Accommodation for School Groups: Hostels and Bunkhouses

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
bunk rooms are great accommodation for school trips

Hostels and bunkhouses are great accommodation for school groups.

With experience in welcoming school groups you can be rest assured that our hostels will provide comfortable and safe accommodation for your group.

Most hostels and bunkhouses on this list provide both self catered and catered accommodation for school trips.

Located in popular outdoor activity and geography field trip areas as well as our major cities independent hostels are a great choice accommodation for school residentials.

Accommodation for School Groups
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  • Profile picture of Dalesbridge

    Dalesbridge

    The Dalesbridge is just five miles from Ingleton and Settle in rural Yorkshire. In the grounds are cabins arranged around a camping field, with equipment storage, drying room, bar and conference rooms. Ideal for large groups. The Lodge B&B is furnished in a rustic mountain style with open fires. The bar, open at weekends, often serves breakfast and hosts a popular wood fired pizza night. Ideal for visiting the Yorkshire Dales & Forest of Bowland, whether you are a family, a group or an individual.

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    Mount Cook Adventure Centre

    This not-for-profit organisation is based on the outskirts of the Peak District. Their mission is to provide access to the outdoors for all, especially young people and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Mount Cook offers a range of exciting outdoor activities including Archery, Bush Craft, High Ropes and Zip Wire. The purpose-built Centre can accommodate up to 140 guests in modern ensuite bedrooms, and a further 40 guests in Glamping Pods.

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    The Bristol Wing

    This brand new hostel in the historic old police headquarters, is in the heart of the city centre. A mix of private, en suite and dorm rooms makes it ideal for single travellers, couples and families. The communal spaces on the ground floor include an award winning café offering tasty breakfast, great coffee and a super fresh lunch menu. Close to the bus station, just 20 minutes from Bristol Temple Meads and perfectly located for Bristol's best shopping from independent shops of Park Street & Clifton, big name brands in Cabot Circus or quirky market stalls in St Nicholas's Market.

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    Scarborough Youth Hostel

    For a fun filled, seaside break Scarborough is unbeatable: two safe, sandy beaches, penny arcades, pirate ship, three surf schools and the new Alpamare Waterpark. Once a 17th century water mill on a quiet riverside just outside the town, Scarborough Youth Hostel is also a perfect base for exploring the coast and country of the North York Moors and Wolds with miles of paths, tracks and quiet lanes for walkers and cyclists.

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    Euro Hostel Liverpool

    Right in the heart of the city and a perfect base from which to experience Liverpool's legendary night life, shopping and waterfront walks. Backpackers, couples, families and groups are all welcomed. Rooms vary from 8 bed dorms (mixed or female only), en suite private rooms for up to 8 people or VIP suites accommodating groups of 6 or 8 in bunks with private TV lounge and en suite facilities. The Hatch bar serves meals including breakfast and is a great live music venue as well as providing good quality food and drink. Car park discounts provided on check out.

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    Ludlow Mascall Centre

    A beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Ludlow, extended to provide en-suite accommodation with twin rooms, a family room, and a room designed for those with limited mobility. Within walking distance of restaurants, shops and pubs and near to the Shropshire Hills and Mortimer Forest with miles of stunning landscapes to explore. Fresh towels, bedlinen, complimentary toiletries, tea- and coffee-making facilities, parking and WiFi included. Breakfasts available.

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    Llandudno Hostel

    Llandudno Hostel is a Victorian 4* boutique award winning hostel where individuals, families & groups (including schools) are welcome all year. Set in the heart of the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno, it's your perfect base for shopping & exploring many local attractions, including blue flag beaches, dry slope skiing, Zip world, Surf Snowdonia, bronze age copper mine, traditional pier, museums & fishing trips.

