Short Stay Locations/Hostels

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Off-campus housing options

Short Stay Locations/Hostels

If you are in between housing arrangements, travelling, looking for places for friends and family to stay, or if you’d like to know the possibility of long-term stay in a hostel during the semester or break time, you may benefit from knowing what hostels are available.


Registering with the YHA may be a good option if you or your friends and family could benefit from staying in a hostel near the University over the course of the semester. Local YHA hostels include YHA Earl’s Court, YHA Holland Park, Central London, and YHA Oxford Street.

What’s more, if you register with the YHA, you’ll receive great rates, not only in London but all over England and Wales! So whether you’d like to take a city break to historical York, go trekking in Wales, or catch a wave in Cornwall, your membership travels with you! Visit to see all YHA locations and special offers. Click here for membership information.

Area hostels

Please also view our running list below of hostels around West/Central London. Included in the list are addresses and contact information to help you with your booking. Please note that these hostels are listed for your convenience as a resource for booking. They have not been assessed by Richmond staff, nor are they formally endorsed by Richmond staff.

Hostel List


If you are a parent/guardian or friend visiting, you may wish to consider a hotel in the local area, here is a list of local hotels.