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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.

Many hostels and bunkhouses are open having implemented COVID-19 secure 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.

If you are booking an entire hostel or bunkhouse for the exclusive use of your group you can share with up to 6 people from one extended household in Wales, up to 6 people from multiply households in England and with up to 6 people from two extended households in Scotland.


All over the UK


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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