About Alex Russel

Alex and his dog Jaffa explored regions of the UK staying at Independent Hostels. Jaffa passed away in 2019 but Alex has a new dog "Skye" and they continue to get away for walking weekends whenever they can.

Farewell to Jaffa

Our many readers who have enjoyed reading about Alex and Jaffa’s adventures while testing out various of our dog friendly hostels will be saddened to learn that Jaffa is no longer at Alex’s side.

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Jaffa while staying at Star Bunkhouse Bwlch on the Beacons Way, Wales

Holiday at the White Horse in the Northern Lakes – an Alex and Jaffa adventure

I planned a weeks break at the White Horse Inn Bunkhouse, in the Northern Lakes, to celebrate my Birthday with family and friends.  Of course Jaffa my dog came along too and another friend bought their dog Banjo. We took some lovely walks from the doorstep, up the mountains of Blencathera and Skiddaw and around the Lakes at Ullswater and Derwentwater.

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Lambs on the fells above The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse

Alex and his dog “Jaffa” are great fans of Independent Hostels

Alex and his dog “Jaffa” are great fans of Independent Hostels.  They often escape to a hostel or a bunkhouse for a weekends walking and find them a  great source of dog friendly accommodation.  Not that all hostels and bunkhouse will take dogs, but over 100 of them do. Read on to find out about Alex and Jaffas adventure and see a map showing dog friendly hostels and bunkhouses in the UK.

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