Hostels in Surrey Hostels in Surrey

You are looking for hostels in Surrey? 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 Surrey 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 Surrey.

All Cities in Surrey

We list every single hostel in Surrey and the world. In total, we have 6 cities in Surrey 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 Surrey 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 Surrey. 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 Surrey

Surrey is located in the South East of England, just south west of London, and is known to be the wealthiest county in the whole of England. But there are still some inexpensive hostels in the area.

Towns or villages worth visiting in Surrey include Guildford, which is the largest town in Surrey. It has a medieval castle and excellent shopping on the main cobbled stone high street. Also Dorking, which has a hostel and some really good antique stores, vineyards and great hiking and walking trails. Farnham has a historic market and medieval castle. And Woking has a lot of good shops. There are also some great opportunities for hiking, biking, trail running, and wildlife spotting in the countryside and local woods. Leith Hill, in the North Downs is worth a visit. It's the highest point in Surrey, and offers a good view of the countryside, as well as some nice walking opportunities. And you can't visit Surrey without paying a visit to one of the many small British pubs for a pint, and some good traditional British grub. You can also get some pub food to get the whole experience.

Surrey is very easy to get to from London, you can either catch the train, bus or hire/ rent a car. There are also some ride sharing opportunities in and around Surrey. Most people that explore Surrey will either visit Guildford for the day, or rent or buy a cheap car.

There are quite a few accommodation options in Surrey, but only a few hostels. Most of the hostel accommodation options are located in the bigger towns, such as Guildford and Woking. Guildford also has a fairly large university, which means there is good nightlife, as well as more accommodation options, especially for backpackers, in hostels and guesthouses. If you are thinking about staying in Surrey for a while, then a short term lease could also be an option. Outside of the bigger towns, it can be a little more difficult looking for accommodation, and in most cases, there won't be any hostels available. The closest accommodation to a hostel in these smaller villages is a guesthouse, which will include a cooked English breakfast. But that will be slightly more expensive than the hostel option, unless of course you are travelling with several people, or are looking for a private room option.

expert for Surrey hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Surrey hostels Kelly Sheldrick

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

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 Surrey?

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 Surrey 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 Surrey 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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