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Featured Hostels in Bournemouth

Lynden Court Hotel - Hostel
2 out of 5
8 Durley Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth, England
The price is £26 per night

Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Square and Bournemouth Beach. Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth ...

3.6/5Good! (65 reviews)
Consistently good rates, good budget accomodation

"A basic hotel/hostel option in Bournemouth. The accommodation is aimed at the budget market and it consistently offers very affordable rates in a clean, comfortable and friendly hotel. A continental breakfast is offered and there is a nice bar and pool room to socialise in."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2020

Lynden Court Hotel - Hostel
Prime Backpackers Bournemouth
2.5 out of 5
10 Fir Vale Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is £58 per night

Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Peter's Church and Bournemouth Lower Gardens. Bournemouth International Centre ...

4.1/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
Idea budget place to stay

"Centrally located. Quite spacious including kitchen fascitities, staff friendly"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2019

Prime Backpackers Bournemouth
Exchequer Grange
2 out of 5
Exchequer Grange, Wootton Gardens, Bournemouth, England
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Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Lower Gardens. ...

2/5 (4 reviews)

"Property has my mobile phone but are tying to say it wasn’t left in the room, even though I can see on findmyphone app they’ve got it!!! Very untrustworthy!!!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

Exchequer Grange
Bunkhouse Bournemouth - Hostel
2 out of 5
70 St Michael's Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is £59 per night

Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Lower Gardens. ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
comfortable but very basic

"The hostel is very close (a few minutes on foot) to the beach and to the town centre (important: for the town centre go the opposite way from the way to the beach:) You will get there in a few minutes on foot rather than half an hour or so going in a long circle - as I did with my kids! - the other ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2019

Bunkhouse Bournemouth - Hostel
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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is £52 per night
2.9/5 (965 reviews)

"Great location. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Airy bar area. Lovely gardens"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
3.5 out of 5
Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is £85 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (955 reviews)

"Great staff friendly and place was clean, breakfast was good and parking was easy"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
4 out of 5
27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
The price is £76 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Great staff in the restaurant. The building is old, but the room is nice, very clean."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020

The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Ever since the Victorians first noticed Bournemouth's sun-kissed shores and mild climate, this bustling beach town on the side of the English Channel has drawn holidaymakers. These days, they come from May to September to laze on the seven-mile-long stretch of cinnamon-tinted sand, to enjoy rambunctious parties in the beer bars and student pubs of the town centre, to launch marine safaris on the ocean and in the aquariums – the list goes on. Hostels in Bournemouth are ready and waiting for those seeking somewhere on the budget end of the scale. They've got the usual mix of dormitories and bunk rooms, making them perfect pads for a fun-loving weekend break with family, friends or the other half. They can be downright characterful escapes, too, with beers on tap and communal dining halls and kitchens.

Settle by the sea in hostels in Bournemouth

The most tempting thing about hostels in Bournemouth is often the price. You're likely to have plenty of pounds and pennies left for those beach-side feasts of fish and chips or South Coast surf lessons, if you pick one of the low-cost bunk beds in a multi-person dorm. You can even choose to rent the whole room, if you're coming as part of a group – something to think about for Bournemouth's regular stag and hen dos, perhaps. Although shared bathrooms are the norm throughout, those coming as a pair might prefer to give proceedings a little more privacy by selecting a double or twin. You'll get your own space, but still be able to join the evening get-togethers in the communal lounge or bar.

Elegant Georgian and Victorian townhouses now find themselves host to many of the top hostels in Bournemouth. That means lovers of vintage English architecture will find lots to like in the whitewashed facades and cosy interiors, with original fireplaces. Other establishments have infused the old 1800s coastal mansions with something more contemporary, which could mean a cool bar space with flat-screen TVs and pool tables, or modern furnishings with retro art pieces throughout. The policies and other amenities of hostels in Bournemouth also help to make them convenient spots to settle for a seaside break – think no curfew, luggage storage, free WiFi and in-the-know tips on where to go and what beaches to hit.

Salt-washed adventures, thanks to hostels in Bournemouth

Less than half a mile from the famous arc of golden sand and frothing waves that is Bournemouth Beach, the Prime Backpackers regularly reigns as one of the top-rated hostels in Bournemouth. Minimalist interiors and modern kitchens make it a real home-away-from-home sort of establishment, with room for dining together and even a private library for those chill-out sessions. It's also right by the famous stages of the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and the O2 Academy, with box offices touting Christmas pantos and rocking live music shows. Boho-chic Bunkhouse Bournemouth is over the other side of town. To the west of it is the sailing Mecca of Poole Harbour, while going eastwards brings up the exhibitions and conferences of the colossal Bournemouth International Centre.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Bournemouth?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for fun things to do. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its entertainment venues, and the beaches create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of different forms, but they have three main things in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social environment and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Bournemouth?
Based on reviews from our customers, these Bournemouth hostels have the best ratings: Lynden Court Hotel - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a pool table. You’ll find TVs in all rooms. Prime Backpackers Bournemouth - Located within a 5-minute walk of Bournemouth Lower Gardens. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. Bunkhouse Bournemouth - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach. Property features include free WiFi. Rooms come with showers. Exchequer Grange - Located within a 20-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi at this property. Rooms come with showers.
What's the weather like in Bournemouth?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Bournemouth is 786 mm.
What is there to see and do in Bournemouth?
Overall, Bournemouth is known for its beaches, surfing and gardens. Major attractions include Bournemouth Beach, Poole Harbour and Corfe Castle. Get out into nature with places such as Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Alum Chine Beach and Queens Park. Cultural attractions include Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre, O2 Academy Bournemouth and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum.
What's the best way to get around Bournemouth?
You can fly into the closest airport, which is Southampton (SOU), located 27.7 mi (44.6 km) away from the city centre. Another option is Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), located 4.5 mi (7.2 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport to get around. Train stations such as Bournemouth Station and Pokesdown for Boscombe Station make it easy to see more of the surrounding area.

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