Hostels in Devon Hostels in Devon

You are looking for hostels in Devon? 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 Devon 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 Devon.

All Cities in Devon

We list every single hostel in Devon and the world. In total, we have 22 cities in Devon 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 Devon 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 Devon. 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 Devon

Devon is a region (or county) in the west of England. It borders with Cornwall, Dorset, and Somerset. Devon is a popular holiday destination for Brits with many hostels, as it has two coastlines, plenty of good surfing, sandy beaches, good sailing opportunities, rolling hills, loads of resorts, and two national parks (Dartmoor and Exmoor).

The biggest city in Devon is Plymouth, a coastal city located in the south, not too far from Dartmouth. Exeter is another large city, and is also a university city, which means plenty of good pubs, cafes and nightlife activities.

The island of Lundy is also located in Devon. Visitors can take a ferry from the town of Ilfracombe to the nearby island for the day or a long weekend. Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks are also worth visiting. Both national parks provide beautiful views of the moors, especially in spring when the wild flowers are blooming.

There are also some sandy white beaches in Devon. These beaches can be found at the Bideford Bay beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, Westward Ho, and Staunton. These beaches also have great surfing and fishing opportunities.

If visiting Devon, then you have to try a Devonshire cream tea, which is served usually for afternoon or morning tea and includes scones, jam, and clotted cream. It is usually served with a pot of English Breakfast tea. There are many cute cafes and restaurants that offer Devonshire teas daily.

The pasty is another Devon delight (also popular in the neighbouring county, Cornwall). A pasty is a pastry case traditionally filled with beef, turnip, swede, onion, and sliced potato. It is then baked and served hot. There are now many different types of pasties available, even sweet combinations such as banana and chocolate. Freshly homemade fudge is another popular and famous Devon delight. When visiting Devon you will see many fudge shops, with many different flavours. Some even give you the opportunity to watch fudge being made and give out free samples.

Accommodation in Devon is varied and is plenty. There are hostels / backpackers, but also campsites, caravan sites, resorts, and bed and breakfasts too choose from. There is something for every type of traveller and every budget. Hostel or backpackers are great places to stay if you are travelling on a budget, or are travelling solo and want to meet other like-minded travellers.

expert for Devon hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Devon hostels Kelly Sheldrick

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

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 Devon?

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 Devon 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 Devon 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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