Advertise Your Hostel

For just £160 you can join IHUK, advertise your hostel, and receive the following services:-

A feature on our website to advertise your hostel

Your hostel will have a feature on our website with links to your hostels website (and facebook and twitter if you have them).  We provide a very visible link to your hostels on-line booking system and we do not take any commissions.   We simply use the website to advertise your hostel.   Your hostel location is highlighted on all our relevant interactive maps, long distance trails and special accommodation pages,  which are very popular with our readers.

advertise your hostel on our website

An entry in our handbook to advertise your hostel

The Independent Hostel Guide is the only handbook for hostels and bunkhouses in the UK.   Your hostel will have an entry featuring two photos and essential information about your accommodation, you can add an 5 extra photos with the ‘Extra Photos’ option.  The Guide is printed every year and distributed through tourist information centres, bookshops and at the hostels in England, Scotland and Wales.  Your page will be included in the next edition of the guide, printed in January.

 Membership to Independent Hostels UK (IHUK)

IHUK will advertise your hostel at shows such as the Telegraph Outdoor Show in London, The Education Show at the NEC and local event’s such at Le Euroica Cycle Show.   You will be given the opportunity to join us at a show, meet other hostel owners and help out on the stand.  The IHUK network  member’s message boards allow you to talk to other hostel owners and read their advice on useful services and the latest scams.   All the hostels in the network are able to  post Natters, short up-to-the-minute messages that appear on the home page of our website and are posted out on our social media.  Natters give you great free exposure for your special offers, local events and other news, to help you advertise your hostel.  Natters are promoted on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

advertise your hostel with Independent Hostels UK

Free feature on the Long Distance Walkers Association’s Website, to advertise your hostel.

We will add your accommodation to the Long Distance Walkers Association’s resources directory on the LDWA website.  The Long Distance Paths in your area will include a link to your hostel information on our website including your own online booking link.   Viewers of local walks on the iFootpath website will be given the option of viewing your accommodation as a place to stay.

advertise your hostel with LDWA and Ifootpath

Group Bookings

The popular group enquiry button on our website allows group leaders to select the facilities and location  they require and then prompts them to compose an email which we send direct to you for  your personal attention.   Our Group enquiry button is used mostly by groups of families and friends,  UK based outdoor enthusiasts and overseas student groups.

advertise your hostel for group bookings

Social Networking to advertise your hostel

If you have your own social networks we will automatically re-tweet your Twitter posts and endeavour to share as many of your Facebook posts as we can.  If you don’t have your own facebook/twitter our natter facility is a great way to get your news out onto the social networks.   Natters are tweeted via our Twitter profile @indiehostelsuk, and posted onto our Facebook page.

advertise your hostel on social media

The IHG Blog as a way to advertise your hostel

The IHUK blog  is popular with our readers and Google alike.  Our  team of travel writers and outdoor photographers stay at hostels and bunkhouses in the network and write about what they got up to.   These blog are not a review of the accommodation, they are a holiday idea designed to promote the local area and the hostel along with it.   The blog talks about the activities and sights nearby with your hostel suggested as an ideal place to stay.   Blogs are provided for free, all you need to do is offer a nights free accommodation to the blogger.   For more details click here.

advertise your hostel on the Independent Hostel Guide blog

For £60 you can have up to 9 additional photos on the website and  5 additional photos in the guidebook.

Choose the ‘Extra Photos’ option to have up to 9  extra photos online and 5 extra photos alongside your feature in the  guide book.  The online photos  scroll along the top of your website feature.  We will also be selecting over 100 photos from hostels and bunkhouses with the ‘Extra Photos’ option, to feature full spread in the editorial pages of guide, at no additional cost.

Other services available from Independent Hostels UK 

Independent Hostels UK provides a range of additional services to hostels.  These are based on the knowledge we have gained promoting hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns on the web over the last 25 years.  You can find our more about these on the links below.

Website Design and Hosting  


Contact us to find out more



Email us at or give us a call 01629 580427  to chat through your questions.