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London is a pretty expensive destination as far as accommodation goes, so make sure you conduct a very thorough research, at least 1-2 months in advance, before your trip. We are the kind of couple that can’t do with the joint tenancy and shared bathrooms that come with hostels! We want quality and independence, a feature that we know is charged a little extra. That’s why we chose Travelodge London Central Southwark Hotel, which offers quality stay and comfort.

Travelodge London Central Southwark Hotel:

Its major pros are its prices and location, as it is affordable and located in the city center, with a metro station just 200m away. Other equally honorable traits are its cleanliness and the fact that there are lots of shops nearby. The rooms are spacious, clean and bright, with comfortable beds and decent bathrooms. Also, lots of them (ours included) offer an amazing view of the trains passing by the railways! The staff is all very polite, helpful and willing to answer to all of your questions.

Among the hotel’s few downsides is the use of the same sheets/towels for many days, the lack of parking spaces, as well as the rooms’ poor sound-proofing. It is also worth mentioning that the surrounding area is not well-lit so it gets pretty dark at night, but that doesn’t mean that it is not safe as well.

A four-night stay in April cost us a little under £290, which roughly translates to £70/night. Breakfast was not included in the price (£8-10 extra per person), but we would always find about a jillion options for a rich English breakfast inside the various shops and bakeries in the area!

If you are a low-maintenance customer and can be content with a quality room in the city center, then this hotel would be a really good choice. Recommended (R)


A few words about Travelodge:

Our first experience with Travelodge Hotels was decidedly satisfying. It is a large hotel chain, offering affordable and qualitative accommodations in both England and Spain. That’s why Travelodge is a smart and advantageous choice, for a city in which the matter of accommodation is usually most people’s headache.

Accommodation Score (Average): 8

Cleanliness: 8
Staff Kindness-Service: 8
Quality of Life and Area Safety: 7.5
Room Quality: 7.5
Breakfast: –
Value for Money: 8.5
Location: 9
Benefits: 7.5


Scores, opinions and reviews about accommodations are completely subjective, but fully capture everything we saw and experienced without any preconception, affinity or distaste. Also, prices may vary depending on time period and demand.