Gay London • Budget Hotels + Hostels

Looking for a low cost hotel in London? Our 2017 top London budget hotels and hostels are sorted by area:

Soho / Central London

near the Soho gay village, the West End and Theatreland

Vauxhall / South Bank

south of the River Thames from the Vauxhall gay village to the Tate Modern

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Soho / Central London

The heart of gay London. Soho is home to many of London’s best gay bars and is close to the West End theatres, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Chinatown and Trafalgar Square.

Budget choice.

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London | map | distance

7.65 Very Good
based on 6469 reviews

Generator Hostel London3 stars

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Stylish design. Central location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 25

Hip, urban budget hotel in central London, about a 5-minute walk from Russell Square station. The Generator has single & double en suite rooms and dormitories. Excellent value for money, but book early if you want a private room.

There is an internet cafe with fast WiFi, a game room with pool tables, a cinema, live DJ and karaoke facilities.

The Generator Bar offers a great social space with special deals on meals & drinks, or you can head to the gay bars in Soho which are just 10 minutes away.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 14-04-2017

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Popular choice.

324 Gray's Inn Road, London | map | distance

7.67 Very Good
based on 15977 reviews

Point A Hotel Kings Cross3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Easy access to the gay scene. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The modern Point A (formerly “Tune Hotel”) Kings Cross is located on Gray’s Inn Road, about 300 metres from Kings Cross St Pancras tube station.

This budget hotel offers 217 compact (10-11 m²) guest rooms. Each stylish room features air conditioning, LCD TV, free WiFi and power shower.

The gay scene in Soho is about 20-25 minutes away by bus or underground, although the ever-popular Central Station and The Underground cruise club are less than 15 minutes’ walk away.

features: cafe, free wi-fi | Updated: 07-05-2017

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Excellent gym.

Bedford Avenue, London | map | distance

7.06 Very Good
based on 9763 reviews

St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent gym. Walk to the Soho gay nightlife. Very central.

Most booked 2014
Top 25
Top 50
Top 25

One of the most popular London hotels on Travel Gay Europe. St Giles is a good value-for-money, centrally located hotel, just a few steps from Oxford Street and a short walk from the gay bars and shops in Soho.

What makes St Giles really stand out is the enormous onsite leisure club. This gym has been popular with gay Londoners for decades. Facilities include a 25-metre indoor heated pool, free weights room, cardio zone, sauna & steam room and badminton courts.

All en suite guest rooms have tea & coffee making facilities, a digital safe and TV. WiFi is available for a fee. If you fancy affordable luxury, go for a more spacious executive room that is air-conditioned, has more luxurious toiletries and a great view of the London skyline.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym | Updated: 02-04-2017

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Great location.

10 St Georges Drive, Victoria, London | map | distance

7.36 Very Good
based on 1780 reviews

Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road3 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Halfway between Soho and Vauxhall. Free WiFi.

This budget option is located next to Victoria Station, one of London’s major underground and bus hubs, making it extremely easy to get around the city.

A variety of large and small comfortable modern rooms (singles to quads) are available, each of which has a newly refurbished bathroom, tea & coffee-making facilities.

Great for a short stay and perfect for a gay night out, as the hotel is halfway between the Soho and Vauxhall gay villages.

features: cafe, free wi-fi | Updated: 13-03-2017

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Walk to Soho.

LSE High Holborn3 stars

178 High Holborn, Soho, London | map | distance

7.3 Very Good - based on 167 reviews

Why this hotel? Walk to Soho. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.

Affordable accommodation in the heart of West End. The LSE High Holborn is a few minutes’ walk from the Soho gay village, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and three tube stations.

Each guest room has a hand basin, mirror and a shared bathroom. Guests have access to a communal kitchen, vending machines and a coin-operated laundromat.

There is no café or restaurant onsite, but there are many dining options, bars and shops nearby. The popular Soho Gym and SaunaBar are just steps away.

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 13-03-2017

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Close to gay scene.

118-120 Westminster Bridge Rd, London | map | distance

7.2 Very Good
based on 7980 reviews

Point A London Westminster3 stars

Why this hotel? Close to gay scene. Walk to Chariots and Pleasuredrome. Free WiFi.

Point A London (formerly “Tune Hotel”) offers a great night’s sleep at a really low price. Compact guest rooms feature high quality mattress, en suite bathroom with good pressure hot shower, and free WiFi.

Located on the south side of the River Thames near the London Eye and South Bank and is literally just a couple of steps from Lambeth North Tube Station (Bakerloo Line).

