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Old Nov 13th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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London Hostels for partiers.

Hi,

Mysister and I willbe staying in Londonfor a few days in late December. Weare 27and 24 and so we are looking for a hostel right in the middle of the action. Neither of us have ever been to London, so we don't know what the bar club scene is like. This will be a vacation from school for both of us so we are trying to meet other young people to stay out all night with. Any suggestion on areas to stay in?
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 02:46 AM
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My Fodor's London Guide has this:

Baden-Powell House,65 Queensgate London. Tel: 020 75847031 or
https://scouts.org.uk/nationalcentres/bpactivity.html
Offers accommodation for a little more than $25 if you are not a scout member - and you don't have to be.

City University Hall of residence: Walter Sickert Hall, Graham street. Tel: 02070408822 or www.city.ac.uk/ems
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 03:43 AM
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You could also try asking on www.thorntree.com board as it is used mostly by backpackers and younger people.
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 08:16 AM
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I think that link may actually be
www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree

(Albertsamuel: Thorn Tree is the travel form associated with the Lonely Planet guidebooks.)
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 10:13 AM
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These aren't hostels but people get the Crowne Plaza Shoreditch on Priceline for approx. $100/night, and sometimes the Hoxton Hotel has cheap deals. You'd be well placed for the clubs in Shoreditch at either of these hotels.
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 03:43 AM
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The St Christopher's Inn chain have a reputation for wild parties. They also have a pub and club attached to them:

http://www.st-christophers.co.uk/london-hostels

I've had to go to the Greenwich one professionally a couple of times - and it seemed a "happy" place.

Probably the Camden one is more what you're looking for.
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 07:48 AM
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We stayed near Baden-Powell House this spring; the area did not exude Party Time, though it was pleasant. B-P House had an interesting looking young clientele, along with the boy scout types.
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 09:37 AM
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I have always heard of the Generator hostel, in Bloomsbury.

Once I stayed at a St. Christopher's hostel and observed someone taking E in the common room. Like CW said, they have pubs attached too.
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check out Camden area
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 01:30 AM
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I think the Generator is great for partiers>>>>

In my previous incarnation as a do gooder I worked in the Generator when it was a hospital for homeless people. Before that it was a police section house called MacNaghten House.
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I would also look into the Generator. Nice location with plenty of university-types about. Normally, I would say Priceline, but if you want to meet people, then a hostel would be a better choice.
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 06:44 AM
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You know, reading these replies I almost want to be a fly on the wall - what do these young'uns get up to when partying?
WillTravel - is 'E' short for Extecy? sorry about spelling.

On second thoughts, maybe I don't. I remember my son telling me that he "held up the walls" at the Slug 'n Lettuce many times when in London with his mates.
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Tod, yes, E is short for Ecstasy. The strange thing was that there was no party at all happening, just people conversing in the common room, but one guy was offered E and took it. (Come to think of it, no one offered it to me, nor was I interested!)
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