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Five Cheap London Hotels To Avoid a Craigslist Scam

February 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM | by | Comments (6)

Last week The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler got scammed after booking an apartment on Craigslist and that sucks. So being the nice people that we are we thought we’d give you a list of cheap London hotels so you don’t have to trawl for a cheap flat and end up getting burnt. Also worth noting: people in London use Gumtree over Craigslist, anyways.

Tune Hotel Westminster


The Tune Hotel Westminster is one of our favourite cheap hotels. It has everything you need from a budget hotel – a bed and a bathroom. There’s also a TV, but, like everything else you need to pay to use it. Even with all of the extras, though, it still works out pretty cheap: under £60 when we stayed there.

easyHotels


There are five easyHotels in London with another opening soon on Old Street, so there's plenty of choice location-wise, even if they all look the same on the inside. The rooms are basic and you can expect some orange in there, although this has been toned down. Prices from £25 but remember the earlier you book the cheaper you pay!

Mint Hotels

Budget business hotel group Mint Hotels, formerly City Inn have two London properties including the brand spanking new Mint Hotel Tower of London. Room rates start at £160 but that includes free WiFi, mini mac and a host of other facilities in the rooms, stuff you'd normally pay a lot more for.

Travelodge


They may not be supersexy, but Travelodges are a great choice for cheap and clean accommodation. The hotels are everywhere, with 22 of them in London alone. The rooms are pretty non-descript but contain bed, TV, bathroom and tea and coffee. And with rooms from £19 what’s not to like?

Arosfa Hotel


This one was recommended to us by a friend and it looks and sounds like it could be a winner. The Arosfa Hotel is located near Russell Square a short walk from Oxford Street. There are only 17 rooms, and they were renovated three years ago. All rooms have bed, bathroom, free WiFi, TVs, and complimentary fresh fruit, tea and coffee. Rates start at £82.

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all of them sound good

No really, these are all better cheap options than i expected. I'd probably prefer the Mint Hotel, but I also like the newness of the Tune.

Travelodge

£19? How do they manage to have such cheap prices? but with the upcoming royal wedding I bet even they will up their prices in central London!

Ask Joan

See this story from The Irish Times about good price hotels in London.
http://tinyurl.com/46xmxum

Wow

£19 is indeed very cheap however i am concerned if it is near the town

True story

@Travelodge I am so excited about the royal wedding! We got a special offering for cheap hotel rooms at www.adoos.co.uk and it was totally worth it. I have made my reservation ages ago and now it's paying. Never underestimate the power of  reservations in advance for an economic stay.

Errata

@Travelodge I am so excited about the royal wedding! We got a special offering for cheap hotel rooms at <a href="http://www.adoos.co.uk">http://www.adoos.co.uk</a> and it was totally worth it. I have made my reservation ages ago and now it's paying. Never underestimate the power of  reservations in advance for an economic stay.

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