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Universty of Exeter, Holland Hall
2 out of 5
Holland Hall, Clydesdale Road, Exeter, England
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Situated in Exeter, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery and University of Exeter. Exeter Cathedral is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. ...

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Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

4 out of 5
Southernhay East, Exeter, England
The price is £36 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

"Customer service excellent along with the hotel itself will definatley be re visiting this hotel"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
Hotel Du Vin Exeter

Hotel Du Vin Exeter

4 out of 5
Magdalen Street, Exeter, England
The price is £70 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (609 reviews)

"Great location. Room quite small quite dark and dusty although the room itself was clean. Good service and breakfast was nice."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Hotel Du Vin Exeter
Jurys Inn Exeter

Jurys Inn Exeter

4 out of 5
Western Way, Exeter, England
The price is £35 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.2/5Excellent! (953 reviews)

"new and not far from the city center. Worth for money."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Jurys Inn Exeter
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.

Exeter artfully fuses the ancient and the modern. Look one way and you'll find moss-sprouting cobbled lanes that were first laid by the Romans. Look another and there are soaring Gothic spires of grand cathedrals from the Middle Ages. Look again and it's all rocking student pubs and hipster pizzerias. In the middle of it all, hostels in Exeter promise some of the best rates in town. They manage to keep things cheap and cheerful by focusing on just the bare necessities of travel – a comfy bed, WiFi, laundry facilities, self-catering kitchen spaces and the like. On top of that, hostels in Exeter can get you close to the vibrant university quarters of the city, where discount pubs and public lectures are the name of the game.

Hostels in Exeter in buzzy student halls

It's no secret that Exeter is a student city. An estimated 22,000 people attend its various higher education institutions – enough to affect all walks of life in the city. Hostels in Exeter allow you to home in on cheap stays in student halls of residence. They aren't your typical hostel stay. Single and double-bed private rooms are the norm, which means plenty of extra space and seclusion for those travelling as a pair. The location is likely to change, too – halls often occupy quiet, leafy corners of the campus area on the outskirts of the city centre.

When it comes to facilities, you can expect everything a student expects from their term-time digs. That means shared kitchens with stoves and hobs. It means dining spaces with plates and cutlery provided. It can also mean a communal lounge area, where you can mingle with like-minded backpackers staying in the same halls. Often, these student-orientated establishments tout on-site parking and high-speed Internet connections in every room.

Start planning your trip to hostels in Exeter

Once you've bagged that hostel in Exeter, it's time to start planning an amazing trip through the historic hub of Devon. Of course, Exeter Cathedral, on the green lawns of Cathedral Close, tops the bill. It's a stunning example of medieval Gothic architecture, with a bell-ringing tower and soaring vaulted ceilings, elegant stained-glass art and a curious astronomical clock. Real history buffs might want to join a tour exploring the Underground Passages of Exeter, which housed the pipes of the municipal water system back in the 14th century. Moving past that to the old heart of town means encountering charming churches and even traces of Roman roads and fortifications. For doing all that and more, the University of Exeter, Holland Hall apartment rentals are a good hostel pick. Of course, greater Devon beckons as well. You could hop on a bus and head out to Exmouth for glowing beaches and surf waves, or make for Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast for bracing cliff walks along the English Channel.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Exeter?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your money for going out. This destination’s bars offer plenty of opportunities to treat your taste buds, and the theatres are a cultural highlight.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Exeter?
As you’re deciding on somewhere to stay, have a look at this top hostel in Exeter: Universty of Exeter, Holland Hall - Located within a 5-minute walk of University of Exeter. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking at this property. You’ll find towels, coffee/tea makers and linens in all rooms.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Exeter?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 7°C. Average annual precipitation for Exeter is 743 inches.
What is there to see and do in Exeter?
Generally, Exeter is known for its theatres, university setting and bars. Major attractions include Dartmoor National Park, Exeter Cathedral and Powderham Castle. Get out into nature with places such as Exeter’s Underground Passages, Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park and Stone Lane Gardens. Cultural attractions include National Trust Killerton, Exeter Phoenix Centre and Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery.
What's the best way to get to and around Exeter while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Exeter on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) away from the city centre. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transport to get around. To see more of the area, hop on a train at Exeter Central Station, Exeter St Thomas Station or Exeter St David’s Station.

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