This spanking new, cheerful hostel opposite the new British Library and near a host of London attractions offers a reasonably priced base for sightseers as well as a convenient overnight stop for families en route for airports.
Family rooms for two, three, four and five are air-conditioned, clean and carpeted, with bunk beds, triple glazing, and tea and coffee-making machines. Most are en suite.
Video games and board games in the lounge.
A pleasant restaurant offers full English breakfast, buffet-style, included in the price, with waitress-service for snacks and meals in the evening.
Out and about
The YHA can book attractions such as Madame Tussaud's just down the road, and the London Dungeon and Aquarium, at sizeable discounts.
Four-bedded family room with full English breakfast pounds 77.80. Family membership pounds 22. Single parent families pounds 11. Maximum seven nights' stay.
YHA St Pancras International, 79-81 Euston Road, London NW1 2QS, tel: 0171-388 9998, fax: 0171-388 6766