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“Great place to stay for a night”
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YHA London Central
Ranked #19 of 853 Specialty Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great place to stay for a night”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed here while in transit through London and had a great time. My intent was to use it as a base to explore the city and to have a bed to sleep in at night.

In terms of security, They have a luggage storage area where you can leave your bag in case you arrive early, this is a shared area but they also have lockers in the storage room which you can use for a fee. The rooms themselves have cabinets that can easily fit a 21" carry-on bag (with lots of room to spare, the cabinets have have a place you can put a padlock to keep your bag secure. The room area also requires keycard access, I had to use my card once to get to the room area, and then again on my room door.

The staff at the front also gave me a free SIM card, and map of the city. Two things that were invaluable during my trip.

The hostel is in a good location, a 5-7 minute walk to Oxford Circus. This was an excellent base for me to explore the major tourist areas in London.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed here for the olympics and it was everything we needed, a nice quiet clean room. The bathrooms and showers were immaculate and the location could not have got any better for central london. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Downsides are that the place doesn't really have a vibe as can be common with some yha's. Although the kitchen was well equiped it was missing a key ingedient of an oven which was strange. However as i mentioned above you are in the middle of the city with every possible type of food outlet on your doorstep.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2012

I stayed at the London Central for 4 nights on my first ever visit to London.
Staff were really friendly and helpful. The location is spectacular, only a few minutes walking to the Tube (Great Portland Street or Oxford Circus).
I paid £19/ night in a dorm. The bed in the dorm was comfortable and clean. Bathrooms were ok. There is a beauty room where you can use hairdryers and curling irons.
Reception and dining area are very comfortable to hang out in.
The only downside is that wifi only works on floors G and -1. Also you have to pay for it.
All in all it was a very enjoyable stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 20, 2012

A good thing about this hostel is that there is a bathroom for each shared room.
It's a good location, near China town, so plenty of choice for eating. Seemed pretty quiet, which is also a bonus. Very clean. Good value. Wifi is extra, and apparently doesn't extend beyond the first floor, or down to the kitchen/dining room in the basement.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

This is my third time in a row staying in this hostel.
Perfect as always. Bright and clean. Nice friendly staffs. Brilliant position. Very convenient no matter you wanna go west or east.

Choosing where i wanna stay when i visit London is such a no-brainer for me. YHA London Central will always be on the top of the short list.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed with 6 girls in one room. For two nights it was ok, but for more days, the room is too small. Only one shower without a window. Sometimes there wasn't enough air in the shower.
The location was perfect, less than 10 min from Oxford Street and just 5 min from the Great Portland tube that is 2 stops from St Pancreas Station.
Very cute hostel, staff very helpfull.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Emidr3amz
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

my first uk hostel that i've stayed in, and i've been in other three hostels in london west end area, and definitely this was the best in my opinion. friendly staff, nice comfortable rooms and bathrooms, everything clean, big living room and bar. and also ten minutes walk from oxford street. wanna comeback.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Thank abel_gnecco
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Property: YHA London Central
Address: 104-108 Bolsover Street, London W1W 5NU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Fitzrovia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 853 Specialty Lodging in London
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Hotel Class:4 star — YHA London Central 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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