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The Rutland Hotel
Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020
ibis Sheffield City
Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020
Jurys Inn Sheffield
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020
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 These days, all the old mills and foundries have been replaced by buzzing bars, student haunts, regional museums and art galleries – enough to draw curious backpackers off England's beaten track and up to the softly rising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.