Dorothy was right – there’s no place like home!

  • Rediscover your love for home by escaping to locations just a short drive away at prices that will keep your wallet happy

  • From St Ives to Skye, stay in luxury private rooms in stunning buildings and locations

  • Incredible properties await just a few minutes walk from the heart of Edinburgh, Cardiff and London 

The Great British Isles are inspiring more holidaymakers than ever as staycations are up over 20% compared to this time last year. This summer, as well as luring you to far flung destinations, Hostelworld has selected the best places to stay for a perfect summer staycation. Whether it’s just for the weekend or little longer, you’ll discover a new-found love for the UK and be able to revel in being a tourist near your own home, all at a price your bank balance will love even more.


home-holidayWombats, London

Right in the heart of the nation’s capital, this hostel is a globetrotter’s favourite and lets you meet the world in their always-popular bar without ever having to get on a plane. Wombats is just minutes from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City of London itself.

Average price pn/pp

Private Rooms: £118

Six Bed Dorm Rooms: £33


Cohort Hostel, St. Ives, Cornwall

home-holidayLocated in a converted Wesleyan Chapel, the Cohort Hostel is in the heart of the artists’ paradise of St. Ives, Cornwall. White sand beaches surround the town creating an almost supernatural light that has long been a source of inspiration. But whether you’re inspired to pick up a brush, a surfboard, or a traditional Cornish cream tea is up to you.

 Average price pn/pp

Dorm Rooms: £23


home-holiday-4YHA Bath, Bath

The town of Bath was the height of Georgian luxury, and the Royal Crescent is one of its most famous attractions other than the actual Roman baths themselves. YHA Bath is set in stunning Italianate mansion, a short walk from the centre of the town where you can wander the same streets as Jane Austen and imagine finding your very own Mr Darcy.

Average price pn/pp

Private Rooms: £93

10 Bed Dorm Rooms: £18


The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London 

home-holiday-2Perfect for trend-setting East London, The Dictionary Hostel can be found in a converted warehouse. Sample the infamous 24-hour bagel shop on Brick Lane, the drama of Shoreditch and see if you can find more than a few original Banksy’s as you tour the area. 

Average price pn/pp

Double Bed Private Room: £80

Four Bed Dorm Rooms: £28


home-holiday-1Mrs. Potts, Cardiff

Whether you visit Cardiff for the castle, the rugby, or maybe even the sci-fi as one of Dr Who’s favourite locations, is up to you, Mrs. Potts will make you feel right at home in the heart of the city. You’ll often find staff or fellow travellers cooking up a storm in the kitchen, so don’t be afraid to ask for a taste or to join in.  

Average price pn/pp

Six Bed Dorm Rooms: £18


The Baxter, Edinburgh

home-holiday-6The Baxter is a purpose-built hostel to the highest standards, and an ideal place to get the most from Scotland’s historic capital. Located in the New Town and just feet from Princes Street, this hostel is the perfect hub for exploring the city whether you wish to climb Arthur’s Seat, enjoy the bars or pay tribute to Greyfriars Bobby.

Average price pn/pp

Private Rooms: £85

Six Bed Dorm Rooms: £24


The Escape, Newquay

It may not be Hawaii, Bali or Sydney, but Newquay is a true home grown surfers’ paradise. home-holiday-8The waves crash in from the Atlantic making this one of the best breaks in Europe in both senses of the word. Once you’ve mastered the waves, return to this surf lodge hostel, compare stories and enjoy the incredible Thai cuisine at the in-house restaurant.

Average price pn/pp

Private Rooms: £41

Six Bed Dorm Rooms: £20


Safestay York, York

The ancient Viking capital, York is used to welcoming travellers and voyagers of all kinds, even ones from just down the road.  Find yourself in a stunning 16th Century town house during home-holiday-7your visit, thanks to Safestay. After a long day exploring the Viking and medieval heritage of the city, let your hair down in the lively bar, before enjoying a great night sleep in one of the hostel’s private rooms.

Average price pn/pp

Private Rooms: £67

10 Bed Dorm Rooms: £19


Skyewalker, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The most remote hostel on this list, but with views that are literally out of this world, home-holiday-5Skyewalker Hostel welcomes everyone from Jedis to apprentices who just want to get away from it all. The Talisker distillery is just three miles away and a must for any whisky lover. But the hostel comes into its own as night falls and the stars come out. Being so far from a city or town there is hardly any light pollution to obscure the night sky.

Average price pn/pp

Private Rooms: £40

Eight Bed Dorm Rooms: £18


Event Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017

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