If you’re thinking of visiting the North East in the near future and looking to explore your options when it comes to cheap hotels in Newcastle, then the following information is sure to help.
Newcastle has for a long time proved to be a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors domestically, with Europe and from all four corners of the globe. Year after year the tourist numbers seem to rise, and it looks like this trend will continue for many years to come. Rough Guides named Newcastle as the best place to visit in 2018 – a true sign of how highly regarded our beloved city is amongst industry professionals and visitors alike. For visitors to the city who are intending to make more than just a day trip, it’s likely that they are going to need somewhere to stay. Fortunately Newcastle offers a huge range of quality hotels for all budgets – something you’d expect from a city which attracts tourist numbers of such a high volume. Below we will highlight some of the best cheap hotels in Newcastle for those who are looking to enjoy all the Toon has to offer, without breaking the bank and spending all of their budget on accommodation.
- 1 Cheap Hotels in Newcastle City Centre
- 2 Cheap Hotels near the Newcastle Quayside
- 3 Cheap Luxury Hotels in Newcastle
- 4 Cheap Hotels near Newcastle Airport
- 5 Cheap Hotels in Jesmond
- 6 Cheap Hotels in Gateshead
Cheap Hotels in Newcastle City Centre
Newcastle is a fairly compact and very accessible city – so wherever you choose to stay, you’ll not be far from what is considered as the city centre. Here you’ll find Newcastle’s major shopping areas as well as a vast number of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs for those looking to sample the city’s famous nightlife and food scene. Those looking for a cheap, one night stay in Newcastle, perhaps for a stag or hen party, will likely find that a hotel located in the city centre suits their needs
Euro Hostel Newcastle
Don’t let the word ‘hostel’ put you off with this one. Your first thought may be of shared dormitory rooms with 10 other strangers, but that is not the case. Whilst Euro Hostel does indeed offer dormitory and single rooms, you may be surprised to find out that it also has plenty of double rooms, just like any other hotel. It also boasts triple and quadruple rooms as well as family rooms, making it a great choice for larger groups. In terms of location, you cannot get much more central than this. A short walk away from the Quayside, Northumberland Street and Grey Street with plenty of cafes bars and restaurants just a stones throw away. A ideal choice for those looking to sample Newcastle’s nightlife.
If your trip to the city is going to involve a visit to the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, then Rooms Inn is your best bet for easy access to the event you’re going to attend. Located on the western outskirts of the city, the Rooms Inn offers modern, well appointed rooms and easy access by foot to central station and the city centre. If you’re looking for suggestions of cheap hotels in Newcastle near the train station or the arena, then this should be top of your list.
Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle
Sleeperz is one of the best examples of cheap hotels in Newcastle city centre. It’s perfect for those who want to stay close to Newcastle’s many bars and clubs to avoid a long, drunken walk back to the hotel following a big night on the town. Being just a two minute walk from the station makes this hotel perfect for those visitors arriving and departing by train.
Cheap Hotels near the Newcastle Quayside
A visit to Newcastle’s famous Quayside should be high up on the list of things to do when visiting the city. There’s something nice about being down by the river, surrounded by famous landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge and the Millennium Bridge. This part of the city also boasts a plentiful supply of great restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars. Every Sunday the Quayside Market attracts hundreds of tourists and local residents down to the riverside, where you will find all sorts of offerings from independent traders. Taking place between 9am and 4pm, the market features plenty of great food stalls as well as a huge selection of handcrafted goods, local produce and other trinkets for sale.
With some of the best views in the city and lots of things to see and do right on the doorstep, it’s no surprise that the Quayside is one of the most popular places for visitors to stay at when they come to Newcastle. Despite this area boasting some of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the city, it also offers a good range of accommodation options for those on a budget.
