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.
Dolgoch has been owned and run by the Elenydd Hostels Trust since 2007 and in that time many improvements have been made; the gas lighting has been replaced by LED lighting powered by solar panels, the new hot showers are similarly powered by solar panels. The roof was replaced and the track to the hostel from the road was resurfaced. Self contained less able accommodation has been installed. Here is the story of Katy Cliffe’s family holiday at Dolgoch in May 2017.
Owen Peters finds out about walking in Suffolk along the Deben Estuary from Felixstowe to Woodbridge.
I’m a 15 year old student who earlier this year took a trip to Dresden in Germany and Stayed in Lollis Homestay. I received a very warm welcome and met lovely people at Lollis Homestay, and would love to go back or do something similar in the future.
The North Norfolk Coast belongs to the sky. It is filled with coastal wildlife, salt mashes and picaresque villages with ancient roots. There are stunning seascapes, seaside towns and not much evidence of the hurley burly of modern life. That is why Deepdale is such a useful find, unusual in rural North Norfolk, there is tourist information, shopping with great food available, camping and hostel accommodation all in the authentic relaxed village of Deepdale.
Spread the word, tell everyone you know, the story of these valiant little hostels, still battling on, to provide peace and space for those who need it. Run by volunteers and compelled to leave the YHA, read the history of these two farmhouse hostels in the Elenyedd Wilderness. Then come to visit, bring your friends and your family’s and come to the wild Welsh wilderness.
Janet Hollins and her husband enjoyed three days at Prosen Hostel surrounded by the stunning Angus Glens, Glenprosen and southern Cairngorms scenery
Brian Sutherland got away from it all whilst staying at the newly opened Sail Loft Bunkhouse at Portsoy on the Moray Coast.
On my pilgrimage to find London street art I checked in to Clink78, which is a former courthouse elegantly converted into on of the most colourful and entertaining of London hostels.
I plan on spending around 6/7 days on my Falmouth Hostel holiday. My intention is to explore this area of the Cornish Riviera by walking, assisted by various train journeys where and whenever required. My base is Falmouth Backpackers Hostel five minutes stroll from the town’s rail station.
Are you looking for a new cycling adventure this year? Then why not cycle the Welsh Coast?
Brian Schæfer Dreyer spends a couple of days to explore Caernarfon & Snowdonia.
Independent Hostels & Bunkhouses are the perfect accommodation for groups of families getting together for some fun away from home.
I really enjoyed my first time caving! We went to Long Churn Caves in the Yorkshire Dales. I had no idea of the existence of this whole underground world.
My friends and I decided to walk up Helvellyn, from the summit this mountain overlooks Keswick and the path down comes into the village of Glenridding in Patterdale.
The Isle of Man coastal route provides a number of stunning walks all accessible from where ever you are based.
Surrounded by excellent hiking country, the small market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley made the perfect base for a five-night hill-walking break.
Having visited Bristol several times but only on day trips, I was excited to finally get to stay around for a few days to explore Bristol , as I checked in to the Rock ‘n’ Bowl hostel in downtown.
I stretch out on a long wooden bench, gently, gently drifting off. A seagull acts as my alarm call, 30 minutes later! Here on Walney Island within site of the lighthouse I’ve been drugged by the sea air.
I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at Birmingham bus station. I had previously been travelling through the city, but never had the time to explore it – before now. Being from Scandinavia, Birmingham is one of those cities that everyone know’s the name of, but few choose to spend their holiday in. I was eager to find out what we are missing out on.