Hostels in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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

Guess what? Newcastle upon Tyne is also named and spelled Newcastle - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Theatre Newcastle

Newcastle is well known as a party city, popular with stag and hen groups, but it's also a great destination for those seeking a cultural break. Once a busy port, the city's riverfront has been completely regenerated in the last decade or so; the former Baltic Flour Mill has been refurbished to create the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, while a brand new building, the Sage, is a modern music venue covering a wide variety of genres and is home to students on the University of Northumbria's unique folk music degree. Also on the River Tyne waterfront is the award-winning Millennium Bridge, known locally as the Blinking Eye.

Newcastle is a buzzing mix of traditional and cutting edge sensibility. Grey Street, with its elegant Regency buildings, has been voted the UK’s most beautiful street while the Quayside area has some wonderful, half-timbered buildings dating from the sixteenth century. On the other hand Newcastle is fast becoming well known as a city that is great for business start-ups -- many young companies are based in the Ouseburn area of the city, where you’ll also find the Cluny, a pub and music venue housed in an old tobacco warehouse, and Seven Stories, a visitor attraction focussed on children’s books and reading, which has family events on a daily basis. Near the main train station, the Centre for Life is an interactive learning experience attached to what is probably the most important centre for the study of genetics and fertility in the UK, while the nearby Discovery Museum gets children fascinated with science and technology.

While there’s plenty to do in the city, the coast is just a short ride away on the Tyne and Wear Metro, the local light rail system, which also links the city centre with Newcastle Airport. Newcastle is also a great base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall country with its Roman forts such as Housesteads and Vindolanda. The handsome and historic city of Durham is just fifteen minutes away by train.

With so much going on, you might expect there to be plenty of Newcastle hostel accommodation, but the area has had very little of this until quite recently. There are, however, a couple of options for Newcastle hostels with great locations for all types of experiences and tastes.

Written by local enthusiast for Newcastle upon Tyne hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Newcastle upon Tyne hostels Fiona Thompson

FAQ about Newcastle upon Tyne Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Newcastle upon Tyne. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Newcastle upon Tyne costs on average $26 for a dorm. A hostel in Newcastle upon Tyne with private rooms costs on average $110. shows all 4 Hostels in Newcastle upon Tyne. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Albatross Hostel is the best hostel in Newcastle upon Tyne for groups. compares prices for 4 hostels in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Newcastle upon Tyne such as
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Albatross Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Newcastle upon Tyne.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Newcastle upon Tyne

Your Packing List for Newcastle upon Tyne

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Get your full Packing List here

Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$26 Average dorm price
$110 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Newcastle upon Tyne
Budget Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Newcastle upon Tyne
Albatross Hostel is the best rated
4.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Newcastle upon Tyne - from the Community

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