Best Hostels near Victoria StationVictoria Station, London (also often referred to as London Victoria) is a major transportation hub for services to the South of England and Gatwick Airport. There’s also a connection with the London Underground or the Tube.

Located between Westminster, Pimlico, Abbots Manor, Belgravia, and St James’s, the busy Victoria Station is close to many of Central London’s major attractions. Nearby, you’ll find Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, and the Houses of Parliament.

London is known for being expensive, and finding an affordable place to stay near Victoria Station can be a chore.

Don’t spend hours searching for your accommodation though; our team of expert travel writers have compiled a list of the best hostels to make planning your stay a whole lot easier.

You’ll find the best budget hostel near London Victoria Station, as well as places to suit all types of traveller, all conveniently split into different categories. Warning: some are sure to pleasantly surprise you!

Hostels Near Victoria Station – Round-Up

Overall best hostel near Victoria Station – YHA London Earl’s Court
Best hostel near Victoria Station to catch an early flight – YHA London Thameside
Best hostel near Victoria Station to catch an early train – Astor Victoria
Best hostel near Victoria Station for solo travelers – Saint James Backpackers
Best party hostel near Victoria Station – Meininger London Hyde Park
Best hostel for business travelers near Victoria Station – SoHostel
Best hostel for couples near Victoria Station – 9 Hertford Street
Best hostel near Victoria Station for families – St George’s Pimlico
Best budget hostel near Victoria Station – Acacia Hostel
Best luxury hostel near Victoria Station – Safestay London Elephant & Castle
Best hostel with a private room near Victoria Station – My Chelsea

Quick Summary: The Best Hostels Near Victoria Station

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YHA London Earl’s Court

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YHA London Thameside

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Astor Victoria

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Saint James Backpackers

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Meininger London Hyde Park

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SoHostel

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9 Hertford Street

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St George’s Pimlico

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Acacia Hostel

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Safestay London Elephant & Castle

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My Chelsea

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Hostels Near Victoria Station

#1 – YHA London Earl’s Court

• Overall best hostel near Victoria Station •

YHA London Earl's Court is highly reviewed for their facilities - and we agree!

YHA London Earl’s Court is highly reviewed for their facilities – and we agree!

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 4 km / 2.5 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 50 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 16 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 30 minutes

Sociable, lively, clean, and with excellent facilities, YHA London Earl’s Court is, in our eyes, the overall best hostel near Victoria Station. It ticks all boxes for a comfortable an convenient stay.

There are dorms and private rooms, spotless shared bathrooms, a large kitchen, an onsite café-bar, a cosy lounge, and a quiet area with computers.

You can purchase a range of essential items and discounted tickets and tours from reception, which is staffed around the clock. The hostel has 24-hour security and further peace of mind is provided by key cards and lockers.

You can meet other cool folks at diverse activities, including walking tours, film nights, river trips, theatre excursions, and pub crawls. Laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and luggage storage are other convenient bonuses.

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#2 – YHA London Thameside

• Best hostel near Victoria Station to catch an early flight •

YHA London Thameside is between Heathrow and Gatwick and in the heart of London!

YHA London Thameside is between Heathrow and Gatwick and in the heart of London!

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 8.2 km / 5.1 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 30 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 30 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 1 hour

YHA London Thameside is conveniently located for two of London’s major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as the heart of the city. It is, therefore, one of the best hostels near Victoria Station to catch an early flight.

If you want some last-minute fun before boarding the plane the hostel arrange heaps of fun events and activities on nearly every day of the week. Enjoy bar crawls, communal dinners, theatre trips, walking tours, and more.

The bar at the YHA London Thameside is a top place to kick back with other travellers and you can also relax in the games room. There’s a shared kitchen for whipping up your favourite dishes.

The hostel has free Wi-Fi and baggage storage, and you can choose between private rooms and single gender dorms.

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#3 – Astor Victoria

• Best hostel near Victoria Station to catch an early train •

Just a stone's throw from Victoria Station, the Astor Victoria has everything you need

Just a stone’s throw from Victoria Station, the Astor Victoria has everything you need

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 12 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 3 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 7 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 8 minutes

Just a short walk from the bustling train station, we’ve chosen the laid-back Astor Victoria as the best hostel near Victoria Station to catch an early train. There are mixed and female-only dorms in addition to private rooms (with shared bathrooms) for one and two.

