Hostels in Exeter, England

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

Steeped in history and within easy reach of both the coast and the rugged Dartmoor National Park, the university city of Exeter is also a interesting stop-off point for those intending to visit the rest of Devon or Cornwall.

Its centrepiece is the Gothic St. Peter’s Cathedral; other interesting historical places to see are the Roman city walls and a network of underground tunnels built in medieval times. To discover more about this two-thousand-year-old city, there are free daily tours run by the Red Coat guides. These walking tours cover different themes ranging from waterside visits to the canal and quayside to nighttime "murder and mayhem" tours about the city’s more gruesome past.

There are a few options in terms of Exeter hostels. Whether you want to stay in the heart of the action or further afield but closer to nature, you should be able to find an Exeter hostel to suit your needs. Either way, hostels in and around Exeter all tend to be fairly accessible for the centre and onward transport links.

The history Quay is a lively spot on a sunny day, with several bars and restaurants overlooking the River Exe. It’s also home to the bizarre and quaint Butt’s Ferry -- a seventeenth-century tradition in which a ferryman pulls a platform of people from one riverbank to the other using cables stretched across the water. There are good cycle trails along the river and bikes and canoes are available to hire from the quayside.

Following the River Exe and its adjacent canal will lead you to Exminster Marshes Nature Reserve and continuing on, about eight miles out of town, lies Powderham Castle. Following the estuary for a couple more miles southwards will lead you toward the English Channel.

Exeter is well connected with an airport servicing a number of European destinations. It has two train stations, Exeter Central and St. Davids, which link London and Penzance. For those preferring to go by road, the bargain intercity Megabus has routes to Exeter, as do National Express coaches. There is a good local bus service operating here, too.

Written by local enthusiast for Exeter hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Exeter hostels Laura T

FAQ about Exeter Hostels

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A hostel in Exeter costs on average $26 for a dorm. A hostel in Exeter with private rooms costs on average $66.
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Your Packing List for Exeter

Your Packing List for Exeter

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Exeter 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 Exeter, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$26 Average dorm price
$66 Average private room price
$26 Cheapest hostel in Exeter
Globe Backpackers Exeter is the cheapest
3.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Exmouth (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Dartmoor (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Torquay (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Beer (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Okehampton (33 Km / 21 mi.)
Totnes (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Yelverton (47 Km / 29 mi.)

Travel Tips for Exeter - from the Community

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The best part of Exeter are the roads leading out of it.

Anonymous

I will always love Exeter.

Tom

Nightlife is ok -- it is a city so there are places to go but nothing amazing.

Anonymous

I love Exeter.

Anonymous

If you like beautiful buildings, go to Exeter Cathedral. It's amazing!

Anonymous

I live in exter and despite the drunks, it is a fun, enjoyable place, and is nice for walking the dogs along the quay at sunset...

Natalie

Exeter is wicked. If you fancy a good night out, go to Arena and then Paradise Tandoori. They have the best naan kebabs I have ever tasted in my life!

Anonymous

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