This map of Cornwall, Devon and the West Country shows the bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in the West Country from Swindon and Bournemouth in the East to Land’s End in the West. Perfect for individuals, families and groups looking for good value self-catering holiday accommodation. We have hostels and bunkhouses on Dartmoor and Exmoor as well as along the coast in Ilfracombe, Falmouth, St Ives, St Austell and Penzance and in the cities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Plymouth. Hostel accommodation is perfect for visitors to the Jurassic Coast, walkers on the south west coast path, surfers, sailors and cyclists as well as those wanting a family beach holiday.
Devon, Cornwall and the West Country
Lighthouse Road, Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
Foreland Bothy on the National Trust Foreland Point Estate on the Exmoor coast offers very basic accommodation, but rewards you with a fantastic location right on the South West Coast Path. Treat it like camping but without the tent, so you need to bring camping mats, sleeping bags and cooking equipment. There is a composting loo but no hot water. The perfect location for a night or two for those who want to explore the area on foot or want to escape technology in this wilderness under some stunning dark skies.
La Rue de la Pouclee et des Quatre Chemins, Faldouet, St Martins, Jersey, Channel Islands JE2 6DU.
Close to the pretty fishing port of Gorey in St Martin, with a range of B&B rooms, private en suites & dorms with shared showers plus camping. On & off-site activities including zip wire (U12s), archery, bush craft, low velocity paintball or escape from a castle by doing physical & problem solving tasks.
Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8NA
Set in 30 acres on the North Devon coast, the farm boasts sea views overlooking Woolacombe, Lundy Island, Lee Bay, Ilfracombe, and the Welsh coast. A former stable block with all accommodation on ground level with raised sleeping areas with mattresses.BYO sleeping bag/bedding and warm clothing. There is a dining area and well equipped kitchen. Toilets/coin operated showers are in a nearby block. No stag/hen parties. Dogs welcome with sole use bookings. B&B, camping and a static caravan are also available on site.
Chitcombe Farm, Huish Champflower, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 2EL
A small family farm in West Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, Chitcombe Farm provides inexpensive, basic, warm & dry accommodation. Perfect after a day hiking on Exmoor, or training for an event. The Hay Barn, is a dormitory style open plan barn whilst The Cart Shed is an open plan chalet. Both have well equipped kitchens, bathroom with showers, seating areas and central heating. Beds are in bunks. BYO pillows and sleeping bag.
Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
Owned and managed by the National Trust, providing comfortable, high standard accommodation, Exmoor Bunkhouse is the perfect base for families or groups visiting Exmoor National Park. Located at Countisbury, the bunkhouse is close to the Watersmeet Valleys and the North Devon coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. Take part in the many activities Exmoor has to offer such as walking and horse riding or go surfing on nearby Atlantic coast beaches. Larger groups overspill at Butter Hill Barn (also in this guide).
10 - 12 Berry Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1AR
Whether you are visiting Newquay for a holiday, stag or hen party, celebration, club event or just a great weekend, you can't go wrong with Reef Lodges. With singles, doubles, surfer accommodation or group accommodation in a fantastic centre of town location Reef Lodges offers amazing surf and stay packages, surfing breaks, learn to surf breaks and discount deals on accommodation. Perfect for a surfing break in Newquay.
Elmscott, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6ES
Elmscott Hostel is surrounded by unspoiled coastline with sea views of Lundy Island. Great for walking, cycling, surfing and bird watching. The South West Coast Path is just a few mins' walk away. The hostel is well equipped for all your self-catering needs and has a games room and shop. In winter it is only available for sole use bookings.
17 St Stephen's Street, Bristol, BS1 1EQ
Bristol's most central backpacker hostel. Clean & comfortable beds - mixed/single sex dorms - private rooms - individual bathrooms & free hot showers - free linen - large self-catering kitchen - free tea, coffee & hot chocolate. Late night basement bar - piano & guitar room - DVD lounge - free WiFi - luggage storage room - laundrette.
Run by backpackers for backpackers - No curfew after check in.