Excellent for a night out at the nearby Vauxhall gay scene. Even better, Chariots Waterloo and Pleasuredrome gay sauna are both just a couple of minutes’ walk away.

features: free wifi | Updated: 07-05-2017

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Budget option.
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel
Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel

48-50 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London | map | distance

based on 791 reviews

Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel

Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel1 stars

Why this hotel? Budget option. No curfew. Great location. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

Affordable budget choice in central London, surrounded by shops and restaurants and just 15 minutes by the underground to Soho gay scene.

Smart Hyde Park Inn offers free breakfast, free WiFi, 24-hour reception and no lockout or curfew. Luggage storage and laundry facilities available.

There is another branch, Smark Hyde Park View, within 100 metres, offering similar quality rooms and services.

features: cafe, free wi-fi | Updated: 19-04-2017

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Urban chic.
Stylotel London Suites
Stylotel London Suites
Stylotel London Suites
Stylotel London Suites

160 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London | map | distance

7.44 Very Good
based on 642 reviews

Stylotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Urban chic. Convenient location. Budget choice. Free WiFi.

The unique, very modern boutique Stylotel is hidden away behind a 19th century Victoria façade in central London, featuring 40 en suite rooms, priced to attract budget travellers who like a bit of style.

Design features include aluminium wall coverings, upholstered headboards and illuminated glass furniture. The suites have their own kitchenettes. A full hot & cold buffet included with most rates.

Stylotel is 2 minutes’ walk from Paddington Station and 5 minutes from Hyde Park. A 10-minute bus or underground ride will get you to the Soho gay bars. Great value for money but often fully booked.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 13-04-2017

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Popular choice.

111 Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London | map | distance

8.95 Excellent
based on 651 reviews

Travel Joy Hostel

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Excellent location & service. Free WiFi.

The well-rated Travel Joy is located just a 15-minute walk from the Vauxhall gay village (and about the same distance to Victoria Station), with a bus stop just a few steps from the front door.

The hostel offers a choice of 6, 8, 10 or 12-bed dorms and two private en suite rooms. Bed linens and towels are included in the price. Guests enjoy a free Continental breakfast.

Travel Joy also has a large bar area and storage room for luggage. Free WiFi.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 13-03-2017

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Excellent value.

London Serviced ApartHotel3 stars

68 Charlotte Street, London

8.01 Excellent - based on 114 reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Apartment style. Walk to Soho. Free WiFi.

Great-value aparthotel in central London. Each comfortable room features a single or double bed, satellite TV, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee maker and a desk. Bed linens and towels changed weekly.

Some rooms have a private kitchen, while others have access to a shared kitchen and a free laundry facility (washer & dryer). Bathrooms are en suite or shared. There is free WiFi, and a self-service all-day breakfast is included.

Located just a few minutes’ walk from Goodge Street station, Oxford Street, Regent Street and the Soho gay village.

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 03-04-2017

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Vauxhall / South Bank

London’s second largest gay village is in Vauxhall. The area is home to gay bars, saunas, cruise bars and dance clubs all on the south side of River Thames between Vauxhall Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.

Many famous landmarks are nearby including The London Eye, Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Theatre along with many restaurants & cafés along The Queen’s Walk, a pedestrian route that runs alongside the river, known as South Bank.

Near the Vauxhall gay nightlife.

87 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London | map | distance

8.15 Excellent
based on 1433 reviews

Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms3 stars

Why this hotel? Near the Vauxhall gay nightlife. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

If you’re looking for a budget accommodation near the bars and clubs in Vauxhall, then the Holiday Inn Express is for you.

Guest rooms are relatively small, simply furnished and have private bathrooms. While there are many dining options nearby, the onsite restaurant serves affordable meals all day.

The Vauxhall nightlife is less than a 10-minute walk away, as is the Vauxhall Underground Station (Victoria Line).

features: free wi-fi | Updated: 13-04-2017

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Excellent Value.
Days Hotel Waterloo
Days Hotel Waterloo
Days Hotel Waterloo
Days Hotel Waterloo

Days Waterloo Hotel3 stars

54 Kennington Road, London | map | distance

7.77 Very Good - based on 6448 reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent Value. Great location for Vauxhall gay scene. Free WiFi.

Located just a few minutes’ walk from Waterloo station with fast connections to Soho and Central London, this Days Hotel offers comfortable rooms with flat screen TV and coffee maker.

The hotel offers a substantial Continental or hot cooked breakfast (additional fee). The Vauxhall gay scene is about a 15-minute walk from way, or you can catch a bus.

The hotel is also a great choice if you are in town for a WE PartyChariots Waterloo and Pleasuredrome are also within walking distance.

features: bar, restaurant, internet access | Updated: 03-04-2017

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