Hostels in Shropshire Hostels in Shropshire

You are looking for hostels in Shropshire? 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 Shropshire 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 Shropshire.

All Cities in Shropshire

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

Shropshire is a county in England that is lauded as being one of the quietest. However, with over 90 historic sites to visit and things to do, the region is also one of the most fascinating. The area has many little market towns, including the town of Shrewsbury, the village where Charles Darwin was born. The landscape of the region is unique with diverse wildlife and plenty of walking trails including the Shropshire Hills, the Llangollen Canals and more.

Caravan and campsites abound in the region for travelers who love the outdoors, whilst groups can stay in one of the many great hostels, lodgings, and homestays in the area. Holiday cottages are also to be found, with up to 20 people able to stay in some. Serenity is the key word here, with peace and quiet being focused on in the area.

The market towns in the area hold much of the charm in the county, such as Ludlow, Ellesmere and Bishops Castle. There are many craft shops, farms, inns, teahouses and more. For people looking for a more historic experience, there are many award-winning museums, gardens, heritage sites, farmhouses, abbeys, markets, and raw countryside that is waiting to be explored.

Take a trip to Stokesay Castle, a manor house fortified in the 1200s, or to the site of the world’s first iron bridge which is considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. A steam railway called the Severn Valley Railway runs across 16 miles of countryside, allowing for an authentic steam experience.

If you have a taste for legend, you can go down to Wroxeter, also known as Camelot, the capital city where King Arthur held council. Then go down to the RAF Museum in Cosford, dedicated to more modern legends of the country – the Air Force.

There are churches of historic architecture in and around Shropshire, made for peaceful meditation and gasps of awe. For a more natural setting, visit one of the 140 different parks, playgrounds and country parks. There are also gardens and walkways everywhere.

Last, but not least, there is the high quality local cuisine, with fresh fruits, vegetables and baked products everywhere. International cuisine isn’t hard to find either, and there are breweries in the countryside with inns that sell real craft beer and ale.

expert for Shropshire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Shropshire hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Shropshire?

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 Shropshire 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 Shropshire 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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