Hostels in Channel Islands Hostels in Channel Islands

You are looking for hostels in Channel Islands? 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 Channel Islands 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 Channel Islands.

All Cities in Channel Islands

We list every single hostel in Channel Islands and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Channel Islands 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 Channel Islands 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 Channel Islands. 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 Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are a small archipelago off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel between England and France. They are English Crown dependencies but they are a) not part of the Commonwealth, b) not part of the European Union, and c) also not considered part of the United Kingdom. There are only seven inhabited islands, of the 20 or so islands that make up the island chain.

The Channel Islands represent the last of the Duchy of Normandy, which was disbanded in 1204. Prehistory is rampant on the islands; there have been important archaeological finds such as hoards of both Bronze and Iron Age coins. There is also evidence of human activity as early as 250,000 years ago in the caves at La Cotte de St Bredate; in addition, cave paintings from 12,000 years ago have been uncovered. From the Neolithic Era, there are dolmens, which indicate burial sites. There are enough of these to suggest that there was a wide community on the islands, or possibly several communities, and that there was also interaction between the islands and the coasts of both Brittany and England. The islands changed hands during much of the York/Lancaster and early Tudor rule in England (1400-1600s, approximately). In WWII, the Islands reached claim to fame by being the only place in the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans.

The large tidal variation around the islands provides a rich intertidal zone and several of the coasts have been designated as wetlands of international importance. With that in mind, the Channel Islands are an excellent place to sea kayak, scuba dive, and snorkel. Other activities on the islands include skydiving, cycling, and hiking. The roads are generally quiet for bicycles and there are plenty of trails to explore on foot.

Travellers looking for hostel accommodation in the Channel Islands should look for hostels in the main town of St. Heliers on Jersey, as there are very few. Other accommodation on the islands is in the form of boutique hotels, b&bs, and guesthouses. Budget accommodation can be found in self-catered apartments or holiday homes, of which there are plenty of on the main islands.

Once you have your hostel accommodation sorted, go out to explore. In the summer, the islands are awash with golden sand beaches and rocky coastlines. Explore the underwater terrain or set sail on the clear blue water. Whatever you do in the Channel Islands, you will enjoy it!

expert for Channel Islands hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Channel Islands hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Channel Islands - 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 Channel Islands. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Channel Islands. 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 Channel Islands

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 Channel Islands?

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 Channel Islands 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 Channel Islands 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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