Bournemouth is a sunny town known for its sandy beaches, blue waters and lively nightlife. Nestled on the UKs southern coastline, this resort town is ideal for that long-awaited holiday or that weekend out of town.

There’s so much to do here; hike at nature reserves, visit a museum or a theatre, or just spend time relaxing at the beach.

While Bournemouth is considered one of the most expensive places in the UK to live, it is pretty affordable for the traveller or backpacker. There are several accommodations you can stay at. However, to have a quintessentially English holiday, I always recommend staying at a bed and breakfast.

What’s better than staying at an authentic British B&B that relaxes and refreshes you?

B&Bs or guesthouses give that homely feel – they’re cosy and comfortable, and you don’t have to worry about breakfast options.

B&Bs in Bournemouth have some beautiful locations and settings, and they cater to every type of pocket. They’re also not very far from the city centre and the beaches.

So, if this all sounds great to you, let’s jump right in and check out my top bed and breakfasts in Bournemouth.

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Studio in the heart of Bournemouth

Want to experience Bournemouth like a local? No problem! This B&B is located in the heart of the city so you’re always within walking distance of all that there is. Ideal for two people, this one-room studio is your perfect pick if you’re travelling with a friend or your partner, or even solo! Loaded with amenities, and easy on the pockets, this B&B is a steal.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:
  • Bournemouth International Centre
  • Oceanarium
  • Bournemouth Pier

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Staying in a Bed and Breakfast in Bournemouth

Staying in a Bed and Breakfast in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is an interesting place to visit with lots to offer. It has that classic British seaside vibe to it, and you’ll see many bed and breakfasts that will have that homely feel. There are a number of bed and breakfasts in the city, each offering a family-friendly, personalised experience – from warm hospitality to homemade breakfasts that some of the owners provide.

Whether you choose to stay in a private room in a Victorian guesthouse or book an entire chic apartment for yourself, the British charm will not be missed.

What to Look for in a Bed and Breakfast

Bournemouth has a number of great B&Bs to choose from – there are stylish period properties, cozy cottages, modern apartments and even fusion-style accommodations. Most of these are near to the beachfront or town centre, so you’re always in the scene. These B&Bs don’t break your wallet too; you can choose good quality budget-friendly places or even choose to splurge on a luxury stay.

It’s your choice if you want to stay in a private room in shared accommodation or have the whole place to yourself. The ideal place to start your search is on Airbnb or Booking.com, where you can have a great range of places to choose from that suit your preferences. If sifting through hundreds of properties takes too much time and energy, I hear you, so I’ve listed the top B&B options for you here.

BEST OVERALL BED AND BREAKFAST IN BOURNEMOUTH
Studio in the heart of Bournemouth, Bournemouth
BEST OVERALL BED AND BREAKFAST IN BOURNEMOUTH

Studio in the heart of Bournemouth

  • > $$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Well equipped kitchen
  • > Excellent central location
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR COUPLES
Rustic Victorian Retreat, Bournemouth
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR COUPLES

Rustic Victorian Retreat

  • > $$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Rustic, neutral-toned interiors
  • > Fully equipped kitchen
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST IN THE HEART OF BOURNEMOUTH
Cosy Studio Apartment, Bournemouth
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST IN THE HEART OF BOURNEMOUTH

Cosy Studio Apartment

  • > $$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Well equipped kitchen
  • > Excellent central location
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELLER
Modern Annex Queens Park, Bournemouth
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELLER

Modern Annex Queens Park

  • > $
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Large bedroom
  • > Cute back garden
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST CLOSE TO THE BEACH
Walk on foot to the beach, Bournemouth
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST CLOSE TO THE BEACH

Walk on foot to the beach

  • > $$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Breakfast
  • > Walking distance to the beach
BEST AND BREAKFAST WITH TRADITIONAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
Southern Breeze Lodge Guest House, Bournemouth
BEST AND BREAKFAST WITH TRADITIONAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

Southern Breeze Lodge Guest House

  • > $$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Adults-only
  • > Classic English breakfast
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR FAMILIES
Modern and spacious flat, Bournemouth
BEST BED AND BREAKFAST FOR FAMILIES

Modern and spacious flat

  • > $$
  • > 4 Guests
  • > Fast Wi-Fi
  • > Close to the beach

The 10 Top Bed and Breakfasts in Bournemouth

Without much further ado, let’s have a look at some of our top picks of the best B&Bs in Bournemouth.

