Central England & Shropshire
51/52 Market Place Kingston Upon Hull HU1 1RU
In the heart of Hull, this newly renovated backpackers hostel is aimed at the individual traveller, small groups, cyclists and families. With flexible room layouts including an en suite family room it is perfect for visiting Hull's art exhibitions and family friendly attractions such as The Deep.
Outwood Kiln, Aldbury, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5SE
Chilterns Bunkhouse on the National Trust's Ashridge Estate in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provides rustic accommodation for groups. Set amongst the woodlands and grassland of the estate, the bunkhouse is close to pubs and cafés in the village of Aldbury.
Berwyn Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NB
Llangollen Hostel, in the Dee Valley is your perfect location for walking, cycling, canoeing and white water rafting. Families will love visiting the steam railway, horse drawn canal boats & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site. The town offers a great choice of pubs, music and arts festival
3 Boarshurst Lane, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7EA
The Boarshurst Centre, on the northern edge of the Peak District with easy road/rail links to Manchester, provides self catering accommodation for affiliated child, youth & adult groups from registered charities/organisations wanting to do outdoor activities.
Mandale Farm, Haddon Grove, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JF
The Reckoning House, Mandale Farm, Haddon Grove, is on the edge of the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve in the Peak District near Bakewell.Set in a meadow within a walled courtyard.The Reckoning House was built by lead miners & now provides simple self catering accommodation for up to 12 people
The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Nr Buxton, SK17 9QJ
Royal Oak Bunkbarn is a refurbished stone barn next to an award winning country pub with direct access to the High Peak and Tissington Trails in the Peak District National Park. Popular with climbers, walkers and families who enjoy exploring the limestone gorges and stone circles.
Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4LS
Mount Cook is the perfect base for groups looking for an exciting break in the Peak District. The modern bedrooms sleeps up to 4 guests in bunk bed accommodation, with complimentary bedding and an en-suite bathroom. It is also ideal for school groups.
Bredons Hardwick, Near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 7EE
Croft Farm Waterpark just outside Tewkesbury in the scenic River Avon Valley, has it's own lake and accommodation in cabins, a pods, chalets and camping. Great for touring the Cotswolds, Malverns, Bredon Hill and the Forest of Dean. Wide range of watersport activities and tuition available.
Hollybush, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1ET
Berrow House Bunkhouse is a combination of simple accommodation and camping the garden around Berrow House. It is in Hollybush, Herefordshire, in the idyllic Malvern Hills with direct access onto the hill and close to Eastnor Castle. Half an hour drive from the Welsh Border and Forest of Dean.
Kington, Herefordshire. HR5 3NN
Dunfield House near Kington in rural Herefordshire, provides group accommodation close to the Welsh border. Large and small groups are welcome, with large groups having sole use of the grand Victorian house parkland and swimming pool. Smaller groups in the self catering stables.
92-95 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 1RJ
Hatters Hostels Birmingham has a great location for exploring Birminghams city centre attractions. Hotel quality en suite accommodation with the social buzz of an international hostel. Groups of all sizes and independent travellers enjoy free WiFi & breakfast, large communal areas & helpful staff.
Haye Farm, Ribbesford, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2TP
Haye Farm Sleeping Barn Bewdley in Worcestershire is in the Wye Forrest, is one of the largest remaining ancient forests in England. On the Worcestershire Way and close to the Severn Way and Mercian Way. The bunkhouse has a quiet location, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, decking and lawn.
Jackass Lane, Alderwasley, DE56 2RE
Nestling among its own 100 acres of woodland, Shining Cliff Hostel is a real hidden gem. Approached only on foot, 10 mins from the parking, surrounded by silence, crags, streams and lakes. Ideal for groups wishing to enjoy time away in a peaceful woodland setting.
