I’m currently trying to figure out where to stay. My friend doesn’t want to spend a lot of money because she's currently in-between jobs. I don't want to spend too much money because i'm a cheap bastard. She suggested we stay at a hostel, but i’m having difficulty finding one that isn’t scary or cost $30+/bed. I found a couple possibilities, but they each have problems aside from them being hostels.
However, we can stay at the Best Western Paddington Court for only $80/night through Hotels.Com, so I’m trying to persuade her that it’s worth the extra money for the security, the private bathroom, and the not having drunk roommates barging in at 4am.
Any London advice on lodging or anything else would be appreciated.