Top 5 hostels for New Year’s Eve in London

The best budget-friendly options where to sleep after celebrating New Year’s Eve in London

Let’s be honest, London is expensive – especially during the holidays. But it’s also one of the best places in the world to party the New Year in. So we’ve done the research, and worked out where we would stay to celebrate while making sure we could still afford a night out.

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park

Safestay offers the cheapest bed in the poshest quarter — Booking.com new Year's eve london
Safestay offers the cheapest bed in the poshest quarter — Booking.com

It’s almost impossible to believe that you could stay in a Grade I building in luxurious Kensington for this price – but that’s what Safestay offers. If you want a night out on the rooftop bars of High Street Ken, shopping in Knightsbridge, or wandering through Hyde Park, this is the place for you.

Pax Lodge Hostel

Pax Lodge fits the party people and skyline enthusiats — Booking.com New Year's eve London
Pax Lodge fits the party people and skyline enthusiats — Booking.com

The Pax Lodge Hostel is in one of the best party boroughs in London – the famous Camden. It’s just a tube ride from Camden Town and its famous market and nightlife, and a few minutes walk from Hampstead Heath if you fancy a cinematic look at the skyline on New Year’s morning. It’s one of the most chilled out places to stay in London.

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage

A lovely Victorian house has rooms for individuals as well as for sociable travellers  — Booking.com New Year's Eve London
A lovely Victorian house has rooms for individuals as well as for sociable travellers — Booking.com

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage is an award-winning hostel in a grade II, Victorian building. It offers lovely individual rooms, as well as dorms if you want to save some more pennies. The hostel is in Camden too, but it’s also just a few kilometres from the West End – Soho, here you come!

YHA London Central

Thanks to its central position YHA London is incredibly close to everything — Booking.com
Thanks to its central position YHA London is incredibly close to everything — Booking.com

This hostel is slap bang in the centre of London, right by Regent’s Park. It is incredibly close to everything, and has its own café and bar to start your night off in. London Central is perfect for theatre-goers and, if you’re visiting for the sales, London’s shopping.

Italian Guest House

Italian guest house is for everybody who looks for homely stay  — Booking.com New Year!s Eve London
Italian guest house is for everybody who looks for homely stay — Booking.com

For a more homely stay, then the Italian guesthouse is the best in London. It’s a homestay, so you’re renting a room for a few nights in Lewisham – just south of the Thames. It’s incredibly close to the beautiful Greenwich Observatory and the surrounding park which offers one of the best views of the river. And Gaby and Lino are said to be the nicest hosts ever.