Hostels in Hertfordshire Hostels in Hertfordshire

You are looking for hostels in Hertfordshire? 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 Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire.

All Cities in Hertfordshire

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

Hertfordshire is a historic county in Southern England. Located within the London basin, this region is largely a wooded, green countryside, but now more urban due to its close proximity to London. It has a rich historical mix of culture from the Roman, Saxon and Norman settlements. Hertfordshire is filled with rambling country estates, cathedral cities and garden towns. You can enjoy the cultural beauty of red brick manors and Gothic courts amidst a forest backdrop. This region has a large number of direct road- and rail-links with London. There are quite a number of backpacker and youth hostels in Hertfordshire to accommodate the many people who visit here each day. The proximity to London makes Hertfordshire hostels a bit costlier in comparison to neighboring counties.

Make Hertford your base while visiting Hertfordshire. Hertford has many cycle routes and informative walks. You can cycle through the towpaths of the River Lea or along the disused railway line on Cole Green Way. New River is an artificial waterway that supplied London with fresh water and where you can enjoy a stroll during the evenings. You can catch a glimpse of wildlife and many species of birds at the Ball’s Wood in Hertford Heath. If you'd like to know more about the region, opt for a guided tour in the nature reserve of Panshanger Park. Explore the rich cultural heritage of Hertford on the Discover Hertford Historic Walk or visit the famous medieval Hertford Castle that is open to the public during the National Heritage Weekend.

There are several picnic spots within easy access from hostels in Hertforshire. One place to enjoy an amazing picnic is in Hoddesdon, where the medieval Rye House Gatehouse stands. You can climb the stairs to the viewing platform to see the barley twist chimneys of one of the first built brick houses in the country. The nearby Rye House Quay on River Lee Navigation is an ideal spot for a family picnic. St. Albans is a cathedral city in Hertfordshire which is called “a miniature Britain”. Explore the region's religious side with a visit to St. Albans, one of Britain’s foremost monasteries and one of the oldest places of Christian worship. St. Albans is also a vibrant city that offers bustling Sunday markets, music venues and amazing restaurants.

Be sure to visit Knebworth on your stay in Hertfordshire. Home to the Knebworth House, which is one of England’s famous stately homes, the beautiful 250-acre setting of green countryside will take your breath away. The Knebworth House is a red brick house of Tudor times with domes, gargoyles and turrets. During the summer season, Knebworth House is open to visitors and offers a variety of fun-filled activities as well as special events for families.

You can also visit the famous Henry Moore restored home and gardens in Much Hadham in Hertfordshire. The 70-acre grounds feature Moore’s house (called Hoglands), flower gardens, fields, studio and many of his monumental sculptures. The Sheep Field Barn and Aisled Barn galleries on the grounds should also be on your "to visit" list. Check out nearby hostels in Hertfordshire and make your reservations in advance so that you can enjoy everything this region has to offer without having to worry about accommodations.

expert for Hertfordshire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Hertfordshire hostels Joy Barboza

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

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 Hertfordshire?

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 Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire 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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