England B and Bs, Hostels, Hotels
has a good choice of hotels starting with cheap hostels, reasonably
priced B& Bs, to royal hotels.
per Wikipedia, Hostels (or youth hostels) provide
short-term accommodation to travelers, particularly encouraging
outdoor activities and cultural exchange for the young. In certain
parts of the world, hostels are commonly called backpackers,
particularly in Australia and New Zealand.
a hostel guests rent a bed (sometimes a bunk bed) in a dormitory
and share common bathroom, kitchen, and lounge rooms. Private
rooms are often available. The main benefit of a hostel is that
one gets to meet other travelers from all over the world. Hostels
are usually less formal and less expensive than hotels. They
are most frequently used by young travelers. In the past many
hostels had imposed age limits, but today it's more common for
hostels to accept guests of all ages.
a bed and breakfast, often referred to as a
B&B, is a lodging typically operated out of a large single
family residence where guests can be accommodated at night in
private bedrooms (which may or may not be equipped with private
baths) and where breakfast, sometimes Continental and sometimes
the full English variety, is served in the morning. The business
may be operated either as a primary occupation or as a secondary.
a hotel is an establishment that provides lodging,
usually on a short-term basis. Hotels often provide a number
of additional guest services such as a restaurant, a swimming
pool or childcare. Some hotels have conference services and
encourage groups to hold conventions and meetings at their location.
differ from motels in that most motels have drive-up, exterior
entrances to the rooms, while hotels tend to have interior entrances
to the rooms, making them safer and more relaxing to people.
If you are coming to England for more than a month, consider
staying as a ‘lodger’ or ‘paying guest’ with an English family. This is what I did. This gives you an
opportunity to see English life closely, enjoy their wit and
see the difference between professional and personal Englishman.
Ads for such accommodation usually appear in local newspapers.