PHOTO: CitizenM London Bankside

The Best Bargain Hotels in London

Toby Orton | January 17, 2018

London hotels aren’t renowned for their low prices but look hard enough and bargains are there to be found. From the absurdly low prices of the humble pod hotel to a design-led East London hotel hangout, here are 5 bargain hotel gems that will stretch your budget.

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citizenM London Bankside

Why it made the list

Free minibars, room service swapped out to cut the cost of your stay plus a lively location close to the South Bank, CitizenM Bankside is the ideal budget hotel for those who don’t want to give up on a cool, creative hotel experience just to save some money. The style is all tech campus meets designer Scandi furniture showroom, with the public spaces—often peppered with creatives on laptops at the hotel’s mobile workstations—a particular highlight.

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Why it made the list

Close to Kings Cross Station and its excellent national connections, Stylotel is a business hotel whose contemporary shiny steel and opaque glass rooms make for a break from the neutral tones and dull décor of similarly priced generic properties. Groups will find the prices of the four-person rooms particularly attractive. While it lacks an on-site place to drink, its sister pub is just a block around the corner.

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Jesmond Hotel

Why it made the list

A family-run property in the heart of Fitzrovia, the Jesmond Hotel offers simple, comfortable rooms within walking distance of the West End and its myriad sights. Buoyed by a hearty full English breakfast, guests will tend to stay out exploring during the day but during sunnier weather can make use of the small, pretty garden behind the hotel’s handsome Georgian terrace.

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easyHotel South Kensington

Why it made the list

Nowhere else can you stay within such close proximity to the South Kensington Museums as you can at easyHotel. Taking basic accommodation to its very core, the pod hotel has no dining options—and that includes breakfast—or amenities to speak of but guarantees you’ll have plenty left to spend on visiting the nearby galleries and museums.

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Qbic London City

Why it made the list

While it’s by no means the cheapest on our list, Qbic Hotel London City wins budget points thanks to the relatively low prices for the cool, creative experience it extends. Book for zany rooms, a lively bar and a great location close to East London’s Shoreditch and Spitalfields neighborhoods.

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