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; firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.