The Best Cheap Hotels in the UK

Budget-Friendly and Affordable Places to Stay in the UK

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Does the UK have cheap hotel rooms? Yes, it does. The UK is an active destination filled with fun activities and sites. For travelers on a budget, finding an affordable place to stay is often a priority. So, if you're looking for where to stay in the UK on a budget, don't worry, as we have analyzed the best hotel deals in the area based on price, amenities, guest ratings, location, and nearby activities to find the best values. There are plenty of cheap stays available in the area that offer comfortable and relaxing accommodations at low prices, and many of these hotels have great features, too. From budget-friendly motels to hotels with a variety of amenities, there is something for everyone. So, how do you find cheap rooms in the UK? When searching for the best low-cost hotels, travelers should look for good options that offer a balance of price and comfort, with plenty of opportunities for relaxation. And that's exactly what you'll find with our suggestions below. Some of the best bargain and budget-friendly hotels in the UK also feature pools and other terrific amenities, providing guests with a great place to relax after a long day of exploring the area. Whether you're traveling solo or with a group, there are plenty of cheap places to stay available that will meet your needs and offer a price range that won't break the bank. With our researched guide below, you can find the best affordable hotels in the UK, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay at an unbeatable price. So, let's get to it: here's where to sleep cheap in the UK.

The overall price of travel in the U.K. can be quite high, so backpackers and budget travelers will need to plan ahead to find affordable accommodations and entertainment options. London in particular offers plenty of hostels and budget accommodation options, but they are still priced higher than in many other cities. Smaller cities, towns, and destinations in the countryside can usually be more affordable. Prices aside, the overall amenities and infrastructure for budget travelers and backpackers are everywhere and very frequent. It's easy to find lower-priced options everywhere, along with plenty of free and cheap activities, so don't let the overall costs dissuade you from visiting.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Hostel with prices starting at $20 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Values in the UK
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.

Located at Hemmingford House, YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon has great rooms from $20 (before taxes). It offers a restaurant, a bar, laundry services, a game room, and free parking. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, budget travelers will especially love a pool table, laundry facilities, family rooms, a coffee shop, and a 24-hour desk at this affordable hotel. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. The price of this hotel is less than average for budget hotels, which makes it a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family rooms


YHA York

York, United Kingdom
Hostel with prices starting at $20 (before taxes) - See All Prices
One of the Best Inexpensive Hotels in the UK
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.

A great place to stay is YHA York which has nice rooms starting at $20. Offering a restaurant, a bar, laundry services, a game room, and free parking, it also has a great guest rating of 8.40 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 42 Water End, Clifton. This relaxing hotel is also nice because it offers a pool table, laundry facilities, family rooms, a 24-hour desk, and private parking which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. It's also less than the average price for budget hotels, so it's a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family rooms


Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage

London, United Kingdom
Hostel with prices starting at $20 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Low Cost Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly

We found Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $20. We loved that is has a restaurant, a bar, parking, laundry services, and city views, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.30 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 40 College Crescent Swiss Cottage. You'll also find a game room, a pool table, evening entertainment, table tennis, and laundry facilities which travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family-Friendly


YHA Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom
Hostel with prices starting at $24 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Very Affordable Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.

With terrific rooms from $24, YHA Manchester, at Potato Wharf provides a restaurant, a bar, laundry services, a game room, and free parking. Its terrific guest rating is 8.50 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Budget travelers will really like this budget-friendly hotel which also offers a pool table, kids meals, laundry facilities, family rooms, and a coffee shop. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family rooms


Best Western Woodlands Hotel

Dundee, United Kingdom
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $72 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific Cheap Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Best Western Woodlands Hotel has a great guest rating of 8.40 out of 10, and offers skiing, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $72 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 13 Panmure Terrace. Furthermore, it also offers hiking, laundry services, golf, a hot tub, and a spa and wellness center, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this low-cost hotel is a terrific choice. The heated pool is comfortable, relaxing, and fun for everyone. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Air-conditioned
  • Family-Friendly


West End Hostel

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Hostel with prices starting at $17 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Budget Stay
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

The great guest rating of West End Hostel is 9.60 out of 10. This place has a restaurant, a bar, rooms with kitchens, laundry services, and city views. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $17, and it's located at 35 Palmerston Place. We also love the car rentals, laundry facilities, and a tour desk which are great for travelers. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. And with the ability to cook your own meals in the kitchen, you can save money and time. The price of this hotel is less than average for budget hotels, which makes it a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Family-Friendly


Burton Hotel

Kington, United Kingdom
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $78 (before taxes) - See All Prices
One of the Best Deals in the UK
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Burton Hotel because it has great rooms that start at $78. It has room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and breakfast, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 1 Mill St. Only a short distance from the city center, budget travelers will especially love hiking, child care, golf, a free breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms at this affordable hotel. Everyone loves a nice indoor pool, and the one here does not disappoint! It's also less than the average price for budget hotels, so it's a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator


Novotel Edinburgh Park

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $70 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Fantastic Bargain in the UK
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Novotel Edinburgh Park offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and parking which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $70 (before taxes). It's located at 15 Lochside Avenue and has earned a guest rating of 8.60/10. This relaxing hotel is also nice because it offers a kid-friendly buffet, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and a hot tub which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. That hot tub is terrific after a long day of sightseeing. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly


Lakeview Guest House

Stranraer, United Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $57 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Values in the UK
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Located at 19 Agnew Crescent, Lakeview Guest House has great rooms from $57 (before taxes). It offers a restaurant, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, hiking, and mountain views. It has a terrific 9.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find golf, a free breakfast, city views, free parking, and kids meals which travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Family-Friendly


Sunningdale Scarborough

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $48 (before taxes) - See All Prices
One of the Best Inexpensive Hotels in the UK
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is Sunningdale Scarborough which has nice rooms starting at $48. Offering room service, a restaurant, breakfast, a free breakfast, and free parking, it also has a great guest rating of 9.60 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Peasholm Drive. Budget travelers will really like this budget-friendly hotel which also offers family rooms and special diet menus. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Family rooms


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Is it expensive to spend the night in the UK?

UK Average Budget Hotel Price
$151

Visitors will find a large range of terrific budget hotel choices when planning a visit to the UK. The price of these budget hotels can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average budget hotel price in the UK based on data from 1329 hotels is an affordable $151. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in the UK.

The average prices of our suggested budget hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $307
  • 4-star hotels: $151
  • 3-star hotels: $120
  • 2-star hotels: $90


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