Evening meals are available in the bunkhouses and hostels on these pages. Some of these places have licensed bars, restaurants and cafes where you can indulge in a tasty meal and a local ale. Others provide nourishing home cooked meals designed for people who have spent a day on the hills. At hostels and bunkhouses you are free to mix cooking your own evening meals, with going to find local pubs or restaurants and with booking evening meals prepared by the hostel.
Hostels and Bunkhouses with Evening Meals Available.
Traditionally hostels and bunkhouses are self catering with the kitchen acting as the social hub where guests chat and share stories as they prepare their meals. These kitchens in the hostels’ communal areas provide the space and opportunity for guests to socialize within the accommodation, indeed it is this that gives the hostels their charm.
However, it is a treat to have a delicious home cooked meal put in front of you and many hostels offer this service. The map shows all the hostels and bunkhouses that provide evening meals. Look here for a similar map of
hostels and bunkhouses providing breakfasts. Why have an evening meal?
Not all hostels are located close to pubs or restaurants so the fact they offer evening meals is a real perk. It saves you walking or cycling to the nearest town or village or having to take the car. If you drive, of course, the driver can’t enjoy a glass of the local beer.
On those occasions when you are on a long journey and are stopping overnight at a hostel before continuing to your destination the next day. Arriving to a homecooked meal is a great feeling. It really takes the hassle out of any long-distance walk or cycle. Not to mention making your backpack lighter!
It is vital, of course, that you book your evening meal with the hostel owner or manager in advance. Hostels provide great value meals and you may be surprised at how good the evening meals provided are. Of course, it isn’t just on those stop overnights that having your evening meal cooked for you is a real bonus. Imagine you have been out all day. Perhaps you have been hill walking, mountain biking, surfing, or wildlife watching. Whatever your activity, after a long strenuous day in the outdoors, there isn’t anything nicer than being able to arrive back at your cozy, warm hostel with nothing more to do than shower, relax, and wait for the call that your evening meal is ready to be served. What a luxury!!
Another time when a catered evening meal is a godsend is on your first evening. Imagine, you have arrived at the hostel rather late, and you and your party are tired after a long journey. What could be better than having a hot tasty meal prepared for you by the hostel team?
Great for groups
A catered evening meal is even more important if there is a large group of you. Organizing food for any large group can be a logistical nightmare. There’s the hassle of buying the right quantities of the ingredients, lugging them to the hostel, and unpacking them all. Then someone has to take charge of the cooking process. And of course, after preparing and serving the meal, the washing up needs to be done!! Wouldn’t it be better to add evening meals to your booking?
Of course, you don’t have to have an evening meal cooked for you every night. A great attraction of hostels is the flexibility they offer their guests. Meals are no exception. You are free to mix cooking your own evening meals, with going to find local pubs or restaurants and with booking to eat evening meals prepared by the hostel.
So next time you’re planning your holiday, remember that there are many hostels in our network that offer evening meals. There may well be one just where you are wanting to stay. Hostels with evening meals
Ennerdale, Cleator, CA23 3AX
In the untouched Ennerdale Valley of the Lake District, Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre beckons. At the base of Pillar and Red Pike, this eco-friendly centre offers spacious communal areas, a classroom, and a sprawling meadow for relaxation or activities. Ideally located for self-led adventures, with connections to outdoor providers, you are sure of a memorable stay for all ages, especially schools and universities.
Fisherhead, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire. YO22 4ST
The Old School House welcomes schools, groups, walkers and families to the picturesque village of Robins Hood’s Bay. Home to one of the best beaches on Yorkshire’s east coast. At the end of Wainright’s Coast to Coast walk and on The Cleveland Way. Ideal for groups of families and friends to book exclusively and also available to individual families looking for an affordable holiday by the sea.
East Yarde, Peters Marland, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8QA
Yarde Orchard provides accommodation and refreshments to those using the Tarka Trail with good access to the great North Devon beaches and Dartmoor.
The bunkhouse has an en suite double room with its own entrance, a bunk room sleeping four, a twin room for two, and a campsite. You can enjoy home-cooked meals and the relaxed café atmosphere on the terrace.
