Discover the Kew Gardens in London

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As an Australian living in London, one thing I have discovered about myself since moving to the UK is how much I previously took the good weather for granted. In London, every ray of sunshine is cherished and, when the clouds part, the parks fill with picnic blankets, frisbees and striped deck chairs as the...

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Eurovision Song Contest grand final

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We’re sure that all the music fans are getting ready for the big final of the Eurovision Song Contest that will take place tomorrow night in Copenhagen, Denmark. We could feel the tension inside all the Astor Hostels’ corridors as guests from different countries would look at each other defiantly. Last night there was the...

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What is a bank holiday?

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May 6, time to get back to work after Early May Bank Holiday. And first think to do today is give an answer to a question a lot of people have: what is a bank holiday? First thing to know is that bank holidays don’t exist everywhere (and this is why people don’t know about...

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Astor Hostels - Loving London

Astor Hyde Park Hostel

Still boasting its stunning original features, the newest addition to the Astor Family is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard. Helping Astor Hostels to win an Award for 3rd best hostel group in the World, this Hyde Park hotel is a striking...

Astor Museum Hostel

One of the oldest low budget hotels in London, the 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.  Right in front of the British Museum...

Astor Queensway Hostel (ex Quest)

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

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 the Victoria hosting the after party for...