Salisbury Hotel and Accommodation Guide
Salisbury as a city has a good range of accommodation catering for all budgets and standards. Though the city is relatively small there is a large number of mid range hotels close to the city centre. For budget travellers there is a great hostel providing dormitories and private singles.
For visitors booking accommodation over the internet do not be misled into booking accommodation close to Stonehenge instead of Salisbury. Stonehenge is approximately 10km north of Salisbury and there are good transport connections. The accommodation near Stonehenge is in the bland town of Amesbury and visitors staying here will be severely disappointed and face difficulties with transport connections.
Salisbury differs from other English cities as most mid price hotels are private owned and managed. This does add to the charm of staying in Salisbury as rooms are situated in traditional buildings but adds a stage of complexity as not all accommodation is available on the common booking websites. To find the most suitable hotel room at the best price it may be necessary to search a number of websites and even use the phone to talk directly to the hotel!
Salisbury is a small and compact city but it is advisable for most visitors to stay within the ring road. Accommodation in the surrounding villages maybe cheaper or in delightful settings but should only be considered by tourists with their own transport as taxis are expensive. The price of mid range hotels are from £50 per night through to £80 per night. As Salisbury's hotels receive an almost balanced amount of tourists and business workers there is hardly any variation between weekend and weekday rates.
For budget travellers Salisbury has an excellent hostel, the YHA Salisbury, which has mixed and single sex dormitories with rates starting from £18. There are private single rooms but these book up quickly during the summer months. The hostel is well positioned on the edge of the city with a very short walk to the city centre.