Devon, Cornwall and the West Country
Lighthouse Road, Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
The National Trusts Foreland Bothy, Lighthouse Road, Countisbury, is on Foreland Point estate on the Exmoor coast. Basic accommodation with a fantastic location right on the South West Coast Path. Treat it like camping but without the tent. Escape technology in this wilderness under the dark skies.
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 and group accommodation in a fantastic centre of town location. Reef Lodges also offers amazing surf & stay packages.
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.
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.
29 St James Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BJ
Close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour, Ocean Backpackers is a clean and friendly hostel with fantastic facilities for walkers, cyclists, surfers, families, schools and activity groups. Ilfracombe is full of cafés, galleries, shops and restaurants and is home to Damien Hirst's statue, Verity.
16 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8BS
Base Lodge in Minehead is a perfect base for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks & North Devon. The accommodation is comfortable with self-catering and a cosy log burner. The South West Coast Path starts here and there is excellent mountain biking. Guided biking and outdoor activities is available.
Park Head, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7UU
The National Trusts Beach Head Bunkhouse has fantastic views out to sea and along the north Cornish coast to Trevose Head. It provides great value basic self-catering holiday accommodation for groups just 1.5 miles from the beach at Porthcothan and close to the South West Coast path.
The Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1FF
In the centre of St Ives, Cohort is a stylish, friendly hostel. Great facilities include a hot shower in the courtyard for surfers and great drying room. The on-site bar is good value; there's free WiFi, Netflix and comfortable pod beds - all with USB ports, lights, curtains and under-bed storage.
Chitcombe Farm, Huish Champflower, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 2EL
Chitcombe Farm Barns provides inexpensive, warm and dry accommodation on a small farm in West Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor. Chitcombe is surrounded by wildlife and perfect for hiking on Exmoor, or training for an event. The barns have well equipped kitchens and comfy seating.
La Rue de la Pouclee et des Quatre Chemins, Faldouet, St Martins, Jersey, Channel Islands JE2 6DU.
Jersey Accommodation Centre, close to the pretty fishing port of Gorey in St Martins has a range of B&B rooms + camping. On and off-site activities include zip wire (U12s), archery, bush craft and SPLAT, low velocity paintball or “Escape from a Castle” by completing physical & problem solving tasks.
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 near Swanage . Previously known as the David Donald Field Studies Base.
Steps Bridge, Dunsford, Devon, EX6 7EQ
Once Steps Bridge Youth Hostel, Blytheswood Hostel lies in secluded native woodland on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. Friendly and peaceful, with homely living room, wood burner and woodland garden. Walk from the door to Dunsford village, Heltor and River Teign. On LEJOG, close to Moretonhampstead.
The Bunker, Victoria Square, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AL
The Bunker is just a few minutes' drive from Portland Harbour on the South West Coast Path, close to watersports, climbing and Chesil beach. Sleeping up to 18 in 6 rooms, the bunker is available as self catering accommodation for groups, or as Bunk and Breakfast for individuals.
Elsdon's Lane, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6DQ
Monkton Wyld Court is a Victorian Neo-Gothic mansion Dorset's AONB with easy access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis & Charmouth, and the Wessex and Monarch's Way long distance footpaths. Guests can use the vegetarian self-catering kitchen or purchase locally sourced vegetarian meals.
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.
Countisbury Hill, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6NE
Butter Hill Barn is a cosy National Trust bunkhouse in Countisbury close to Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast. Surrounded by the dramatic Watersmeet Valleys and Exmoor, it is perfect for the South West Coastal Path and the Atlantic surf beaches. Great for families & small groups.
17 Tregrehan Mills, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3TL
A quirky, Camino inspired eco hostel up-cycled from a stable block, just a short leafy lane from the Eden Project in Cornwall. Two miles from the South West Coast Path and close to cycle trails. Edens Yard welcome walkers and cyclists and offers pick-ups from the station or coast path on request.
Elmscott, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6ES
Elmscott Youth Hostel in Hartland, Devon, 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 self-catering and has some private bedrooms.
Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey, South Devon, TQ13 9LD
Hire this Georgian Manor House on Dartmoor in South Devon for a freinds and family holiday, field studies course or to DIY your wedding.
Hacche Mill, South Molton, EX36 3NA
Rock and Rapid Bunkhouse is great value group accommodation in South Molton near the North Devon Coast. Perfect for a relaxing or adventurous break. There's a climbing wall on site and lessons for in-experienced climbers. Full adventure programmes with food, can be put together for your group.
Cerberus Spelaeological, Larkshall, Fosse Rd. Oakhill, Somerset, BA3 5HY
Mendip Bunkhouse is the Cerberus Spelaeological Society's headquarters and offers well appointed comfortable accommodation at Larkshall on The Mendips. It is an ideal base for caving, walking, cycling, climbing and for exploring the Somerset countryside. Wookey Hole, Wells & Cheddar Gorge nearby.
Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
The National Trusts Exmoor Bunkhouse provides comfortable, self catering, group accommodation in Exmoor National Park. Located at Countisbury, the bunkhouse is close to the Watersmeet Valleys and the North Devon coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. Ideal for walking & Atlantic coast surfing.