Harepathstead Rd, Broadclyst, East Devon, EX5 3DF
Ashclyst Farm Hostel is a charming National Trust farm house on an organic arable farm at the edge of Ashclyst Forest. There double, twin, triple and family rooms. The beds are fully made up with duvets and the bedrooms are spacious and quiet. Guests have full use of the farmhouse kitchen, dining rooms and lounge, and camping is available for larger groups.
Steps Bridge, Dunsford, Devon, EX6 7EQ
In secluded, native woodland on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, the cabin has been a hostel since the 1930s. Friendly and peaceful, with a homely living room, wood burner, self-catering kitchen, picnic tables, BBQ and fire pit. Walk straight from the door to Heltor and Blackingstone Rock or along the river to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. Cross stepping stones to Dunsford village. Moretonhampstead and Chagford are nearby. On the LEJOG cycling route.
71 Holloway Street, Exeter, EX2 4JD
Globe Backpackers offers clean, comfortable, self catering accommodation. It is just a few minutes' walk from Exeter's city centre with its cathedral, picturesque historic waterway, quay and wide range of shops, pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants.
17 Tregrehan Mills, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3TL
Welcome to this quirky, camino inspired eco hostel up-cycled from an old stable block to include mixed bunk rooms, a courtyard kitchen & a communal lounge. It’s just a short leafy lane from the Eden Project situated on National Cycle routes 2 & 3, two miles from the Northwest Coast Path at Carlyon Bay and close to the historic Saints Way pilgrimage trail. Walkers and cyclists are welcomed and pick-ups from the station or parking can be arranged. Come and be welcome in Cornwall at Edens Yard.
The Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1FF
Located in the centre of St Ives, Cohort is a stylish, friendly hostel. Great facilities include a hot shower in the courtyard for surfers, through to a laundry and dry room. The on-site bar is cheap; there’s free WiFi, a TV room and comfortable pod beds - all with USB ports, lights, curtains & under-bed storage and a big guest kitchen. Free tea and coffee before 10am. Walk outside to find 0 cafés, bars and galleries and seconds from St Ives' 5 spectacular beaches and the coastal path.
1 North St, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PR
A live music venue and travellers’ hostel at the heart of Bristol’s arts and cultural area, Stokes Croft. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre and bus station. This historic coaching inn is not a place for an early night, as guests get free entry to live music and DJ’s at the Full Moon’s Attic Bar. Beds are available in dorms and private rooms. There is kitchen, common room and a large courtyard with plenty of opportunities to get to know people from around the world.
45 High St, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LX
Family run, Swanage Auberge is a refuge for climbers, cyclists, walkers & divers at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. In the centre of Swanage, a stone’s throw from the South West Coast Path, there is excellent walking, mountain biking, diving and rock climbing close by. There is a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a packed lunch service if required. Parking for 2 vehicles is available on a first come first served basis & free on-street parking is close by.
Week Farm, Bridgetown, Dulverton TA22 9JP
Formerly a granary on a working farm, this eco-friendly bunkbarn is just 1km from Winsford Hill. Perfect for exploring Exmoor on foot, bike or canoe. Hot water, central heating & good WiFi included in price. Well equipped, open-plan kitchen/dinning with room for all. Large drying room & BBQ area. BYO bedding & towels plus shoes/slippers to protect feet from rough barn floor. Sole use at weekends (2 nights min). Rooms can be booked individually in the week.
47 Walpole Street, Weymouth, DT4 7HQ
In the heart of Weymouth, the gateway to the Jurassic coast. With a mixture of bunk rooms with the Plus of double en suite rooms. Close to the town centre, the safe swimming waters of the beach & the old harbour which hosts fantastic festivals of the sea. Go wind and kite surfing, fishing, sailing, diving or rock climbing. Sole use possible for groups of up to 23. Facilities include large self-catering kitchen, lounge with Freeview TV & DVD. No stag/hen or party groups.
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.