The award-winning hostel has large kitchens, dining areas, and a sociable lounge with a projector and PlayStation. Join regular organised events to bond with other travellers and make magical memories. There are free-to-use computers as well as free Wi-Fi, and you can borrow hairdryers and irons for free.

Catch up with your laundry at any time of the day or night, benefit from free printing services, and get the inside scoop on the best things to see and do from the friendly reception staff (open 24 hours).

Security measures include CCTV, free lockers, and key card access. If you wake up ravenous you can tuck into an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for just 1 GBP, with all proceeds going to charity. Other plus points include luggage storage, tour desk, book exchange, and ATM.

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#4 – Saint James Backpackers

• Best hostel near Victoria Station for solo travellers •

It's close to Victoria Station and has space to mingle for singles

It’s close to Victoria Station and has space to mingle for singles

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 55 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 16 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 40 minutes

If you’re looking to have tons of fun in London and meet plenty of cool new people, Saint James Backpackers is tough to beat. Indeed, it’s our pick for the best hostel near Victoria Station for solo travellers.

There are mixed and female-only dorms and private rooms in various sizes, all with new and modern furniture and bedding. Large common spaces are perfect for mingling with new folk and striking up conversations, and the hostel arranges diverse events to help break the ice.

Nightly social events include games nights, PlayStation tournaments, parties, quizzes, movie nights, card games, and karaoke. You can also sit down to dinner each evening with your new pals and chat over a pancake breakfast each morning. Even better—breakfast and dinner are free!

Chill in the TV lounge, relax on the terrace, grill some meats on the BBQ, and prepare your own favourite meals in the shared kitchen. Other reasons to stay here include 24-hour reception, luggage storage, and free Wi-Fi.

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#5 – Meininger London Hyde Park

• Best party hostel near Victoria Station •

Make sure to pack your party pants for Meininger London Hyde Park

Make sure to pack your party pants for Meininger London Hyde Park

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 3.2 km / 2 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 40 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 12 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 30 minutes

The youthful Meininger London Hyde Park is among the best party hostels near Victoria Station. The bar is a top place to bond with other travellers over a beer and pre-game before hitting up nearby bars and clubs.

If you’ve had too many nights out, you may prefer to simply chill in Meininger’s comfy lounge. Grab late-night munchies from the vending machines, enjoy snacks in the café, and kick any hangovers into touch with a filling breakfast (not included).

Snug down in a comfortable mixed dorm or private guest room. Other bonuses include laundry facilities, left luggage, lockers, and free Wi-Fi.

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#6 – SoHostel

• Best hostel for business travellers near Victoria Station •

The SoHostel is highly reviewed for their business facilities

The SoHostel is highly reviewed for their business facilities

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 4.3 km / 2.7 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 40 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 30 minutes

SoHostel is a modern, clean, well-equipped, and large hostel in Central London. With a good choice of rooms, including mixed and ladies-only dorms and private en suite rooms, excellent common areas, and a quiet computer zone, it’s our winner for the best hostel for business travellers near Victoria Station.

Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hostel and things like laundry facilities and luggage storage might be useful. It can’t be all work and no play though—join in with lively events like free walking tours and karaoke nights, enjoy discounted drinks in the vibrant bar, play pool, and chill in the inviting lounge.

The free breakfast is sure to set you up for each day of work and meetings. No need to drag your luggage up and down stairs—the hostel has a lift.

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#7 – 9 Hertford Street

• Best hostel for couples near Victoria Station •

King sized beds is all we needed to hear!

King sized beds is all we needed to hear!

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 1.6 km / 1 mile
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 20 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 8 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 8 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 10 minutes

Our recommended hostel for couples near Victoria Station is the lovely boutique 9 Hertford Street. Sitting on a pretty street in stylish Mayfair, couples can also enjoy the great outdoors with ease, with hand-in-hand strolls through the lush Green Park and Hyde Park.

All luxurious apartments are furnished and decorated to a high standard and all have a private bathroom, complete with toiletries and a hairdryer. The king-sized beds are soft and comfortable and black-out curtains help you to fall asleep with ease.

Apartments have a fully-equipped kitchen, with a dishwasher, stove, oven, and fridge, and there’s a TV in the spacious living area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Laundry facilities are available. The property offer paid onsite parking.

