This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cheddar. To help you make friends with Cheddar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Cheddar is a English village located in the county of Somerset in the South West of the United Kingdom. The most popular tourist attraction near Cheddar is the Cheddar Gorge, which is the biggest gorge in the United Kingdom. The gorges have a caves show room and museum, as well as providing various different activities such as rock climbing and abseiling, caving, and hiking.
There are a number of different accommodation options in and around Cheddar, including budget and chain hotels, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), farm stays, Cheddar hostels, and tent camping and caravan parks. Staying in hostels in Cheddar or the surrounding area is one of the cheapest accommodation options. Hostels in Cheddar are usually of a high standard, clean, with ample room and usually with modern facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, hot water showers, and comfortable beds. In most cases the hostel will be located in a older building.
If visiting Cheddar in the winter months (November through February), it is recommended booking a hostel with central heating and double-glazed windows, as it can get very cold during these months, and older houses without these facilities can get particularly cold. Cheddar is a popular tourist destination, and accommodation is likely to book up during the peak season (including Easter week and the summer holidays in June through August). If planning on visiting during the peak season, book in advance to ensure you get a bed or room, and to avoid paying a higher, last-minute premium.
While Cheddar is a fairly big village, it can be explored by foot; however, there are also some public buses that operate within the village and surrounding areas. Cheddar is also a relatively safe village, however care should still be taken when exploring the village after dark.
Written by local enthusiast for Cheddar hostelsKelly Sheldrick