Tips for Backpackers to Choose the Perfect Hostel

  • 25 February, 2019
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Tips for Backpackers to Choose the Perfect Hostel

We’ve got years of experience of providing the very best cheap central London hostels. From the convenience of the location to the warmth of the welcome and the help and advice our staff can offer, we think we provide everything which the traveller working to a budget is looking for. We know that someone looking for a London budget hostel isn’t willing to compromise their standards and has got just as much right to pick and choose where they stay as any other traveller. If you’re looking for a backpacker’s youth hostel in London, then make sure they’re able to offer affordable facilities:

Free Wi-Fi

In just a few short years, Wi-Fi has gone from being a luxury to being an integral part of any travel experience. If you’re staying in a London budget hostel you need to be able to stay in contact with people back at home, research your travel plans during the stay, access entertainment, upload and store the photographs you take and the million and one other things a good internet connection can offer. Our London budget hostel offers free Wi-Fi so you can do all of this without worrying about how much it’s costing you.

Free Breakfast

Saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is a bit of a cliché, but it’s only a cliché because it’s true. Eating a good, nutritional breakfast will set you up for the day ahead of you and stop you spending money snacking just a couple of hours later. The free breakfast we offer at our cheap central London hostels will have you ready to make the most of a day in London, without cutting into your budget at all.

Location, Location, Location

London is a fabulous city packed with some of the most popular attractions in the world, but there’s no getting away from the fact that it’s very large. All too often, travellers arrive at their accommodation in ‘London’ only to find that they are on the outer edges of the city and will have to travel for upwards of an hour to reach the places they want to enjoy. A location like the one enjoyed by our London budget hostel will put you within easy reach of everything you want to see, with convenient and affordable transport links right on the doorstep.

Flexible Check-In

Travelling on a budget often means travelling at unsociable hours of the day or night. Budget flights, in particular, are generally only a fraction of the standard price if they happen to land very early in the morning or very late at night. The downside of this is that the accommodation people book often levies a surcharge for checking in at an unusual time. Here at Backpackers Central we understand that flexibility is key to the modern travelling experience, so we offer check in and check out times that are most convenient for our guests.

Get Cooking

One of the most expensive aspects of visiting a city like London can often be simply eating and drinking. Dining out in the capital is often prohibitively expensive, and the cheaper options tend, most of the time, to be the least healthy fast food options. By choosing a London budget hostel with a fully equipped kitchen you can get round this problem. You’ll be able to shop around for the cheapest ingredients and cook your own food, saving money at the same time as eating more healthily. As an added bonus, you’ll probably find yourself meeting fellow travellers from all over the world when you’re putting together your culinary masterpiece.

Clean and Safe

Although the kind of facilities listed above – such as Wi-Fi, an equipped kitchen and free breakfast – can help to make your stay in London run as smoothly and enjoyably as possible, there are certain aspects of cheap hostels in London which are the absolute minimum you should expect. The accommodation you make use of should always be clean and comfortable, and you should never feel anything other than 100% safe when staying there. Make sure you do your research before making a youth hostel online booking, reading other travellers experiences and checking out photographs of the hostel you’re thinking of using.

Booking When You Need It

We know that spontaneity is a vital part of modern travelling. Once you decide to take a trip, you want to be able to make your booking as quickly and simply as possible, before getting on with planning the rest of your stay in London. That’s why we offer direct booking through our website, which can be accessed on the full range of devices, from desktop PCs to smart phones and tablets. Wherever you are, at any time of the day, you can start putting your next trip together.

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