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Hostel options for Royal Wedding travellers

15th April 2011 Print

The impending marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has presented a royal dilemma for Britons as they decide what to do with the extra long bank holiday.

Should they join in with the street parties and celebrations that will be taking place in their local area or make the most of the extra time off work and get away either abroad or to another destination within the UK?

If the decision is to book a last minute getaway, the travel experts at are on hand to provide their top pick of affordable accommodation that won’t break the bank both in the UK and further afield.

The English Getaway – London and Beyond reveals that the most popular destinations for their customers within the UK are York, Bath, Oxford and of course London, for those who want to be at the heart of the action for this historic occasion. 

The team at have shortlisted their top UK hostels that still have availability for guests and the special events and deals that the hostels are offering to celebrate Kate and William’s special day.

London: Travel Joy Hostel

The Travel Joy Hostel is aptly located above the King William pub and to celebrate the event this hostel is offering guests booking to arrive on the 28th or 29th April a free bottle of wine on arrival.  Furthermore Travel Joy Hostel is commissioning a mural to mark the occasion for all future travellers.

Prices from £30.00 per person per night from the 28th-30th April.

London: Clink78

Win the Golden Ticket! To celebrate the royal wedding Clink78 are giving away Will and Kate souvenirs to all guests staying on the 29th April. The guest lucky enough to win the Golden Ticket will win a weekend in a private ensuite room. However, for guests that are not so lucky, Clink78 is giving away a free drink to anyone who can show a picture of themselves in front of Buckingham Palace in honour of the happy couple.

Prices from £35.00 per person per night from the 28th-30th April.

London: Generator Hostel

Missed out on an invite to the wedding of the decade? Generator Hostel has created a special package to celebrate the happy day. For only £35 per night guests can get three nights’ accommodation over the wedding weekend, breakfast, dinner and a limited edition Generator Royal Wedding polo shirt.

Prices from £35.00 per person per night from the 28th-30th April.

For those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of London yet still be close enough to take a day trip for the main event, York and Oxford have excellent train connections into the capital.

York: Fort Boutique Hostel

The Fort is York’s first boutique hostel, nestled off the medieval Stonegate in the heart of York. Each room has been individually crafted by young designers from around the UK creating a wonderfully unique ambience. Furthermore, there are three luxurious apartments which make the perfect base for a short break in one of Britain’s popular tourist destinations.

Prices from £22.00 per person per night from the 28th-30th April.

Oxford: Oxford Backpackers

Located in the centre of Oxford's Historical University city Oxford Backpackers is within easy walking distance to all of Oxford's amazing architecture, world famous universities, canals, theatres, Harry Potter film locations, and other entertainment. The friendly staff are always on hand to help guests plan their day ahead to get the most out of Oxford.

Prices from £19.00 per person per night from the 28th-30th April.

Late Royal Getaways

For those wishing to escape from it all and get away for a chic, city-break, has identified Paris, Berlin and Madrid as Europe’s top hot-spots. With prices rapidly increasing over the royal weekend can offer alternative great deals for travellers on a budget.

Paris: St Christopher’s

As one of the most modern backpacker hostels in Paris, St Christopher’s have set the benchmark for a new generation of hostels. Located in central Paris on the ‘Bassin de la Villette’ guests can take in views of the Eiffel Tower and immerse themselves in the sites this beautiful city has to offer. With a dedicated female only floor that has some extra creature comforts, this hostel is the perfect place for those using the holiday to catch up with friends and enjoy a girly break.

Prices from £25.00 per person per night from the 28th-30th April.
Berlin: Backpax Mitte

The artistically designed bedrooms and interior spaces of this hostel have been styled and transformed into unique pieces of art, creating the perfect destination to escape the royal wedding. All rooms were designed by international artists and express an unconventional and creative atmosphere. So guests can leave the hype of the wedding behind and choose from the ‘Beetle room’ or ‘Skyline room’ among others to lose themselves.

From £11.99per person per night from the 28th-30th April.

Madrid: Way Hostel

This hostel is perfectly located in the famous neighbourhood of ‘Tirso de Molina’ and just around the corner from the traditional markets of 'El Rastro'. The rooms have been designed following the inspiration of a wide variety of singers, historic music bands & Spanish artists adding an extra dimension to your stay. Here, you can relax and recuperate during the bustle of the royal wedding back at home.

Prices from £16.71 per person per night from the 28th-30th April.

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