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  • Profile picture of Howgills Barn

    Howgills Barn

    Howgills Barn offers a beautifully renovated self-catering barn in Sedbergh Yorkshire. Breathtaking views, plenty to see and do on the doorstep & set in a private location where the children can enjoy some freedom. A five minute walk into Sedbergh to nearby pubs, cafés and restaurants. Dogs welcome too. Hot tub available. Five stars on trip advisor from over 100 reviews, gives a flavour of the quality of the accommodation.

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    Colehayes Park

    Colehayes Park is a Grade II listed Georgian Manor on Dartmoor with 20 acre grounds and views over the rolling hills of the Devon. Perfect for school and university groups, large gatherings of family/friends and DIY weddings. It has a commercial kitchen for self-catering or meals can be provided. Friendly with a warm laid back atmosphere.

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    Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse

    Next to the Pennine Way, in the village of Hardraw, The Old School Bunkhouse offers well appointed, practical accommodation for up to 26. The large hall (with games, table tennis, piano, log burner & sofas) and grounds are perfect for group activities. Hardraw has a café, inn and the famous Hardraw Force waterfall. The market town of Hawes is a 1.5 mile walk across fields. Instruction available in many outdoor activities.

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    Rock and Rapid Bunkhouse

    Perfect for an adventurous or relaxing break. The Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre offers activities such as climbing (climbing wall on site for lessons or use by experienced climbers) coasteering. The bunkhouse can be rented out for sole use. Or an activity package can be put together for your group. This can very from a few activities to a full programme, including food Just 20 mins from the North Devon coastline. Hen and stags welcome as are family and school groups.

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  • Profile picture of Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre

    Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre

    A mile from Castleton in the heart of the Peak District, Pindale Farm offers a range of accommodation. There's B&B in the farmhouse. The Barn has 6 self-catering units. The Engine House is a self-catering unit and The Powder House is a small camping barn. There is also a campsite. The ideal base for many outdoor activities. Instruction is available.

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    Hunstanton Backpackers & Yha

    This family run, family friendly licensed hostel is ideal for schools (classroom available) & groups as sole use or for families & individuals in private rooms. Close to the beach, town centre, Sealife sanctuary, cliff walks and buses serving the Norfolk Coast. Perfect for walking, cycling, birding and fun on the beach. Food served or self-cater in the kitchen. Enjoy sea views from the garden patio.

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    Denton House

    Denton House is a purpose built hostel and outdoor centre in the Lake District offering bunkhouse accommodation. Warm and well equipped for self-catering, the centre was designed for groups with parking for 40 cars. A variety of outdoor activities can be arranged on site. There is equipment storage and access to the River Greta across the road.

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  • Profile picture of Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre

    Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre

    Close to the pretty fishing port of Gorey in St Martin, with a range of B&B rooms, private en suites & dorms with shared showers plus camping. On & off-site activities including zip wire (U12s), archery, bush craft, low velocity paintball or Escape from a Castle by doing physical & problem solving tasks.

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    Hoy Centre

    Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the Hoy Centre is ideally situated for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. It's also an ideal venue for outdoor education, weddings, workshops, clubs or family gatherings. Offering high quality, 4* accommodation, the centre has a well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge & a large dining hall. All rooms are en suite with twin beds and one set of bunks. Hoy is an RSPB reserve comprising 3,500ha of upland heath and cliffs with a large variety of wildlife including arctic hares.

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    Ingleton Yha Greta Tower

    On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls and mountains, Ingleton is dominated by Ingleborough, the best known of Yorkshire's Three Peaks (this is a great base for The Challenge). Known for its walking routes and waterfall trail, there is plenty here for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and cavers. Licensed and serving tasty meals there is also a self-catering kitchen. Perfect for families and school trips.

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    Outdoor Alternative

    This purpose built 4* centre is quietly tucked away in Rhoscolyn, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Anglesey Coast. Just 5 mins' walk to the sandy beach at Borthwen and a stone's throw from the Anglesey Coastal Path. Perfect for friends & families, outdoor groups, schools and universities. Your ideal base for kayaking, climbing, sailing, walking, bird watching or beach holidays. Careful energy use is encouraged, with composting and recycling. Nearby Holyhead has ferry links to Ireland.

