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Independent Hostels UK is the largest network of hostel and bunkhouse owners in England, Scotland and Wales.   We believe in Direct Booking and on this website everything you say and everything you pay goes direct to your hosts.

Great news for Christmas. Your household can join up with 2 other households to form an exclusive Christmas Bubble for the 5 days between 23-27 December.  There are no travel restrictions between tiers and countries between these date.  In England you can book private hire of a hostel or bunkhouse for your Christmas bubble.  In Wales and Scotland a Christmas bubble can only stay in their own home, but a single household can book the private hire of a hostel or bunkhouse.

Many hostels and bunkhouses are open (subject to restrictions) having implemented Covid cleaning procedures.  Some are offering reduced rates for exclusive use.  At others multiply households can book en-suite bedrooms with social distancing in place in the shared areas.

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Hostels and bunkhouses have self-catering facilities and provide great value accommodation for one night or more.  They range from rural barns to city houses and are ideal for exploring the outdoors and independent travel.

There have been some temporary changes to the way places operate  in the New Normal.  We are using News posts to show the latest details for each hostel.   Click here for the latest updates.

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