The Bunker, Victoria Square, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AL
The Bunker is on the South West Coastal Path, with Chesil Beach on its doorstep and world class sport climbing, diving sites and water-sports a short distance away. Sleeping up to 18 in 6 private bunk rooms, each with a shower and sink, The Bunker offers bunk & breakfast and self-catering accommodation for groups and individuals. It has a large communal area, kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Packed lunches and evening meals available on request.
9 Gyllyngvase Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4DL
Judi will be your host at Falmouth Lodge. Relaxed, friendly and clean, Falmouth Lodge Backpackers is just two minutes' walk from the Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach and the South West Coast Path. Only eight minutes' walk into town with its exotic gardens, art galleries, Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, and the harbour. Free parking and Wifi. Complimentary tea, coffee and breakfast. Well-equipped kitchen and cosy lounge.
Penrose Bunk House, Gunwalloe, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7PY
On the edge of the Penrose Estate, the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula.
Penrose bunkhouse is right next to the SW Coast Path and has great access to many local walks, trails and cycling routes. Penrose, is home to many rare species of wildlife as well as Cornwall's largest freshwater lake, the Loe. The perfect location to base your group for wildlife adventures, walking and activity holidays or a break away from it all. The bunkhouse sleeps 16 in three rooms and is well equipped for self catering.
International House, Broad Street Place, Bath, BA1 5LH
Bath YMCA offers great value accommodation. Centrally located, all the sights of this World Heritage city are easily reached on foot. With 210 beds, Bath YMCA specialises in making guests feel comfortable. Fully air conditioned lounge with TV, laundry, lockers, football table and WiFi. Couples, families, groups and backpackers all welcome.
West Combeshead, Harford, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0JG
Harford Bunkhouse & Camping offers comfortable budget accommodation on the edge of stunning South Dartmoor. An ideal choice if you are planning to start the Two Moors Way walk from south to north. Run alongside a working Dartmoor farm, the bunkhouse offers dormitory style accommodation with self catering facilities for up to 50 people. The campsite is on two of the farm's meadows. There are also two camping pods and a cabin which sleep up to 6 people each.
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 and well equipped self-catering kitchen. Great for independent travellers or small groups wanting to visit this vibrant city. Sleeping is in various sized cabins with private shower rooms. The Kyle Blue is moored in a residential area so no noise after 11pm.
9 Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2QD
This brand new hostel, in the historic old police headquarters, is in the heart of the city centre. A mix of private, en suite and dorm rooms makes it ideal for single travellers, couples and families. The communal spaces on the ground floor include an award winning café offering tasty breakfasts, great coffee and a super fresh lunch menu. Close to the bus station, just 20 mins from Bristol Temple Meads and perfectly located for Bristol’s best shopping from the independent shops of Park Street & Clifton, to big name brands in Cabot Circus or quirky market stalls in St Nicholas’s Market.
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 venue on the ground floor (hostel guests get great discounts). With its huge range of rooms there will be a bed to suit your budget. And everyone gets a free breakfast! Facilities include a well equipped large kitchen, lounge with Sky TV including Sky Sports/BT Sports, laundry and free WiFi.
Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7EE
South Shore Lodge is on the south coast of Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. It is a Victorian lodge, available to hire year-round by youth, community, special interest, corporate and school groups. There is also some availability for hire by groups of families and friends.
With its own garden, beach access, shower block and views of the Purbeck Hills, the lodge sleeps 24 in 5 rooms and is well equipped for self-catering. Access to Brownsea Island is by foot on a ferry from Sandbanks/Poole.
Mill Barn, Trevescan, Sennan, Nr Land's End, Penzance, TR19 7AQ
Land's End Hostel, in the hamlet of Trevescan, is 1/2 mile from Land's End. Double glazed & centrally heated it has a fully equipped kitchen & dining areas inside & out. Modern bathrooms and bedrooms with TV's & WiFi. New bunk beds with USB ports & LED lights. Bedding / towels supplied. Bicycle storage, parking & small on-site shop. Separate double/twin en suite B&B room with own entrance & outside dining area.
Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey, South Devon, TQ13 9LD
Colehayes Park is a Grade II listed Georgian Manor on Dartmoor with 20 acre grounds and views over the rolling hills of the Devon. Perfect for school and university groups, large gatherings of family/friends and DIY weddings. It has a commercial kitchen for self-catering or meals can be provided. Friendly with a warm laid back atmosphere.
Elsdon's Lane, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6DQ
This Victorian neo-Gothic mansion in Dorset’s AONB has easy access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis as well as the Wessex and Monarch’s Way long distance footpaths. Guests can use the vegetarian self-catering kitchen to prepare their own meals or vegetarian meals can be pre-booked. There is also camping in the grounds. Run by a charity that promotes sustainable living. Fruit and vegetables are grown in the organic garden and Jersey cows provide the dairy products.
Hollam, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9JH
A mile outside the town of Dulverton on Exmoor, Northcombe Camping Barns nestle in the Barle river valley with good canoeing, walking and bridleways. A perfect base for groups on Exmoor. The barns sleep 16 and 28 in partitioned dormitories. Smaller groups can be catered for. Heated by wood-burning stoves with a well equipped kitchen, you just need to bring your own pillows, sleeping bags or duvets.
Cerberus Spelaeological, Larkshall, Fosse Rd. Oakhill, Somerset, BA3 5HY
Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) is the Cerberus Spelaeological Society’s headquarters and offers well appointed, modern and comfortable accommodation on The Mendips. It is an ideal base for caving, walking, cycling, climbing, diving at Vobster Quay and for exploring the Somerset countryside. Popular tourist attractions, including Wells, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and the city of Bath, are all within reach. Camping available. Ample parking.
29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BJ
Close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour, this clean and friendly hostel offers fantastic facilities for walkers, cyclists, surfers, families, schools and activity groups. Providing self-catering accommodation with great facilities including, communal lounge (free WiFi), bike/surfboard storage, drying area and free parking. Ilfracombe is full of cafés, galleries, shops and restaurants and is home to Damien Hirst's statue, Verity.
Peppercombe, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5QD
Located in a quiet, tranquil, wooded valley with views across Bideford Bay towards Lundy, Peppercombe Bothy is effectively a stone tent. A perfect stopover on the South West Coast Path which passes through the valley close by or for those who really do want to get away from it all. With access to it’s own secluded beach you will not be disappointed.
There is no light or heating so bring your own sleeping, cooking and eating equipment and a torch!
45 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8LN
A small, friendly eco-hostel in the centre of Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park. Popular with cyclists, hikers, bikers, wild swimmers, artists and photographers, A beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers, kitchen, courtyard, BBQ and secure bike shed. High open moorland, rocky tors, ancient burial sites, stone circles, woods and clear rivers close by. Moretonhampstead has shops, cafés, art galleries and pubs. Cicerone LEJOG & Dartmoor Way cycle routes pass by.
Two Bridges Road, Princetown, Dartmoor, Devon, PL20 6QS
An ideal base for anyone wishing to spend time on Dartmoor whether it is to walk, climb, cycle, kayak or just relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Fox Tor Bunkhouse is situated near the centre of the village of Princetown. Guests can book packed lunches and breakfasts.
The café has wood-burning stoves and provides lovely home made food cooked to order. Guided walks & mountain biking are available as is mountain bike hire.
16 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8BS
Base Lodge is your perfect base for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks and North Devon. The South West Coast Path starts in Minehead and there is excellent mountain biking. Guided biking, navigational training, climbing, surfing, pony trekking and natural history walks can all be arranged. Base Lodge is clean, comfortable with self-catering and a cosy log burner.
Hacche Mill, South Molton, EX36 3NA
Perfect for an adventurous or relaxing break. The Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre offers activities such as climbing (climbing wall on site for lessons or use by experienced climbers) coasteering, raft building and canoeing. The bunkhouse can be rented out for sole use. Or an activity package can be put together for your group. This can vary from a few activities to a full programme, including food.
Just 20 mins from the North Devon coastline. Hen and stags welcome as are family and school groups.