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    Bath Ymca

    Bath YMCA offers great value accommodation. Centrally located, all the sights of this World Heritage city are easily reached on foot. With 210 beds, Bath YMCA specialises in making guests feel comfortable. Fully air conditioned lounge with TV, laundry, lockers, football table and WiFi. Couples, families, groups and backpackers all welcome.

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    Euro Hostel Glasgow

    Your smarter alternative to a hotel in the city, just five mins' walk from Central Station, with friendly staff, a lively bar and clean comfortable private & shared en suite rooms. Perfect for clubbing, shopping and discovering the city's cultural heritage and live music scene. Or for visiting family, coast to coast cycle rides/city cultural walks, sporting events, or shopping and good night out. The VIP suites are ideal for all types of groups.

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  • Profile picture of Hatters Hostels Manchester

    Hatters Hostels Manchester

    Hatters on Hilton Street combines hotel quality en suite accommodation with the social buzz of an international hostel. Located in the heart of the bohemian Northern Quarter of Manchester, it's your perfect base for all city centre attractions & transport links. Full/half board options for larger groups. Ask about discounts to Alton Towers, about Man Utd & City football stadium tours and about all that is FREE to do in Manchester!

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  • Profile picture of Dunfield House

    Dunfield House

    In rural Herefordshire, close to the Welsh border, Dunfield House provides accommodation for groups of up to 95 with sole use of the house, stables, parkland and swimming pool. From November to March the house and stables can also be hired individually by smaller groups. The house provides fully catered accommodation and the stables have a self-catering kitchen. A great choice for school, youth, music or church groups, training courses and family get-togethers.

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  • Profile picture of Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre

    Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre

    The Rhyd Ddu Bunkhouse provides group accommodation at the foot of Snowdon and the Nantlle Ridge. Sleeping 31 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen and a large communal/dining room with a big screen - great for movie nights! Boasting glorious views, central heating, fast Wifi, parking, secure bike storage, drying room and a large garden. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow case and towel. A pub, cafe, and steam train station are all within 2 minutes' walk.

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  • Profile picture of Ocean Backpackers

    Ocean Backpackers

    Close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour, this clean and friendly hostel offers fantastic facilities for walkers, cyclists, surfers, families, schools and activity groups. Providing self-catering accommodation with great facilities including, communal lounge (free WiFi), bike/surfboard storage, drying area and free parking. Ilfracombe is full of cafés, galleries, shops and restaurants and is home to Damien Hirst's statue, Verity.

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    Hawse End Centre

    Hawse End Centre sits at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley on the shores of Derwentwater with easy access to Keswick via launch or lakeside walk. The house is a large, comfortable, country mansion, ideal for large groups, while the Cottage is more suited to smaller group, families and individuals. For the more adventurous there are two yurts with stunning views and transparent domes for star gazing. Catering & outdoor activities with instruction can be booked in advance.

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  • Profile picture of Brancaster Activity Centre (bac)

    Brancaster Activity Centre (bac)

    This National Trust Grade 2 listed flint cottage lies in the picturesque harbour of Brancaster Staithe on the North Norfolk Coast. With stunning sea views across the beautiful marshes. Groups of up to 22 or 48 can be accommodated (sole occupancy). Self-cater in the well equipped kitchen, or eat out in nearby pubs and cafés. The upstairs 'snug' has a TV and woodburner and there is a garden with seating and gas BBQ. Perfect for sailing, walking, kite surfing, bird watching & the Norfolk Coast Path.

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    The Long Barn

    Penrhiw is an organic farm with views over the Teifi Valley. The stunning Ceredigion Coast and the Cambrian Mountains are an easy drive away and the busy small town of Llandysul (1.5 miles) has all essential supplies. The farm's location is ideal for exploring, studying or simply admiring the Welsh countryside. Local activities include fishing, swimming, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, farm walks and cycling.

