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Southampton Harbour Hotel
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Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020
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.