Hostels in Suffolk Hostels in Suffolk

You are looking for hostels in Suffolk? 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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk.

All Cities in Suffolk

We list every single hostel in Suffolk and the world. In total, we have 8 cities in Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk. 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 Suffolk

Suffolk is a region that is located on the eastern coast of England. It is a county that features both countryside and the seaside. There is upwards of 50 miles of coastline bordering the region. The towns and the villages in the area are known for their artistic value, with buildings that date back to the medieval times. Suffolk is sometimes called the birthplace of horse racing. It is rich in maritime history and has many attractions to explore.

Staying in the region is easy enough. Hostels are dotted around the county, alongside other places to stay. There are hotels with Tudor architecture located in and around the major towns and villages, along with cottages where you can make your own meals. Some of the inns and pubs in the area offer their own lodging too, with locally brewed beer and homemade meals on call.

There are tons of things to do in Suffolk. The activities range from things to do for individuals and families to kids and pets too. Even in your hostel, you might have the chance to sleep in the same bed Charles Dickens himself slept in. Most of the outdoor activities in Suffolk are free, including the 60+ nature reserves dotting the county.

Other physical activities like walking and cycling are available for explorers, along with more relaxing activities like birdwatching, photography or even sunbathing. The region also abounds in places to visit, with castles, towns and old homes. Sprawling gardens are a great place to start exploring with kids. For the children, there are also other activities like visiting animal parks, museums that are alive, playgrounds in the woods, and even the opportunity to go crabbing.

There is finally the question of food. Suffolk has a nickname in England: the foodie county. The people of the region love food and locally made produce. The entire area is dotted with eateries and activities involving food, such as cookery classes in the countryside for example.

Along with the food, there is a lively arts and cultural aspect to life in Suffolk. Festivals, plays, fine art, music and other artsy activities are available year-round. Many artists and writers are drawn to this region for its reputation for being one of England’s most diverse arts hubs.

expert for Suffolk hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Suffolk hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Suffolk?

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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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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