UK hostels have come a long way from the establishments they once were. Today, the many UK hostels in the region have raised the bar, and have become as popular with young travelers as they with couples, families, and single adults looking for a break on lodging prices without sacrificing comfort and convenience, though don't expect as many amenities as hotels. Many Scotland hostels feature unique settings in revamped historic buildings and near some of the best local attractions. If looking at England hostels, it won’t be difficult to find one in almost any area of London and even in small countryside villages. Northern Ireland Hostels tend to be focused in Belfast, where hotels prices can be high creating an essential need for budget accommodation.
The range in England hostels is astonishing and the variety within London even more so. London is a quintessential stop during vacations in England and finding a great hostel is an easy bet. Generator Hostel in London (pictured) is an immensely popular hostel with more than 800 beds. Considered on of the most stylish and liveliest of all England hostels, it is located centrally in Russell Square at Compton Place. The aim of most guests, aside from value, is to meet fellow travelers from around the world. There are free linens, luggage rooms, and breakfast. Guests have no curfew, and access to a bevy of facilities onsite including a bar and lounge, a tours desk, pool tables, and pool tables. Each guest is also entitled to a free tour of the city. A restaurant, hot showers, and onsite laundry make it an even more enticing choice. There are many, many hostels in all neighborhoods of London, though, with areas like the South Bank and Central London as some of the most popular.
The Edinburgh Royal Mile and Old Town areas feature lots of hostel choices as this is where the train station and most of the cool attractions are located. Other major cities popular with hostel travelers include Glasgow and even the Scottish Highlands. Castle Rock Hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland is consistently top-rated by guests. Located at 15 Johnston Terrace, the hostel is ideally set in a central area which enjoys sparse traffic for plenty of quiet. Even better, Castle Rock sits ideally beneath Edinburgh Castle but over a majority of the city with great views. Built in 1844, it is one of the older choices in Scotland hostels, overlooking quaint gardens on one side. The atmosphere is relaxed, a must for UK hostels. Pubs, restaurants, and shopping are a short walk away as are the bus and train depots. Guests enjoy an outdoor garden and patio, self-catering kitchen, a movie lounge, and a ping pong table. There are several lounge areas, personal safes and even a coal fire.
Northern Ireland Hostels
There are a good variety of Northern Ireland hostels in cities like Antrim, Newcastle, and Castlerock. Hostels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts can be some of the cheapest alternatives to Ireland hotels. Northern Ireland hostels like Global Village offer amazing value for dollars spent. It’s in a location in Queens Quarter near many attractions like Ulster Museum. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, and shops teem along Botanic Avenue, only a few minutes by foot. Built in the early nineteenth century, the building is historic with a completely modern interior boasting features like a large kitchen, an outdoor beer garden, and a sitting room as cozy as your mom’s house, with ample sofas, a TV, and plenty of plants. DVDs, games, Nintendos, foosball and pool tables are provided along with free breakfast. Social events like pub crawls and barbeques are common, offering opportunity to enjoy a more intimate atmosphere and meet all types of people.