A popular choice for the tour group crowd (we saw a busload of travelers waiting beside their baggage in the lobby) and those on a tight budget, St. Giles gets our recommendation primarily for its proximity and relationship with the adjacent YMCA.
Don't expect many frills at this bare bones hotel. The rooms are small and simple, but they're clean and private. Be sure to reserve the right bed choice because St. Giles offers 1-person rooms with one single bed and 2-person rooms with one double bed.
For 5GBPs per person per stay, St. Giles guests are granted access to the neighboring YMCA, a brilliant community center with all the fitness trimmings, including a 25-meter lap pool! Buy a pass at the hotel front desk and bring your room key along.
Nearest Tube stop: Tottenham Court (1 block)