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Dorm in St. Christopher's Inn Camden

The Best Hostels in North London

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London Travel Writer
Updated: 9 December 2017

It’s always good to have plenty of spending money when travelling to get the most out of it. Hotels are usually very nice, but they’re not always affordable. These hostels are great places to stay for anyone looking to save on accommodation and ensure there’s still plenty left in the budget to properly experience the capital.

PubLove @ The Exmouth Arms

Perched atop a hip Euston pub brimming with craft beers and gins and hosting a pub quiz every Tuesday, PubLove @ The Exmouth Arms puts guests just three minutes’ walk from Euston station. Explore the rest of the city on the Tube, or take the trains and venture out to the rest of the UK.


Formerly a courthouse that saw The Clash stand trial for a rather peculiar case of avicide, Clink78 pays tribute to its past, nowadays offering guests the chance to sleep in a former prison cell. The hostel is a 10- to 15-minute walk from both Angel tube and King’s Cross St Pancras tube and train stations, ideal for travellers arriving via Eurostar or anyone looking to explore the rest of the UK while here.

Baggies Backpackers

Rest your head in a Victorian townhouse at Baggies Backpackers, just seven minutes’ walk from Angel tube station and the vibrant surrounding area. The hostel is also just a four-minute walk from the picturesque Regent’s Canal, which goes all the way from Little Venice on Warwick Avenue to Limehouse by the River Thames via Camden, Angel, Hackney and Victoria Park.

St. Christopher's Inn Camden

Sitting atop Belushi’s bar on Camden High Street, St. Christopher’s Inn Camden is three minutes’ walk from Mornington Crescent and six minutes from Camden Town tube stations. Guests are surrounded by lively bars and pubs, while the famous Camden Market and the beautiful Camden Lock are just moments away.

No.8 Tottenham

One for the football fans, No.8 Tottenham is right on the doorstep of White Hart Lane, home of Tottenham Hotspur football club. White Hart Lane Overground station is a seven-minute walk from the hostel, while Seven Sisters tube station is just over 10 minutes away by bus.

Hostel One Camden

Located among the prestigious streets of Belsize Park, One Hostel Camden places guests a 10-minute walk away from Belsize Park tube station and Hampstead Heath, a vast expanse of beautiful green space in the heart of North London. Anyone staying here might be lucky enough to spot one of the area’s resident celebrities, who include footballer Mesut Ozil, actress Helena Bonham-Carter and TV personality David Walliams.

Not sold on these? Check out our favourite hostels in East London and West London.