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London’s accommodation options range from low-end hostels to some of the grandest hotels in world. But if you want to stay at a stylish hostel without splurging out, there are some hotels around the city that are the perfect fit for you. Check out these 8 stylish hotels that you can stay in for under £150 a night.

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What to know before booking a hotel in London

Before you book any of the below, here are some tips for choosing the perfect London hotel.

Stay near a tube station, not a bus stop

Some hotels will advertise that they are very close to a bus stop, but that’s typically not super helpful. It’s best to stay within a 10 minute walk of a tube station if you don’t want to spend your whole London visit on public transportation.

Budget hotels may make you pay for extras

Some of the hotels on this list are more affordable because they charge for extras like TV, extra towels, and more. Honestly, it’s worth it for the savings, but just make a note so you’re not surprised when you arrive to your hotel in London and are asked to pay for the extras.

Branch off of the usual American brands

World-wide hotel brands like Hilton and Marriott are typically much more expensive than the boutique hotels listed here (with the exception of the last hotel.) Use this trip to London as an excuse to try out a cool new boutique hotel that you haven’t heard of before, especially if it’s going to save you some cash.

Prices in London will be higher in the summer and around Christmas

If you’re pricing out these hotels for a summer visit, you might find they are a little more than you expected. If you have wiggle room for your visit, know that you’ll always find cheaper pricing outside of June-August and close to Christmastime.

This is an image of a stylish front of a white hotel with trees and hedges in the courtyard. Image courtesy of La Suite West 

La Suite West – Bayswater

This boutique hotel is just down the road from world-famous Notting Hill. While the exterior looks like a row of traditional Victorian houses (SO Insta-worthy) the rooms are modern and minimalistic, and when the weather’s nice you can enjoy the private garden.

La Suite West’s in-house restaurant is fully plant-based, including the afternoon tea. We’ve had it twice, and it’s REALLY good.

Book La Suite West on Expedia or Booking.com | Bayswater | WA

 

This is an image of a stylish hotel lobby with red and black furniture and a shiny softly lit bar in the background.Image courtesy of CitizenM 

CitizenM – multiple London locations

This boutique hotel chain prides itself on being super hip without shocking you with a crazy price tag. There are now three locations in London: Shoreditch, Tower of London, and Bankside. We personally recommend Shoreditch (check out our Shoreditch guide to see why– there’s lots of funky things to check out) but the Bankside location has a cool curated bookshop, and the Tower of London location’s rooftop bar has INSANE views of the Tower.

The per-night prices aren’t always under £150 per night, but if you book early enough, and during the non-peak season, you should be golden. Plus, cool features like self-check in and an in-house art collection should make up for the extra cash you might have to pay.

 Book CitizenM on Expedia | or Booking.com | Multiple Locations | WA

 

This is an image of a neat hotel bedroom with two beds and cool lighting. The floor is wooden and the walls are white and one wall is made of bricks. There are cool purple lights shining around the room. Image courtesy of Stylotel

Stylotel, Paddington

Stay at at the stylish Stylotel (ahem) and you’ll be just a two minutes’ walk from Paddington station, which means you’ll be well connected, especially if traveling from Heathrow via the Heathrow Express. You’ll be off the plane and into your hotel room in under an hour (if the immigration line isn’t too bad!)

Guests can opt for a designer budget “StyloRoom” for two, or “Stylosuite” apartments with kitchenettes can hold more (plus you can make yourself breakfast in bed.)

If you’re up for some greenery not far from your London boutique hotel, just five minutes down the road by foot is Hyde Park.

Book Stylotel on Expedia or Booking.com | Paddington | WA

This is an image of a clean hotel bedroom with a double bed, TV, windows and grey walls and grey curtains. Image courtesy of Point A Hotels

Point A Hotels – Multiple locations

Point A Hotels in London are modern and stylish, but priced so that you only pay for what you want/need, including towels, wifi, TV usage, and even a window in the room. Even though we’d never opt for windowless, with base prices starting around £65 per night (window included) we’d definitely consider a Point A Hotel when choosing an affordable hotel in London. The Canary Wharf one isn’t a good location, but you could try Westminster, Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, Kings Cross or Paddington. All of those areas are either super cool, or very well connected.

Book Point A on Expedia or Booking.com | Multiple Locations | WA

 

This is an image of a hotel bedroom with a white neatly made bed, white walls, a window by the bed and minimalistic furnishings. Image courtesy of Z Hotels

Z Hotels – Multiple locations

Z hotels are some of the best budget-friendly hotels in London. Rooms start from £60 per night, and your rate includes a free wine and cheese happy hour every night in the hotel lobby. There are eight Z Hotel locations around London including: Soho, Victoria, Piccadilly, Tottenham Court Road, Shoreditch. So in all different types of areas that will suit just about everyone!

Book Z Hotels on Expedia or Booking.com | Multiple Locations | WA

 

This is an image of a bright hotel room with a white double bed and a tv opposite it and a poster of a cute dog in sunglasses behind the head of the bed. The floor is made of wood and the walls are cream and the ceiling is painted white. Image courtesy of The Corner

The Corner London – Shoreditch/Aldgate East

Quirky, fun and cheap— how can you beat that? This Shoreditch budget hotel is super fun, its decor alone will make you never want to leave, and you might not if the equally-eclectic areas of Shoreditch, Brick Lane, and Spitalfields weren’t just outside the lobby doors. With rooms starting around £70 a night, you can’t go wrong with this affordable London hotel.

Book The Corner on Expedia or Booking.com | Multiple Locations | WA (except for Gloucester Place location)

 

This is an image of a clean hotel bedroom toned in muted colours of beige white grey and brown. It is minimalistic and elegant with a bed, window and chair.Image courtesy of Arosfa 

Arosfa – Bloomsbury

Great location for a sweet little London hotel. The rooms are quite small but according to reviews, it’s super clean, has lots of popular London attractions within walking distance, and there’s even a private garden where you’re welcome to kick back with a drink from the bar. Rates can vary and rooms book up quick so try to sort this one out in advance.

Fun fact— Arosfa means “resting place” in Welsh. Nice touch.

Book Arosfa on Expedia or Booking.com | Bloomsbury | WA

 

This is an image of a softly lit hotel bedroom. The bed is white and impeccably made up. The room is toned in muted colours of brown, beige, white and grey. Image courtesy of Park Grand 

Park Grand – Kensington

This is one of those hotels that looks expensive (there are plenty of those in Kensington) but actually is reasonably priced if you don’t stay during the peak season— the price gets even better if you can book in advance or stay more than two nights. Breakfast and wifi are included in the price too.

The location is great, just steps away from Kensington Gardens, and about five minutes from High Street Kensington tube station. You can even walk to the Museum Mile, where you’ll find the V&A, the Science Museum, and more in this area.

Book Park Grand on Expedia or Booking.com | Kensington | WA

 

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Jessica Dante

Jess is the founder of Love and London, an online travel guide that helps London tourists to visit London like they live there. She's been featured in Refinery29, Forbes, BBC Radio 2, HuffPost, and more. Jess is also a sustainable and ethical travel advocate.

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