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  • Profile picture of Ilam Bunkhouse

    Ilam Bunkhouse

    The former 18th century stable block of Ilam Hall in the Peak District National Park close to Dove Dale. Now managed by the National Trust and providing high quality group accommodation. Each bunk has a locker, night light and plug socket. The sociable main living area has a large dining table with benches, an open plan kitchen and large comfortable sofas. Explore the limestone hills, dales, rivers and woodland of the picturesque White Peak.

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  • Profile picture of River House Hostel

    River House Hostel

    This family run 4* hostel in the heart of Cardiff was voted number 1 in Hostelworld's list of best hostels. Opened in 2007 to rave reviews, the brother and sister team have made sure this will be the best hostel experience you will come across on your travels. With fabulous views of the world famous Millennium Stadium and River Taff and the central train and bus stations just 5 mins' walk away. What's stopping you?

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  • Profile picture of Ackers Adventure

    Ackers Adventure

    Ackers Residential Centre (ARC) is a purpose built accommodation set in 70 acres of semi rural land just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. Perfect for The Sea Life Centre, Cadbury World, Thinktank, The Bull Ring shopping centre, National Motorcycle Museum, the NEC. With 9 sleeping rooms, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining area and a rec room with TV, DVD, games and comfy seating. Akers Adventure provide instructor led outdoor activities on site which can be incorporated into your stay.

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  • Profile picture of Mytime Outdoor Centre

    Mytime Outdoor Centre

    Located on the Isle of Purbeck, just outside the picturesque village of Worth Matravers, the rustic MyTIME Outdoor Centre provides ideal accommodation for groups wishing to explore the magnificent Jurassic coastline and experience the enviable range of outdoor activities nearby; from walking and cycling to coasteering and kayaking. Groups have sole use of the centre.

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  • Profile picture of Derwentwater Independent Hostel

    Derwentwater Independent Hostel

    Family run and friendly, Derwentwater Independent Hostel is a Georgian mansion in 17 acres of grounds with stunning mountain views. Just 2 miles from Keswick, close to the Coast to Coast route and the delights of Borrowdale it makes a great base for individuals, families, groups and conferences. The hostel has plenty of space in and out for you to use and relax. Home made food is available.

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  • Profile picture of Kindrogan Field Studies Centre

    Kindrogan Field Studies Centre

    Set in wooded grounds on the banks of the river Ardle in the picturesque Scottish Highlands. Rooms range from en suite dorms to singles with shared facilties in a mixture of bunks and single beds. Bedding (make your own bed) & towels, full breakfast, WiFi, tea & coffee all included. A homemade supper and well stocked bar are also available upon request. Classrooms & conference capability available.

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    Gulabin Lodge

    Gulabin Lodge nestles in Glenshee at the foot of Beinn Gulabin and is the nearest accommodation to the Glenshee ski slopes. The 4* lodge offers excellent accommodation for individuals, families, stag and hen groups & school residentials. On-site there are many outdoor activities including mountain bike hire. During the winter there's a ski school with equipment hire. Meals & transport to and from airports /stations available for groups. A 12/14 bed house is also available.

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    Borth Youth Hostel

    With 4 miles of stunning beach just 20 metres from the front door, Borth Youth Hostel is perfect for a beach holiday. This Edwardian house has 9 bedrooms with sea views and is a great base for visits to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Aberystwyth or the beautiful Dyfi Biosphere. Snowdonia National Park is just a short drive away making Borth perfect for both mountain biking & surfing. With two classrooms, Borth YHA is idea for school trips too. There's free WiFi, a games & TV room, bike storage & drying room. Breakfast, packed lunch & a licensed bar are available.

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  • Profile picture of Thornbridge Outdoors

    Thornbridge Outdoors

    Thornbridge Outdoors offers excellent flexible group accommodation. With its superb location in the heart of the Peak District you have access to wonderful countryside, interesting places and the traffic free Monsal Trail, popular with walkers and cyclists.

