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Three Hip London Hostels Under £75
Private rooms in hostels (under £75 if you book months ahead) are one way to stay in London without wasting money on mini-bars. Even better, if you are prepared to stay in a dormitory full of other women, you can stay overnight for the price of dinner. It’s your choice, but these three are the hippest and the best.
The Designer One
Palmers Lodge is beautifully styled with retro furniture and leather armchairs, and costs under £60 for a private ensuite room, off-peak. Free internet and continental breakfast is included, as is a reading room. Also on offer? A games room, a bar in an old bike shed, cafe, restaurant, pool table, towel hire, hairdryer hire. It’s in Willesden Green, a leafy London suburb – thus the price drop. Holiday Goddess editors who’ve stayed, say – expect a short walk to 24-hour bus stops and the tube (London Underground train) station, with trains taking you into London, in the time it takes you to read Metro, the free local newspaper.