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Featured Hostels in Southampton

Austen House - Campus Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
Back of the Walls, Southampton, England
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Located in Southampton City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Tudor House and Garden and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton Solent University ...

3.4/5 (37 reviews)

"Liked the location in a city Centre...Liked the reasonable price... Liked that free WiFi was provided. I did not like: 1) Keycard given for the room did not work, and had to spend minutes going back to the front desk to wait and get a proper working card. 2) No air conditioning or fan in room, during ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2019

Austen House - Campus Accommodation
Crescent Place - Campus Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
63 St Mary's Road, Southampton, England
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Located in Southampton City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Southampton Solent University, St. Mary's Stadium and Mayflower Theatre. Southampton ...

2.6/5 (5 reviews)

"It was very hot but there were no fan and window for the ventilation."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

Crescent Place - Campus Accommodation
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Southampton Harbour Hotel

Southampton Harbour Hotel

5 out of 5
5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, England
The price is £175 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep
4.6/5Exceptional! (447 reviews)

"Lovely hotel and beautiful room. Location was perfect. Surrounded by the marina, restaurants and shop."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

Southampton Harbour Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton

4 out of 5
Bracken Place, Chilworth, Southampton, England
The price is £62 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
3.7/5Good! (758 reviews)

"friendly helpful staff who have to work with covid restrictions"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton
Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West

Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West

3 out of 5
Adanac Park, Redbridge Lane, Southampton, England
The price is £45 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"Exactly as advertised you know what to expect and always meets expectations"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West
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.

No matter whether you're looking for cheap lodging for that night before the ferry to the Isle of Wight, a bargain pad when visiting the local university or a low-key base for delving into all the maritime heritage and Tudor history, hostels in Southampton have you covered. That's because these establishments pride themselves on offering some of the lowest rates in the city. By stripping down accommodation to its bare bones and focusing on providing clean, comfy and convenient beds, the cost of nights can plummet. But that's not all. Extras like shared kitchens and common lounges mean a hostel in Southampton is a great place to meet fellow travellers, while knowledgeable staff can help with planning your South Coast adventure.

Hostels in Southampton with a student vibe

There's not an overload of hostels in Southampton. They speckle the city centre and the student districts, giving cheap beds in prime locations. In fact, many are joined to the university's halls of residence, which is why they come with that down-to-earth student charm. The upshot? Private double rooms and twins are the name of the game, which is great for couples who want to swap out big dormitories for something a little more secluded. What's more, you can make use of modern communal facilities, like self-catering kitchens and relaxing lounge and dining spaces. The result is somewhere that's as private as you like or as sociable as you like, all near the major sights and buzzing bars of this youthful port town.

Because hostels in Southampton are so often located inside student digs, you could find that services are more hands-off than the traditional backpacker stay. The bonus is that you should have plenty of space to yourself. You won't have to wake for specific breakfast times and can plan your days as you please. It also means conveniences are typically taken care of – think in-house laundry facilities, uber-fast WiFi and good transport links to all quarters of the city.

Choose hostels in Southampton to make the most of the city

The real joy of staying in hostels in Southampton is just how cheap they are. Low rates mean more pennies in the travel budget to enjoy the unique museums and sights of this coastal city. Choose somewhere like Austen House campus accommodation and those savings could go on bouts of hard-earned retail therapy in the vast Westquay Shopping Centre – it's one of the largest conglomerations of outlets and eateries on the South Coast. The historic Tudor House and Garden is also in the vicinity. Head there, to get a taste for the city's medieval past, delving into half-timbered buildings from the 15th century that contain 800-year-old tomes and glass art. Crescent Place is another hostel option. That's further north, near the Cultural Quarter of town. Picking that, means picking a perfect base for the acclaimed SeaCity Museum, which chronicles the story of the Titanic and tells the tale of important human migrations during the 19th century.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Southampton?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as attractions like the marina.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Southampton?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our travellers and might be a good place to start looking: Austen House - Campus Accommodation - Located within a 10-minute walk of WestQuay Shopping Centre. Property features include free WiFi and meeting rooms. You’ll find showers and desks in all rooms. Crescent Place - Campus Accommodation - Located within a 10-minute walk of Southampton Solent University. You can take advantage of free WiFi at this property. Rooms come with showers and desks.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Southampton?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 17°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Southampton is 786 inches.
What is there to see and do in Southampton?
In general, Southampton is known for its museums, historical sites and theatres. Major attractions include Southampton Cruise Terminal, Paultons Family Theme Park - Home of Peppa Pig World and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Get out into nature with places such as Mayflower Park, Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway and Lepe Country Park. Cultural attractions include Mayflower Theatre, Tudor House and Garden and Southampton Maritime Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Southampton while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Southampton in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Southampton (SOU), 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 20.5 mi (33.1 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station or Southampton Millbrook Station.

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