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GO Budget Accommodation in Durham

Budget Accommodation in Durham If you’re on a tight budget, fear not, because Durham has plenty of cheap and cheerful accommodation so you can save your pennies for the sightseeing.

For those heading to the historic capital of the North East during the summer months, a room at one of the university’s hall of residence may be the perfect money saver. A number of the colleges open up their accommodation to the public during the holidays offering a choice of bed and breakfast and self-catering rooms.

The University College, which has rooms to let in the prestigious Durham Castle [map], has B&B style accommodation for as little as £20 per person, per night, while St Cuthbert’s Society offers the cheapest rooms of all the colleges.

Located closer to the A1(M) than any other major institution in the city, the College of St Hild and St Bede [map] stands one mile from Durham train station and the city centre. As well as B&B accommodation, the college also offers a number of room-only budget deals in halls of residence on the perimeter on the campus, which is ideal for small groups and couples.

Durham also has its own Youth Hostel Association hostel situated in St Chad’s College [map] at the university. Although it is only open during the Christmas and summer holidays, it provides comfortable, clean bed and breakfast accommodation for backpackers. There are 41 beds available here and your inclusive breakfast is served in the college refectory, while evening meals and picnic lunches are usually available on request.

In nearby Consett, about five miles from Durham, you’ll find the Edmundbyers Youth Hostel [map], which has 50 beds along with a number of family rooms. Facilities here include a television room, showers, central heating, lounge, dining room, games room, cycle store and a car park.

If you fancy sleeping under the stars – well under canvas to be more precise – why not go ‘au naturel’ and stay on a campsite? The nearest one to the city centre is Grange Camping and Caravan Site [map], situated around two miles away.

Finally, if you’re travelling as part of a group and just can’t bear to be parted from your home comforts why not check into Durham Travelodge [map] on Station Lane. Here you are charged per room and not per person, and with room for four to share it can work out a very reasonably priced place to stay. However breakfast is not included in the price.

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