Editor Picks: The Best Cheap Hotels in Reading

by Chris Newens  |  Published June 25, 2019

Reading, in itself, might not be the world’s most obvious tourist destination. But this perfectly pleasant commuter belt town outside of London is convenient to a whole lot, including new national walking route, the Great West Way, Oxford, and of course the British capital. It’s also a popular spot for business conferences and, perhaps most important of all, once a year gets taken over by the raucous Reading Festival – one of the biggest pop music events anywhere in Europe.

One of the benefits of its small tourism status is that accommodation is reliably affordable. This said, it can be a bit of a minefield, lacking international scrutiny many of the privately run “inns” that offer rooms are often not worth even the minor outlay it costs to stay in them. Fortunately, we’re here to help you avoid mildew on the pillows with these first-class recommendations.