The Old School, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, North Wales LL54 6TL
The Rhyd Ddu Bunkhouse provides group accommodation at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) & the Nantlle Ridge. Sleeping 30 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen & a large communal dining room with a big screen. Glorious views, central heating, fast WiFi, parking, secure bike storage, drying room & garden. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow case & towel. Pub, café, & steam train station all within 2 minutes’ walk.
Gilfach Wen, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7QL
A homely, high quality, bunkhouse for individuals, extended families or groups on a working farm. The large social area is ideal for reunions or celebrations. There are 7 family bedrooms including one downstairs for disabled.Perfect for exploring Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and the Gower. Walker, cyclist, dog & equestrian friendly. Viillage pub close by.
1-3 Victoria Cres, Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5PN
A warm welcome & great value accommodation in Oban for singles, couples, families & groups. Enjoy a large self-catering kitchen, spacious lounge, comfortable rooms & big beds. Corran House is perfect for exploring Argyll & the inner Hebrides & is close to the bus, train & ferry. Downstairs try Markie Dans bar for tasty meals, live music & Highland hospitality.
The Old Playhouse, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, SK17 8RF
With all of the Peak District National Park within easy access, the centre is an ideal location for activities and tourism and it welcomes a wide range of groups. 31 or 52 bed configurations can be booked.The spacious centre includes; a large lounge with library, TV and wood burning stove, well equipped kitchens & dining areas. An extensive network of paths give access to the countryside. Adventure activities available, great for team building & courses.
The Living Energy, Lower Cwmcadarn Farm, Velindre, LD30TB
The Living Energy Barn (formally Cadarn Bunkhouse) is uniquely located in the National Park with 360 degree panoramic views from the Black Mountains to Wye Valley. Direct access to the Black Mountains & 26 acres of garden & pasture to roam. Remote but close to Hay on Wye & Talgarth.
Beck Head Farm, Witherslack, Grange Over Sands. Cumbria, LA11 6SH
Between Grange Over Sands and Kendal on the northern shore of Morecambe Bay, within the beautiful Whitbarrow Nature Reserve in the southern Lake District. Built for cyclists and walkers with drying room, laundry, kitchen, diner, lounges, cycle storage, workshop and bike wash. Perfect for groups, families and individuals. Just 500m from the Morecambe Bay Cycle Way, the Lakes & Dales Loop and NCN 700 & 70.
Chapel House, Glasbury-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5NP
This 5 star luxury Bunkhouse sleeps up to 18 guests. Located in Glasbury, only 3 miles from Hay-on-Wye, the world famous town of books.Situated in the midst of the Upper Wye Valley with the famous River Wye running outside the front door. Talk to Wye Valley Canoes next door and organise a canoeing adventure. The Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, the waterfalls of the Elan Valley and Offas Dyke are all close by.
Cwmfforest Farm, Pengenfford, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EU
Brecon Bunkhouse is a spacious, comfortable, bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons. Offering fantastic value for money with a large self-catering kitchen, big dining room and a separate sitting room with a cosy wood-burner. Situated in a small valley in the Black Mountains, the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with mountain walks from the door. Area is ideal for horse riding, mountain bikes & white water canoing. Nice pub 15 min walk (bring torch!)
Bredons Hardwick, Near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 7EE
Just outside Tewkesbury in the scenic River Avon Valley, with it’s own lake. Accommodation is in cabins, a pod village, chalets & camping. Great for touring the Cotswolds, Malverns, Bredon Hill & the Forest of Dean. A wide range of watersports, activities & tuition are on offer. A footpath meanders through the meadow to the River Avon and free river fishing is available to guests.
Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BJ
Self-catering for a large group can be stressful, a stress which we can remove. If you would like our chefs can work with you to create a menu that suits your groups specific requirements because everyone is different. Our chefs are fantastic and the food they make is very good if we do say so ourselves. If you don't believe us then come try it for yourself.
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Arctic Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PQ
Cowes Base Camp is located at UKSA, a charitable organisation and leading watersports centre. It offers catered holidays by the sea with optional activities for families and groups of all sizes. Choose from private 4, 6 or 8-person rooms. The Base Camp is directly on the waterfront. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, canteen and full-sized sports hall.
Penrhiw, Capel Dewi, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4PG
Penrhiw is an organic farm with views over the Teifi Valley. The stunning Ceredigion Coast and the Cambrian Mountains are an easy drive away and the busy small town of Llandysul (1.5 miles) has all essential supplies. The farm's location is ideal for exploring, studying or simply admiring the Welsh countryside. Local activities include swimming, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, farm walks and cycling.
