Cornwall, Devon & the West Country: Accommodation in bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

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.

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Northcombe Camping Barns

Located a mile outside the town of Dulverton on Exmoor, Northcombe Camping barns sleep up to 44 in two barns, converted from a watermill, on a working farm. The location in the Barle river valley with good canoeing, walking and bridle-ways makes it the perfect base for groups wanting to get out into the beautiful Exmoor countryside. The barns sleep 16 and 28 in partitioned dormitories. Smaller groups can be catered for. The wood burning stoves heat the communal areas

Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Based in Wareham Forest, Dorset, Carey Outdoor Education Centre has been running for over 65 years. The centre has two bunkhouses each providing basic group accommodation for up to 12 people with en suite toilets and separate showers. There is a self-catering cabin with domestic kitchen facilities as well as wash down facilities and covered hanging space for drying equipment. All bunkhouse bookings come with exclusive use of the entire site. Carey Outdoor Centre is a perfect base for groups

Staykation Hotel For Backpackers

Whether you’re a backpacker or a budget traveller you will enjoy Staykation Hotel for Backpackers in Plymouth. This friendly hostel offers a warm welcome to all its guests. The excellent city centre location is just a 10 minute walk from the train and bus stations and within easy walking distance to the ferry port. Located near some of the top bars, clubs, restaurants and theatres with friendly staff on site and available 24/7. Security is taken seriously with 24hr CCTV.

Blindwell Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse on a traditional Exmoor hill farm, with far reaching views of Devon and Dartmoor with high quality comfortable bunks and mattresses, including drying/ laundry room and secure cycle/equipment lockup. The bunkhouse has hot water and underfloor heating from biomass boiler, solar panels supplementing electricity all included. On Sustrans cycle route 3, off-road mountain bike trails nearby and many beautiful walking trails. Set at the top of a secluded valley with lots of wildlife including red deer, buzzards, Exmoor ponies.

Exmoor Bunkhouse

Exmoor Bunkhouse is a converted barn owned and managed by the National Trust providing comfortable, high standard accommodation. Two large dormitories each sleep 8 in bunkbeds and there is also a 2 bedded leaders’ room. Facilities include excellent hot showers, drying room, lounge/eating area, fully equipped kitchen plus a barbecue and outdoor seating. Environmental awareness is practiced with recycling and composting facilities, and hot water and heating provided by solar energy (with a back-up boiler for those less than sunny days).

Bath Ymca

Bath YMCA offers a warm welcome and the best value accommodation. From its central location all the sights of this World Heritage City are easily reached on foot. Bath is also an ideal base for the explorer. Staying longer brings Stonehenge, Wookey Hole caves, Cheddar Gorge, the southern reaches of the Cotswolds, and more exciting destinations all within reach. With a total of 210 beds, Bath YMCA has a great deal of experience in making guests feel comfortable. There is

Elmscott Hostel

Elmscott, a former Victorian school, offers a next-to-nature retreat, surrounded by unspoilt coastline with sea views of Lundy Island. Great for walking, cycling, surfing and bird watching, there are amazing rock formations and quiet lanes to explore. The famous fishing village of Clovelly is a few miles away with its cobbled streets and pretty harbour. Elmscott is a few minutes’ walk from the South West Coast Path which passes spectacular coves and river mouths. The accommodation is in one unit

Cohort Hostel

Cohort is a newly renovated hostel housed in an old Wesleyan chapel and schoolrooms in the centre of St Ives. It has spectacular original features and comfortable, contemporary rooms with custom built pod beds. Facilities include free superfast WiFi, an in-house bar, lounge, private courtyard, dining room, movie/TV room with Netflix and a fully equipped kitchen with a small supermarket open 7 days a week next door. Sleeping accommodation is in private rooms and shared dorms. Storage for (surf) boards,

Base Lodge

Base Lodge is ideally situated for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks and the North Devon coast by mountain bike or foot. Excellent off and on road mountain biking for all levels. Guided mountain biking and secure lock up facilities. Exmoor affords excellent scenic moor and coastal views and the 600+ mile long South West Coastal Path starts here in Minehead. Other activities can be arranged including mountain biking, navigational training, climbing, surfing, pony-trekking and natural history walks and