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    Old Brooder Bunkhouse

    Comfy, farm self-catering in rural Suffolk close to historic Lavenham. Sleeps 20 singles in four bedrooms. Mix of oak bunks/conventional beds. Relax in cosy sitting room; BBQ, ping-pong, croquet & badminton in the garden; explore the farm, picnic in a meadow. 20 bikes included to explore quiet country lanes, or kayak down the River Stour, Go Ape, visit castles, print workshop courses.

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    Hatters Hostels Liverpool

    Hatters Liverpool combines hotel quality en suite rooms with the social buzz of an international hostel. Conveniently located for all city centre attractions and transport links it's your perfect base for experiencing the heart and soul of Liverpool. Full/half board options for larger groups. Ask at the reception about discounts to Alton Towers, Beatles tours, football stadium tours, Albert Docks and many other FREE adventures.

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    Hatters Hostels Birmingham

    Your perfect base for exploring central Birmingham, Hatters has combined hotel quality en suite accommodation with the social buzz of an international hostel. Groups of all sizes and independent travellers will enjoy free WiFi & breakfast, large communal areas and helpful staff. Full/half board possible for larger groups. Ask about discounts for Cadbury World, Warwick Castle, The Sealife Centre and other attractions.

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  • Profile picture of Carlisle Diocesan Youth Centre

    Carlisle Diocesan Youth Centre

    Near St John's-in-the-Vale and just four miles from Keswick. The centre offers self catering accommodation for groups with en suite bunkrooms and a recently refurbished common room with wood burner. With amazing views and fell walking, climbing, orienteering and cycling on the doorstep. Perfect for a group retreat, large family get-together or field trips. BYO sleeping bag, pillowcase and towel.

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    John Hunt Base

    The John Hunt Base is situated in the High Peak on the site of Hagg Farm OEC. The base offers comfortable, family friendly accommodation ideal for sightseeing, hill walking, trail running and biking as well as quieter pursuits such as photography. There is a picnic area, wildlife garden with fire pit and a playing field with climbing boulder. Activities can be arranged including climbing, stream scrambling, caving & on-site high ropes.

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    Lowick School Bunkhouse

    Within the old primary school at Lowick Green, nestled between Coniston (4 miles) and Ulverston, the bunkhouse has a lounge with wood-burning stove, large kitchen/dining room, great views of the mountains and an outdoor area with campfire. River Deep Mountain High Activity Centre provides a wide variety of outdoor activities. Group and family packages include activities in the price.

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    The Star Bunkhouse

    An ideal base for exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkhouse is situated in the village of Bwlch alongside the Beacons Way long distance footpath. Expect a warm & comfortable stay in this dog friendly bunkhouse with spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge/dining areas, fully-equipped kitchen, outside BBQ area, hot showers, drying room and car park. Accommodation for up to 20 people in bunkbeds in 6 bedrooms. Private bedrooms or sole use available. Individuals, couples & groups welcome.

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    Aberystwyth Uni Bunkhouse

    Aberystwyth University Bunkhouse is right on the Wales Coast Path, close to beaches, dramatic walking and white knuckle mountain biking. Aberystwyth has all the attractions of a Victorian seaside town with the added adventure of an ancient castle and thriving nightlife. Accommodation is in single rooms with shared self catering kitchens and bathrooms. Meals available. Ideal if you planning an education trip or conference, passing through on the Wales Coast Path or looking for a base for a family seaside holiday or outdoor group trip.

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    Clink 261

    One of London's top backpacker hostels, Clink261 offers simple, comfortable, self-catering accommodation in the city centre. King's Cross is a creative area close to the British Museum, Covent Garden & Camden Market or a short tube ride to Piccadilly Circus & Leicester Square. Guests can go round the corner to Clink78 (also in this guide) for entertainment and good value drinks at the ClashBAR.

