Like cyclists, bikers and hostels go hand in hand. What good is 1000cc engine if you’ve nowhere to go with it? Fortunately we have curated this list of biker friendly hostels for those travelling on motorcycles. This list includes hostels that are situated on classic rides across the UK. Such as those on the North Coast 500, or hostels with a heritage of biker guests. Where you can meet like minded rovers. Plenty of the hostels have secure parking for peace of mind. Of course a good deal also serve breakfast so you can fuel up before taking on a day in the saddle.
118-120 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE
Kendal Hostel is situated close to Kendal’s town centre. It is available for exclusive hire only and provides comfortable and affordable accommodation for groups of outdoor enthusiasts, friends, and family.Kendal Hostel provides your group with 40 beds in eleven bedrooms, well-equipped self-catering facilities, a large comfy lounge with log burner, secure bike storage, and a drying room. At the gateway to the Lake District National Park, close to the Dales Way and LEJOG.
Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QQ
Whether you are riding the Trans Euro Trail or exploring the North Pennines you are sure of a friendly welcome, a comfy bed & hot showers at Kirkby Stephen Hostel. Situated on the High Street in this market town, there are shops, take-aways & pubs within walking distance. Eat out, bring in or cook in the well equipped self-catering kitchen.
Find out more
Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG
A multi-award winning 4* hostel with a range of rooms to meet all needs and budgets in the bustling village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. Your perfect base to explore the Loch Ness area and an ideal stop off on the Great Glen Way. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds the hostel boasts 24 hour self-catering facilities, excellent home-made meal options, a rustic bar, free WiFi, and ample car parking.
Cefn Brith, Cerrigydrudion, Corwen, LL21 9TS
Stop over at Tydden Bychan on your Trans Euro Trail ride. This 18 century farmhouse and barns is surrounded by rolling Welsh farmland. The perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day on the bike. There's plenty of off road secluded parking, a BBQ hut, on-site meals if pre-booked, use of a kitchen, all bedding provided, a drying room, comfy beds and hot showers. All this at an unbelievably low price.
Find out more
Mandale Farm, Haddon Grove, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JF
Renovated to a high standard including double glazing and insulation, the Reckoning House is situated 3 miles from Bakewell. It is on the edge of the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve, full of interesting flora and fauna as well as outstanding geological features.Horse riding, fishing, golf and cycle hire are available locally. Local walks include the Limestone Way. Facilities include: cooking area, 4 calor gas rings (gas supplied), hot water for washing up & showers, storage heaters in all rooms.
Ffordd-yr-Afon, Trefin, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5AU
Trans Euro Trail riders, as well as those touring Wales are all assured of a warm welcome at the Old School Hostel in Trefin on the Pembrokeshire Coast. There's courtyard for parking for about 8 to10 motorbikes and 4* hostel accommodation for up to 22. You can book breakfast in the hostel, eat out locally or self cater.
Find out more
Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3BQ
Carrs Farm Bunkhouse is a converted 17th century barn with stunning views over Weardale. It provides comfortable bunk bed accommodation for groups of up to 21 people in three rooms. There is a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, games/lounge area and outdoor seating with BBQ.Situated on a working farm at the heart of the North Pennines. Guided walks and outdoor activities are available for groups and schools.
Bridge House, Well Road, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, DG10 9JT
This friendly family run hostel has been designed with comfort and the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Situated on the edge of the pretty town of Moffat, the hostel sleeps up to 18 in a selection of en-suite quad, twin & double rooms. It has bike/kayak storage, bike wash area, drying room and all bedding is provided. A perfect stopover on the Lejog cycle route & the Southern Upland Way. Book a bed, a room or the whole place.
The Dinas Castle Inn is a pub with B&B, camping & 2 bunkrooms in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkhouse rooms are fully carpeted and centrally heated with en-suite wet rooms. Stag/hen do's are very welcome. Free WiFi throughout. Full cooked breakfast included in the price. Glamping is available in the Shepherds Hut (please enquire prior to booking).
Loch Fyne Lodge, Inverneil, Ardrishaig, Argyll, PA30 8ES
From groups that organise their annual runs and stay a few nights, to others that are passing through... the roads around here have proved a big hit with many of our various biker guests, some of whom are on fantastic vintage bikes. With the ‘Kilberry Loop’, the ‘Kintyre 66’ and the ‘Secret Coast’ being just a few of the routes enjoyed.
Find out more
Coble Quay, Amble, Northumberland. NE65 0FB
Whether you are doing the Trans Euro Trail or touring Northumberland, you'll find Radcliffe's Lodge in the bustling harbour town of Amble is the perfect place to stop-over. This brand new 4* hostel has everything you need. A great kitchen, a drying room, shops, pubs and restaurants just outside and private parking with CCTV security. Owner/manager Tony is a biker himself, so you're sure of a warm welcome.
