Notting Hill Carnival 2014

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Who says you have to be in Rio to carnival in style? Happening every year since 1964, Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most anticipated events of west London (we have a lot). The festival has long been a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions with the two day...

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Visual arts in London – Digital Revolution

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Looking for some interactional art in London? Well look no further! “Digital Revolution” on at the Barbican Centre is an exhibition of art, design, film, music and video games. Digital Revolution explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s. The exhibition brings together for the first time a range...

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Sunbathing in London: the Camden Beach

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Before starting this post I’ve checked the weather forecast and it seems that it shouldn’t rain during the upcoming weekend, but this is one thing that you can never really say for sure in London. But in case we have some more amazingly sunny days like the past ones, there is one thing that needs to...

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The Photographers’ Gallery

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As you might have noticed, here at Astor Hostels we really care about your finances and this is why we keep looking for free attractions for you. After the weirdest free tourist attractions and the free London bike tour it’s time to give you some artistic hints. If you’re on Oxford Street and want to dip out...

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Astor Hostels - Loving London

Astor Hyde Park Hostel

Take a tour inside Astor Hyde Park Hostel   Astor Hyde Park Hostel in London is the newest addition to the Astor Family. Still boasting its stunning original features, the hostel is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard. Helping Astor Hostels to win...

Astor Museum Hostel

Take a tour inside Astor Museum Hostel One of the oldest low budget hostels in London, Astor Museum has been helping weary backpackers and travellers loosen up since 1977!  The location of this hostel makes it one of the best value hostels in London central....

Astor Queensway Hostel

This boutique budget hostel, formerly named Astor Quest, is located in the bustling neighbourhood of Bayswater and has been welcoming backpackers through its doors for over 20 years. With 100 beds, this hostel is charming, welcoming and set in a quiet street minutes from Hyde...

Astor Victoria Hostel

Take a tour inside Astor Victoria Hostel The largest of our budget accomodation, split across two adjoining buildings, the atmosphere can be described as laid back and an ideal place to meet new friends.  We have been operating here for close to 15 years, with...