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    Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre

    The 147-bed, platinum eco-award-winning, Stackpole Centre is the perfect venue for large families/groups, special interest breaks and outdoor activities. It comprises four large houses, three cottages and a manor house. Close to wild woodlands and stunning beaches.

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    West End Outdoor Centre

    Amidst stunning landscape overlooking Thruscross Reservoir on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this self-catering centre offers excellent facilities in bunkrooms plus an en suite leader's room with well equipped kitchen, dining, lounge & shower/toilet areas. Ideal for team building, youth groups & family parties. 12 miles from Harrogate & Skipton. Groups must include a 25+ adult. No stag or hens.

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    Foundry Adventure Centre

    With all of the Peak District National Park within easy access, the centre is an ideal location for activities and tourism and it welcomes a wide range of groups. 31 or 52 bed configurations can be booked. The spacious centre includes; a large lounge with library, TV and wood burning stove, well equipped kitchens & dining areas. An extensive network of paths give access to the countryside. Adventure activities available, great for team building & courses.

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    Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre

    In the Ennerdale valley, one of the most beautiful, least spoilt and quietest in the Lake District, Low GIllerthwaite Field Centre sits at the foot of Pillar and Red Pike. Well equipped for groups it is the perfect base for fell walking, rock climbing, bird & wildlife watching, mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing. The centre generates its own hydro-electricit. Vehicle access is by forest track and a BT payphone is on site as most mobiles do not work here.

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    Craibstone Estate

    Hostel accommodation - 5 minutes from Aberdeen Airport and 5 miles north from Aberdeen city centre. The accommodation is well placed for touring much of the North East of Scotland. Easy access to the 'Granite City' with its striking granite architecture and rich and inspiring history. Families enjoy Codonas Amusement Park located at Aberdeen beach. Visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour.

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    Birsay Outdoor Centre

    Birsay Hostel in the northwest corner of the Orkney mainland offers comfortable accommodation for up to 26 in 5 bedrooms. An ideal venue for outdoor education trips, weddings, clubs or family gatherings. It has a well equipped kitchen, dining area, drying room, disabled access and all bedlinen is provided. There is a campsite in the extensive grounds. Close to spectacular coast, RSPB reserves and the remains of early Christian, Neolithic and Norse settlements. UNESCO heritage sites.

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    Elterwater Hostel

    Located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 mins' drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Pubs, shops and other amenities are nearby. The area is popular for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria Way.

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    Stableside York

    Stableside, a quiet & welcoming 4* hostel situated right on the historic Knavesmire, is the perfect location for enjoying a break in the beautiful, historic city of York. Guests can take advantage of the varied room options catering for the single traveller and larger groups. Free parking, free WiFi and a fabulous Yorkshire welcome. Meals can be provided for groups. On the NCN Route 65 for easy access to the city centre.

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    By the Way Hostel and Campsite

    By The Way Hostel & Campsite lies in the Loch Lomond National Park, between Arrochar’s peaks & Glencoe. There’s excellent walking, climbing and white water rafting. The accommodation includes camping, various huts: hobbit houses, posh pods, glamping & trekker huts, camping cabins & a purpose built 4* hostel with twin, double & dormitory rooms, with great self-catering facilities. For more comfort still there are 2 chalets; one with three bedrooms, one with two.

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    Wooler Youth Hostel

    Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherd's Huts are on the edge of the town and offer an ideal base for exploring the Northumberland National Park, the Cheviot Hills, local castles and fine sandy beaches. For walkers there's St Cuthbert's Way and for cyclists, Wooler cycle hub routes, Pennine Cycleway and the Sandstone Way. There are bridleways perfect for mountain-biking and lots of bouldering and climbing.

