Things You Need To Know Before Booking Dorms In and around Newcastle

Newcastle is a fantastic location for a weekend getaway with a group of friends or colleagues. When arranging your visit, there are several decisions to make before booking your break. How are you going to get there, what type of dorms booking in Newcastle do you require, and what do you plan to do?

Hostels and Dorms

Forget 1960s backpacking hostels with rickety bunk beds and communal showers. Hostels these days have definitely gone ’boutique’, with most offering a range of accommodation from single en-suite rooms to larger group rooms. Some offer Wi-Fi, TV with Sky, and shared facilities such as a laundry room, pool tables and even bars.

Costs are still comparatively low, however, and hostels offer an excellent choice for those on a budget. For those travelling alone, this can be an ideal opportunity to meet others in the same position or join an existing group.


The A1(M) passes through the centre of the city and provides convenient north and south links to major motorways. Parking is available in the city.

Newcastle Central station is served by all main rail routes from major UK cities and is located within walking distance of the main areas and close to bus and taxi ranks.

For those travelling from further afield, Newcastle International airport is just eight miles from the city centre and has international and domestic flights

What to do?

Plenty of information is available on the top places to see and visit in the Newcastle area, but what about less-famous places for something a bit special? Where do the locals take their friends when they visit?

Alternative Cinema

Newcastle has a long history in the film and photographic industry and the Star and Shadow is an independent cinema. You won’t find Disney here, but you will find experimental short films, classics and silent oldies. The volunteers get to showcase their favourites.

Circus Skills

Have you always fancied running away to join the circus? Just a quick ten-minute walk from the city centre, a visit to Circus Central will give you the chance to learn the skills found in the modern circus. If nothing else, you will be able to impress your friends with your jugglinge.

Chefs’ Specials

Would you love to be able to bake artisan bread for your next get together? Learn to create a positive bread feast at the Blackfriars restaurant by booking one of its all-day artisan baking courses. Professional chefs will share their tricks of the trade and you get to take the bread home with you.

Escape Newcastle

Nobody is suggesting you should leave just yet, but if you are old enough to remember Crystal Maze on TV, you will love this. Escape Newcastle will lock you in a room and not let you out until you have solved the logic puzzles and clues, broken the codes and completed the challenges. This is something a bit different and has excellent reviews.

Get your friends together, choose your dorms booking in Newcastle, and have a fantastic fun weekend in Newcastle.

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