Find out more
Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA
Glenprosen is the most intimate of the Angus Glens on the southernmost edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Two Munros; the Mayar and Driesh link Glenprosen to the Cairngorms plateau.Prosen Hostel is also close to the upgraded East Cairngorms footpath network. Converted to the latest and greenest specification, the 4* hostel offers cosy, quality accommodation for 18. With 4 rooms, sleeping 4, 4 and 6 in bunks and a family room sleeping 4. You can also hire the nearby village hall.
West Mains House, Beal, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 2PD
Perfectly located for visiting Lindisfarne and the castles and beaches of the North Northumberland coast, Eat & Sleep Lindisfarne sleeps 28 across 5 rooms, one of which is accessible. Eat at the on-site bistro or self-cater in the bunkhouse kitchen. Situated close to St Cuthberts & St Oswalds Way and directly on the Sandstone Way and the Coast and Castles route. There’s secure cycle storage, a drying room & laundry facilities, comfy beds & piping hot showers for the weary adventurers.
Craignure, Isle Of Mull, Argyll And Bute, PA65 6AY
Craignure, a superior eco-sensitive bunkhouse, purpose built in 2014, is the perfect base for your Mull adventure. Set on the water’s edge close to the ferry port, there’s the Craignure Inn next door for traditional island hospitality.The 4 well-appointed bunkrooms have en suite showers and there’s a spacious well-appointed communal area with kitchen, ample dining and relaxing space.
Mill Barn, Trevescan, Sennen, Nr Land’s End, Penzance, TR19 7AQ
Just half a mile from Lands End in the tiny hamlet of Trevescan, Lands End Hostel offers a warm welcome to bikers. It is right on the Trans Euro Trail and makes a perfect base for touring Cornwall. Stop over for just one night, or stay a bit longer and explore this magical part of the country
Find out more
Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, Nentsbury, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LH
This top quality bunkhouse with additional terraced camping is right on the Trans Euro Trail route. Owned and run by Danny, a keen biker himself who organises bike events at the hostel, you are sure of a really warm welcome. Secluded parking, self-catering kitchen, cosy communal lounge, lovely large dining conservatory, comfy beds and lovely hot showers.
Find out more
45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BS
Providing nightly and weekly self-catering accommodation in the captivating small town of Stromness, Orkney. Within walking/cycling distance of the ancient Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae. Stromness has a museum, art centre, festivals, scuba diving, sea angling etc. Facilities include fully equipped kitchens, single, double, twin, triple and family bedrooms, some with sinks and others with ensuite. All with towels and bedding inclusive. WiFi. Cycle storage & free car park up the lane.
Beili Neuadd, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5NS
A converted 18th century stone barn in stunning countryside just 2 miles from the small market town of Rhayader, gateway to Elan Valley and the Cambrian Mountains. On three National Cycle routes and the Trans Cambrian Route. Beili Neuadd offers a centrally heated barn sleeps 16 in 3 en-suite rooms and includes a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and drying room. There is also a self contained annex sleeping 4. If weather allows there is a lovely outside space with a firepit to gather around.
Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NN
TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2023 WINTER Self-catered accommodation for up to 16 people to enjoy this remote area of the Cambrian Mountains. Intersected by walking and cycling trails, gentle woodlands, tumbling waterfalls and secluded lakes and rivers, perfect for any lover of the great outdoors. With peaceful sandy beaches, rocky bays and cliff top walks this undiscovered area of Wales truly has it all.
Barrington Cottage, Rookhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, DL13 2BG
Situated in the peaceful village of Rookhope, in Weardale, Barrington Bunkhouse accommodates 15 people. There’s room for 13 in the bunkhouse, whilst the adjacent caravan sleeps two. Camping space is also available.
The kitchen is equipped with two toasters, a kettle, a microwave, electric hob and a fridge. Ideal for cyclists, walkers and family groups. Dogs by arrangement. A warm welcome awaits.
10-14 Castle St, Swansea SA1 1JF
Cwtsh hostel is new, exciting and trend-setting. Situated in the heart of Swansea City Centre, overlooking Castle Gardens, Cwtsh Hostel provides a modern and unique base to explore the city and surrounding areas.Choose from pod-bunk or private accommodation. Electric bike hire and introductory Welsh classes - bendigedig available. Backpackers, explorers, families, party-goers, schools and freelancers are all welcomed.
Capel Saron, Tyn Y Maes, Bethesda, Gwynedd LL57 3LX
In Snowdonia National Park, just over a mile from the small town of Bethesda, Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse provides spacious, eco friendly accommodation for individuals, couples, families and groups. The large open plan communal area has a well equipped kitchen, a large dining table and plenty of comfy chairs. With underfloor heating, comfortable beds and a drying room guests invariably return. On Snowdonia Slate Trail & Lon Las Cymru .
