Here are the options other than the website www.hihostels.com :
- There are a number of hostels listed on http://www.london-hostels.co.uk/ .You can checkout various offers and rates and select hostels depending upon your requirement
- Another website which offers hosts of options is http://www.hostellondon.com/. Some of the hostels on the site are also rated by backpackers. Do checkout the location, ratings and facilities which are detailed out on the site. Most times these facilities and photos give a good idea about the place
- While booking a hostel or accommodation place special emphasis on how far is the closest tube station and in which zone. If you are in London on a vacation, try to be somewhere in zones 1 or 2
- Some of the university and college campuses in London also offer accommodation to visitors during their summers vacations
- You can also book hostels and campus accommodations at www.hostelworld.com as previously told. The user feedback at this site is one of the best.