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Independent Hostels UK

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.

Hostels and bunkhouses are taking bookings now for spring 2021 and beyond.

Some hostels and bunkhouse will re-open as soon a Government restrictions allow.  Having implemented Covid cleaning and social distancing 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.

For a list of accommodation ready to re-open this winter (subject to restrictions) click here.

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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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