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YHA London Central - Hostel

4-star hostel with bar/lounge, near Oxford Street

  • Free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from February 1 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

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104 Bolsover Street, London, W1W 5NU, England, United Kingdom
8.2.Very Good.
  • The bathrooms were covered in mold. The shower was either scathing hot or ice cold,…

    Mar 10, 2020

  • Yha review I booked five nights at the YHA but ended up having to check out and find…

    Nov 28, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Guests rated location

Transportation options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 302 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry

What’s around

  • In London City Centre
  • Oxford Street - 6 min walk
  • Oxford Circus - 8 min walk
  • London Palladium Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - 14 min walk
  • Russell Square - 16 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sleeps 8)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only (Sleeps 6)
  • Room, Ensuite (4 Bed Private)
  • Room (6 Bed Private)
  • Room, Ensuite (6 Bed Private)


104 Bolsover Street, London, W1W 5NU, England, United Kingdom
  • In London City Centre
  • Oxford Street - 6 min walk
  • Oxford Circus - 8 min walk

What’s around


  • In London City Centre
  • Oxford Street - 6 min walk
  • Oxford Circus - 8 min walk
  • London Palladium Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - 14 min walk
  • Russell Square - 16 min walk
  • Piccadilly Theatre - 16 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 18 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 18 min walk
  • The British Museum - 19 min walk
  • Regent's Park - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 44 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 46 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 85 min drive
  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 40 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 50 min drive
  • London Euston Station - 15 min walk
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 16 min walk
  • London King's Cross Station - 24 min walk
  • Great Portland Street Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Regent's Park Underground Station - 7 min walk
  • Oxford Circus Underground Station - 9 min walk

At a glance


  • 302 rooms


  • Check-in time 5 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All common areas at this property are closed until further notice.
All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in
The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


Onsite venue - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • YHA London Central Hostel
  • YHA London Central - Hostel London
  • YHA London Central - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)


Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, YHA London Central - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from February 1 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at YHA London Central - Hostel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 5 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Brazilian Gourmet (3-min walk), Scandinavian Kitchen (3-min walk), and Ibérica (3-min walk).
8.2.Very Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Place is clean enough, there is no wifi in the rooms so you must go down to the lobby to connect, not a big deal. Most of the staff was very kind and accommodating. However, on our final night, in the early morning of Thursday 07/11 all the outlets in our room stopped working. A friend and I went downstairs to charge our phones so that we wouldn't miss our flight in the morning. We were rudely told that we couldn't lie down (not to sleep, just for comfort) while we waited for a charge, even after explaining the situation. The two young men and their hostile behavior that night really soured our stay. Their attitude remained cold and indifferent as we packed our things at 3 AM and left, feeling very unwelcome.

    2 night trip with friends, Nov 5, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    First time in a hostel. Maybe this is a great one compared to others, but I found it uncomfortable, noisy and dirty. A lot of weird characters that stayed there. If you’re on the fence, stay at a hotel instead.

    3 night trip with friends, Oct 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    This is a great place to stay for a short trip to London. This was my first experience in a hostel and it was pretty good. The staff are really great and provide a lot of information about the area! There's also a free walking tour that starts at the building every morning. I stayed in a 4 bunk room with an attached bathroom and it was great for what it was. Honestly, it felt like I was back in a college dorm room, which is not a bad thing. They provide lockers to keep your stuff safe when you're out and about and I was able to fit my backback and carry-on sized luggage inside. They also have a separate room for storing larger luggage and a full size kitchen/lounge area. They do not provide padlocks, but they are available for purchase at the front desk if you forget to bring one like i did. It's also within walking distance to a tube station and within walking distance to the British Museum (highly highly recommend if you care anything about history) and SoHo. I would definitely consider staying here again, but probably not longer than a few days as I like my personal space. Overall, it was a good experience and if you like packing light and don't mind just the bare necessities it's a perfect place to stay.

    Daniel, 2 night trip, Sep 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Rooms are very clean but I thought that shower room was a bit dirty.

    Jack, 2 night trip, Aug 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    First time in London and had never stayed at a hostel. This hostel was clean, friendly and centrally located.

    Noelle, 4 night trip, Jul 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    This hostel was great! The staff were really nice and helped us with whatever we needed. Only wish the WiFi stretched past the lounge and into our rooms. Other than that my friends and I had a swell time.

    Evan, 3 night trip with friends, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The people were nice here. No problems... i would recommend this location.

    1 night family trip, Jun 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The people I stayed with were great! The staff was very helpful. The lobby was nice and everything seemed clean.

    1 night trip, Jun 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very friendly people, very close to the underground, nice place to stay

    Allan, 3 night family trip, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location, Friendly staff, Not enough toilets

    The hostel is a 8min walk to Oxford street, and it's pretty close to several underground lines. Staffs are friendly and helpful, feel free to ask! The only problem is the amount of toilets and shower room. For example, in second floor, there are two toilets and two shower rooms in total for around 30 visitors (when its fully booked), and that may lead to you to wait. Not a major issue, but I think that should be improved. All in all, I had a pleasant stay at YHA, cheers.

    Tse An, 5 night trip, Dec 20, 2018

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