Pantyrathro International Hostel, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, SA33 5AJ
Llansteffan is a beautiful village at the tip of the Towi River & Carmarthen Bay. The sandy beaches below the castle offer sun bathing and relaxation. The virtually traffic free country lanes are ideal for cycling. The Wales Coastal Path is on the doorstep and the city of Carmarthen is close by. The hostel provides private rooms, family rooms and en suite rooms.
Low House, Edmundbyers, Consett, Durham, DH8 9NL
Edmunbyers hostel lies in moorland, close to the Northumberland/County Durham boundary, with fine views. It’s just two miles from Derwent Reservoir, for sailing & fishing. Ideal for walking holidays, it’s also on the C2C cycle route & is close to Hadrian’s Wall & Beamish outdoor museum. Cosy & comfortable with optional home cooked evening meals & breakfasts.
Glasbury on Wye, Powys, HR3 5LP
Woodlands Bunkhouse is a converted stable block set in the 10 acre grounds of Woodlands Centre. It overlooks the River Wye & has wonderful views of the Black Mountains. The historic town of Hay on Wye is nearby. The Bunkhouse provides comfortable, modern accommodation for families and groups, with availability at weekends and during school holidays. There’s a well equipped kitchen and dining room and 22 beds in 9 rooms, including some accessible rooms. The bunkhouse can arrange courses in a variety of outdoor activities
The White Ferry House, 1 Sutherland Street, London, SW1V 4LD
The White Ferry House is a stunning Victorian flat-iron building steeped in history. It provides accommodation in central London, close to Victoria, The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. In the traditional pub atmosphere you can enjoy chilling out and playing board games, locally sourced drinks and award-winning burgers. There’s a 24 hour reception, free WiFi, individual power sockets and guest food & drink discounts. Publove@The White Ferry offers a classic night out and a great location for exploring London by day.
Penbryn Reception, Aberystwyth University, Penbryn, Penglais, SY23 3BY
Aberystwyth University Bunkhouse is on the Wales Coast Path, close to beaches, dramatic walking and white knuckle mountain biking. Aberystwyth has all the attractions of a Victorian seaside town with the added adventure of an ancient castle and thriving nightlife. Accommodation is in single rooms with shared self-catering kitchens and bathrooms. Meals available. Ideal for education trips, conferences or those looking for a base for an outdoor group trip.
Woodhouse Farm, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5LY
After a long day walking through the stunning scenery of Wales a good meal is just what you need. If you book in advance we can prepare a delicious two course meal for you or your group to enjoy. The more notice we are given the more chance will have of being able to cater to special dietary requirements.
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Elterwater, Ambleside LA22 9HX
Located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 mins’ drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Pubs, shops and other amenities are nearby. The area is popular for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria Way.
The Venture Centre, Maughold, Isle of Man, IM7 1AW
Maughold Venture Centre Bunkhouse overlooks farmland with views out to sea. The popular beach of Port e Vullen is just 10 min’s walk away. Enjoy self-catering accommodation, with en suite, centrally heated rooms. Tasty meals are available from the neighbouring Venture Centre, where you can also book kayaking, abseiling, air rifle shooting, archery, gorge walking, dinghy sailing & team events. With its own stop, Lewaigue Halt, on the Manx Electric Railway you have easy access to Douglas, Ramsey, mountains & tranquil glens.
The Dinas Castle Inn is a pub with B&B, camping & 2 bunkrooms in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkhouse rooms are fully carpeted and centrally heated with en-suite wet rooms. Stag/hen do's are very welcome. Free WiFi throughout. Full cooked breakfast included in the price. Glamping is available in the Shepherds Hut (please enquire prior to booking).
Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire, PH24 3BN
Run by outdoor fans who have hosted walkers, cyclists and families for over 20 years, Froach Lodge is more then just a place to stay. Andy and Rebecca will help you or your group organise a fantastic activity each day. The Lodge is warm and welcoming. Accommodation is in private twin/triple rooms, there is log burner in the lounge and space for drying and storing outdoor gear. A self catering kitchen is available or you can treat yourself to Rebecca’s delicious home cooking.
