Hostels in England Hostels in England

You are looking for hostels in England? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your England hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking England.

All Cities in England

We list every single hostel in England and the world. In total, we have 163 cities in England for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All England hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in England. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking England

England -- it's home to one of the most famous cities in the world and yet it harbours so many more surprises around its glorious countryside that so many people miss and don't experience because of the main drawcard that is London. Do yourself a favour! After experiencing London, get out of the city and get among the real England and the real Brits.

The capital city, London, is a great place from which to start your adventures. You could easily spend a couple of weeks here seeing and doing all the crazy and wonderful things that this city has to offer. There are hundreds of England hostels here , some in better areas than others. Do your research on where you want to be, what you want to see, and what the better neighbourhoods are before you book -- and be sure to book in advance, especially during the high season if you want to avoid staying in a total dive.

From London it is quite easy to do weekend trips on the train or the cheaper Megabus or National Express to towns such as Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, Southampton, and Brighton. Each has some wonderful and historical things to see and do. The cheapest way to get around however if there are a few of you traveling is by car, however public transport will get you to pretty much anywhere in the country you may want to go. Just keep in mind that the closer to your travel date that you book your trains and buses, the more you are going to wind up paying. If you can manage to book a week or two in advance you will save yourself quite a lot of money. If you can do it over a month in advance, you can score some pretty cheap Megabus deals.

You will literally find England hostels from one end of the country to the other. There are such a large number of them in so many different locations that you shouldn't have trouble finding somewhere to stay either in or close to where you want to be.

Traveling east of London, you will go past the famous Stonehenge on the side of the highway on your way through to Bath and Bristol, which are both great cities to explore -- Bath for its history and Bristol for its up-and-coming music scene. You will also find Stratford-Upon-Avon out this way -- it's where arguably the most famous author of all time, William Shakespeare, was born.

As you travel north, you will find that the culture and the landscape both change. The Lake District is home to some of the most stunning scenery and hiking in the country, and is an area not to be missed if you have some time to spend up here. It is close to the major towns of Liverpool, Manchester, York, and Leeds.

The south coast of England is home to the famous Cliffs of Dover, some amazing coastal hiking, and the hip town of Brighton. You can also catch a ferry here to France.

In the summer months, England becomes a hub of music festivals galore; the most famous of which is Glastonbury. If you are here in the summer, a music festival is a very worthy way to spend your time.

There is obviously way more to this amazing country than can be described in short. The best advice is to get out of London and experience what the rest of the country has to offer, because London has an entirely different culture than the rest of the country. You won't regret it for one second.

expert for England hostels

Handwritten by local expert for England hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for England - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking England. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of England. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in England

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in England?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in England here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in England safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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