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    Maughold Venture Centre Bunkhouse

    Maughold Venture Centre Bunkhouse overlooks farmland with views out to sea. The popular beach of Port e Vullen is just 10 min's walk away. Enjoy self-catering accommodation, with en suite, centrally heated rooms. Tasty meals are available from the neighbouring Venture Centre, where you can also book kayaking, abseiling, air rifle shooting, archery, gorge walking, dinghy sailing & team events. With its own stop, Lewaigue Halt, on the Manx Electric Railway you have easy access to Douglas, Ramsey, mountains & tranquil glens.

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    Seahouses Hostel

    Within easy walking distance of Seahouses, this recently refurbished hostel offers affordable, spacious & comfortable accommodation. A perfect base for visiting the beaches and castles of the Northumbrian Coast. Particularly popular with divers, families, cyclists, walkers, school, church and youth groups, parties of all sizes welcome, sole use also available. Booking is essential.

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    Viking Centre

    Situated in the village of Claxby in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB this low cost hostel has a well equipped kitchen and good sized communal area. Within easy reach of Lincoln, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The perfect location for: walking, cycling, field studies, outdoor pursuits, educational activities and conservation projects. Popular with schools, scouts, guides, walkers, cycling groups and other youth organisations. Ideal for groups wanting an educational and/or adventurous break deep in rural surroundings.

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    Campbell Room Group Accommodation

    The Campbell Room offers self-catering group accommodation for youth organisations, schools, walkers, cyclists and others. Set in the Quantock Hills AONB within 10 minutes' walk of the forest, it offers a main hall which can also sleep 18, 2 bedrooms each sleeping 3, a multi-use cabin, kitchen, showers, drying room, campfire and space for 1 or 2 tents. Activities include walking, hiking, mountain biking, beaches and high-ropes.

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    Kendal Hostel

    Kendal Hostel, a Georgian townhouse in the historic market town of Kendal, is next to the well known Brewery Arts Centre and only a stone's throw from the town centre. Facilities include 13 bedrooms for up to 66 guests, kitchen, lounge, dining room, bike shed and FREE WiFi. Single/double/family/group rooms plus mixed & single sex dorms.

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    Chellington Centre

    A unique and memorable venue for group stays. Situated in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside with amazing views across the Great River Ouse it's easily accessible from the M1 but a world apart. The converted 12th century church can sleep 30 in bunkrooms, with modern facilities, an industrial style kitchen for self-catering and two breakout rooms. Youth group discounts available.

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    Stokes Barn Bunkhouses

    On top of Wenlock Edge, AONB, in the heart of Shropshire. Stokes Barn has two bunkhouses with comfortable, centrally heated, dormitory accommodation. Perfect for corporate groups, walkers, field study, schools, stag and hen parties or a reunion with friends/family. Ironbridge World Heritage Site is 6 miles away. Much Wenlock is walking distance with shops, pubs and sports facilities.

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    Hagg Farm Outdoor Centre

    Situated in the Peak District's Woodlands Valley, Hagg Farm offers comfortable accommodation for up to 44 people with an additional 18 beds in the John Hunt Base next door. Part of Nottinghamshire County Council's Environmental and Outdoor Education Service, Hagg Farm is available for private hire by groups of friends, families, clubs and charitable organisations and can be booked on a self-catering or catered basis.

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    Cragside Bunkhouse

    A traditional conversion of Victorian workers cottage in the centre of the National Trust Cragside estate with fabulous views overlooking the lake and surrounding hills. Cragside bunkhouse sleeps 16 in 4 rooms with a well equipped self-catering kitchen making it the perfect base for families or other groups wanting to explore this stunning part of the UK Located in the heart of Northumberland within an hours' drive of the coast, the Cheviots and Hadrien's wall.

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    Glencoe Independent Hostel

    Glencoe Independent Hostel lies in secluded woodland midway between Glencoe village and Clachaig Inn with access to world class cycling, walking, climbing and kayaking. The Glencoe Ski Centre and The West Highland Way are just 20 mins away. The hostel has 4 rooms with comfortable communal spaces. Also available are an alpine bunkhouse sleeping 16, 4 luxury caravans and 3 luxury log cabins.