Kington, Herefordshire. HR5 3NN
In rural Herefordshire, close to the Welsh border, Dunfield House provides accommodation for groups of up to 96 with sole use of the house, stables, parkland & swimming pool. Both accommodations can be hired separately or as sole use. The Stables sleep 23 and has a self catering kitchen. The Main House provides fully catered accommodation for 73. A great choice for school, youth, music or church groups, training courses & family get-togethers.
The White Horse Inn, Scales, Nr Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SY
Our great pub grub is served in the Inn between 12-2 and 6-9 on weekdays and all day on weekends. After a long day walking the trails and fells of the Lake District nothing beats a good plate of food surrounded by good company which is just what you get here.
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Beacon House, Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury, Wilts, SP4 0EW
Welcome to Stonehenge Hostel, family farm & vineyards, where the perfect overnight accommodation awaits!Set in over 40 acres of stunning Wiltshire countryside, vineyards, farm & woodlands, the hostel is located just 8 miles from the historic city of Salisbury and is only 5 miles from the iconic Stonehenge. Come along and enjoy the rare breed farm animals, vineyards and over 70 beds in the fantastic Stonehenge Hostel.
6 Bridgend, Callander, FK17 8AH
Situated in the town of Callander at the start of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, CYP Holidays is a great location for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With outstanding views over Ben Ledi this accommodation has comfortable beds, en suite rooms and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Everything you need for the perfect retreat. On the Rob Roy Way, Heart200 and NCR 7
Fryup Gill Farm, Great Fryup Dale, Whitby, North Yorkshire Y021 2AP
The perfect bunkhouse for cyclists, walkers and lovers of the outdoors.This stylish purpose-built bunk house has a bike shop, repair centre, cafe & bike hire.Situated away from the crowds in the stunningly beautiful North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Cyclehub Bunkhouse sleeps up to 26 guests across 6 ensuite rooms.Book by the bed, the room or book sole use of the whole place.
La Rue de la Pouclee et des Quatre Chemins, St Martins, Jersey, JE3 6DU
Close to the pretty fishing port of Gorey in St. Martins. With a range of B&B rooms from twin en suites to private dormitories. The perfect mix for individuals or groups. Large communal WiFi lounge with TV & DVDs and a games room. Packed lunches & adventure activities can be pre-ordered.
Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, SY19 7DB
Welcome to the edge of Hafren Forest. Choose from catered, self-catered exclusive group accommodation, or B&B with optional dinners.The bedrooms offer simplicity and comfort, for a peaceful sleep. When booking B&B you have exclusive hire of your bedroom.Unwind in the spacious lounge or enjoy breathtaking views in the dining room you won’t be disappointed. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts or for those who just want to sit back and relax.
Cardrona, Peebles EH45 9HT
Kailzie BIG Lodge, offers state-of-the-art bunkhouse accommodation. Situated in the heart of the Tweed Valley, just outside the vibrant town of Peebles and within easy access of Edinburgh & Glasgow. It is perfect for an adventurous escape. Sleeping 27 across 6 lovely rooms each with a dedicated bathroom. Book by the room or book sole use of the whole lodge for outdoor groups and extended family and friends get-togethers. Close to famous Mountain bike areas of Glentress and Innerleithen.
318 Clyde Street, Glasgow, G1 4NR
Glasgow city centre budget accommodation in a mix of private rooms, dorms and VIP suites for groups of 1-20. All rooms are en-suite with mobile cable charging stations. Free superfast WiFi. Perfect for shopping, sports events, gigs & exhibitions. Ideal for individuals & groups. Enjoy ‘All You Can Eat’ buffet breakfasts (£6.50pp), meal deals and drink promos in the bar. Just 5 mins from Central Station.
Stableside, York Racing Stables, York, YO24 1QG
Stableside, a quiet & welcoming 4* hostel situated right on the historic Knavesmire, is the perfect location for enjoying a break in the city of York. Guests can take advantage of the varied room options catering for the single traveller and larger groups. Free parking, free WiFi, function room and a fabulous Yorkshire welcome. Meals can be provided for groups. On the NCN Route 65 for easy access to the city centre.
