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What a 1 Star Rating Means in London
Star ratings are a great way for visitors to explore lodging options no matter where they go in the world. By providing a basic standard for amenities, prices, and services, hotel star ratings can help people decide where to stay and what to spend.
From five-star luxury hotels to the more basic accommodations rated at one-star, and everything in between, London has an array of accommodations to suit every traveler.
One star hotels in London provide clean but often basic lodging. This option is best for budget travelers who want to save their money toward site seeing, food, and other adventures. While lacking some of the additional amenities, such as fitness centers, concierge services, spas, and business centers often found in a higher class of hotels, one star hotels can often be found in central locations, allowing visitors to catch many sites of attraction.
The Holly House
Located near the Apollo Victoria Theater, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben, this one-star hotel is a great option for the traveler who wants prime location without premium rates. The hotel contains 50 guest rooms and each one includes a television, and complimentary wireless internet access. Rooms at the Holly House range in price from 103 to 158 USD per night.
Alexander House is also a property close to the Apollo Victoria Theater and Buckingham Palace. With 60 non-smoking guest rooms, flatscreen televisions, and wireless internet access, this place has all the basics at a fraction of the rate of most London hotels. Rates start at $35 USD per night.
Hostels are a great option for the budget traveler or for solo travelers. Not only are hostels easier on the wallet, but they’re designed to be interactive spaces, allowing international guests to meet and befriend one another. Most hostel rooms are set up in dorms, with each room featuring 6 to 8 beds in bunk-style. Hostel 639 includes a restaurant and bar, arcade room, laundry facilities, and wireless internet access. This hostel has 45 guest rooms with prices that range from $29 to $31 USD per bed.
Some things to consider when choosing a one-star hotel option is that you generally do not have onsite dining options, so proximity to restaurants or grocery stores is key. Some budget lodging properties do offer other enticing benefits such as complimentary breakfast, 24 hour front desk assistance, and free wireless internet access.