Hostels and Budget in Devon

Being on a budget doesn't mean you can't enjoy a visit to Devon. There are lots of options for travellers who are on a budget, there are a host of attractions that have free entry and there are comfortable, simple accommodation options, like hostels offering a great night's stay. 

If all you're looking for is somewhere clean, friendly and safe to lay your head for the night (after all, you'll be out and about exploring Devon's sights and attractions by the day, right?), take a look below to find a cosy corner that won't cost the Earth.

What to expect from a hostel in Devon

Hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation.

Shared rooms can be mixed or single-sex, though private rooms are also often available. Many hostels nowadays provide additional services not previously available, such as airport shuttle transfers, swimming pools, tour booking and meals.

Hostels can be found across Devon, with some being in remote country or coastal locations making them perfect for exploring Devon’s national parks, beaches and beauty spots, or taking part in activities such as climbing, walking and watersports. Others however can be found scattered in Devon’s cities, towns and villages, making it perfectly possible to explore Devon by staying entirely in hostels – and staying within your budget at the same time!

What’s the difference between a hostel and a hotel?

  • Hostels tend to have considerably lower rates - but are understandably a little more basic
  • Hostels are usually more informal than hotels, and sometimes run by someone who also lives at the hostel
  • Hostels usually encourage guests to use the common areas such as lounges, kitchens and dining rooms, and sometimes provide opportunities to socialize
  • Hostels often offer a variety of accommodation, from single or double rooms (sometimes with en-suite) to the cheapest option of dormitories with shared bathroom facilities. There can be less privacy in a hostel than in a hotel
  • Hostels are generally self-catering, and provide basic cooking and food storage facilities
  • Hostels sometimes close during the day – they’re aimed at those who want to be out exploring the area

You might also want to check out Devon's holiday parkscampsites and glamping, for holidays that won't break the bank.