Coiltie Farmhouse, East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, IV63 6UJ
This former Highland farmhouse provides warm & friendly hostel accommodation. Ideally situated within walking distance of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the Great Glen Way & with pubs, restaurants & supermarket close by. Residents-only bar. Hiking tours, fishing, watersports, mountain biking can be arranged locally. Whisky & beer tasting by arrangement. Catering for groups of 10+. Pet-friendly by arrangement.
Ayre, Coo Road, Sanday, Orkney KW17 2AY
Sanday is the perfect place to take time out, with long stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, an abundance of birds, seals and other wildlife, glittering seas, clear air and spectacular skies.Those lucky enough to live here enjoy a rare quality of life in a small, friendly and safe community.Credited 4 Stars VisitScotland
Hacche Mill, South Molton, EX36 3NA
When you stay with us here at Rock and Rapid we can put together an exciting activity program including climbing and coasteering, while self catering is an option we can put together a fully catered plan for your group. The fully catered is especially popular with schools as it gives the teachers and school staff one less thing to worry about.
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Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP
In the Shropshire hills, close to Long Mynd & Stiperstones, Bridges Hostel is perfect for walkers. The Shropshire Way, the End to End cycle route & moutain bike routes pass close by.
The hostel has a self-catering kitchen, lounge with wood fire, drying room, shop & large garden. Home cooked evening meals. Camping.
Hornby Laithe, Stainforth, Nr Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9PB
Simple, comfortable accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Hornby Laith Bunkhouse Barn occupies a secluded position within easy walking distance of the pretty village of Stainforth and the market town of Settle. Sleeping up to 5O, there is an indoor recreational area, extra camping, ample parking and space for a marquee. There’s a self-catering kitchen and full catering can be organised by arrangement.
10-14 Castle St, Swansea SA1 1JF
Cwtsh hostel is new, exciting and trend-setting. Situated in the heart of Swansea City Centre, overlooking Castle Gardens, Cwtsh Hostel provides a modern and unique base to explore the city and surrounding areas.Choose from pod-bunk or private accommodation. Electric bike hire and introductory Welsh classes - bendigedig available. Backpackers, explorers, families, party-goers, schools and freelancers are all welcomed.
Lowick Green, Ulverston, LA12 8EB
Within the old primary school at Lowick Green, nestled between Coniston Water (4 miles) and Ulverston, the bunkhouse has a lounge with wood-burning stove, large kitchen/dining room opening onto a patio with great views of the mountains and an outdoor area with campfire.All groups staying in the bunkhouse need to be doing an organised activity.
32 Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7EL
For outdoor adventures in Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpackers offers great value ‘hostel-style’ accommodation, including; 30 comfy SINGLE BEDS in 3,4,5 or 9-bedded rooms. 3 private TWIN ROOMS in a silent-overnight building. Located in a quiet, sunny, chapel square, in the bustling market town of Bala with its five-mile-long lake & white-water river for raft rides.
Invershin Hotel, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4ET
Situated within a small hotel in the north Highlands, the bunkhouse consists of 4 rooms with a shared shower room & toilet. Guests can enjoy the hotel facilities; comfortable reception area, cosy bar with real fire, real ale and regular music sessions. Cyclists, walkers, bikers, fishermen, Munro baggers, families and individuals are all welcome. The bunkhouse is just off the North Coast 500 road route. No self-catering facilities but breakfast & evening meals are available.
Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UE
Hawse End Centre in the Lake District sits at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley on the shores of Derwentwater. Guests enjoy easy access to Keswick and the mountains beyond via launch or lakeside walk.The house is a large, comfortable, country mansion ideal for large groups, while the cottage is more suited to smaller groups or large families.Outdoor activities can be arranged.
Cobbler’s Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2PX
Cumulus Outdoor Residential Centre is situated in the small seaside town of Swanage on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The purpose built centre sits in 6 acres of private grounds and has 4 separate accommodation units sleeping 16,32,32 or 47 which can be hired individually or together. The centre is popular with groups of friends/families, schools, youth groups, DofE & corporate groups. A whole range of outdoor activities are available for your group if required. Dogs welcome with prior arrangement.
Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4LS
Our on-site cooks produce delicious, notorious home cooked meals for all of our guests, perfect after a long day of thrilling activities in the Derbyshire countryside. Visit our website an check out our weekly menu and we can cater for any dietary requirements if given some notice.
