As Londoners are no doubt all too aware, £25 won’t get you very far in the city these days.
In fact, it’s barely enough to cover a round of drinks.
But thanks to a new budget hostel, it can now buy you a bed for the night in the heart of the West End.
SoHostel on the edge of London’s thriving SoHo district is charging travellers £25-a-night for a dormitory bed
The SoHostel on the edge of London’s thriving SoHo district are charging travellers the princely sum for a dormitory bed.
In fact, the cost is so cheap that it is even expected to appeal to locals who don’t fancy stumping up the often expensive cab fare home once the underground trains have stopped running.
The hostel is situated on Dean Street, W1, which is minutes away from Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.
It has room for 150 guests and also offers double rooms for £55-a-night.
The hostel has been decorated in a contemporary style and features an onsite bar, spacious lounge, free wifi, a pool table and a ‘Hollywood-style pamper room’, with hairdryers and large mirrors.
It arranges airport transfers, and has board games, a book exchange, free city maps and lockers with padlocks for hire.
Other services include well-equipped laundry rooms, shared bathrooms on each floor, a free luggage store, a big-screen television room and breakfast available every morning as well as a 24-hour vending service.
Guests will also be helping out London’s homeless.
Other services include well-equipped laundry rooms, shared bathrooms on each floor, a free luggage store, a big-screen television room and breakfast available every morning as well as a 24-hour vending service
SoHostel is run by One Housing, a not-for-profit organisation that houses people across London and the South East.
Profits from your stay are used to help support residents at Arlington, the homeless hostel in Camden.
Martin D’Mello, Assistant Director for Housing Services at One Housing said: ‘We want SoHostel to be the destination of choice for budget travellers to London.
‘And we don’t just promise you a cut-price sleep in the heart of Soho because by staying here you’ll help someone else escape from sleeping on the streets.’