Hostels in Dartmoor, England

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Get to know Dartmoor (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Dartmoor. To help you make friends with Dartmoor before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Dartmoor is a protected moorland area in the south of the County Devon, in the South of England. The area is registered as a protected national park, and offers various activities, especially for outdoor lovers. There are hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails within Dartmoor, most are well signposted, and range from easy to difficult. Maps can easily be purchased from for local shops and tourist information, as well as downloaded off the internet.

There are various accommodation options, for all budgets and holiday types, including luxury and budget hotels, campsites (both official and wild camping sites), Dartmoor hostels, B&Bs, and caravan or RV sites. Hostels in Dartmoor and campsite sites are by far the cheapest option. Hostels in Dartmoor are of good quality, clean and modern. All Dartmoor hostels have hot-water showers, include linen, complimentary Wi-Fi, and internet, and usually free local maps and tourist information. Most hostels in Dartmoor offer dorm and private rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. Breakfast is usually included in the price; but if not, there are plenty of local delis, bakeries, and small markets as well as many cafes and restaurants. Accommodation may sometimes not be centrally located, or near public transport. Having your own transport is definitely the easiest way to get around. Most accommodation options have parking, including bicycle storage. Most accommodation will also offer luggage storage if you wanted to go on a overnight hike.

Dartmoor is a great place for outdoorsy people, whether you enjoy hiking, biking, horse riding, camping, or bird-/wildlife- watching. It is also a nice place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Written by local enthusiast for Dartmoor hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dartmoor hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Dartmoor Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Dartmoor. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Dartmoor. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 2 Hostels in Dartmoor. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Dartmoor, England.

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Your Packing List for Dartmoor

Your Packing List for Dartmoor

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dartmoor and England.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Dartmoor Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Dartmoor, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
Most Dartmoor hostels are located in
Widecombe in the Moor, Moretonhampstead
4 Average rating of all hostels

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Exmouth (28 Km / 18 mi.)
Plymouth (35 Km / 21 mi.)

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

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