Lower Penderleath St Ives Farm Hostel

Just three miles from St Ives’ beaches and 5 miles from Penzance, Lower Penderleath Farm Hostel near St Ives provides self-catering accommodation in four twin rooms, one room with an alpine dormitory for 12 (large room with mattresses) and a family maisonette. All rooms are private and lockable, three rooms have twin beds and the fourth has a bunk bed. No bedding is provided. The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen. A dining room adjoins the kitchen and there are

Monkton Wyld Court

This Victorian-Gothic mansion is located in Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with easy access to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, and the Wessex and Monarch Ways inland. B&B is £35 per bed and dorm style accommodation is available for £20 where guests can use the vegetarian self-catering kitchen to prepare their own meals. Catered vegetarian meals can be purchased with advanced booking. It is also possible to camp in the grounds. Monkton Wyld Court is also a

Mendip Bunkhouse

Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) is the Cerberus Spelaeological Society’s headquarters and offers excellent modern facilities. As well as for members it is available for use by guest individuals or groups wanting accommodation on Mendip. It makes an ideal base for caving as well as many other outdoor activities including walking, cycling, climbing etc. It is also a good base for anyone wanting to explore the Somerset countryside and within very easy reach are the famous tourist attractions of Wells, Wookey

Harford Bunkhouse & Camping

Harford Bunkhouse & Camping offers comfortable budget accommodation on the edge of 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 bunk beds in each of the rooms. A kitchen, large seating area, toilets and showers are all within the bunkhouse. The campsite is divided between two of the farm’s meadows. Campers can use

Bunkhouse Plus

Located in the heart of Weymouth, the gateway to the beautiful and exciting Jurassic coastline and the host of the 2012 Olympic Games, Bunkhouse Plus has a mixture of bunk rooms with the ‘Plus’ of double en suites rooms making it ideal for everyone’s stay. Situated close to the town centre, the safe swimming waters of the beach and the old harbour which hosts fantastic festivals of the sea. You can go wind and kite surfing, fishing, sailing, diving or

Campbell Room Group Accommodation

The Campbell Room offers self-catering group accommodation for youth organisations, schools and universities, training courses, groups of walkers, cyclists and others. Sheltered at the mouth of a rural valley on the edge of the Quantock Hills AONB, the building offers a main activity hall which can also sleep 18 on comfortable mattresses, 2 bedrooms each sleeping 3, a multi-use cabin, fully equipped kitchen, washrooms, showers, drying room, campfire area and space for 1 or 2 tents. Many walking, hiking and

Beach Head Bunkhouse

Beach Head Bunkhouse offers basic accommodation with fantastic views out to sea and along the north Cornish coast to Trevose Head. Only 1.5 miles from the beach at Porthcothan and located close to the South West Coast path it is the perfect base for family holidays and walking groups alike. Within easy driving distance of Padstow and close to the iconic Bedruthan Steps.

Bristol Backpackers Hostel

Bristol’s most central backpacker hostel. - clean & comfy beds - mixed/single sex dorms - private rooms - individual bathrooms & free hot showers - free linen - large 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.

Northshorebude

A relaxed place with a variety of bedrooms and large garden. Close to town, beaches and South West Coastal Path. No stag groups please. An ideal base to see the South West’s attractions: The Eden Project, Tintagel Castle, The Tamar Lakes, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. 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

Penrose Bunkhouse

Located on the edge of the Penrose Estate, the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula. The bunkhouse is next to the SW coast path and has good access to many local walks, trails and cycling routes. Penrose, is home to many rare species of birds and wildlife as well as Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake the Loe. A great location to base your group for wildlife adventures, walking and activity holidays or a break away from it all. The bunkhouse has two main dorm rooms, with bunks and beds that sleep 7.

