Hostels in Gloucestershire Hostels in Gloucestershire

You are looking for hostels in Gloucestershire? 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 Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire.

All Cities in Gloucestershire

We list every single hostel in Gloucestershire and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire. 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 Gloucestershire

Gloucester is best described as a city and a district located in the southwest region of England. It is situated between the charming Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, and is the country’s most inland city.

Probably best known for the picturesque Cotswolds, which is the area with the lovely red houses and thatched roofs that artist Thomas Kincaide immortalized. Visitors to the region would be remiss if they did not spend at least a couple days touring this breath-taking area. Known for its market towns, it may make sense to visit several different locations to appreciate this amazing part of Gloucester.

When visiting the Gloucester Cathedral most visitors will recognize the name Harry Potter. Filming of the Harry Potter movies took place in various locations inside the Cathedral and on the grounds. Another favorite, the Tailor of Gloucester House is dedicated to the authoress Beatrix Potter who is known for writing beloved children’s books.

Sports fans will appreciate the fact that the Rugby World Cup was held in Gloucester in 2015. Other popular sports in the district include cricket, hockey, football, boxing and swimming competitions. There are plenty of places to golf, ride horses, sail and fish.

Museum lovers might enjoy the Gloucester Life Museum which is considered a folk museum with its education exhibits and folk tearooms. Note that the upper two levels of this museum are not handicap accessible. The National Waterways Museum and the Jet Age Museum are also located in Gloucester. Youth may enjoy the St. James Inner-City Farm and the twelve acre Birds of Prey Centre. Gloucester is also said to be a good place to go antiquing. Day tours and City tours as well as 3-7-day boat trips on the River Severn can add to the fun for visitors to the district.

Accommodations in this region come in all shapes and sizes. There are luxury facilities, chain and boutique hotels, B&B’s, self -accommodating modern apartments, barn conversions, Cotswold holiday cottages, pubs and inns, hostels, and camps/caravans in which to stay. Hostels may also be listed with the small hotels and guest homes or under YHA. Hostels that are exclusively for the over 55 travelers may be called Elderhostels. Finally, there are some youth and adult hostels that include educational and cultural tours as part of their package.

expert for Gloucestershire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Gloucestershire hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Gloucestershire?

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 Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire 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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