HOSTELS AND STUDENT RESIDENCES OF ENGLAND

HOSTELS AND STUDENT RESIDENCES OF ENGLAND

BSThe Generator, Compton PI. (3 7388 7655; www.the-generator.co.uk), off 37 Tavistock PI. Tube: Russell Sq. In a former police barracks, this is the ultimate party hostel. Basement dorms have lockers and military-style bathrooms. Bar and cafeteria. Internet access. Dorms are 18+. Reserve ahead for weekends. Dorms £15-17; singles £42; doubles £53; triples £68; quads £90. MCV. 0 r; Ashlee House, 261-265 Gray’s Inn Rd. (7833 9400; www.ashleehouse.co.uk). Tube: King’s Cross St. Pancras. Not the best neighborhood, but convenient to nightlife. Quiet and friendly. Steel bunks crammed into clean, bright rooms. Kitchen available. Continental breakfast included. Towels £1. Laundry facilities. Internet access. Dorms £15-19; singles £36; doubles £48. Oct.-Apr. reduced prices.

Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Sq. (7387 0411; www.indianymca.org). Tube: Warren St. Standard rooms with desk, phone, and shared bathrooms. Continental breakfast and Indian dinner included. Laundry facilities. Reservations essential. Dorms £20; singles £34; doubles £49, with bath £55. AmExMCV.

Pickwick Hall International Backpackers, 7 Bedford PI. ( 7323 4958). Tube: Russell Sq. or Holbom. 3- to 4-bed single-sex dorms. Rooms are clean and recently redecorated by the friendly owner. No smoking, no food in dorms, no guests. Kitchen available. Continental breakfast and sheets included. Laundry facilities. Reception 8am-10pm. Reserve 6 weeks ahead for summer. Singles £25; doubles £50 with bathroom; triples £66 with bathroom. Discounts for longer stays. AmExMCV.

International Student House, 229 Great Portland St. (a7631 8300; www.ish.org.uk). Tube: Great Portland St. A thriving international metropolis. 3 bars, cafeteria, fitness center. Continental breakfast included with private rooms; with dorms £2. Laundry facilities. Internet access. Key deposit £10. Reserve at least 1 month ahead. Dorms £12; singles £31, with bath £33; doubles £5052; triples £60; quads £72. MCV. Commonwealth Hall, 1-11 Cartwright Gdns. (a7685 3500; cwh@lon.ac.uk). Tube: Russell Sq. Basic student-residence singles. English breakfast included. July-Aug. reserve at least 3 months ahead; no walk-ins. Open Mar. 22-Apr. 26 and mid-June to mid-Sept. Singles £23, with dinner £27; UK students £20 (dinner included). MCV. Carr-Saunders Hall, 18-24 Fitzroy St. (a 7580 6338; www.lse.ac.ukvacations). Tube: Warren St. Larger rooms than most student halls, with sink and phone. English breakfast included. July-Aug. reserve 6-8 weeks ahead. Open Mar. 22-Apr. 26 and mid-June to mid-Sept. Singles in summer £27; off-season £4540, with bath £5045. Discounts for stays over 5 weeks. MCV.

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