Independent hostels, like youth hostels, have dorms and private rooms, flexible lengths of stay and self catering kitchens designed for groups. Only 5% of the 350 self catering establishments featured on this website are affiliated to the Youth Hostel Association ( YHA ) or Scottish Youth Hostel Association ( SYHA ). So you are doubling your choice of accommodation if you use both YHA and Independent networks. The Independent Hostel Guide is now the only place you will find information about a lot of the ex YHA Camping barns, hostels and bunkhouses.
Hostels and bunkhouses are ideal for walkers, cyclists and family holidays in the UK. Perfect for self catering holidays and ideal for a stop-over to break a long journey. Unlike holiday cottages, hostels provide accommodation for as short as one night. They also provide self catering group accommodation ideal for schools, outdoor groups and reunions of families and friends. Over a quarter of the accommodation on this website is dog friendly. Many provide a Best Price Guarantee, ensuring the prices they offer you through this website are the best value you will find.
Use the Regional Maps at the top of this website to find your perfect hostel, bunkhouse, camping barn or group accommodation. Or use the Find By: filters to create a unique map of your own. You can display accommodation with the facilities you require using the Facilities filter. To refine your display to the area you wish to visit you can combine the Facilities filter with a Location filter by performing one action after the other. You can combine any of the Location : Facilities : Activities : Availability: filters on the top bar using the same method of performing one action after the other.
Use the Send Enquiry button, on the top bar, to email a list of hostels and bunkhouses selected as ideal for your holiday after a few short questions. Or contact individual hostels and bunkhouses directly from their features. There are links to the accommodations own websites and where the accommodation operates online booking this is available on their features and via the Availability filter. All contacts and booking made via on this website go direct to the hostel owners or their online booking portals without incurring any fees.
Many of the hostels and bunkhouses are environmentally friendly and the offices of Independent Hostels UK has been awarded Green Tourism Gold. Keep in touch with our newsletter follow our facebook or twitter, view a map of UK hostels and buy the guidebook here.