Hostels in Norfolk Hostels in Norfolk

You are looking for hostels in Norfolk? 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk.

All Cities in Norfolk

We list every single hostel in Norfolk and the world. In total, we have 15 cities in Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk. 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 Norfolk

Norfolk is a region in the middle of eastern coast of England. It is a region that has over 90 miles of unbroken, clean coastline along with many forests, national parks and the English heathland. From the nature reserves to the quaint market towns, from the birdwatching activities to the seaside accommodation, Norfolk is a region that doesn’t run out of things to do.

There are two major hostels in Norfolk, located at opposite ends of the region. If you’re going in with a group, they both have enough capacity to house the lot of you comfortably. You can also stay in hotels, cottages, homestays and other places if you’d prefer those. The city of Norwich is one of the prime places to stay in and visit, mainly because of the rich heritage that the town enjoys along with the friendly townsfolk and the great food.

Norfolk isn’t just countryside. It is full of attractions as well. When you wake up in your hostel, you step out into a day filled with adventure. Enjoy some time with your family at the theme parks, zoos and gardens open to the public along with playgrounds and wildlife reserves that are dotted around the region. If it’s beaches you want instead, you don’t have to look any further than the 90 miles of coastline that is clean and pet-friendly. You can rent a boat and go boating like they did way back in the day.

This region has a very colorful history and a heritage worth talking about. One of the great British naval heroes, Horatio Nelson, lived in Norfolk, along with Abraham Lincoln’s family. Churches and cathedrals abound in the region, dating back to different eras of history. They are all in top condition and are a great place to clear one’s head after a long day out.

In terms of activities, there are very many indeed. You can go cycling along the Broads to explore the rolling heathland and rivers that spread across the countryside. You can also golf at one of the many clubs, before heading back to the coast to go watch the baby seals at play. After all this is done, you can head back to your hostel to rest and recover for another day of fun.

expert for Norfolk hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Norfolk hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Norfolk?

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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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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