Edens Yard Backpackers

Welcome to this quirky, Camino inspired hostel just a short leafy lane from the Eden Project. Facilities at this comfortably converted stable yard include free wifi, mixed bunk rooms and a communal lounge. Self-caterers are always welcome in the courtyard kitchen. A simple DIY toasty breakfast is available, alternatively cooked food is available on request. The hostel is in Garker Hamlet inland of St Austell bay, 2 miles from the Northwest Coast Path at Carlyon Bay and

Chitcombe Farm Camping Barns

A small family run farm in West Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor. Providing inexpensive basic accommodation, with an emphasis on a warm and dry place to stay after a day out in the locality. So if you’re looking to have a day hiking on Exmoor, or training for the UK 70.3 IRONMAN, or just spending time in the countryside this could be the place for you. The Hay Barn, is a dormitory style open plan barn with

Kyle Blue

Moored in the heart of Bristol’s historic harbour, in a peaceful location only a five minute stroll to the city centre. The Kyle Blue Hostel Boat has private and shared cabins with a spacious upper deck providing fabulous views of the harbour from its tranquil lounge and well equipped self-catering kitchen. The Dutch Barge has been completely renovated and opened in Autumn 2016. Great for independent travellers or small group of friends or family, the Kyle Blue offers sleeping in

Rock and Bowl

The Rock n Bowl Hostel is situated in the heart of Bristol inside a historic 1930s building spanning across two massive floors with The Lanes; a bowling alley, bar and club venue on the ground floor. A variety of rooms from private doubles to 20 bed dorms (including female only) means there will be a bed at a price to suit your budget all inclusive of a breakfast in the morning. Working with The Lanes, Rock N Bowl deliver the

Blytheswood Hostel

Blytheswood is set in secluded, native woodland on the eastern edge of the National Park. Originally a WW1 hut, the cabin has been a hostel since the 1930s. Friendly and peaceful, with a homely living room, wood burner, self-catering kitchen, picnic tables, barbecue and fire pit. Walk straight from the door through the woods to Heltor and Blackingstone Rock, or along the river to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. Cross the stepping stones to Dunsford village or visit nearby

Mullacott Farm Camping Barn

Set in 30 acres on the coastal preservation area of North Devon, the farm boasts sea views overlooking Woolacombe, Lundy Island, Lee Bay, Ilfracombe, and the Welsh coast on a clear day. The camping barn is a former stable block with all accommodation on ground level with raised sleeping areas. Each platform has mattresses at no extra charge, bring your own sleeping bag or bedding as well as warm clothing. There are air curtain heaters throughout the barn.

Mytime Outdoor Centre

MyTIME Outdoor Centre, previously know as the David Donald Field Studies Centre or the Poole and the Dorset Adventure Centre, provides the perfect accommodation for large self-catering groups, including families, groups of friends, youth, school, special interest groups. The site is an important part of Purbeck history, being a converted 1940’s radar station within an SSSI and close to Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Arne, Corfe Castle, Swanage and Poole Harbour. The Centre, with its rustic charm, enjoys central heating and

Exford Hostel

Set beside the pretty meandering river Exe in the moorland village of Exford, Exford Hostel is in the middle of the Exmoor National Park. The perfect base for mountain biking, horse riding, walking and lots of other outdoor activities and fantastic for school trips and field visits. This former Victorian hunting lodge, with private en suite rooms as well as dorms, is perfect for individuals, couples, families or larger groups. Catering is available for parties and schools requiring sole use.

Penzance Backpackers

Penzance, with its mild climate, its wonderful location looking across to spectacular St Michael’s Mount, with all the coach and rail services terminating here, is the ideal base for exploring the far SW of England and the Scilly Isles. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and sheltered coves, the storm lashed cliffs of Land’s End, sub-tropical gardens, internationally acclaimed artists, the remains of ancient cultures, or simply somewhere to relax and take time out, Penzance Backpackers is for you.

