Hostels in Northumberland Hostels in Northumberland

You are looking for hostels in Northumberland? 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 Northumberland 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 Northumberland.

All Cities in Northumberland

We list every single hostel in Northumberland and the world. In total, we have 11 cities in Northumberland 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 Northumberland 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 Northumberland. 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 Northumberland

Northumberland is the most Northern county in England. Its northern border is with Scotland. The eastern part of the country is bordered by the North Sea, with over 60km of coastline. The site of numerous battles in the past, the county is rich in history and heritage.

Northumberland has museums galore. The history of England can be found in this county, along with entire buildings preserved for observation. Ferryman’s Hut, in Alnmouth, is one of the smallest museums in all of England. There is also the Bagpipe Museum, one dedicated totally to bagpipes from the county. The Bamburgh Castle’s Armstrong & Aviation Museum is great for aircraft history lovers.

With many hostels and other forms of accommodation scattered around the area, you can typically find at least one in proximity to a place of interest. Speaking of these, Northumberland is home to more historic castles than any other region in England. Most of the castles are built as coastal defenses and can be seen dotting the 64km long coast of the east of the region.

For adventurers, the Kielder Water and Forest Park is officially the UK’s best tourism experience. Spanning 250 square miles, the forest contains 150million trees around a 27mile shoreline called Kielder Water. This isn’t the only green part of the region either. The Northumberland National Park is also a feature of the area, with plenty of walks to be taken and night skies to enjoy.

Northumberland also has a variety of food and drink to enjoy. The cuisine is diverse, ranging from farm fare brought in from the country to seafood brought in by the fishing communities that live along the coastline of the country. Cheese is made nearby too at the Northumberland Cheese Company. If you want a fresh draught of pale ale, you can visit a brewery in the area and enjoy a local specialty.

Last, but not least, are the sports activities available. These include fishing, golfing, horse riding, cycling and even guided walks if you want to sign up for any. The county is home to many golf courses and regional championships, dotted through the countryside and even along the coastline. You can also take a fishing trip in the sea or in one of the freshwater lakes and rivers in Northumberland.

expert for Northumberland hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Northumberland hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Northumberland?

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 Northumberland 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 Northumberland 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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