7 Cleikum Mill, High St, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders EH44 6QT
Over the years motor bike groups have stayed at Cleikum Mill in Innerleiten in the Scottish Borders. You are very welcome at this lovely hostel. Please be aware that there is no off street parking. You can park on the street or in a nearby car park.
Find out more
Lower Penderleath Farm, Towednack, St.Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3AF
Just three miles from St Ives’ beaches & 5 miles from Penzance, Lower Penderleath Farm Hostel provides self-catering accommodation in four twin rooms and one alpine dormitory for 12. Plus a self contained family maisonette with small kitchen and private shower & toilet. BYO sleeping bags. Pub food in two local villages is within walking distance. Bedding not provided.
24-26 Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7BQ
Thurso is the northern-most town on the UK mainland. The cliffs are alive with guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars & puffins, while the sea is home to seals & porpoises. The 4* hostel has en suites in all rooms, (some have TVs). Using their own backpacking experience, the owners ensure you will enjoy a level of comfort and service second to none. Surfing, pony trekking, fishing, quad biking, coastal walks and boat trips are all available nearby. On the NC500 route.
The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW
If you love your motorbike, you'll love Alston Youth Hostel, it's a real biker friendly place to stay. Alston is an extremely popular place for motorbikes as the famous A686 Hartside Pass & Summit (nearby) is listed as one of the best routes (for bikes) in Britain. It is also a popular stop-over for people doing the Trans Euro trail (TET) or heading off up to Scotland to ride the North Coast 500.
Find out more
The Old School, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, North Wales LL54 6TL
The Rhyd Ddu Bunkhouse provides group accommodation at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) & the Nantlle Ridge. Sleeping 30 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen & a large communal dining room with a big screen. Glorious views, central heating, fast WiFi, parking, secure bike storage, drying room & garden. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow case & towel. Pub, café, & steam train station all within 2 minutes’ walk.
Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, SY19 7DB
Welcome to the edge of Hafren Forest. Choose from catered, self-catered exclusive group accommodation, or B&B with optional dinners.The bedrooms offer simplicity and comfort, for a peaceful sleep. When booking B&B you have exclusive hire of your bedroom.Unwind in the spacious lounge or enjoy breathtaking views in the dining room you won’t be disappointed. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts or for those who just want to sit back and relax.
Platts Farm Bunkhouse, Aber Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, LL33 0HL
Platt’s Farm Campsite and 3* Bunkhouse is situated in a range of Victorian farm buildings, in the charming village of Llanfairfechan. Close to the A55, the Bunkhouse lies at the start/end of the 14 Welsh 3000 Peaks walks in the Snowdonia National Park, within a 10 min walk of the Wales Coastal Path and on the NCN 5 Cycle Route. Shops, pubs and cafés are within 5 mins’ walk. Just 15 mins from Zipworld, Bethesda & 20 mins from Surf Snowdonia.
The Old Shippon, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, North Yorkshire. BD24 0JE
Luxury accommodation for 6 + 3 kids in the centre of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Hawks Barn sits in a sleepy hamlet just a 10 min walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale.With easy access to the Pennine Way, the Pennine Bridleway, the 3 Peaks Challenge and other routes it makes a fantastic base for an adventure in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Run on the lines of a ski chalet you can opt for catered meals or self-cater.
29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BJ
Very close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour, this cosy, cool, clean and friendly hostel offers fantastic facilities for groups, families and sole travellers.There is storage and a drying room for wetsuits bikes & boards. Plenty of books, games & USB ports. A well equipped self-catering kitchen and a spacious living room with free WiFi. A real home from home. Close to restaurants & bars.
Middle Ninfa Farm, Llanellen, Abergavenny, NP7 9LE
Middle Ninfa Farm, on the edge of Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the Brecon Beacons, offers bunkhouse/cottage accommodation & camping on eleven ‘remote’ pitches with fine views over the Vale of Usk. Sympathetically renovated to retain its rustic charm, the 400-year-old bunkhouse provides self-catering accommodation for 6 people. BYO food, sleeping bags, towels & pillowcases. The electric heating may be cool for some in winter.
13 School Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QD
Harlow International Hostel is in the centre of a landscaped park and is one of the oldest buildings in Harlow. The town of Harlow is your ideal base for exploring London, Cambridge and the best of South East England. The journey time to central London is only 35 minutes from the hostel door and it is the closest hostel to Stansted Airport. National Cycle Route 1 passes the front door. Meals can be provided for groups. There’s a children’s zoo, orienteering course and outdoor pursuits centre in the park.
Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan, West Highlands, Scotland PH36 4JP
Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse is in Glenborrodale on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, one of the UK’s last unspoiled coastal wildernesses.This recently renovated eco-bunkhouse sleeps 16 people in eight bedrooms, with a well-equipped kitchen, flexible dining tables, free Wi-Fi and parking.
