Over the last decade, Shoreditch has been transformed from a relatively unknown grungy East London suburb to arguably the hippest hang-out in town. Its proximity to places such as Columbia Road Flower Market and Brick Lane make it one of the most popular areas to stay in the city. If you’re looking to enjoy everything the area has to offer without blowing the budget on accommodation, take a look at the best cheap hotels in Shoreditch.
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The rooms at citizenM London Shoreditch are compact but functional | Courtesy of citizenM London Shoreditch / Hotels.com
Situated right in the heart of the action, citizenM’s Shoreditch outpost has everything we’ve come to expect from the group’s urban hotels: vibrant communal working spaces, energetic clientele and well-equipped, modern bedrooms. Thoughtful touches to the compact rooms include international plug points, king-size beds, free movies and fast Wi-Fi, and thanks to the hotel’s philosophy of siphoning off the unnecessary extras, you won’t pay through the nose for them. It’s just a five-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street, so you’ll be right next to all the restaurants, bars and clubs the area is famous for.
Clean, modern and colourful, this Dutch brand brings chic, eco-friendly minimalism to London’s Whitechapel. The name Qbic stems from the cube-like design of the rooms, which are small, but furnished in bright colours to stop them feeling oppressive. The full English and cappuccinos down in the restaurant will set you up for the day ahead, and with fast Wi-Fi and marshmallow-like beds, it’s a comfortable place to recharge after a day of sightseeing.
In among all the madness of Shoreditch you’ll find Point A, a basic pit stop that’ll give you a good night’s sleep and have you raring to explore the neighbourhood. Stripped back to the essentials, the hotel has invested in what matters: Hypnos beds, power showers, smart TVs and super-fast Wi-Fi all add a touch of luxury to this budget-friendly option. Get up and head down to the breakfast bar in the morning, which serves a vast selection of cereals.
Want to be able to get to the Tower of London, Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and Borough Market on foot? Check into Dorsett City. It towers over the financial district, and even its most basic rooms offer great views of the skyline, so you can watch the city wake up from the comfort of a king-size bed. A mixture of Chinese and British influence can be seen in the soothing colour palette, rich fabrics and well-thought-out design. Make sure you grab a cocktail in the Jin Bo Law sky bar as the sun goes down – try the butterfly punch, which is made with jasmine tea.
The Z Shoreditch is situated in the new Bower area of Old Street | Courtesy of Z Shoreditch / Booking.com
Out-of-town prices in inner-city London? Yes, please. This is exactly what you’ll find at the Z Shoreditch, where understated elegance meets affordable convenience. Built in the new Bower area of Old Street (a creative hub of restaurants, bars and businesses), its rooms are functional and minimalist – you’ll find everything you need and none of the costly extras you can do without. Rooms range from doubles to family size, and there are several accessible options for those who need them.