Hostels in Somerset Hostels in Somerset

You are looking for hostels in Somerset? 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 Somerset 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 Somerset.

All Cities in Somerset

We list every single hostel in Somerset and the world. In total, we have 13 cities in Somerset 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 Somerset 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 Somerset. 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 Somerset

Somerset has a rich history, with its many preserved monuments and countless natural phenomena, beautiful coastline, religious sights, steam heritage trains, and much more. The most interesting cities in Somerset are Bristol and Bath. Bristol is a beautiful city with interesting places to visit, such as the Bristol City Museum, the Kings Weston House, the Cabot Tower, the M Shed, a museum for historical vessels, and many others. It is also a culturally rich city, with many galleries, performances, theaters and concerts. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a spa resort, and an important tourist center. You should visit the Bath Abbey, the Victoria Art Gallery, the Holburne Museum, the Museum of Bath Architecture, the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent, and many others. Moreover, Bristol and Bath are only thirty kilometers away, and a bicycle connects the cities. Plus, there are picturesque views and nice stops to have a picnic.

Both cities are just a fraction of the things to do and see in Somerset, which is predominantly a rural county. The region has abundant nature, and tourists can enjoy breath-taking views. If you see the abbreviation AONB, that means Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are two of them in Somerset – the Quantock Hills AONB and the Mendip Hills, limestone hills with Roman ruins. Other places worth visiting are the Exmoor National Park, with its wide variety of species, the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve, the Yarn Market in Dunster, Cheddar, and many others. You can also take the West Somerset Heritage Railway.

You have plenty of options for hostels in Somerset. There are enough hostels in Bath and Bristol. Hostels in Bath are very cheap,while hostels in Bristol have moderate prices. What is more, hostels in both cities have outstanding facilities. There is also a cheap, and not badly equipped, hostel in Cheddar. Unfortunately, there are no hostels in the rest of the region. In general, the ratio between price and quality is great in all cities in Somerset that have hostels. As a rule, hostels in Somerset are located near the Old Town of the respective city, and the only exception is Bristol, where hostels are scattered throughout the city. The region is large, making travel from Bristol or Bath to more distant villages or towns impractical. Although there are no hostels there, you can stay at a caravan park or a farm stay. Generally, the prices are lower than the average for the UK.

expert for Somerset hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Somerset hostels George Traveller

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

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 Somerset?

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 Somerset 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 Somerset 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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