Countisbury Hill, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6NE
This cosy National Trust bunkhouse can be found at Countisbury close to Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast. Surrounded by the dramatic Watersmeet Valleys and Exmoor, it is perfect for accessing the South West Coastal Path and the Atlantic surf beaches. It is also great for those wanting to experience Exmoor's dark skies. Perfect for families, groups and walkers, the barn is just along the road from Exmoor Bunkhouse (also in this guide), so it can be used as an overspill for larger groups.
57 Killerton Road, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8EW
An ideal base to see the South West's attractions: The Eden Project, Tintagel Castle, The Tamar Lakes, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor or as a stop off on the South West Coast Path. There are competition standard surfing beaches nearby. Families with children aged over 5 welcome. Meet old friends or make new ones, on the deck, in the lounge or around the dining room table after cooking up a storm in the fully fitted kitchen. No stag groups please.
Stonebarrow Lane, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6RA
On the National Trust Golden Cap Estate, this bunkhouse has been converted from an old MoD radar station and provides fantastic group accommodation for families, walkers or special interest groups.
With great views over Golden Cap, Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach it is the perfect base for a walking or beach holiday with Charmouth beaches only half an hour walk away. Stone Barrow Bunkhouse sleeps 8 in two 4 bed dorms and is well equipped for group self-catering.
Park Head, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7UU
With fantastic views out to sea and along the north Cornish coast to Trevose Head, the National Trust run Beach Head Bunkhouse provides great value basic self-catering holiday accommodation.
The self-catering facilities and great location just 1.5 miles from the beach at Porthcothan and close to the South West Coast path make it the perfect base for family holidays and walking groups alike.
Not suitable for very young children.
The Blue Dolphin, Alexandra Road, Penzance, TR18 4LZ
Whether you’re looking for sandy beaches and sheltered coves, the storm lashed cliffs of Land’s End, sub-tropical gardens, international artists, the remains of ancient cultures, or just somewhere to relax and take time out, Penzance Backpackers is for you. Situated close to the sea front and the town centre. Accommodation is mostly in small bunk-bedded rooms. Linen is provided. Lots of local information and a warm welcome all included.
Off Renscombe Rd, Worth Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. BH19 3LL
Located on the Isle of Purbeck, just outside the picturesque village of Worth Matravers, the rustic MyTIME Outdoor Centre provides ideal accommodation for groups wishing to explore the magnificent Jurassic coastline and experience the enviable range of outdoor activities nearby; from walking and cycling to coasteering and kayaking. Groups have sole use of the centre.
This map of Cornwall, Devon and the West Country shows the Bunkhouses, Camping barns and hostels in an the area from Swindon and Bournemouth in the East to Lands End in the West.
This map shows the Bunkhouses, Camping barns and hostels in the West Country, Cornwall and Devon. It covers the area from Swanage and Bath in the East to Lands End and includes the south west coast of England from North to South. The region is home to 11 of Trip Advisor’s Top 25 UK beaches as well as Woolacombe Beach and Weymouth Beach which make it into the top 25 European Beaches list. Walkers can take on the challenge of the 630 mile long South West Coast Path which hugs the shoreline and cliff tops from Minehead in Somerset right through Newquay, Penzance, St Austel, Falmouth, Plymouth, Lyme Bay and Portland right round to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The area is also blessed with two National Parks: Exmoor National Park Dartmoor National Park. Visitor attractions in Cornwall include the Eden Project at St Austell, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Minack theatre.
Visitors to Devon and Somerset are drawn to the Roman Baths at Bath, Glastonbury’s mystical charms, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, The National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth or the treasures of the Jurassic coast. The main cities of the area include Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter and Wells. Visitors to Bristol can soak up the folk music scene, or find out more about Victorian Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed the SS Great Britain and The Clifton Suspension Bridge. Lovers of the BBC’s Poldark series can find locations around Cornwall including Truro, Bodmin Moor and The Lizard. Whilst lovers of Lorna Doone can visit Doone Valley on Exmoor. Bude and Newquay are the UK’s answer to Surfers Paradise with amazing waves whilst St Ives is a haven for artists with the Tate- St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum being central attractions.