Best Overall B&B in Bournemouth – Studio Central Bournemouth

Studio in the heart of Bournemouth, Bournemouth
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Excellent central location

This cosy studio apartment is ideal if you’re travelling solo or with a friend or significant other. It has all the necessary amenities – a double bed, dining table with chairs for two, drawers and even a TV with Netflix. The kitchen is well-equipped with basic electronic appliances like an induction stove, fridge and microwave. Overall, it is a very relaxing stay!

Since it is located in the heart of Bournemouth, it gives easy access to everything that the city has to offer. The Bournemouth International Centre is within walking distance, and there are several restaurants, bars and cafes within reach as well. A short walk will even take you to an amazing beach!

Plus it’s at a steal of a price, so if you’re backpacking the UK and want to hunker down somewhere for a few days and do some laundry, this is the place for you.

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Best Bed and Breakfast for Couples – Rustic Victorian Retreat

Rustic Victorian Retreat, Bournemouth
This B&B is a gorgeous homestay in a Victorian revived flat.
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Rustic, neutral-toned interiors
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Enjoy your stay in this spacious and tastefully decorated flat in Bournemouth. Complete with all major amenities such as self-check-in, free parking, Wi-Fi access, TV, heating/AC and bathroom essentials.

The bedroom is as cosy as it can get, with soft and fresh linens and a comfy double bed. The kitchen is pretty and minimalistic, but well-equipped. All you home cooks can fix up a nice meal in here!

After you’ve had your fill of the cosy furnishings and the bright open lounge area, head out to the city. This B&B is just a short walk away from the high street and close to the main train station and Bournemouth town centre.

Best B&B for the Business Traveller – Modern Annex Queens Park

Modern Annex Queens Park, Bournemouth
This B&B is perfect for business or leisure.
  • $
  • 2 Guests
  • Large bedroom
  • Cute back garden

If you’re travelling for business and on a short trip, this place is the perfect stay. With its fast and reliable Wi-Fi and a relaxing vibe, you can add pleasure to business as well! Located in the quiet and safe residential area of Queens Park, this B&B is a ten-min drive from the town centre.

This residential home is a self-contained modern annexe with its own entrance. The garden in the back is like your own little zen place. The house has a large and comfortable bedroom with a double bed and TV. There is a private kitchen as well, and all the necessary amenities like a washer, dryer, microwave, etc.

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Best Bed and Breakfast Near the Beach – Friendly & Charming B&B

Walk on foot to the beach, Bournemouth
This B&B has a super friendly and helpful host.
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Breakfast
  • Walking distance to the beach

Want a quick whiff of the beach before crashing for the night? This place is ideal for that! Very conveniently located within walking distance to the beach, this B&B has several great amenities. There’s Wi-Fi, TV, washer, dryer and hairdryer. You can even leave your luggage there for some time as drop-off is allowed.

Breakfast is available and the host is very helpful and friendly. You’ll have a good time hanging around and might make a friend too!

B&B w/ Traditional English Breakfast – Southern Breeze Guest House

Southern Breeze Lodge Guest House, Bournemouth
This guest house serves exceptional breakfast.
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Adults-only
  • Classic English breakfast

The Southern Breeze Lodge Guest House is an adults-only B&B located within walking distance of a large number of pubs and restaurants. Theis lodge in Bournemouth is also in proximity to the shopping centres, so you’re never short of options. The bedrooms are beach-themed and have all necessary amenities, like free Wi-Fi, TV, etc

This B&B is an award-winning place for its traditional English breakfast, so you’d want to try it out! It offers a wide range of food items, including homemade cakes which are a special treat.

There are cereals, dried fruits, nuts and locally sourced and made jams and marmalades. What a way to start your day! They even cater to special dietary requirements, like vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foods.