The ‘easy’ brand is synonymous with budget, no frills travel options. The company which brought you cheap flights via easyJet also has a range of hotels that are perfect for those looking for a cheaper accommodation option. The easyHotel in Newcastle has a solid rating on TripAdvisor and various hotel booking sites, with its location being one of the major plus points according to those who left their review. In less than ten minutes walking you can reach the train station from this hotel, with even shorter walks to the Quayside and Grey Street, making this hotel great for those who like to get around by foot.
As the name suggests, the Waterside Hotel is located on Newcastle’s Quayside, right next to the river Tyne. As a result, a stay in this hotel means you have the pleasure of waking up with a view of the Tyne Bridge being one of the first things you see. What better way to start the day! This hotel offers single rooms for the solo traveller looking for an even better deal as well as twin and double rooms. If the Quayside is one of the main reasons for your trip to Newcastle, then surely staying there is the best idea. If that;s the case, you can’t really go wrong with this hotel.
Offering double, twin and triple rooms, the Surtees Hotel is a great budget option that should be considered when making a trip to Newcastle. The location on Dean Street means that guests are very close to the Quayside and the city centre. On Dean Street itself you will find plenty of high quality restaurants and bars, so this is another good option for travellers who like to enjoy various leisure and entertainment options.
Cheap Luxury Hotels in Newcastle
‘Cheap’ and ‘luxury’ are two adjectives that are often considered to be mutually exclusive, especially when it comes to describing hotel accommodation, but here in Newcastle it is possible to find some top notch places to stay for a very reasonable price. You won’t find the hotels below offering room rates as low as the ones already mentioned above on this page, but taking into account their high level of standard, we feel that they certainly can be considered cheap and also luxurious.
If you like the idea of staying down by the famous river Tyne but require a bit more luxury than what the hotels suggested above can offer, then the Copthorne Hotel is a worthy option. Offering a high standard of accommodation without the need to break the bank makes this hotel a very popular pick, particularly amongst those visiting Newcastle for a business trip.
Situated opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the MalMaison hotel offers luxury at an affordable price together with stunning views. The hotel is housed in a former Co-operatieve society building and is visually stunning. It’s one of Newcastle’s most iconic hotels and boasts a highly regarded restaurant on site, Chez Mal Brasserie.
Sandman Signature Hotel
If you’re planning to watch Newcastle United (or whoever they are playing against) during your visit to the region, then there’s no better choice than the Sandman Signature hotel, in terms of easy access to St James’ Park, the home of the Magpies. But close proximity to the city’s football stadium is not the main reason to stay here. The Sandman Signature Hotel, which was built on the site of the former headquarters of the Scottish and Newcastle brewery, has a great reputation for quality and service.
If you’re looking for relatively cheap hotels in Newcastle but require a certain level of luxury, the three options above are your best bet.
Cheap Hotels near Newcastle Airport
Newcastle airport serves as the main airport for the whole of the north-east of England and offers direct flights to numerous destinations domestically, within Europe and also to other continents. With direct routes to hubs such as Amsterdam and Dubai, passengers can reach hundreds of destinations in all four corners of the world without having to travel down to one of London’s main airports.
If you’re using Newcastle airport as your point of departure and you have an inconvenient flight time, then staying in one of the nearby hotels will be a good idea to ensure you don’t miss your flight. Below are two examples of budget hotels with easy access to Newcastle International Airport.
Novotel Newcastle Airport
Being 7 a minute drive both from Newcastle airport and the city centre means that this hotel offers the best of both worlds for those looking to explore the city but remain in close proximity to where they will catch a flight from.
Brittania Hotel Newcastle Airport
Unlike the Novotel mentioned above, the Brittania Hotel is located within walking distance of Newcastle International Airport. It is the best option if you are looking for a cheap hotel in close proximity to the airport and the purpose of your visit is purely just so that you can catch a flight the following morning.
