We’re happy to see a few familiar names on the shortlists. It is always a joy to see people showing the benefits of getting outside in the fresh air, the awards have highlighted some of the people who’ve been doing just that.
Cornwall might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about the festive season. But here’s how you can have a blast in our cosy hostel on the coast this Christmas or New Year.
Read about the exciting things your school group can do around the Yorkshire Dales. Our Bunkhouse is located just a few miles from Ribblehead in the middle of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, an area brimming with activities and learning opportunities.
Where better to reunite the family this Christmas than a spacious boutique hostel? Llandudno is famed for its Victorian looks and homely feel, which is exactly what you can expect from this fabulous hostel. Spread over 9 rooms there’s space for all the extended family.
Lily has been out in the big city, for a weekend in Waterloo. She loved her stay… “Compared to the Derbyshire countryside that I’m used to, it was a nerve-racking experience being in the city at all! But as we sat on the peaceful hill surrounded by likeminded people, I was reminded of home.”
If you’re visiting Seahouses then you simply can’t miss a boat trip to The Farne Islands, a short 30 minute boat ride from the harbour. The Farnes is home to incredible wildlife and is a great place for diving and snorkelling adventures.
As soon as we met Glen, I knew that we were in a friendly city. Glen is the manager of Hull Trinity Backpackers, and he started off our holiday with a friendly greeting and a personal tour of all of the best places to visit in the city.
8 Scottish islands, 6 ferries and 4 friends all add up to an epic cycling adventure. We cycled across Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Skye, mainland Scotland and Mull.
“Soon we were balancing along Crib Goch Ridge, with drops on each side like nothing you could imagine. No ropes and no hand holes – just fresh air and amazing views…”
We see many so our former D of E participants staying with us as adults with their own families, saying “I did my D of E at Pindale and thought we would come back.”
The wonderful island of Sanday requires time to really savour all of its charms. Not least among them are the sweeping bays with their white beaches, as well as the abundant local wildlife. Don’t forget to pay them a visit, they’re always happy to have guests.
I have nothing but good things to say about both the Kickstart scheme and Independent Hostels UK. I now work in a high tech office at Cromford Mills, a grade one listed World Heritage site, and coincidentally it’s the first grade one listed World heritage site I’ve ever been able to see the inside of!
While I currently look across the rooftops of Madrid from my fifth floor home-office, I cherish my many memories from staying at hostels around the UK. And I dream of new adventures to come as soon as it is safe to travel again.
Some have been known to say that a stay at our outdoor centre a minibreak in itself. Not only do we have historic listed buildings to find your way around, our site is also home to both high and low ropes courses to get your stay off the ground! We’re in the heart of Peak District surrounded by adventure and wonderful scenery to immerse yourself in.
If you are looking for an exciting holiday, look no further than Earby Hostel. We’ve curated a list of exciting activities that you could get up to during your stay in Earby. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly adventure or an action packed minibreak we have got you covered. Not to mention some of the more calming pursuits for an altogether more relaxing weekend
Are you up for a fun filled adventure on the Dorset coast? Do you want to experience something a little different? Cumulus Outdoors will provide you with just what you’re looking for .. and more!
Ocean Backpackers in Ilfracombe is nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers plenty of choices for a memorable activity holiday or mini-break. With numerous activities ranging from thrilling adrenalin-filled coasteering sessions to mellow walks along the spectacular South West Coast Path. There is something for everyone in this stunning part of the UK!
Forget bell tents and tipis, have a glamping adventure at Carrshield Camping Barn in the North Pennines and glamp in our scheduled ancient monument. Our thick 18th century stone walls and log burning stoves will keep you snug and transport you back in time. Bring torches, a cooking stove and utensils and live for a few days like your forefathers with out electricity, WiFi or a mobile signal.
Awesome starts here just South of Edinburgh in the Tweed Valley …its not as away far as you think and there is loads to do. Cleikum Mill is a perfect destination for a short break or longer adventure holiday.
Want to get away but have no idea where to start? Need to know what there actually is to do? Ballater Hostel is located right in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. There are so many activities to suit all abilities right on its doorstep. With 7 private rooms available, all en suite, 5 with TVs and 3 with king beds why not put Ballater Hostel on your list of places to stay on your next holiday? Read on to find just what there is to do…
The pandemic has brought together youth hostels and independent hostels across the UK. With their emphasis on social interaction hostels have been uniquely hit and are vital for the recovery to come.