The 10 Best England Hostels - Hostels in England, United Kingdom

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Astor York Hostel

York

Astor York Hostel is set in a Grade II listed Victorian building, just a 15-minute walk from the historic centre of York. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The property can only accommodate guests over the age of 18. The staff was very nice and helpful, the room was big and clean with two private bathrooms.

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9.1
Superb
1,091 reviews

Carlisle City Hostel

Carlisle

Situated in Carlisle’s historic quarter, Carlisle City Hostel features free WiFi and is only 500 metres from Hadrian’s Wall walk. Carlisle train station is just a 10-minute away.

At Carlisle City Hostel you will find a shared kitchen with tea, coffee, bread and cereal available. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, luggage storage and laundry facilities. Extras include bed linen. A basic breakfast is offered. Was met by a friendly host. Everything was explained in and orderly way, the room was clean and the bed comfortable

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9.4
Superb
121 reviews

Seadragon Backpackers

Brighton & Hove

Situated a short walk from the Brighton seafront, Seadragon Backpackers offers cosy hostel accommodation close to all local nightlife. Free WiFi is accessible throughout.

Brighton Pier are 1 mile from Seadragon. The Royal Pavilion is within a 20-minute walk of the hostel and Brighton Railway Station can be reached after a 15-minute stroll. Was here before and great breakfast options

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9
Superb
368 reviews

YHA Hawes 3 stars

Hawes

Situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, YHA Hawes features free private parking, a garden and an on-site restaurant and bar. Overlooking the Wensleydale countryside, the hostel is just 7 minutes’ walk away from the Pennine Way National Trail. Very clean and comfortable. Staff were great. Breakfast was brilliant. Lots of games and books in the communal lounge

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9
Superb
139 reviews

YHA Langdale 2 stars

Ambleside

Set in a grand Victorian mansion, YHA Langdale is a National Trust property with leafy grounds, cosy log fires and a restaurant. The Lake District hostel is situated between Elterwater and Grasmere.

The bright and airy rooms feature modern bunk beds, and some have a private bathroom. The YHA also features a TV lounge and games room, and the balcony terrace has scenic views of Windermere. The quietness, was beautiful and calming. The cleanliness of the whole place was brilliant although it didn't look it from the exterior. The staff were brilliant and very helpful.

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9
Superb
157 reviews

YHA Berwick 4 stars

Berwick-Upon-Tweed

This YHA hostel is set in a beautifully converted 240-year-old former granary. This Grade II listed building offers self-catering accommodation with private bathrooms and an art gallery.

The YHA Berwick overlooks the River Tweed, and there is direct access to the quay through a tunnel. There are many shops and restaurants within just a 5-minute walk, or guests can follow the Lowry Trail around this historic town. Very central and close to the river and helpful staff.

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9
Superb
218 reviews

Heidi's Grasmere Lodge 4 stars

Grasmere

A charming 19th-century bed and breakfast, Heidi’s Grasmere Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Lake District. It has free on-site parking.

Rooms at Heidi’s are individually decorated, warm and comfortable. They have beautiful views of the surrounding scenery. Awesome friendly staff and fabulous country surroundings. Lovely stay.

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9.4
Superb
424 reviews

YHA Swanage 3 stars

Swanage

Overlooking Swanage Bay and the Jurassic Coast, this YHA hostel is 250 metres from Swanage’s Blue Flag sandy beach. It offers affordable accommodation, free parking, a restaurant and laundry facilities. The majority of rooms contain bunk beds. Great location for such price. Nice place to walk around: pier, nice view on Old Harry rocks ( but from Knoll beach is bettet)

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9.1
Superb
261 reviews

YHA Ironbridge Coalport 3 stars

Coalport

This historic YHA hostel is within The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Enjoy meals in the licensed café bar and walk along the Shropshire Canal to the 200-year old Tar Tunnel.

At YHA Ironbridge Coalport the majority of rooms contain bunk beds. There is a self-catering kitchen, plus laundry facilities and a TV lounge. Also on site are a games room and a shop. Staff were lovely and so helpful. Beds were comfy, rooms warm and showers good. Great facilities for cooking/storing food. Facilities excellent for families with children of all ages.

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9
Superb
124 reviews

YHA Ilam Hall 4 stars

Ashbourne

The YHA Ilam Hall has dormitory rooms, most containing bunk beds, with shared bathroom facilities. The magnificent Victorian building also houses a sumptuous lounge with a TV and games area.

YHA Ilam Hall Hostel is a National Trust property, and the River Manifold runs through the beautiful grounds. Alton Towers is a 15-minute drive away, and Chatsworth House is a 30-minute drive. Must be one of the best locations in the UK to stay. Property is very well run and serves many visitors, young and old. Great value for money in my opinion.

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9
Superb
397 reviews

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