Cheap Hotels in Jesmond
Jesmond is residential suburb situated on the outskirts of Newcastle, just north of the city centre. It’s popularity amongst visitors to the city has risen dramatically over recent years and is particularly popular during weekends and even more so when a bank holiday weekend takes place, when thousands of party goers descend upon Osborne Road – a street full of bars and restaurants. Jesmond Dene, a beautiful wooded valley situated along the Ouseburn river, offers peace and tranquility in abundance and should definitely feature on the itinerary of anyone visiting the area.
Cheap hotels in Jesmond are in plentiful supply and it’s more than likely that you will find a suitable budget option if you explore what’s on offer in this area. Many of the Osborne Road bars mentioned above actually operate from the premises of hotels, making them very popular choices for stag and hen groups. Jesmond offers a great alternative for those looking for somewhere to stay outside of the city centre but with easy access to the city centre. A short one or two stop Metro journey will get you into the middle of Newcastle in a matter of minutes.
Newcastle Jesmond Hotel
Breakfast seems to be included in most of the deals we found for this hotel online, which makes this even better value for money. This small, twenty room hotel is located on Jesmond’s Osborne Road, very close to numerous cafes, restaurants and bars. A short, two minute walk is all it takes to reach the West Jesmond Metro station from this hotel, giving easy and affordable access to Newcastle city centre and many other destination throughout the region.
The New George Hotel
Offering rooms at times for as low as £30, means this hotel is one of the best options in the whole area for visitors on a shoestring budget who do not fancy staying in one of the city’s dormitory rooms provided by hostels. The New George Hotel has a very popular bar, called JamJar, operating from the same premises which does great food too.
Another Jesmond hotel which has room rates from around the £30 per night mark at certain times, Whites Hotel is another great pick for the budget-conscious traveller. Once again, this hotel shares its premises with a popular bar, known as Bar Blanc, which is particular popular amongst the local university student population.
Cheap Hotels in Gateshead
Although this guide is designed to offer suggestions of cheap hotels in Newcastle, it wouldn’t be complete without mentioning what is on offer in Gateshead and in particular, the Gateshead Quayside. For those of you who don’t know, Gateshead is the town located directly south of Newcastle, separated by the river Tyne. The Gateshead Quayside sits opposite Newcastle’s own Quayside and has become an increasingly popular choice for visitors to the area looking for hotel accommodation. Many of the hotels in this area are situated just a short walk away from the Newcastle Quayside, via the swing bridge or Millennium Bridge, but Gateshead also has several of its own attractions, such as the Sage and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, meaning that many people do not choose to stay in this area just because of its close proximity to Newcastle.
The Newcastle Gateshead Hilton can be found on the Gateshead side of the river, but there are several more budget-friendly options available to choose from.
The Jury’s Inn Gateshead Quays
Our first pick from the Gateshead side of the river Tyne is the Jury’s Inn. You know what you are getting from an established, large hotel chain such as Jury’s Inn, so it’s sure to be a safe bet. Just a minute’s walk from the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art means guests at this hotel are based close to own of the North East’s most popular tourist attractions. Access to the Newcastle side of the Quayside couldn’t be easier, thanks to the help of the Millennium Bridge – so don’t be put off by the fact that this hotel isn’t actually in Newcastle, if a visit to the city itself is the main reason for your trip .
Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead
Located just a short distance further back from the river Tyne than the Jury’s Inn, the Ramada generally offers even cheaper room rates than the hotel mentioned above. This 3 star hotel boasts a solid 7.8 score on TripAdvisor at the time this was written and is a great choice for visitors to the area looking for easy access to the Sage Gateshead.
Holiday Inn Express Metro Centre
Last but not least in our pick of Gateshead hotels is the Holiday Inn Express Metro Centre. As the name suggests, this hotel is situated very close to the Gateshead Metro Centre, which holds the prestigious title of Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre. The easiest way to get into Newcastle from this hotel would be to take one of the local buses that passes by and there is also a train station located in the actual Metro Centre, with routes leading to the city’s central station.