Independent hostels and bunkhouses have a variety of levels of access for the disabled. Over 100 have some adaptations, often a bedroom or toilet designed for use by a disabled person, but some are accessible throughout. To find out which hostels have accommodation adapted to your needs, take a look at their full details by clicking on the icons on the map below. We have provided links to the accessibility statements for some of the hostels and bunkhouses in the text below, for others taking the link from the map and then viewing the hostels own website is often the best way to find out more. We recommend that you talk directly with the accommodation staff to make sure that your needs can be properly accommodated.
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Accessible Accommodation in Hostels and Bunkhouses
Independent hostels and bunkhouses have a variety levels of access for the disabled. Over 100 have some adaptations, often a bedroom or toilet designed for use by a disabled person, but some are accessible throughout.
Accommodation with some level of accessibility are indicated on this website with a wheelchair symbol and are shown on the map above. Guidebooks from 2019 onwards will include a page listing accessible accommodation and readers of the 2018 guidebook can use the contact form on this website to request a free listing of all accommodation with some level of accessibility.
GILFACH WEN BARN in West Wales provides ideal accessible accommodation. There are no steps into the building or from the front door into the garden. There is a single step into the under covered BBQ area from the front of the building. All of the downstairs of the building (lounge, kitchen, dining room) is wheelchair accessible. There is a downstairs bedroom, and shower room with toilet and washbasin all designed to be wheelchair accessible. For more details see the virtual tour of the property the Gilfach Wen Barn website which can be reached via their page in the Independent Hostel Guide. The virtual tour provides details of the layout of the building but also has a video tour of each room with the option to zoom into any feature of interest.
COLL BUNKHOUSE on the amazing Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, is all on one level and is all totally wheelchair accessible. There is at least one accessible room with a set of bunks, single bed, accessible sink and plenty of space to manoeuvre. There is also a designated wheelchair accessible bathroom with grab rails and a roll in shower with two wall mounted shower seats. The toilet is a perfect height for slide transfer. There is parking right outside the Bunkhouse.
THE LONG BARN Has an self catering accessible unit called the Cow Shed which sleeps 6 and is suitable for disabled people. There is parking on the flat outside and there is a disabled toilet and wet-room.
To find out which hostels have accommodation adapted to your needs take a look at their full details by clicking on the icons on the map above. Taking the link provided to the hostels own website is often the best way to find their accessibility details.