Cotefield Farm Olllerbrook Edale Hope Valley Derbyshire S33 7ZG
Overlooking Mam Tor and at the start of the Pennine Ways, Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn with no hot water or electricity. Cotefield Farm also has self catering cottages and is an easy walk from Edale village. Close to the high moorland of Kinder and the wooded Derwent Valley.
Pelham Road, Claxby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3YR
The Viking Centre is situated in the village of Claxby in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and within easy reach of Lincoln, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The perfect location for: walking, cycling, field studies, outdoor pursuits, educational activities and conservation projects.
Chapel Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FF
The Glenorchy Centre is on the edge of the Peak District in the historic market town of Wirksworth. Close to the High Peak Trail for walking & cycling and Black Rocks for bouldering & climbing. Arkwright's mills, a World Heritage Site, and Cromford Canal are nearby. Ideal for self-catering groups.
Big Mose Bunkhouse, Quatford, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6QR
The National Trusts Big Mose Bunkhouse accommodates groups of up to 18 on the Dudmaston Estate, 4 miles from Bridgnorth. It has self catering and spacious communal area.. The bunkhouse is perfect for groups of family/friends, walkers & clubs.
Upper Hulme Mill, Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY
Roaches Bunkhouse is at the foot of The Roaches gritstone edge in the Peak District, amidst some of the best climbing in stunning walking and cycling scenery. Close to Ye Old Rock Inn & 3 miles from the historic market town of Leek. Excellent self catering bunkhouse accommodation with private rooms.
Meadow Green, Batch Valley, All Stretton, Shrops, SY6 6JW
All Stretton Bunkhouse in the Batch Valley, Shropshire, offers comfortable, self-catering accommodation for individuals and groups of up to 10. Easy access to walks and bike rides on the Long Mynd. Short drive from Church Stretton and 10 mins walk from the local pub. Dogs welcome with sole use.
Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre on Snake Road in the Peak District offers comfortable accommodation for large and small groups. Ideal self-catering or catered accommodation for groups of friends, families and clubs. Woodland walks from the door and Ladybower reservoir just over the hill.
Dalehead Bunkhouse, Upper Booth, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZJ
The National Trusts Dalehead Bunkhouse is on a remote hill farm in magnificent scenery at the head of the Edale Valley. It provides comfortable self catering accommodation for groups with a log burner and plenty of parking. Edale is a popular destination for walkers, climbers & mountain bikers.
Hollinsclough, Longnor, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0RF
Moorside Farm Bunkhouse is an old farmhouse at Hollinsclough near Longnor, 1300 feet up in the beautiful Peak District National Park. On the Derbyshire Staffordshire border 5 miles from historic Buxton. Ideal for relaxed groups with 3 course breakfast, plus optional packed lunch / substantial dinner provided.
Gateham Grange, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2FT
Alstonefield Camping Barn on Gateham Grange Farm near Ashbourne is in the Peak District National Park close to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, AltonTowers and the Roaches Rocks. Camp in a remote cosy barn, with log burning stove & no electricity and switch off.
Thorpe Farm, Hathersage, Peak District, Via Sheffield, S32 1BQ
Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses near Hathersage in the Peak District offer basic self catering accommodation 2 miles west of Stanage Edge. Walk from the meadows to moorland with fantastic views & mountain biking. Popular areas for climbing. Secure bike storage and free parking.
International House, Broad Street Place, Bath, BA1 5LH
Bath YMCA offers great value accommodation, centrally located within walking distance of all the sights of Bath World Heritage city. It specialises in making guests feel comfortable and has up to 210 beds, cafe and an air conditioned lounge. Couples, families, groups and backpackers all welcome.
Ferrie Lane, Symonds Yat West, Herefordshire HR9 6BL
Ye Old Ferrie Inn Bunkhouse, Symonds Yat is a beautiful riverside pub has been standing on the banks of the River Wye since the 15th century. With charming traditional features, warming open fires and stunning views across the valley, an ideal base for your exploration of the Wye Valley.
Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
In the High Peak between Glossop and Ladybower Reservoir, The John Hunt Base offers comfortable, family friendly accommodation. Ideal for sightseeing, climbing, hillwalking, trail running and biking as well as quieter pursuits in the Peak District with onsite outdoor activities also available.
9 Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2QD
The Bristol Wing hostel is an historic old police headquarters in the heart of Bristol city centre. There are great communal spaces and an award winning cafe on site offering tasty breakfast, great coffee and a super fresh menu. A mix of private, en suite and dorm rooms makes it ideal for all.
Upper Booth Farm, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZJ
Upper Booth Camping Barn, Edale, is on a working hill farm next to a small campsite alongside Crowden Clough. Perfect for a first/last night on the Pennine Way which passes through the farmyard. Great for walking and mountain biking right from the door as well as Peak District attractions.
Womerton Farm, All Stretton, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6LJ
Womerton Farm Bunkhouse, All Stretton, Shropshire, sits right next to the Long Mynd in the heart of the Shropshire Hills. 3 miles from Church Stretton, 12 miles from Shrewsbury & 15 miles from Ludlow. Local attractions inc. Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Stokesay Castle & Museum of Lost Content.
13 School Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QD
Harlow International is in the centre of a landscaped park 35 minutes by train from the centre of London. The closest hostel to Stansted Airport. Harlow is your ideal base for exploring London, Cambridge and the best of South East England. Meals can be provided for groups. Private rooms available.
Foxholes Camping, Montgomery Rd, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5HA
Foxholes Castle Bunkhouse, Bishops Castle, is on a family-run campsite, with glorious views of Shropshire's beautiful hills. Just a few minutes' walk from the Shropshire Way, Offa's Dyke and the Sustrans cycle network. It is the perfect base for walkers, cyclists, photographers, families & couples.
Lower Broughton Farm, Nr Bishops Castle, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6SZ
Broughton, Nr Bishops Castle in Montgomery provides hostel style accommodation in a 17th century barn with a wealth of exposed beams and character. There is a fully equipped kitchen, central heating, hot water and showers. Ideal for cycling around Clun or enjoying the locally brewed real ale.
Springhill Farm, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7NZ
Springhill Farm Bunkhouse, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire is on a Welsh hill farm on the Wales / Shropshire border, 1475ft above sea level. Beautiful views over the Ceiriog Valley and Berwyn Mountains. Great for walking, riding, cycling, team building, meetings, or just to relax.
1 North St, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PR
The Full Moon is a live music venue and travellers hostel at the heart of Bristol's arts and culture area in Stokes Croft. There is kitchen, common room and a large courtyard with plenty of opportunities to get to know like-minded people from around the world.
Ackers (ARC), Waverley Canal Basin, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0DQ
Ackers Adventure is purpose built group accommodation in 70 acres of semi rural land just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. Perfect for exploring Birmingham and outdoor activities. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen, rec room and 9 sleeping rooms. Instructor led outdoor activities available.
15 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 1JJ
Hatters Manchester on Hilton Street combines hotel quality en suite accommodation with the social buzz of an international hostel. Located in the heart of the bohemian Northern Quarter of Manchester, it's your perfect base for city centre attractions & transport links. Meals available for groups.
Y Dolydd, Workhouse, Llanfyllin, SY22 5LD
Bunkhouse at the Workhouse is a well equipped, community run bunkhouse at Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Victorian Workhouse. Handy for Welshpool, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and close to the Berwyn Mountains, Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK.
Peakstones, Sheen, Derbys, SK17 0ES
Sheen Bunkhouse is in a quiet corner of the Peak District, close to the beautiful Dovedale and Manifold valley. The Manifold Track, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail provide off road cycling and walks. Well equipped self-catering facilities ideal for families, walkers and cyclists.
Main Road, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S32 1BB
In the centre of Hathersage in the Peak Districts Hope Valley, close to Stanage and the other gritstone edges, St Michaels Centre provides group accommodation. Close to the Derwent Valley Reservoirs & Chatsworth with limitless walking from the door and a heated outdoor pool around the corner.