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Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DB
Slack House Farm is an organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle trail and close to Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The bunk-barn has 3 en suite bedrooms of 3,5 and 8 beds. A wood pellet-fired stove gives a warm heart to the kitchen/lounge and provides under-floor heating throughout the barn.Book a bed, a private room or sole use of the whole bunkhouse.
George Amey Centre, Simpson, Milton Keynes, MK63AG
The Caldecotte Xperience on the south eastern edge of Milton Keynes offers an unrivalled choice of glamping or residential accommodation for groups of 18 to 239. Situated just 10 mins’ drive from the M1, it is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Catered or self-catering packages are available and a whole range of outdoor activities can be booked if required
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.
The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Comfy, farm stay self-catering in rural, but train-accessible, Suffolk. Sleeps 22 in five bedrooms, including a restored Shepherd’s Hut. Mix of oak bunks & beds. Relax in cosy sitting room; croquet, BBQ, ping-pong & badminton; explore the farm, picnic in a meadow. 20 bikes included in hire or kayak down the River Stour. Go Ape, visit castles, coast, historic towns. Larger groups can also book the Tudor Barn (also in this guide).
Letcombe Regis, Wantage, OX12 9NE
As well as our on site café we will provide cheap, fully catered accommodation for school groups with sole use bookings. After a long working with children you need a chance to put your feet up and relax, so we will take care of the cooking.
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Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4JW
Denton House is a purpose built hostel in the lake District offering bunkhouse accommodation.Warm and well equipped for self-catering, the centre was designed for groups with parking for 40 cars.There is equipment storage and access to the River Greta across the road.
Cefn Brith, Cerrigydrudion, Corwen, LL21 9TS
Tyddyn Bychan is an 18th century Welsh farm surrounded by fields. It is an excellent self-catering base for all outdoor activities.The main bunkhouse sleeps 18 in two en suite rooms. The smaller bunkhouse sleeps 9 in two en suite rooms. There is also a Shepherds Hut with a double bed. All bedding is included. Delicious homemade food is available if booked in advance. Ample off road parking.
14 West Argyle St. Ullapool, IV26 2TY
The Ceilidh Place, in the centre of Ullapool, is a unique small complex, consisting of a music venue/performance space, restaurant, hotel, bar, bookshop, coffee shop, gallery and bunkhouse. There are regular ceilidhs, concerts & plays. The bunkhouse does not have self-catering facilities but the coffee shop is open from 8.30am to late evening all week including weekends. Rooms are also available in the hotel. The village of Ullapool is a small exciting port and fishing town, with ferries from the Outer Hebrides. Hill walkers and families especially love staying here.
Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7HG
Situated in the village of Greenhead on both the Pennine Way & Hadrian’s Wall, this bunkhouse is ideal for walkers or for exploring the Roman heritage sites. It has a self-catering kitchen big enough for large groups. Book by the bed, the room or for sole use. Run by Greenhead Hotel just over the road. Separate flat also available
NRBO, North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, KW17 2BE
On a 34 acre croft managed by the North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory on the most northern isle of Orkney. Adjacent to a shell sand beach visited by seals and unique seaweed-eating sheep. Spectacular bird migrations and outstanding views. Ideal accommodation for those interested in wildlife but welcomes all. The hostel sleeps 10 in three dormitories with a self-catering kitchen. Lounge bar and meals available in the Observatory Guest House.
Osmotherley, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3AH
Sometimes you just need a break from cooking, or someone else's cooking, and while you are more than welcome to self cater all our guests are welcome at our on site restaurant/café. The Mill Kitchen serves breakfast and evening meals and you can eat in or take your delicious food away to eat wherever you like.
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Glenbeg, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3NT
Glenbeg Bunkhouse & Bothy are part of the award-winning Cairngorms Activities Centre, situated just outside Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. The well-equipped bunkhouse sleeps 25 in 3 bedrooms, while the cosy bothy sleeps 6 in one bunkroom.Outdoor activities are available. Aviemore, Speyside Way, Dava Way & the River Spey are all close by.
Cerrig-yr-Adar, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2NQ
Located in Rhoscolyn, a great base for adventure, education & exploring. Escape the busy world, enjoy the outdoors with low environmental impact.
A family run 4* bunkhouse in Rhoscolyn, AONB on Anglesey Coast. 5 mins’ walk to beach at Borthwen, close to Anglesey Coastal Path. Perfect for family groups, clubs, schools, universities. Ideal for kayaking, climbing, sailing, walking, bird watching, beaches.
