The 103-room YHA Oxford Street has a bright and funky IKEA-type decor, although it also feels a bit rundown. However, there's no arguing about the property's convenient East End location, which is just blocks from some of London's most interesting sights and destinations as well as myriad transportation options. Suited best for the younger budget backpacker, dorm rooms have bunk beds, and even guests using private units are required to share kitchen and bathroom facilities. The hostel also has a small cafe and bar with lounge area and discounted activities/tours. Families with children should check out YHA London Central or YHA St. Pancras, and larger groups should head toward YHA Thameside.