56-60 Mt Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SH
Hatters Hostels Liverpool combines hotel quality en suite rooms with the social buzz of an international hostel. Conveniently located for all city centre attractions and transport links it's your perfect base for experiencing the heart and soul of Liverpool. Full/half board options for groups.
1 Falkner Square, Liverpool, L8 7NU
The iconic Embassie Backpackers has been welcoming visitors to Liverpool for a lifetime. Set in a majestic house in an unspoiled Georgian square, the hostel is famous for its warm welcome, social atmosphere and Beatles Tours. Visit Embassie Hostel in Liverpool and become part of the family.
Letcombe Regis, Wantage, OX12 9NE
Court Hill Centre just south of Wantage, and only a few steps from the historic Ridgeway National Trail, enjoys breathtaking views over the Vale of the White Horse. Reclaimed barns surround a pretty courtyard garden. Offering accommodation to families, groups and individuals.
Pindale Road, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 6RN
Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre is a mile from Castleton in the heart of the Peak District. The ideal base for walking, climbing, caving, horse riding etc. Instruction is available if required. With a range of accommodation including B&B, self-catering units and camping barn.
Igloo Hybrid, 4-6 Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NS
Igloo Hybrid on Market Square, right in the centre of Nottingham, offers great value, comfortable hostel accommodation for independent travellers. Rooms are decorated using up-cycled furniture and street art murals. It has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, free WiFi and outdoor courtyard.
54 Stanley Street, Liverpool L1 6AU
Euro Hostel Liverpool in the heart of the city, is a great base from which to experience Liverpool's legendary night life, shopping and waterfront walks. Backpackers, couples, families and groups are all welcomed. Rooms vary from private rooms, to 8 bed dorms or VIP suites for groups.
Great Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1NY
Thornbridge Outdoors in Great Longstone provides flexible self catering group accommodation. With its superb location in the heart of the Peak District you have access to wonderful countryside, interesting places and the traffic free Monsal Trail, so popular with walkers and cyclists.
The Farm, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BL
Homestead and Cheesehouse, Hope Valley. In the heart of Bamford these two self catering bunkhouses are on a small farm just 3 miles from Stanage Edge. The Derwent Dams are close by. Perfectly located for visiting Castleton, Chatsworth House and Hathersage. Ideal for groups and families.
The Chellington Centre, St Nicholas Church, Felmersham Road, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7NA
A unique and memorable venue for group stays. Situated in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside with amazing views across the Great River Ouse, it’s easily accessible from the M1. This converted 12th century church can sleep 30 in bunkrooms.
Fenns Farm, Wetton Road, Butterton, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7ST
Butterton Camping Barns are a camping barn and a fully equipped bunkhouse on the edge of the Manifold Valley with stunning views of this unspoiled area of the Peak District National Park. Camping and a four star holiday cottage are also available.
Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1RZ
Ludlow Mascall Centre in the heart of Ludlow and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, pubs and attractions. The nearby Shropshire Hills and Mortimer Forest offer miles of stunning landscapes to explore. Beautiful Victorian building provides en suite accommodation.
Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BJ
Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre provides accommodation for groups of 15 to 38 with with stunning views across the North Peak District near Snakes Pass. There is a large kitchen and dining area, ideal for groups to self cater. Catering can also be provided.
Wapping Wharf, Museum Street, Bristol BS1 6GW
Moored in the heart of Bristol's historic harbour, only a five minute stroll to the city centre. The Kyle Blue Hostel Boat is a converted Dutch Barge with private and shared cabins and a spacious upper deck providing fabulous views of the harbour from its tranquil lounge.
Ilam Park, Ilam, nr Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ
National Trusts Ilam Bunkhouse is the 18th century stable block of Ilam Hall in the Peak District, close to Dove Dale. It provides quality self catering group accommodation in a privileged location. Explore Ilam Park and the limestone hills, dales, rivers and woodland of the picturesque White Peak.