Clyngwyn Farm, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
You can stay at Clyngwyn Farm and Bunkhouse without even deviating from your route as we are directly on the Trans Euro Trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park. With a choice of accommodation, private bunkhouse or camping with toilet and shower facilities, plus the option of breakfast and evening meal, you can make the most of your time in this amazing area.
Find out more
Pentre Bach, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AJ
A firm favourite with motorbike groups that stay every year and also many tourers from Europe and Ireland. If you are planning to do the Trans Euro Trail, book to stay at Pentre Bach Bunkhouse. There's room for 16 in the bunkhouse and a campsite for extra people. Situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and close to the seaside town of Caernarfon, you won't want to leave.
Find out more
9-11 Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6JX
There's secure storage for up to 12 bikes and super clean, warm, comfortable accommodation for up to 26 bikers. Earby Hostel makes a great stop off on the Trans Euro Trail. Breakfast & evening meals can be provided, there's a self catering kitchen and pubs & shops close by. As well as the TET it's great base to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Lake District and the Ribble Valley.Secure storage for 12 Bikes.
Find out more
32 Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7EL
Just off the Trans Euro Trail route, on the western edge of Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpacker welcomes bikers. It boasts 30+ single beds, in private twin or 3/4/5 bed rooms. There are meals available on site, pubs, shops & cafes within walking distance, self catering kitchen and bed linen provided.
Find out more
Blakebeck, Mungrisdale, Penrith, CA11 0SZ
At the foot of Souther Fell, within easy reach of Blencathra, Blakebeck Farm is set amidst the wildflower meadows of Mungrisdale. On the C2C cycle route & the Cumbrian Way. Perfect as a weekend break for walkers. The large upstairs room has bunk beds for 8 people (BYO sleeping bags) & a large farmhouse table. The kitchen has all you need to cook a simple meal and cooked breakfasts are available on request. One dog by prior arrangement. Not suitable for parties. No children under 11 years.
19 Brunswick Square, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7LR
Here at Wayfarers there's everything a motorcyclist needs for a comfortable stay.
Find out more
Pindale Road, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 6RN
Pindale Farm welcomes bikes with engines and bikes without! UK National Cycle Route 6 and the Trans Euro Trail pass by the gates. And there is the whole of the Peak District on the doorstep to explore. There's a locked cycle shed and secluded parking for motor bikes and a choice of great value accommodation for their owners.
Find out more
Invershin Hotel, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4ET
Situated within a small hotel in the north Highlands, the bunkhouse consists of 4 rooms with a shared shower room & toilet. Guests can enjoy the hotel facilities; comfortable reception area, cosy bar with real fire, real ale and regular music sessions. Cyclists, walkers, bikers, fishermen, Munro baggers, families and individuals are all welcome. The bunkhouse is just off the North Coast 500 road route. No self-catering facilities but breakfast & evening meals are available.
Near Blue Row Cottages, Carrshield, Hexham, NE47 8AF.
Surrounded by the stunning North Pennines, Carrshield Camping Barn offers basic accommodation for 18 across 3 rooms, each with a wood-burner & a wooden sleeping platform. There’s a separate cooking area & a composting WC. BYO stove, utensils & sleeping bag/mat. On the Isaac Tea Trail, C2C cycle route & close to mountain bike routes. Camping may be available.
Pantyrathro International Hostel, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, SA33 5AJ
Bikers could not dream of a more friendly welcome than at Pantyrathro International Hostel
Find out more
Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR
In fact they are friendly to everyone! So whether you are riding the epic Trans Euro Trail, motor bike touring the Lake District or just visiting the Lake District's many tourist attractions, Derwentwater Independent Hostel guarantees you a warm welcome, a country mansion setting and unbelievable value for money.
Find out more
Coiltie Farmhouse, East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, IV63 6UJ
This former Highland farmhouse provides warm & friendly hostel accommodation. Ideally situated within walking distance of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the Great Glen Way & with pubs, restaurants & supermarket close by. Residents-only bar. Hiking tours, fishing, watersports, mountain biking can be arranged locally. Whisky & beer tasting by arrangement. Catering for groups of 10+. Pet-friendly by arrangement.
The hostels and bunkhouses on this list are biker friendly and look forward to welcoming you and you’re bike. Motorbike touring is a great way to the country and routes like the
NC500 and Trans Euro Trail are bucket list items for many.
Hostels are ideal for groups as they are used to accommodating lots of people at the same time. Additionally, many take sole use bookings meaning you will have the place all to yourself.
Secure bike storage is an important factor in deciding where to stay and many of our hostels and bunkhouses have facilities for storing bikes. It’s always best to look on the individual hostel pages to check or enquire with them.