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Stay in the new YOTEL London for £30 per night

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YOTEL, the small capsule hotel brand, has recently opened a hotel in Clerkenwell, London. With the new YOTEL promotion you can stay in central London for £30 per night.

The link to the booking page is here.

Your booking is refundable up to 3pm on the day before arrival.

YOTEL London lobby

What is YOTEL?

Founded by Yo Sushi creator Simon Woodroffe, YOTEL is based on Japanese capsule hotels.  YOTELs have rather small rooms, called cabins, and are designed for short stays

With most tourist spending the majority of time in the city and not the hotel room, this concept makes sense for people who want a particular level of quality but are less concerned about space.

At the end of 2020 there will be five YOTEL sites in the UK. Two YOTELAIR opened at Heathrow and Gatwick in 2007 – you can read our review of YOTELAIR Gatwick here.

In 2019 it opened a new location in Edinburgh. YOTEL London has just opened whilst YOTEL Glasgow is due in the coming months.

YOTEL London

YOTEL London

YOTEL London is situated in Clerkenwell, slap bang in between Kings Cross St Pancras, Farringdon, Barbican, Holborn and Angel. It is a fascinating area which still retains a lot of independent retail.

There are a range of ‘cabins’ available depending on your needs. You can choose between a solo cabin, a queen cabin, a premium triple, with a floating bunk bed(!) as well as a variety of ‘premium’ options such as a ‘First Class’ cabin or VIP Suite.

As you can see, the rooms make an inventive use of the (relatively small) sizes.

You’ll also get “luxury bedding, rejuvenating rain showers, relaxing mood lights, numerous charging points and smart TVs that can easily be connected to guests’ own devices.” WiFi is free and “super-fast”.

Stay in YOTEL London for £30 per night

This leads us to YOTEL London’s introductory offer, which it is branding as a “commuter rate” although it is open to all:

“We’ve launched the ‘£30 Commuter rate’ at YOTEL London. For cheaper than the average cost of a daily commute, you can now enjoy a night or two or three at our brand new hotel in Clerkenwell and what’s more, get more time to sleep in before arriving at the office.”

To access the rate, book via this page on the YOTEL website or use the promo code ‘COMMUTER’.

The commuter rate is available for stays Monday to Thursday nights until Friday 9th October.

The rate is cabin-only but you can add breakfast for an extra £10 per person which includes a ‘build your own breakfast bag’ of breakfast muffins, pastries, fruit, yoghurt, juice, tea and coffee.

As far as I can see the £30 promotion only applies to a standard Queen cabin. Other rooms are available with a 10% Club@YOTEL discount – more info on that in our article here.

Unfortunately the commuter rate does not stack with the 10% Club@YOTEL discount, although you should still be eligible to earn Virgin Flying Club or Flying Blue miles.

Even better, the rate includes free cancellation up to 3pm the day before your arrival.

You can book on the YOTEL London site here. I assume that only a handful of rooms are available per night at this price so I wouldn’t hang about if you are interested.

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Comments (53)

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  • Mo says:

    This got me thinking – The first internship I ever did during uni, I rented a place near Aldgate/Spitalfields as it was very close to the office I was working at and paid £175 a week for a single-bed room in a flat that was much smaller and way worse
    Just thought it was funny that the per night cost was not too dissimilar haha

    Though perhaps I got mugged off though for that rent…

    • John says:

      Well London hotels were probably full to the brim so no £30 rooms, but you could have got a hostel bed for £5 a night

  • mr_jetlag says:

    No Sushi in the breakfast bag?

    • Rhys says:

      No idea!

    • AJA says:

      They should definitely offer it. Call it Yo(tel) Sushi in a tie up with them? 🙂

      • Novice says:

        When I stayed the breakfast choice was Continental and English breakfast. I opted for continental at the time and received a box of a muffin and croissant (both warm and fresh) and orange juice and water in bottles. It was enough for me but I can see it might not be for others.

        • AJA says:

          That sounds like an ok breakfast. Not sure it’s worth £10 though. My sushi comment was actually a joke – I am not a fan of sushi and the idea of having it for breakfast doesn’t appeal. Dim sum on the other hand would be perfectly acceptable.

          • Novice says:

            My breakfast had been £4.99 I think as an extra but that was years ago. I think room was £20 at the time in LHR so £25 all in for good nights sleep and breakfast was great and shower was awesome too. I remember that. As I had to take early train bk home it was enough for a 16 yrs old.

  • Will says:

    Huge fan of the Yotels. I’ve booked this for a couple of nights next week. Would be good if they kept this deal going till Xmas as I’m only in 2-3 days a week and this is almost the same price as my daily return.

  • bosco says:

    there doesn’t appear to be a door on the toilet. oh the humanity.

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