Hackney top 6: places to stay
High-end hotels, back-to-basics bunks and cosy B&Bs – here’s our expert line-up of where to lay your head in Hackney. Alternatively, get to know the locals by booking an Airbnb bed in the borough.
High-concept hip hotel, with a ‘cultural engineer’ who chooses books and vinyl for each impeccably cool yet homey room.
100 Shoreditch High Street E1 6JQ, 020 7613 9800. Double from £223.
One for the young, this hostel is bang in the heart of Shoreditch and perfect if you’re here to party.
10–14 Kingsland Road E2 8DA, 020 7613 2784. Dorm from £16, double from £88.
What’s nearby? Shoreditch area guide.
A self-styled boutique hotel in Dalston, set up by super-friendly Nar, who used to run the post office here.
82 Dalston Lane E8 3AH, 020 3490 5061. Double from £79.
Urban B&B with self-service breakfast and a backstreet yet central location on the Dalston/De Beauvoir border. The brick interior was refashioned from a former factory.
156 Tottenham Road N1 4DY, 020 7683 3056. Double from £80.
What’s nearby? Dalston area guide.
Wood-panelled Stokey boozer with upmarket boutique rooms upstairs and a roof terrace for sunny days.
199 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9ES, 020 7923 3337. Double from £110.
What’s nearby? Stoke Newington area guide.
Stylish B&B in a Victorian house in Clapton: rooms feature Welsh blankets and clean white walls, and breakfast is made from local ingredients.
123 Chatsworth Road E5 0LA, 0797 666 9906. Double from £75.
What’s nearby? Clapton area guide.