Hostels in Wiltshire Hostels in Wiltshire

You are looking for hostels in Wiltshire? 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 Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire.

All Cities in Wiltshire

We list every single hostel in Wiltshire and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire. 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 Wiltshire

If you want to get off the tourist travel and see some of the English, rural countryside, then head to Wiltshire, about two hours west of London. Wiltshire locally is famous for it's rolling hillside made up of white chalk. known as the Wiltshire Downs. Previously, this area has been used as a training are by the British Army. However, now mostly hikers, walkers, and runners visit the area. The Wiltshire Downs are home to large pictures of horses carved into the side of the hill. Wiltshire also is home to several important neolithic monuments including the famous Stonehenge and the less famous Avebury, as well as the settlement of Old Sarum in Salisbury.

Some of the towns and villages worth visiting in Wiltshire include, Marlborough, Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Westbury, Avebury, Lacock (where they filmed parts of Harry Potter), Cricklade, and Castle Combe. Each of these towns or villages has various types of accommodation available, a couple having hostels, as well as cute traditional English pubs, restaurants, and shops. Summer and spring are the best times of year to visit Wiltshire, as most of the attractions are outside. During spring you also have the opportunity to see the spring wildflowers in the fields. Spring is also the best time for bird watching and seeing baby animals in the fields, such as lambs and calves.

If you want to try something different, head to either Avebury or Stonehenge during the summer solstice for an overnight festival with druids, music, and plenty of dancing and fun to be had. It is also one of the only opportunities to actually be able to touch the stones (as well as enter Stonehenge for free). Be warned, this festival is extremely popular, so traffic getting can be quite bad.

The hostels in the area tend to be more like a guest houses, but with dorm rooms available. Some English pubs or inns also offer rooms for the night, if you want a really British experience. Hostels are a great way to meet other backpackers, this is great if you are a solo traveller, as it's not always easy to meet other people when staying in other kinds of accommodation.

expert for Wiltshire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Wiltshire hostels Kelly Sheldrick

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

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 Wiltshire?

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 Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire 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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