April 30, 2012 9:14 PM Subscribe
I've just booked an international trip with a 3/4-day layover on the way home. Great, I think, I can spend some time in the city, get a cheap hotel, see a few friends for dinner and then get some sleep and a shower before my trip home - easy! Problem: after booking the trip, I realize I will be in London during the Olympics, and hotel prices have accordingly skyrocketed. I am on a grad student budget. Help me find a decent place to stay - ideally not in a shared room - that won't kill my budget?
posted by AthenaPolias to Travel & Transportation around London, England (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Potentially useful factoids:
*flying in from Rome, landing ca. 5pm London time.
*will have just spent 6 weeks living in close quarters with a 30+ person project, hence really hoping for a night on my own and not in a hostel dorm.
*that said, I'm not in London long enough to do a whole lot of anything.
*plus, I've been there in the past so I'm not dying to sightsee/live it up - just looking to have a nice night.
*hoping to spend $80 or lower, can swing up to $120.
*flight out at 11am, so I can travel into the city but can't go terribly far afield (hence why I can't stay with friends - they live too far from Heathrow to make this feasible/worth their having to wash their sheets).
*oh, flying into/out of Heathrow.