Best Bed and Breakfast for Families – Modern & Spacious Flat

Modern and spacious flat, Bournemouth
This elegant B&B is near the beach.
  • $$
  • 4 Guests
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Close to the beach

This elegant B&B has the perfect location for holidaymakers – it’s just walking distance to the beach. It is also near to the town centre and Boscombe promenade, which offers water sports among other amazing things to do in Bournemouth. This makes for an awesome stay-cation or holiday for a small family.

You get to rent the whole flat, which makes the experience even better. The place is loaded with all the necessary amenities – the bathroom is fully stocked with toiletries and the lounge has a sofa bed and TV.

The kitchen will not fail to impress – it has all the essential appliances and crockery for your use. The bedroom makes you feel at home. There are arrangements for young children and infants even, so if you’re parents of young kids, you won’t have any problem staying here!

Best Bed and Breakfast for Friends – The Coach House

The Coach House, Bournemouth
This cosy apartment is in the popular part of Bournemouth.
  • $
  • 4 Guests
  • Beach views and access
  • Private patio/balcony

Now this B&B in Bournemouth is a cosy, self-contained apartment in a beautiful Victorian residence.  The best thing about this place is its location – the very popular yet serene part of Bournemouth, Alum Chine. The highlight of this place is its balcony seating area, which offers lovely views of the sea. And the beach is just a walk away!

You will find all the living essentials in here, from fresh towels and linens to basic toiletries and kitchen appliances. There’s also a starter pack of breakfast items from the host to get you started, with tea, coffee, bread, croissants, butter and jams. There’s a village within walking distance too, where you can easily find cafes and restaurants.

Best Bed and Breakfast for a Luxurious Stay – Ocean-View Home

Ocean view house, Bournemouth
This modern B&B is for the perfect holiday.
  • $$$
  • 6 Guests
  • Two sea-facing balconies
  • Free car parking space

If you’re a family looking to spend a relaxing holiday by the beach, or if you’re a group of friends eager to have a beachy vacation together, this place is for you! This exquisite yet modern B&B comes with two balconies that show you the sea. The beach is just a few minutes of walk away, as are several cafes, shops and restaurants. The location is perfect!

The B&B is well-stocked with all the amenities one might need on a vacation. The beds are super comfy and a wooden baby cot is also provided. The host has also offered a selection of books and DVDs for children as well as adults, so you’re never bored in the house! The kitchen is fully equipped and all in all, the house is ideal for longer stays too.

Stylish Bed and Breakfast in Bournemouth – Sunny Penthouse Apmt

Sunny penthouse apartment, Bournemouth
This sunny penthouse has great bay views.
  • $$$
  • 4 Guests
  • Private patio/balcony
  • Beachfront

This B&B is a sunny penthouse apartment on top of a Travelodge hotel. The views of the beach from the balcony are awesome! Since it’s a penthouse apartment, you get access through a lift/elevator and a private locked entrance. The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and en-suite shower with all basic amenities and appliances.

If you’re in the mood to explore the area, you can just walk to the town centre – it’s just a 10-min walk. The Lower Gardens, the Pavilion Theater and the Bournemouth International Center are also just around the corner, with many options for shopping and dining.

Over the Top Luxury Bed and Breakfast – Boutique House w/ Hot Tub

Boutique House with Hot Tub, Bournemouth
This luxury home has a luxury hot tub.
  • $$$
  • 8 Guests
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor BBQ

Boasting gorgeous interiors and a covered luxury hot tub, this B&B is one of a kind luxury accommodation. It’s in the heart of the town centre, so you’re just a stroll away from the beach, the pier and a wide range of activities and places to see.

This B&B is ideal for families or friends staying together. The sleeping arrangements are flexible and aplenty. There are amenities for young children and babies as well. The kitchen diner is huge and well-stocked. The entertainment options are several too – there is a large TV and lots of books and cookbooks. All in all, it is the perfect vacation home!

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Final Thoughts on Bournemouth

So, there you have it! The best bed and breakfasts in Bournemouth. Are you ready to hit the beach town of Bournemouth? I hope this list helped you find the right B&B to fit your budget and preferences.

Staying at a bed and breakfast in Bournemouth is a great way to experience the city. Bed and breakfasts in the UK give off that classic British vibe and most offer the authentic and traditional British breakfast. I’m sure some of the ones I have suggested will suit your needs!

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