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    Grasmere Hostel

    This small deluxe 4* hostel, is situated on a farm in the heart of the Lake District National Park and a short stroll from the idyllic village of Grasmere. It is ideal for individuals, couples, families and groups, especially if you want sole use for a club, school or special event. For groups requiring more space, 4 luxury cottages and a Micro Lodge Pod are also available. The hostel, recommended by the Guardian and the Rough Guide, has first class facilities including a sauna.

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    The Jonas Centre

    Twelve Scandinavian styled self-catering log cabins located at the heart of Wensleydale in the tranquil beauty of the Yorkshire Dales,. Nine lodges are located in Elm Wood away from the main complex & the other three are located near to Granary Barn, which has a shop, two lounges a meeting room and a kitchen for group use. The varied use of the centre means that facilities are comfortable rather than luxurious.

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    Comrie Croft

    Comrie Croft is a perfect rural retreat for mountain bikers, hikers, families and backpackers, just over an hour from Edinburgh & Glasgow. The 4* hostel offers cosy, home style rooms which are also available for sole group use and weddings. On-site facilities include The Tea Garden cafe, bike shop and lots of grin enducing mountain bike trails, family-friendly valley routes and a well stocked farm shop. A footpath takes you to the vibrant village of Comrie and gives access to stunning glens and mountains.

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    South Shore Lodge

    South Shore Lodge is on the south coast of Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. It is a Victorian lodge, available to hire year-round by youth, community, special interest, corporate and school groups. There is also some availability for hire by groups of families and friends. With its own garden, beach access, shower block and views of the Purbeck Hills, the lodge sleeps 24 in 5 rooms and is well equipped for self-catering. Access to Brownsea Island is by foot on a ferry from Sandbanks/Poole.

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Accommodation for School Groups

Whether you are looking for somewhere to stay in one of our major cities or for accommodation with outdoor activities and instruction, Independent Hostels provide perfect accommodation for school groups.  The hostels and bunkhouses listed on this page welcome school groups of all shapes and sizes many specialising in providing accommodation for school trips.  So if you are looking for outdoor activities in Wales, or accommodation for school residentials in a UK city, looking on this page is a great choice.

You can contact suitable hostels using the contact forms on the hostel pages or by doing a group accommodation request.

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Accommodation for Schools in British Cities

For school trips to cities we have a number of hostels in most major cities, including London, which welcome school groups.  These are all centrally located within easy walking distance of museums, theatres, shops and many other attractions

Our hostels and bunkhouses are experienced in providing accommodation for school residentials and they can help you with such matters as health and safety, safeguarding and booking  appropriate outdoor activity instruction.

LOTC accreditation

Some of the accommodation has LOTC accresditiation and are experts for providing  “Learning Outside the Classroom”.   An example of these are Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre, the John Hunt Centre,  Mount Cook Adventure Centre and  Thornbridge Outdoors in Derbyshire.

Many of the hostels and bunkhouses that provide accommodation for school groups have classrooms on site so you can consolidate field trip learning. Many also have all the technology required to run a lesson but please talk to your chosen hostel about this to ensure you know what is available.

Most of our hostel and bunkhouse accommodation has self catering kitchens so you can even bring your own cook or allow older children to cater for you if you wish.  Many also provide catered options including packed lunches, hearty breakfasts and evening meals.  Once again please check with the individuals hostels to be sure that they meet your requirements.

Accommodation for Schools in the National Parks.

If you are looking for outdoor activities for your school group in North Wales, The Peak District, The Lakes or the Highlands of Scotland then you will find a good choice  of  hostels providing activities. Independent hostels and bunkhouses are also often chosen for geography or geology  field trips  as they can be found in locations that offer your school group easy access to interesting geology, geography and cities to cover all of the curriculum.  We also have accommodation for school groups in less well know parts of the country such as North Lincolnshire and rural Herefordshire  as well as coastal locations and even one on Brownsea Island in Dorset!