Welcome to your detailed guide for Stratford-Upon-Avon hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. Compare prices for Stratford-Upon-Avon hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Stratford-Upon-Avon. To help you make friends with Stratford-Upon-Avon before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Stratford-Upon-Avon is also named and spelled Sratford Upon Avon - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Birthplace and home to England's Bard, William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon (not to be confused with Stratford, London, the home of the London Olympics; or Stafford in Staffordshire) is a quaint and picturesque market town in Warwickshire County that is still home to the Royal Shakespeare Company today. The renowned theatre group has a reputation for staging definitive Shakespearean remakes, but have also enjoyed successful runs of a variety of other material that ranges from Roald Dahl's "Mathilda" to Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
Many of the sights in and around the town are connected to Shakespeare. The trademark theatre, The Swan, sits majestically beside the river Avon, relaunched after a major refurbishment in 2010. New Place, the last residence of Shakespeare, was converted in 1756 into a garden by the then-owner Reverend Francis Gastrell, after frequent uninvited visitors interested in Shakespeare's past and bureaucratic pains with the then-council. Nash's House, the adjacent house once owned by one of Shakespeare's son-in-laws, has been turned in to a museum commemorating the Tudor period in which Shakespeare lived. A bit further afield in Shottery, near the Stratford area, is Anne Hathaway's cottage (she was the wife of Shakespeare); the house of Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, is in nearby Wilmcote.
If Shakespeare does not rock your boat, don't worry -- Stratford is a pretty town with a wonderful array of small independent knick-knack shops and high-street chains. There are many good eateries catering for a wide variety of cuisines, many well-known pubs with traditional English pub grub, and an eye-watering selection of tea rooms into which to stumble. In terms of attractions, Stratford is also home to the Stratford Armouries, Bancroft Gardens, and the Stratford Butterfly Farm. Global Gathering (an electronic music festival) is held annually in the Stratford vicinity in the summer months.
Like every other touristy English town, it has independent bed and breakfasts around every corner; there are many Stratford-Upon-Avon hostels, many of them of good calibre.
Written by local enthusiast for Stratford-Upon-Avon hostels Steph
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Stratford-Upon-Avon. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
HI - YHA Stratford upon Avon Hostel is the best hostel in Stratford-Upon-Avon for groups.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostels in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
HI - YHA Stratford upon Avon Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
It offers: Bar.
Oh man, so far no one from the community has left a comment or travel tips for Stratford-Upon-Avon. How about you kick start the discussion here? Gather your best backpacking recommendations for Stratford-Upon-Avon and jot them down below. The community thanks you.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Stratford-Upon-Avon 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.