Falmouth Lodge Backpackers

Falmouth’s beautiful natural harbour provides a picturesque background to the main street of charming shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs. Voted the 2nd best coastal town, Falmouth is renowned for its sandy beaches, Pendennis Castle, exotic gardens, Arts Centre and the Princess Pavilion. Go sightseeing on ferries to St Mawes, Truro, Flushing and the Helford Passage. On a rainy day visit the National Maritime Museum and the Ships and Castle leisure pool. Take advantage of watersports, fishing trips, sailing, diving, with

Goblin Combe Lodge

Just 10 miles outside Bristol, Goblin Combe Lodge is set in 8 acres of its own grounds with stunning views across the Severn Estuary and beyond. Set in 130 acres of woodlands, rich in history and geology with 80 acres designated as a site of special scientific interest, it offers something for everyone. The timber framed building is clad in larch and has a biomass central heating system, rainwater harvesting and a sewage treatment plant. Groups of up to 38

Rock and Rapid Bunkhouse

An ideal place to come for an adventurous or relaxing break. The Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre is an AALA registered centre that offers activities such as climbing, coasteering, canoeing and surfing. The bunkhouse can be rented out for sole use, for an activity package or a full programme, including food, can be put together for your group. The North Devon coastline is only 15 minutes away from the centre, and surfing lessons and other water sports are on offer.

Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre

A 5 minutes’ walk from the pretty fishing port of Gorey in St Martin (restaurants, bars and a regular bus to St Helier), the JAAC has a wide range of rooms including private en suites and dorms with shared showers. Facilities include 60 seat dining room, sauna, 2 large lounges, laundry, drying room, cycle storage and extensive outside space. Ball and board games are available as well as a TV and DVD player. Ideal for families and large groups who

Exeter Globe Backpackers

A city centre hostel within easy walk of the beautiful old port, cathedral, shopping district and a wonderful mix of pubs, clubs, live music, restaurants and café scene. Great for the young and “young at heart” who enjoy a vibrant city centre. Twenty minutes’ drive to Exmouth with its 2 mile sandy beach for all sail sports and start of the Jurassic Coastline, and the same to Dartmoor National Park for walking, climbing, cycling and horse riding. Exeter is an

Swanage Auberge Bunkhouse

Swanage Auberge, the bunkhouse that cares, is a refuge for climbers, walkers and divers, situated at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast with excellent walking, diving and rock climbing on the doorstep. The bunkhouse is in the centre of Swanage town, a stone’s throw from the South West Coast Path and all local amenities - pubs, shops, restaurants etc. Swanage Auberge is family run and self-contained with central heating, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, drying and laundry facilities and a

Ocean Backpackers

Ocean Backpackers is situated close to Ilfracombe’s picturesque harbour. This cool, clean and friendly hostel offers excellent facilities for walkers, cyclists, surfers, divers as well as families, schools and activity groups. Facilities include a self-catering kitchen, dining area, communal lounge with free internet/WiFi, large storage basement, patio area and free car park. Nestled in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ilfracombe has many shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants.The harbour became home to Damien Hirst’s statue “Verity” in 2012 and is

Sparrowhawk Backpackers

Sparrowhawk is a small, friendly eco-hostel in the centre of Moretonhampstead, popular with cyclists, hikers, bikers, artists and photographers, located within the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park. Moretonhampstead is 14 miles west of Exeter and can be reached by direct bus. Accommodation is in a beautifully converted, fully equipped stable, with solar-heated showers and a secure bike shed. High open moorland is close by for great hiking, cycling and off-road mountain biking, while the rocky tors rising up on the hilltops

Butter Hill Barn

This cosy bunkhouse can be found at Countisbury close to Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast. The bunkhouse is surrounded by the dramatic Watersmeet Valleys and Exmoor. From it you can easily access the coastal path, the Atlantic Surf beaches and it is a great place to experience Exmoor’s darm skies. The perfect base from which to explore north Devon. With hiking from the door and lots fo great places to cycle.

Fox Tor CafÉ and Bunkhouse

Princetown in Dartmoor is 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 Café Bunkhouse is situated near the centre of the village and offers self-catering accommodation for up to 12, in 3 rooms of 4. It has central heating and a kitchen equipped with microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and sink. There are separate male and female showers and toilets

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.