Why is staying in a London hostel better than a house share?

Looking for a long-term place to stay in London? Why not save yourself a load of money and stay in a hostel instead!

There are plenty of reasons as to why hostels are better to stay in than house shares for a long-term period, and at LHA London we can tell you why.

Hostels are welcoming

When you stay in a hostel, there are always plenty of people to socialise and chat to, as there are always new people coming and going. Therefore, the social aspect is great! This is a brilliant way to make friends from all around the world, and it is something which is not available in a simple house share with a few people. It is also a great opportunity to discover more about the fantastic city of London! This is because most people staying in the hostel will be as like-minded as you; eager to explore a new city on a budget!

They are affordable with true flexibility

Who doesn’t want to save money? Who wants to spend money on the infamously pricey rent of house shares in London when you can spend it on the exciting things (like the nightlife, restaurants and the theater) that this diverse city offers instead? The nature of our hostels are incredibly flexible, whereby we have a 7 day notice period. Therefore, our hostels are a far cheaper alternative than committing yourself to 6-12 month minimum tenancy through an estate agent, especially in London! The 13 hostels that we have in central London start from as little as £76.50 per week (for 18-29 year olds staying in a shared dorm, taking advantage of our LHA Rewards scheme) which is what you’d typically pay for 1 night in a hotel. Alongside this, our all-inclusive pricing ensures no surprise bills, meaning it is a lot easier to manage your money!

We are secure

Many hostels, like all of LHA’s 13 sites, will have staff on site 24 hours a day as well as secure key card access to the building and to each room. The 13 hostels that we offer are located in safe neighbourhoods in London within zones 1 and 2. There are also safes for valuables in receptions, and lockable drawers and cupboards in all the rooms, so you never need to worry about your belongings.

Great facilities available

Consistently quick, dependable Wi-Fi is notoriously difficult to find in London especially in house shares and all of our accommodations boast 50MB Wi-Fi with 7 devices per guest possible to be linked with no impact on performance! We are also increasing this in January every year until 2022! Our catered sites include a 3 course evening meal and breakfast for all residents included in the weekly fees. Alongside the chance to meet many new friends in these dining halls, games rooms and gyms, we also have hostels for those wanting to study hard and stay somewhere more quiet. To find out which accommodation is best suited for you, why not try our accommodation finder page.