Hostels and Cheap Places to stay in Southampton, England

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

Southampton, Hampshire, England, is most famous for being the "Cruise Capital of Europe," as it has the busiest port on the continent. As such, it is the perfect spot to spend time in before your big cruise. Southampton, Hampshire, England, is also worth a trip due to its own merits.

Literature lovers will be interested to hear that the famous writer Jane Austen spent her days in Southampton, living in what is now Old Town. The town is filled with lots of interesting historic sites, museums, and points of interest. The Tudor House and Garden was built in the late fifteenth century and nowadays showcases the history of Southampton over the years. Additionally, be sure to check out the Solent Sky Museum, Mayflower Theatre, SeaCity Museum, and the Southampton Town Walls. There are several historical and heritage tours to help you delve deeper into the past.

If you’re more of a sports fan, you could try to catch football game at St. Mary’s Stadium if you time your trip well. Alternatively, if you want to get active yourself or simply enjoy the outdoors, you can do this in Southampton, Hampshire, England. Just visit one of the many parks and wildlife areas such as The Common, Riverside Park, Mayflower Park, or St. James Park. Adventurous people can even choose to get involved with waterspouts in this town.

Accommodation-wise, the selection of hostels in Southampton, Hampshire, England, is minimal. However, affordable accommodation options are available for those on a hostel-level budget. If you have your heart set on staying in a hostel, you could always book a hostel in either Bath or Brighton, which are both approximately an hour and a half away (in different directions). This is still close enough to venture down to Southampton, Hampshire, with relative ease, and both these cities have a more expansive range of hostels.

Written by local enthusiast for Southampton hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Southampton hostels Erin

Your Packing List for Southampton

Your Packing List for Southampton

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Southampton 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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Other Nearby Cities

Winchester (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Burley (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Salisbury (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Portsmouth (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Bournemouth (38 Km / 23 mi.)
Petersfield (37 Km / 23 mi.)
Poole (46 Km / 28 mi.)

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