71 Holloway Street, Exeter, EX2 4JD
Exeter Globe Backpackers offers clean, comfortable, self catering accommodation just a few minutes' walk from Exeter's city centre with its cathedral, picturesque historic waterway, quay and wide range of shops and restaurants. Self catering with private rooms and family rooms available.
West Combeshead, Harford, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0JG
Harford Bunkhouse & Camping near Ivybridge in Devon provides comfortable budget accommodation on the edge of stunning South Dartmoor. An ideal choice for the Two Moors Way and exploring Dartmoor. Large self catering Bunkhouse, meadow campsite, two camping pods and a cabin.
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!
9 Gyllyngvase Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4DL
Falmouth Lodge Backpackers provides friendly accommodation just two minutes' walk from Gyllyngvase beach and the South West Coast Path. Close to the exotic gardens, art galleries, Princess Pavilions and harbour of Falmouth town. Free parking, private rooms and self catering kitchen and cosy lounge.
Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8NA
Mullacott Camping Barn on the North Devon coast near Ilfracombe, provides basic self catering accommodation on a 30 acre farm with sea views overlooking Woolacombe and Lundy Island. The barns has a dining area and well equipped kitchen. B&B, camping and static caravan also available.
Lower Penderleath Farm, Towednack, St.Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3AF
Lower Penderleath Farm Hostel, just three 3 from St Ives' beaches and 5 miles from Penzance, provides self-catering accommodation in twin rooms, dorms and a family maisonette. The water on site is natural mineral water. Pub food available in two local villages within walking distance.
Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7EE
The National Trusts South Shore Lodge on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour provides accommodation for groups in a Victorian lodge. Located on the south coast of the island it has its own garden, beach access and views of the Purbeck Hills. Open all year for group hire.
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.
Mill Barn, Trevescan, Sennan, Nr Land's End, Penzance, TR19 7AQ
Land's End Hostel and B&B provides accommodation in an idyllic location quarter of a mile from Land's End. A mill barn with views of the Scillys, the hostel is double glazed and centrally heated with a fully equipped kitchen and private bedrooms. Courtyard, bicycle storage and parking available.
Stonebarrow Lane, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6RA
The National Trusts Stone Barrow Bunkhouse is on the Golden Cap Estate near Charmouth in Dorset. Converted from an MoD radar station to provide fantastic self catering group accommodation for families, walkers or other groups. Great views over Lyme Bay with Charmouth beaches only half a hours walk.
Penrose Bunk House, Gunwalloe, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7PY
Penrose Bunkhouse, Cornwall, is on the edge of the Penrose Estate, the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula, right on the SW Coast Path with great access to many local walks, trails & cycling routes. Penrose, is home to many rare species of wildlife as well as Cornwall's largest freshwater lake, the Loe.
45 High St, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LX
Swanage Auberge, the bunkhouse that cares, is a refuge for climbers, walkers and divers, at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. In the centre of the thriving seaside town of Swanage, a stone's throw from the South West Coast Path, with excellent walking, diving and rock climbing on the doorstep.
45 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8LN
Sparrowhawk Backpackers in the centre of Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park, is a friendly eco-hostel, popular with cyclists, hikers, bikers, wild swimmers, artists & photographers. On LEJOG with high open moorland, rocky tors, ancient burial sites, stone circles, woods and rivers close by.
Peppercombe, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5QD
Peppercombe Bothy, Bideford, Devon, is in a quiet, tranquil, wooded valley with views across Bideford Bay towards Lundy. This “stone tent” (BYO camping equipment) is a perfect stopover on the South West Coast Path which passes through the valley close by just to get away from it all.
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. The spacious farmhouse has five private rooms with double beds, twin beds and one tripe room. Guests have full use of the farmhouse kitchen, dining rooms and lounge, and camping is available for larger groups.
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.
57 Killerton Road, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8EW
Northshore Bude self catering hostel accommodation on the South West Coast Path is surrounded by competition standard surfing beaches with surf schools nearby. Meet old friends or make new ones, on the deck or around the dining room table after cooking up a storm in the fully fitted kitchen.
Week Farm, Bridgetown, Dulverton TA22 9JP
Exmoor Bunkbarn nestles amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, close to the Exmoor Pony Centre, Wimbleball Lake and Dunster Castle. This eco-friendly bunkbarn is a comfortable conversion of a former granary on a working farm. Ideal for walkers & exploring Exmoor by bike.
47 Walpole Street, Weymouth, DT4 7HQ
BhP Budget Accommodation provides hostel accommodation in the heart of Weymouth, the gateway to the Jurassic coast. Self catering with a mixture of bunk rooms and private en suites. Close to the town centre, the safe swimming waters of the beach and the old harbour which hosts fantastic festivals.
Two Bridges Road, Princetown, Dartmoor, Devon, PL20 6QS
Fox Tor Café and Bunkhouse, Princetown, is an ideal base for anyone wishing to spend time on Dartmoor. Walk, climb, cycle, kayak or just relax amidst the spectacular scenery. The café has wood stoves and provides lovely home made food and packed lunches cooked to order.
Hollam, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9JH
Located a mile outside the town of Dulverton on Exmoor, Northcombe Camping Barns nestle in the Barle river valley with good canoeing, walking and bridleways. These ancient barns are tastefully converted with partitioned dormitories and a well equipped kitchen. Heated by wood-burning stoves.
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, close to the sea front is for you.
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.