Hostels in Hampshire Hostels in Hampshire

You are looking for hostels in Hampshire? 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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire.

All Cities in Hampshire

We list every single hostel in Hampshire and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire. 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 Hampshire

Hampshire is located on the southern coast of England. Fully forty-five percent of the ground in this region is parkland. Considered an affluent area, the high-tech industries are well-represented as employers in Hampshire county. There are two large ports. The area is also known for its three thousand miles of walking and riding trails and its red deer and wild ponies.

Whether you enjoy peaceful countryside or surfing beaches, visitors will find Hampshire to be an inviting place to vacation. This is the home of the longstanding TV series Downton Abbey and its Highclere Castle. Also worth mentioning is the fact that this area was the home of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. There are numerous places to see that commemorate their longstanding contributions to literature.

Cricket, sailing, windsurfing and football along with motor-racing, boatshows and airshows are all popular in this region. There are also lots of places to golf, fish and ride horses. Families visiting the region may enjoy the Poulton Theme Park and the Marwell Zoo. Family destinations might also include a side trip to the Hawk Conservancy or one of the waterparks or even a friendly game of paintball. The Milestone living history museum and the Hurst castle are other places to while away a peaceful afternoon.

History lovers can see the King Arthur Round Table and visit the medieval gardens of Queen Eleanore. There is also a working silk mill in the region. The Spinnaker Tower is said to offer the best views in Britain. And, the notable backstreet Vyne pub is said to be a place where Jane Austen once danced the night away.

With lots of countryside market towns and seashore stops along the coastline, this region won’t disappoint. While visiting Hampshire be sure and see the thatched cottages in Test Valley. The National Motor Museum, the Sea City Museum and the Portchester castle are additional spots that might be of interest.

There are many places to call home when you visit Hampshire. The region boasts beautiful guesthouses, hotels, B&B’s, holiday cottages, camping and caravan sites, even restaurants with rooms. Hostels in the region can be located under that name, as well as YHA or backpackers. Some local hostels offer dorm style rooms while others offer outside pods. Check to see what amenities the hostel of your choice offers, whether there is transportation nearby, and if you need to bring your own towel.

expert for Hampshire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Hampshire hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Hampshire?

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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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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