Vacations are a luxury most Canadians cannot easily afford in these tough economic times. However, travel abroad is still financially possible for most through the cost effective use of England's diverse hostel community.
With their low nightly rates starting at $25 a night these dorm like accommodations make vacationing abroad more probable. Some of the best hostels in England are easy to find if the would be vacationer knows where to look and these are four in particular that should be on every list for consideration.
At its new location in Paddington, Equity Point boasts many modern amenities that one might expect to see in a hotel. These include free breakfast, airport pick up, towels provided, luggage storage, an elevator, 24 hour reception, and credit cards are accepted. Equity Point won the Best Accommodation in UK Award in 2011 and offers not only dorms but private rooms as well. The common area provides a TV area as well as free Wi-Fi and an on site bar.
The Generator is conveniently located in Russell Square and is the winner of the Best Accommodation in United Kingdom Award for 2009. This hostel offers dorm style rooms with an on site bar and snack facility, common bathrooms and showers, fresh linen is provided for beds, and the bar offers nightly community entertainment such as karaoke and pool competitions. The Generator has a no lock out curfew and a 24 hour internet cafe with free Wi-Fi and snacks and drinks available.
This cozy hostel hasn't won any awards lately but should definitely not be overlooked. A convenient location near King's Cross allows easy access to the city and offers a fully functioning self-service kitchen. TV and internet are available in the dorm rooms and the common area and luggage storage is also available. Clink261 accepts all major credit cards and offers a free breakfast daily. Towels and linens are included with your stay and the friendly staff makes travelers feel at home.
The name of this hostel says it all. This hostel is made for the Canadian traveler wanting to enjoy London without the hustle and bustle of city life. Rest Up London is in a large historical building equipped with all the modern amenities. Located on New Kent Road in London this hostel offers laundry and internet services, luggage storage, included linens, a common room that you could sit in for hours, and is handicap accessible.