Hostels in West Sussex Hostels in West Sussex

You are looking for hostels in West Sussex? 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 West Sussex 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 West Sussex.

All Cities in West Sussex

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

West Sussex is a region situated in the south-east part of England. It is a relatively small region with a long coastline and many villages and larger towns too. It is situated close to London and the Gatwick Airport, making it a great starting point for a holiday.

In terms of the climate, it is very mild indeed. This boosts the agricultural potential of the region. It has a diverse history and a rich variety of things to do and places to go. There are forested plains called the Weald in the north of the county as well as Downs in the south. There are also many different nature reserves. Even the larger, more metropolitan towns in West Sussex are within reach of nature.

Staying in West Sussex is easy enough. There are hostels available in and near the larger towns and villages in the region, within reach of many of the activities and coastline of the area. You can also stay at one of the many B&Bs in the county, or at a hotel if you want to. From here, you can engage in a variety of activities.

For example, you can go bird watching at one of the many sanctuaries for birds in the region, such as the Pulborough Wild Brooks and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. You can also visit one of the many nature reserves that protect the downs, heaths, woods and shores of the region. All of these reserves have their own diverse flora and fauna populations.

Woodlands aren’t the only available locations either, as the Chichester Harbor Nature Reserve is on hand for you to see the protected mudflats (and even to go yachting if you want to). For the kids, the attractions lie in the form of farms where they can experience actual working farmhouses in the English countryside.

For the more adventurous traveller, you can see the whole of the region mapped out while flying over it in a hot air balloon. You can also go flying or hang gliding at one of the many such clubs in the area. If it is something more relaxing you’re after, visit the gardens such as High Beeches, or simply relax while walking around the South Downs and the Weald. Walking isn’t the only way to get around, either. Horseback riding and motorbiking are both viable ways of getting around in West Sussex.

expert for West Sussex hostels

Handwritten by local expert for West Sussex hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 West Sussex?

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 West Sussex 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 West Sussex 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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