The Best Hostels in Bath, England

Theres plenty to see and do in Bath, including the Pulteney Bridge and weir
There's plenty to see and do in Bath, including the Pulteney Bridge and weir | © Anna Stowe / Alamy Stock Photo
Nicholas Grantham

With a fascinating history dating back to the Roman era, a selection of artisan shops and restaurants and some excellent theatres, it’s easy to see why Bath is one of the top spots to visit in the UK. With so much to take in, it’s a city that will take a few days to make the most of. With that in mind, we’ve put together the best hostels for your next visit.

1. Annabelle's Guest House


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Found less than a two-minute walk from the famous Roman Baths, Annabelle’s guest house is a cosy option within a stone’s throw of landmarks including Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent. Definitely a top choice for visitors wanting to spend as much time in the city as possible, Anabelle’s is just a short walk to most of the city’s well-known attractions. The guest house itself offers a variety of private rooms, with different layouts to suit your needs and a classic, comfortable feel. A continental breakfast is served every morning, giving guests a chance to fuel up before heading out for the day.

2. Wentworth House


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A classic B&B in the city, Wentworth House has plenty of well-furnished and traditional private rooms available for rent. Spread over nearly an acre of its own grounds, Wentworth House is a striking building in its own right. The guest house has a selection of great facilities for you to enjoy on your stay, including beautifully maintained gardens, a fully stocked bar that’s open throughout the day and even a heated pool. From some of the top floor rooms you’ll be treated to terrific views across the nearby countryside.

3. Bath Backpackers Hostel


Right in the centre of the city, Bath Backpackers is a popular choice amongst the travelling community. Less than a five-minute walk from the nearby galleries, theatres and bars, it’s an ideal option for guests looking to make the most of the city’s vibrant nightlife as well as its famous attractions. The former town house has a choice of mixed or women-only dorm rooms depending on your preference, and has a colourful interior that matches its relaxed atmosphere.

4. YHA Hostel


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The recently refurbished YHA hostel is an excellent option for those looking for a comfortable, affordable and enticing offering in the centre of the city. Following a £2.5 million investment in 2018, the hostel has never looked better, with a selection of pristine dorm rooms available and an excellent lounge area for catching up after a day of exploring. The shared kitchen and dining room areas are bright and spacious, providing a perfect spot to have a quick bite before continuing your exploration of the city.

5. The Roundhouse

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If you’re looking for a more unique and eco-friendly experience during your visit to Bath, and like to feel out in the open, the Roundhouse is one for your consideration. A beautifully decorated yurt-style dwelling, set on a working organic farm, the house has everything you need contained in one large, round space. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, the guest house is a great way to explore the city or enjoy the beautiful local countryside. Make sure to visit the on-site farm shop for a great selection of homegrown items produced right here on the farm.

6. St Christopher's Inn Bath


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One of the popular St Christopher’s Inn Hostels commonly found in most UK cities, the Bath edition is definitely one of the best offerings for world-weary travellers. With creatively designed dorm rooms filled with clean and comfortable beds and a variety of different options dependent on your preference, it’s easy to see why St Christopher’s is a classic. On the doorstep of the city, the hostel also has an in-house bar and restaurant, Belushi’s Bar, that has been recently refurbished and gives significant discounts for anyone staying in the hostel. A great selection of beers and hefty meals is usually available.

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