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Featured Hostels in Sheffield

Russell Scott Hostel
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £30 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated in Sheffield, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crookes Park, University of Sheffield, and Sheffield City Hall. Sheffield Hallam University and Crucible ...

3.9/5Good! (24 reviews)
Much better than I expected.

"A warm welcome. Very clean. Free breakfast was an unexpected bonus. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2020

Russell Scott Hostel
University of Sheffield, Endcliffe Residences
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Situated in Sheffield, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sheffield Botanical Gardens and University of Sheffield. Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield ...

University of Sheffield, Endcliffe Residences
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The Rutland Hotel

The Rutland Hotel

4 out of 5
The price is £38 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
3.7/5Good! (223 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Decor could do with updating"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

The Rutland Hotel
ibis Sheffield City

ibis Sheffield City

3 out of 5
The price is £37 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (763 reviews)

"Really helpful and friendly staff who went out of their way to cope with the vagaries of the Covid pandemic. Excellent room with a fantastic view."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

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Jurys Inn Sheffield

Jurys Inn Sheffield

3.5 out of 5
119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, England
The price is £39 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"Clean, conformable, good food, great location, friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Jurys Inn Sheffield
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From the Industrial Revolution to the late 1900s, Sheffield was The Steel City – one of the world's manufacturing powerhouses. These days, all the old mills and foundries have been replaced by buzzing bars, student haunts, regional museums and art galleries – enough to draw curious backpackers off England's beaten track and up to the softly rising foothills of the Pennines. The good news is there's a selection of cheap and cheerful hostels in Sheffield that can help to keep costs down. They come with the classic dorm beds, but also offer doubles and twins for travelling couples and families. The affordable rates are made possible thanks to basic amenities, though a youthful energy, social vibe and intriguing locations peppering the sides of the city centre make hostels in Sheffield a popular choice for all.

Choose the right hostel in Sheffield for you

Sheffield might have a past that speaks of industrial boom times, but it's not a huge city. Just shy of 600,000 people call it home, along with a sizeable student population. That's why there's no overload of hostels in Sheffield, though the ones that are on offer tend to be steeped in local charms and a hearty Yorkshire character. Some are more like a homestay, which means just a handful of cosy and compact bedrooms that have access to a shared bathroom, usually located in sleepy residential quarters of the city, like Hillfoot or Broomhall. The campus of the University of Sheffield also heralds low-cost digs, where you could find yourself meeting and mingling with students in the common rooms and self-catering kitchens.

Simple breakfast spreads can help you get started in the morning. Short rates mean things like cereals, toast, jam and instant hot drinks are the norm – but that's more than enough to fuel cultural jaunts through the Millennium Gallery or matinee performances in the classic playhouses of Tudor Square. The homegrown nature of hostels in Sheffield also means there's often something unique to look forward to. That could mean cottage-style architecture, or just a stream of tips on the best pubs and eateries from the owner.

Locations and recommendations for hostels in Sheffield

The softly sloping streets of Hillfoot beckon backpackers to a lived-in residential area of town. It's just a whisker to the north of the city centre, awash with ale-sloshing pubs and with leafy parks aplenty. It's there that you can find the Russell Scott Hostel. A homestay sort of establishment, it has just a few rooms, but is perfectly located for trips to the turf of the Hillsborough Stadium to watch Sheffield Wednesday compete in England's football leagues. Endcliffe has a more youthful vibe to it. Rubbing shoulders with the University of Sheffield campus accommodation, it's got leafy lawns and bars to get stuck into. It's also right by the handsome Victorian glasshouses and 5,000 plant species of Sheffield Botanical Gardens – a fine outing on a summer's day.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Sheffield?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out cultural highlights like the theatres in this destination, or enjoy the sporting events and other activities.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Sheffield?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the highest reviews from our travellers and could be a good place to look first: Russell Scott Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of University of Sheffield. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers and desks in all rooms. University of Sheffield, Endcliffe Residences - Property features include free WiFi and free parking. Rooms come with towels, coffee/tea makers and linens.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Sheffield?
The weather is important when you’re experiencing new places, 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 January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Sheffield is 559 inches.
What is there to see and do in Sheffield?
In general, Sheffield is known for its theatres, sports and gardens. Major attractions include Chatsworth House, Peak District National Park and Crucible Theatre. Get out into nature with places such as Sheffield Winter Garden, Peace Gardens and Rivelin Valley Nature Trail. Cultural attractions include Sheffield City Hall, Magna Science Adventure Centre and O2 Academy.
What's the best way to get to and around Sheffield while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Sheffield on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Manchester (MAN), 33.1 mi (53.3 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), situated 20.2 mi (32.5 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transport during your trip. To explore more of the area, take a train from Sheffield Station, Darnall Station or Meadowhall Interchange Station.

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