Popular with younger travellers and backpackers, the Forest Gate Hotel is a 2 star budget establishment offering basic, no-frills accommodation with good transport links into central London, all at unbeatably low prices. Located near Stratford train station, the hotel is close to the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre as well as the London Olympic site, meaning that it is sure to be a very popular choice in 2012! The access to several tube lines also means that guests can easily travel throughout the capital, with the vibrant and cosmopolitan areas of Shoreditch and Canary Wharf within particularly easy reach.
The Forest Gate Hotel itself takes the form of a traditional bed and breakfast, and is situated on the upper levels of an East End pub. Young tourists on a budget will particularly appreciate the choice between private rooms in single, double, twin or triple occupancy sizes as well as dormitory rooms, meaning that many different groups can stay in relative comfort. The decor is somewhat shabby and old fashioned but not past what you would expect at the price, and private rooms do contain a television and basic kitchen facilities to help save even more money.
There is a separate, fully-equipped kitchen available to all hotel residents should you not wish to splash out on expensive meals out, and the pub on the ground floor of the building gives a true taste of the East End. Pool and darts are available, as are screenings of live sports.
Nearest station is Stratford (Central, Jubilee, National Rail).
television - microwave - kitchenette - tea and coffee maker - fridge - toaster