72 Smedley St East, Matlock, DE4 3FQ
22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE
The Rock n Bowl Hostel is in the heart of Bristol. It occupies 2 floors of an historic 1930s building with The Lanes, a bowling alley, bar and club on the ground floor (guests get great discounts). With a huge range of rooms there will be a bed to suit your budget & everyone gets free breakfast!
Stokes Barn, Newtown Farm, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6DB
Stokes Barn Bunkhouses are on top of Wenlock Edge Area of Natural Beauty, in the heart of Shropshire. Much Wenlock is walking distance with independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Ironbridge World Heritage Site is 6 miles away. Flexible self catering group accommodation on a working farm.
Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP
Bridges Youth Hostel is tucked away in the tranquil Shropshire hills, close to Long Mynd & Stiperstones. Close to the Shropshire Way, End to End cycle route and many mountain biking route. The hostel has a shop, garden and a good kitchen. There is a wood fire in the lounge and a pub nearby.
Ollerbrook Booth, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZG
Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses, Edale is close to the start of the Pennine Way with easy access to Kinder Scout and the village of Edale via a network of footpaths from the doorstep. Castleton, Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth House are all within 40 minutes' drive.
Forest Lane, Tideswell Moor, Tideswell, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8JE
Bushey Heath Farm on Tideswell Moor offers a summer campsite and two bunkbarns for small and large groups at the heart of the Peak District. The farm has been developed with ground source heating, a wind turbine, and rainwater harvesting, so visitors can experience practical sustainable ideas.
140 Lane Head Road, Shepley, West Yorkshire, HD8 8DB
Cliffe House provides self catering accommodation for up to 72 in a Grade 2 Listed House set in 14 acres of woodland just 7 miles from the Peak District.
17 St Stephen's Street, Bristol, BS1 1EQ
Bristol Backpackers is run by backpackers for backpackers. No curfew after check in. Mixed/single sex dorms and private rooms. Free hot showers, large self-catering kitchen, free tea & coffee. Late night basement bar, free WiFi, luggage storage, great prices.
The Old Playhouse, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, SK17 8RF
Foundry Adventure Centre at Great Hucklow in the Peak District has an ideal location for outdoor activities. It provides self catering accommodation for a wide range of groups. An extensive network of paths give access to the countryside. Adventure activities & team building courses are available.
Woodside Lodges, Falcon Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2JN
Woodside Lodges Bunkhouse, Herefordshire, sits in a landscaped park with pools & wild flower meadows, along with Scandinavian self-catering lodges, a campsite and camping pods. Close to the Herefordshire Trail, Malvern Hills & the Forest of Dean it's ideal for walkers, cyclists & nature lovers.
This area of central England has been chosen by the Independent Hostel Guide to display the bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in Shropshire, Herefordshire and central England. The region covers an area of approximately 100 miles radius centred on Birmingham. Prime holiday areas include Shropshire, Herefordshire the Cotswolds and the
. This region extends to Cambridgeshire in the East and Shropshire in the West, as far as Bristol in the South and Manchester in the North. There are approximately 50 self catering bunkhouses and hostels in central England. Central England has a plethora of places to visit from well-known resorts such as Alton Towers, Warwick Castle and Birmingham Sealife Centre to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Stratford upon Avon and stunning landscape features such as Wenlock Edge, The Long Mynd and the Wrekin.
The area has a selection of great walk routes including the Thames Path, The Cotswold Way and the Ridgeway in the south to Offa’s Dyke in the Welsh Marches. Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Nottingham and Bath are great to visit for their shopping, events and history. Visitors to Nottingham can find out more about Robin Hood, the city’s historic public houses or the cave system that runs under Nottingham Castle. Birmingham is famous for its shopping, Cadbury world and Victorian City layout it also hosts many great sporting events and exhibitions at the NEC.