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Featured Hostels in Portsmouth

Catherine House - Campus Accommodation
3 out of 5
Stanhope Road, Portsmouth, England
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Located in Portsmouth City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of St. John's Cathedral and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth ...

3.9/5Very Good! (71 reviews)
Satisfied stay.

"The stay was overall quite satisfied. It was very clean & comfortable. Location was very good! Few mins walk from the Portsmouth & Southsea station and the shopping location. Apart from that, they could have at least 1 bin for us to throw our rubbish but this is just a small issue. To have a hair ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2019

Catherine House - Campus Accommodation
College Street Abode
2 out of 5
70 College Street (Flat), Portsea, Portsmouth, England
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Situated in Portsmouth, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"I liked cleaness most. But room tv doesn't work it had no channel."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

College Street Abode
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ibis Portsmouth Centre

ibis Portsmouth Centre

3.5 out of 5
Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, England
The price is Rs3,571 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
3.8/5Good! (973 reviews)

"Everything was great but unfortunately our tv did not have an internet connection so we could not use the streaming feature which is advertised on the TV."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

ibis Portsmouth Centre
Village Hotel Portsmouth

Village Hotel Portsmouth

4 out of 5
Lakeshore Drive, Portsmouth, England
The price is Rs5,222 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
4.2/5Excellent! (1,018 reviews)
Reasonably priced trip

"Bank holiday trip to Portsmouth. Staff helped to make check in prompt. My room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast had long queue but food was ok and could have been slightly hotter."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Village Hotel Portsmouth
Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel

Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel

3 out of 5
15 - 16 The Hard, Portsmouth, England
The price is Rs6,157 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (199 reviews)

"Lovely spacious room overlooking the harbour (& bus station but the hotel can’t help where that is!). Clean and with a sizeable breakfast. Perfect location for the docks, both museum and ferries"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Portsmouth, a hostel might be a great choice. These dorm-style accommodation options come in lots of forms, but they all have a few qualities in common:

  • Low prices
  • A social environment
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By going with a hostel in Portsmouth, you can reduce your spending on accommodation and use more of your money for exploring during your holiday. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its museums and historic sites.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Portsmouth?

The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 12° C and night-time temperatures average 3° C
  • April-June: 21° C is the daytime average and 5° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 22° C and night-time averages are around 10° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 17° C during the day and 5° C at night
  • Rainfall averages 27 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Portsmouth?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Gunwharf Quays
  • Spinnaker Tower
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace
Natural Features
  • Farlington Marshes
  • Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve
  • Staunton Country Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Portsmouth Guildhall
  • Charles Dickens Birthplace
  • HMS Warrior

Overall, Portsmouth is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Marina
  • Theatre

How to Get to Portsmouth and Around the Area

You can find the closest airport in Southampton (SOU), located 15.7 mi (25.3 km) from the city centre. Once you've arrived, you might want to make use of public transport. To check out more of the area, catch a train at Portsmouth & Southsea Station, Portsmouth Harbour Station or Portsmouth Fratton Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Portsmouth?
By staying at a hostel, you can spend less on lodging and use more of your budget for exploring during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and historic sites.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Portsmouth?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the highest reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start looking: Catherine House - Campus Accommodation - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Portsmouth & Southsea Station. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and a pool table. Rooms come with towels, showers and desks. College Street Abode - Located within a 5-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find towels, free toiletries and TVs in all rooms.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Portsmouth?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 17°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Portsmouth is 787 inches.
What is there to see and do in Portsmouth?
In general, Portsmouth is known for its museums, historical sites and bars. Major attractions include Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Goodwood Motor Circuit. Get out into nature with places such as Old Portsmouth Beach, Southsea Beach and Eastney Beach. Cultural attractions include HMS Victory, Portsmouth Guildhall and Kings Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around Portsmouth while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Portsmouth in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Southampton (SOU), 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport to get around. To check out more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Portsmouth & Southsea Station, Portsmouth Harbour Station or Portsmouth Fratton Station.