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#8 – St George’s Pimlico

• Best hostel near Victoria Station for families •

St George's Pimlico offers old world charm with modern comforts

St George’s Pimlico offers old world charm with modern comforts

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 1 km / 0.6 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 13 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 3 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 8 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 12 minutes

The lovely St George’s Pimlico is our choice for the best hostel near Victoria Station for families. There are single, twin, double, triple, and quadruple rooms, all comfortable and spacious and with a private bathroom.

Many rooms have beautiful original architectural features from the Victorian period, but you’ll also have modern comforts and conveniences like a TV, free Wi-Fi, and a kettle.

Breakfast is included in the rates. You can easily book a range of trips and tour on site. Bike rentals help you to get out and explore too. The shared lounge is a nice place to relax after a busy day out and about.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the locale and airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge.

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#9 – Acacia Hostel

• Best budget hostel near Victoria Station •

With great reviews and the airport only 5 km away, it’s easy to see how Acacia Hostel made the list

With great reviews and Victoria Station only 2.9 km away, it’s easy to see how Acacia Hostel made the list

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Victoria Station 2.9 km / 1.8 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 40 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 8 minutes

Situated in nearby Kensington, Acacia Hostel is the best budget hostel near Victoria Station. It may not be the cheapest London hostel, but the close proximity to the station and value for money makes this a winner in our eyes.

There are plenty of cool cafes and shops almost on the doorstep. You can choose between mixed dorms or private rooms in various sizes. All come with shared bathrooms. Every dorm and room has a sink, fridge, TV, desk, and ample storage space.

You can cut costs more by making your own meals in the shared kitchen and the free breakfast is also great for budget travellers. Other useful facilities include a tour desk, luggage storage, and free Wi-Fi.

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#10 – Safestay London Elephant & Castle

• Best luxury hostel near Victoria Station •

You'll love the luxurious feel of the Safestay London Elephant and Castle

You’ll love the luxurious feel of the Safestay London Elephant and Castle

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 4.3 km / 2.7 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 50 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 16 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 30 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 25 minutes

The boutique Safestay London Elephant & Castle is our pick for the best luxury hostel near Victoria Station. You’ll be treated to various little luxuries and the hostel is very clean and secure, with key-card access, lockers, and round-the-clock security.

There are mixed dorms and private rooms within the elegant 18thcentury Georgian home, all with appealing décor and high-quality linens. Dorm beds have curtains for privacy come bedtime and every room has its own bathroom.

The handsome common areas are sure to tempt you to linger, from the computer room and the homey living room to the dining area and bar-cum-café.

Watch TV, shoot some pool, use the free Wi-Fi, join a free walking tour, have fun at organised activities, and conveniently book tickets for top attractions and transportation. Laundry facilities and baggage storage help to make your stay even sweeter.

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#11 – My Chelsea

• Best hostel with a private room near Victoria Station •

My Chelsea offers a range of private rooms in beautiful surroundings

My Chelsea offers a range of private rooms in beautiful surroundings

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 2.1 km / 1.3 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 30 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 10 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 13 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 20 minutes

My Chelsea is a beautiful accommodation with top-class facilities. Private rooms are available in different sizes, including family rooms, with standard, superior, and deluxe options to choose between.

Each attractive and well-appointed room has a private bathroom, a wardrobe, a fridge and a kettle, a hairdryer, a TV, and free Wi-Fi. The building has an elevator.

There are terrific common spaces at My Chelsea if you want to mingle too, including a TV lounge and a terrace with garden furniture. The business centre may come in handy for people visiting London for work.

Laundry, ironing, and dry-cleaning services are also useful, and the property has left luggage facilities, 24-hour reception, ticketing services, and daily housekeeping.

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Other great hostels near Victoria Station, London

Still not quite sure where you want to stay? We’ve got even more fantastic hostels near London Victoria Station for you to think about!

#12 – Beaufort House – Knightsbridge

Beaufort House Knightsbridge

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 1.9 km / 1.2 miles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 26 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 10 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 16 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 20 minutes

The attractive Beaufort House – Knightsbridge is a pleasant accommodation near Victoria Station. Located in an exclusive part of London, the property sits on an elegant tree-lined street. Spotlessly clean apartments are available for between one and six guests; apartments come with a different number of bedrooms.

Each beautiful apartment has a bathroom, a living room with a TV, a dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen with an oven, stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee machine.

Laundry facilities are available too. Family-friendly amenities include highchairs, cots, and baby gates, and child-minding services are available for an extra charge.

Guests can make full use of the nearby Aquilla Health Club with its state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Car rentals and airport transfers make getting around a breeze.

