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About Bronia Kidd

Bronia was digital media manager at the Independent Hostel network until Autumn 23 and she still helps out from time to time. Bronia loves crochet and her dog called Toastie.

Tintagel is a small village located on the north coast of Cornwall, England. According to Arthurian legend, Tintagel Castle is believed to be the place where King Arthur was conceived. The ruins of Tintagel Castle, perched on a dramatic cliff overlooking the sea, add to the mystique.

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48 hours in Tintagel – a two day itinerary

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Staying In A Hostel

When planning a holiday, most people think of staying in a hotel or a bed and breakfast. However, there’s another option that’s worth considering – a hostel. Hostels offer many benefits that hotels and B&Bs don’t and can provide a unique and memorable experience. The adventure begins with where you stay – so choose somewhere interesting!

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Stonehenge Hostel; a slice of paradise

My friend Lily and I spent a night at Stonehenge Hostel before attending the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge. Our plan was simple, stay at Stonehenge Hostel, relax and save our energy before the inevitable chaos and merriment that would ensue the following night!

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UK accommodation with most instagrammable views

What truly makes you feel like you are on holiday? Is it waking up and smelling the salty sea air? Drinking your morning coffee overlooking miles upon miles of mountain ranges? Getting that perfect, instagrammable picture to make your friends and family swoon? Staying somewhere with incredible views is an absolute game-changer when it comes to travel, and here’s some great places to do it.

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Hostelling isn’t dead

In light of the news about the YHA reducing their network by a third, we are here to say confidently and categorically that hostelling is not dead! Independent Hostels is a network of over 300 independently run hostels across the UK. That’s twice the number of hostels than the YHA!

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48 hours in Exeter, the perfect two-day itinerary 

This was my first time visiting Exeter, and I was blown away by how walkable and historic the city was. Here is what I (Bronia, social media manager at Independent Hostels) and my friend Lily (tiktok content creator at Independent Hostels) got up to at during our 48 hour stay.

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Bron and Lil’s Big Scottish Roadtrip!

When Castle Rock Hostel invited Lily (Independent Hostel’s Tik Tok creator) and I (Independent Hostel’s social media manager) to stay at their hostel for a couple of nights, we did not realise what an epic road trip we were getting ourselves into. Soon, our trip transcended into 8 nights at 5 different hostels in 5 different locations around Scotland.

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4 Hostels That Are COOLER Than Hotels

If you’re one of those people who believe that hostels are a recipe for disaster, it’s time to update your thinking. Hostels are one of the most appealing choices for budget-conscious travellers. While luxury hotels with fancy amenities can be enticing, hostels can often offer an even more enchanting experience.

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You would be a Muppet to not visit Moffat

Moffat is a charming village located in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is a hidden gem that offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. If you have not yet visited Moffat, you are missing out on a truly unique experience.

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Front door of Moffat Independent Hostel

Volunteer opportunities in the idyllic Surrey Hills

Have you dreamed of working on a little homestead where peace and community are always prioritised, and the worries of the modern day seem to just float away? Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse has been looking for you as much as you have been looking for Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse!

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Top 5 Hidden Gems in Snowdonia and Nearby Accommodation

From hidden pools to dramatic mountain summits, Snowdonia National park is a treasure trove of beautiful places. With this list of hidden gems, we barely scratch the surface of incredible places that are just waiting to be explored. And not far from each hidden gem is an equally amazing and affordable hostel.

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5 Ways To Stay Active This Winter

Getting outside and staying active does not have to be reduced to just the summer months. There are plenty of opportunities to get outside in the winter months too!

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The Ultimate Guide to UK Christmas Markets 2022!

Christmas isn’t truly Christmas without a visit to a Christmas Market. Where else can you fill your belly on samples alone, get jolly on copious amounts of mulled wine AND buy that perfect gift for your notoriously fussy mother-in-law!? Read on to learn about the very best Christmas markets in the UK: what makes them special, when are they on, and where to stay in the local area.

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The Guardian and Ethical Consumer celebrate Independent Hostels’ eco ethos.

Independent Hostels was founded in 1993 by Sam Dalley who realised that independent hostels across the UK lacked a unified voice that larger, YHA hostels had. As many independent hostels are in isolated places, she wanted to create a platform where hostels could feel part of a wider community. Independent Hostels provide a space where holidaymakers, families, groups, schools, travellers, and outdoor enthusiasts can find affordable accommodation in incredible locations.

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5 places to live out your cottagecore fantasies

Cottagecore is a celebration of the simple, slower-paced life of the countryside. It’s a return to a simpler way of living, inspired by the romanticized idea of traditional rural life. The term “cottagecore” comes from the word “cottage,” which refers to a small, quaint rural dwelling, often with a thatched roof and a garden.

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