Urban75 Home About Offline BrixtonBuzz Contact

I'm looking for a cheap hotel somewhere near the tube.

Sasaferrato

Grateful for what I have.
I'm planning a trip to London later in the year to go round the museums and galleries.

It'll just be me, Mrs Sas isn't that fond. I will come down overnight by bus, and be staying three nights in London.

I'm looking for a cheap hotel that is near to the underground. By cheap, I mean less than £100.00 a night. Not fussed about breakfast.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
Sass, most parts of London have an underground station. For three nights I'd say you'd be better looking on airbnb and not staying in central London.
 

dessiato

Because I could not stop for death
How far out are you prepared to stay?

Have you tried airbnb? Might give a better option than a hotel per se.
 

maomao

四月她爹
I'm planning a trip to London later in the year to go round the museums and galleries.

It'll just be me, Mrs Sas isn't that fond. I will come down overnight by bus, and be staying three nights in London.

I'm looking for a cheap hotel that is near to the underground. By cheap, I mean less than £100.00 a night. Not fussed about breakfast.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Which underground? Everywhere in zones one and two is close to the underground.
 

xenon

ContentIsBuffering....
Near to the underground. I'm not sure, there might be one or two hotels "near the tube."

:D

Travel Lodge in Waterloo, not far from the Impirial War Museum, Kensington Tube, Tate Modern etc.
 

maomao

四月她爹
Try the McCreadie Hotel in Forest Gate. A short walk from a handy overground station and some great reviews online:

Tripadvisor said:
This has to be one of the worst hotels I’ve ever stayed in it was awful nothing like any of the photos seen when booking. The bedding was beyond disgusting with blood and urine stains on the mattress protectior and duvet and there was also pubic hairs in on one of our rock hard beds. The radiator was broken in one of our rooms and when we told reception they said there is no maintenance or house keeping over the weekend so if we couldn’t turn it down then tough basically ( I will add the receptionist did go in whilst we were out and manage to turn it off with a screwdriver ) one of the rooms was ground floor with patio doors that couldn’t even be closed properly ( the area seemed pretty rough and run down so this was a bit of a worry all night so hardly slept at all ) then to top it off when we where checking out a young girl completely off her face walked into the reception (from upstairs) with nothing on but a small t-shirt ( you could see literally everything) to collect a guy who she clearly didn’t know . The receptionist expressed to her that she was not happy but the girl just gave her a load of abuse and insisted that the other guy who had just left was her brother. Thank goodness this was a trip with friends rather than with our children! Absolutely awful will never stay here again and certainly do not recommend it to anyone. It’s old dated filthy dirty and disgusting! Very disappointed the money paid on a per room basis was not to different to other hotels nearby but in photos this one looked a lot nicer than it actually was.
Google said:
It's worse than a prison cell, smells and the staff there are unhelpful and shout at people. From the outside it looks like setanic rituals are held here, inside its like an abandoned ship. I left a phone on my open window sill and it was stolen in 5mins. When I asked the manager to check the CCTV he told me no one was at the window, yet I saw 2 people outside at the time.
AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE and tell all your friends too.
 

Sasaferrato

Grateful for what I have.
Premier Inn in Brixton. 2 minutes walk to the tube.

ETA if you’re coming by coach it’s under 20 mins from Victoria to the hotel with no changes.
That sounds excellent.

I know that there are cheaper accommodation options than a hotel, but I would rather know what I'm going to before I arrive, if that makes sense. :)
 

miss direct

misfungled
Have a look at Safestay Holland Park. A short walk from the tube. I stayed in a private room with a friend and the whole room was only £45. Clean, quiet and pleasant. Dorms much cheaper.
 
Does anyone have any suggestions?
may do better heading towards SE London - it doesn't have the underground, but has plenty of proper trains - a lot of the stations in the general direction of blackheath / greenwich have trains every 10 minutes to central london (mainly charing cross or london bridge (change for charing cross) / cannon street, but some do have direct trains to victoria as well) - and as they don't stop as often, a journey from (say) zone 4 to central london is a lot quicker by real train than a similar distance by underground.

having mum-tat in SE London, i've never stayed in any so can't offer direct recommendations. from what i gather, there's plenty of places in london that work on the basis there's so many tourists passing through london that they don't care a great deal about repeat business...

or as ex services, would it be worth contemplating the union jack club at waterloo? again can't offer any personal thoughts.

another couple of things that may or may not be stating the bleeding obvious - if you have a scottish concessionary bus pass, you can't use this for travel in London - 'national' in this context means the 4 countries of the UK.

and you can't pay cash fares on buses in London any more - you can either pay with a contactless card, get an Oyster Card, or do a 'one day travelcard' each day - this covers all TFL bus services (pretty much anything except the open top sightseeing tour things), underground, overground rail, national rail services, Docklands Light Railway and (should you really want to venture there) the Croydon trams. You also get a discount on the Thames river boat services.
 

Gromit

International Man of Misery
For really cheap try Barking then District line in.

Locked myself out the house once (left keys in France).
Needed a hotel cheap and last minute and to be able to make it into West Kensington easily the next morning.
Double bed with ensuite in Barking for £35 was a life saver. Cheaper than a 24 hour locksmith.
 
Last edited:

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
Go to the dalston premier inn, and if in London on a Friday go to the Stone Cave restaurant and enjoy the belly dancing as you eat your meal
 

Sasaferrato

Grateful for what I have.
may do better heading towards SE London - it doesn't have the underground, but has plenty of proper trains - a lot of the stations in the general direction of blackheath / greenwich have trains every 10 minutes to central london (mainly charing cross or london bridge (change for charing cross) / cannon street, but some do have direct trains to victoria as well) - and as they don't stop as often, a journey from (say) zone 4 to central london is a lot quicker by real train than a similar distance by underground.

having mum-tat in SE London, i've never stayed in any so can't offer direct recommendations. from what i gather, there's plenty of places in london that work on the basis there's so many tourists passing through london that they don't care a great deal about repeat business...

or as ex services, would it be worth contemplating the union jack club at waterloo? again can't offer any personal thoughts.

another couple of things that may or may not be stating the bleeding obvious - if you have a scottish concessionary bus pass, you can't use this for travel in London - 'national' in this context means the 4 countries of the UK.

and you can't pay cash fares on buses in London any more - you can either pay with a contactless card, get an Oyster Card, or do a 'one day travelcard' each day - this covers all TFL bus services (pretty much anything except the open top sightseeing tour things), underground, overground rail, national rail services, Docklands Light Railway and (should you really want to venture there) the Croydon trams. You also get a discount on the Thames river boat services.
Union Jack club it will be. I've stayed there before, a lot of years ago. £62.00 a night.
 
Top