Hostels in Tyne and Wear Hostels in Tyne and Wear

You are looking for hostels in Tyne and Wear? 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 Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear.

All Cities in Tyne and Wear

We list every single hostel in Tyne and Wear and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear. 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 Tyne and Wear

The English region of Tyne and Wear is located in the north-east of the country next to the rivers Tyne and Wear. It is made up of five distinct boroughs: South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Of these, Newcastle is the most populous and consequently, is the most touristy. There is a good selection of hostels to stay at in this city - all without breaking the budget. To visit the Tyne and Wear county, booking a hostel in Newcastle is your easiest, cheapest and most convenient option. Most of Newcastle’s hostels are clean and centrally located, making it perfect for exploring the surrounds.

Soccer fans are in for a treat when visiting Tyne and Wear as Newcastle Upon Tyne is home to the Newcastle United stadium where football matches are often held. If it’s not football season during your trip or you don’t have time to stay for a game, don’t sweat: you can also opt for stadium roof top tour. The picturesque cityscape of Newcastle acts as the backdrop and is absolutely breathtaking.

England’s history is also evident within Tyne and Wear and there are plenty of old sites to see. Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is worth a look and Newcastle Castle Keep (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Hylton Castle (Sunderland) and Ravensworth Castle (Gateshead) are all Instagram-worthy.

Another special spot that will appeal to history buffs is Victoria Tunnel. Built in 1842 and situated underground, the tunnel travels from Town Moor to the Tyne. During World War II, it was converted into an air raid shelter to protect British citizens from the bombings. Today, you can take tours of the interesting tunnel.

If that’s not enough to satisfy your history-cravings, you can also embark on a historic tour down Grey Street in Newcastle or visit any of the multitude of museums in Tyne and Wear.

Fans of architecture should check out Gateshead Millennium Bridge, an impressive structure. Alternatively, catching a glimpse at the Quayside or old buildings such as St Nicholas Cathedral is a great way to while away the hours.

Those who are more nature-inclined will be impressed by beautiful waters and green spaces in Tyne and Wear. Venture into Desmond Dene Park, Roker & Seabird Beaches, Saltwell Park, Long Sands Beach or South and North Marine Parks for the best that nature has to offer.

There is also a plethora of restaurants, pubs, bars and theatres, so if you’re more of a night owl, Tyne and Wear has you covered in this regard too!

expert for Tyne and Wear hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Tyne and Wear hostels Erin

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

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 Tyne and Wear?

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 Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear 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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