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#13 – The Horse and Stables

The Horse and Stables

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Victoria Station 3.4 km / 2.1 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 35 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 12 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 20 minutes

The Horse and Stables is a homey family-run hostel near London Victoria. You’ll find basic but comfortable mixed dorms and private rooms (all with shared bathrooms) above a traditional English pub.

The pub is a great place to sit and watch the world go by or engage in banter with other guests and locals. Savour hearty home-cooked fare and a wide choice of drinks. Lockers and Wi-Fi are available.

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#14 – Safestay London Kensington Holland Park

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park

  • Cost – $$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 55 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 20 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 35 minutes

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park has dorms that can sleep between four and 21 guests and private rooms with different sleeping capacities. It’s a good choice for groups of mates, families, and solo explorers.

Spread across three buildings, the hostel has a games room, a bar and breakfast room, a pretty garden, and a cool roof terrace. There’s no shortage of places to chill, and you’ve also got a large park right on your doorstep.

Further facilities and amenities include lockers, luggage storage, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi.

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#15 – Astor Hyde Park

Astor Hyde Park

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 3.4 km / 2.1 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 40 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 20 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 20 minutes

The award-winning Astor Hyde Park has a wide choice of mixed and female-only dorms as well as private en suite rooms for two.

You’ll feel right at home in the common areas, which include a kitchen, dining room, and lounge, and things like foosball, varied social events, TVs, free Wi-Fi, free-to-use PCs, and a tour desk are sure to keep you entertained and occupied.

There’s constant security and CCTV and the hostel has laundry facilities, an ATM, and luggage storage. If you wake up feeling peckish you can tuck into breakfast for just one GBP! As an added bonus, all proceeds go to charity. Do note that guests must be aged between 18 and 40.

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#16 – The Walrus Hostel

The Walrus Hostel

  • Cost – $$$
  • Distance to Victoria Station 3.2 km / 2 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 32 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 10 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 20 minutes

The Walrus Hostel is situated above a traditional pub, where you can unwind over a pint and other drinks. You can cook your own meals in the shared kitchen to make your stay in London more wallet-friendly.

A free breakfast is served each morning at the Walrus, providing a perfect start to your day of adventures and sightseeing. There’s a large choice of dorm rooms, from those that sleep four people right up to those that can accommodate 22 guests.

Female-only dorms are available too. Dorms have lockers. A book exchange, luggage storage, bike rentals, and free Wi-Fi are also appealing.

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#17 – PubLove @ The Crown, Battersea

PubLove at The Crown Battersea

  • Cost – $
  • Distance to Victoria Station 5.1 km / 3.2 miles
  • Time to Victoria Station walking: 55 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by taxi: 15 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by train: 20 minutes
  • Time to Victoria Station by bus: 35 minutes

PubLove @ The Crown, Battersea is another awesome hostel near Victoria Station with rooms above a pub. While the vibe is authentic, the pub is far from ordinary. There’s a strong focus on local products, and the pub has an especially impressive selection of beer, gin, and rum.

There’s also an award-winning burger joint onsite, ideal for when hunger strikes. Guests get discounts on food and drinks too. There are three-, nine-, and 15-bed dorms as well as private rooms, all with shared bathrooms.

Dorm beds come with private power outlets and privacy screens, and you can keep your belongings safe in the lockers. Peace of mind is further enhanced by 24-hour security. Other plus points includefreee Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

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Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels near Victoria Station

With something for everyone, you’d be hard pushed not to find a terrific hostel near Victoria Station, London, on this comprehensive list. Travelling alone? Check into the best hostel for solo travellers. Want to meet fellow night owls? The best party hostel near London Victoria will be perfect. With hostels for business travellers, families, couples, and more, we’ve tried hard to tick all boxes.

Which one caught your eye? Don’t forget to secure your booking ASAP to avoid disappointment.

We’re confident that we included all of the best hostels near Victoria Station, but if you think otherwise let us know. Maybe you know of a hidden gem near the station that we missed. Share the love and leave us a comment below.

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P.P.S Need to stay close to the airport? Check out our guides to the best hostels near Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport. Plus, check out our ULTIMATE guide to the best hostels in London for a complete rundown.

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Editor in Chief at One Weird Globe, Aaron Radcliffe is a serial entrepreneur and world traveler. Born in the USA, Aaron now travels the world as a Digital Nomad while running his many online projects.
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