87 South Lambeth Rd, Lambeth, London | map | distance

8.25 Excellent
based on 937 reviews

Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms3 stars

Why this hotel? Near the Vauxhall gay nightlife. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

If you’re looking for a budget hotel near the bars and nightlife in Vauxhall, then the Holiday Inn Express is worth considering.

Guest rooms are relatively small, simply furnished and have private bathrooms. While there are many dining choices nearby, the onsite restaurant serves affordable meals all day.

The Vauxhall gay village and underground station (Victoria Line) are less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

features: free wi-fi

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Days Waterloo Hotel
Days Waterloo Hotel
Excellent Value.
Days Waterloo Hotel
Days Waterloo Hotel
Days Waterloo Hotel
Days Waterloo Hotel

54 Kennington Road, London | map | distance

7.88 Very Good
based on 6946 reviews

Days Waterloo Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent Value. Great location for Vauxhall gay scene. Free WiFi.

Located just a few minutes’ walk from Waterloo station with easy access to Soho and Central London, the Days Waterloo offers comfortable rooms with flat screen TV and coffee maker.

The hotel offers a substantial Continental or hot cooked breakfast (additional fee). The Vauxhall gay scene is about a 15-minute walk from way, or you can catch a bus.

The hotel is a great choice if you are in town for a WE Party. Pleasuredrome sauna is also within walking distance.

features: bar, restaurant, internet access

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