Whernside House, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QU
The multi award winning Kettlewell Hostel is a stylish Independent Youth Hostel in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Serving hearty, great value home-made meals & local beer in the large dining room. There’s a cosy lounge with woodburner, a lovely garden, self-catering kitchen & big bike shed! Sleeps up to 42 in 11 bedrooms. Great walking and cycling routes on the doorstep
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 affordable accommodation for groups and individuals. It has a large communal area, kitchen with tea and coffee and free WiFi. Breakfast and packed lunches available when booked in advance.
Lawrence House, Church Street, Tremadog, Nr Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, LL49 9PS
Snowdon Lodge, the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia, offers sole use for a get-together with friends & family. An ideal self-catering group base in Snowdonia. Large Victorian property set in 4-acre grounds in a pretty village. Pet friendly. Well-equipped kitchen. Spacious dining room. Modern lounge. BBQ area. Private parking. Games room. Additional lecture/seminar/prayer room for hire. En-suite bedrooms including 1 ground floor accessible bedroom.
The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
The Tudor Barn offers atmospheric group accommodation on an environmentally friendly working farm in rural Suffolk. Sleeping 25+ (singles/doubles/4 posters) in 4 private rooms plus the huge space of the Tudor Barn where you also feast & relax. The perfect base for group celebrations, reunions or activity breaks. Bikes & Tudor costumes are included. Larger parties can also hire the Old Brooder Bunkhouse (sleeping 22) 100m down the track (also in this guide).
Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, Nentsbury, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LH
Set in the stunning North Pennines AONB, England’s last wilderness. This modern conversion of a historic mine building provides warm accommodation with excellent hot showers for lovers of the great outdoors. Isaac’s Tea Trail and the C2C pass right by. There are self catering facilities and meals can be provided for groups. The campsite has tiered pitches and views across the Nent valley. Electric hook-ups, secure cycle storage and plenty of parking.
Elsdon’s Lane, Monkton Wyld, Nr Charmouth, 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.
17 Tregrehan Mills, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3TL
Edens Yard takes inspiration from the Camino; even the most self-sufficient traveller needs a recharge and TLC.Need a basecamp for your Cornish adventure? No problem: we are a short leafy lane from the Eden Project and buses that will take you to St Austell’s onward travel hub.Head out with friends, chill out with family. Come find our hostel in the strange landscape and clay trails of mid Cornwall.
Tongue, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4XH
The Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Campsite is a stone lodge & campsite, situated on the shores of a sea loch on the Scottish North Coast. Furnished, like a boutique hotel, but with all the friendliness of a hostel. There are comfortable private bedrooms, a relaxing cafe bar, a lounge/dining room and a well stocked shop. The campsite is fully equipped and has panoramic views of Castle Varich, Ben Hope & Ben Loyal. Holiday cottage and static caravan are also available.
14 Charlton Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AA
Llandudno Hostel is a Victorian 4* boutique, award-winning hostel where individuals, families & groups (including schools) are welcome all year. Set in the heart of the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno, it’s your perfect base for shopping & exploring many local attractions, including blue flag beaches, dry slope skiing, Zip World, Surf Snowdonia, bronze age copper mine, traditional pier, museums & fishing trips.
South Laggan, Spean Bridge, Invernesshire, PH34 4EA
Located between mountains and lochs 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness, the Great Glen Hostel is your ideal base. Perfect for touring the Highlands, bagging Munros or paddling rivers and lochs. It’s only a short walk to the Great Glen Way. The hostel provides comfortable, well appointed accommodation in twin, family and dormitory rooms and has a shop where you can buy your essentials.
Orchard House, Mohope, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 8DQ
Book a bed, a room, a chalet room, or the whole hostel. Ninebanks 4* Hostel, in stunning rural Northumberland, has en suite bedrooms, a sitting room with log-burner and a spacious dining room. In the chalet are two high quality studio rooms, fully self-contained and separate from the hostel. Dogs welcome with prior notice for sole use or in the chalet. In the North Pennines close to Hadrian’s Wall and on Isaac’s Tea Trail.
Dinorwig, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3EY
Our dinner time meals are served chalet style of a set menu and all you need to do to eat one of our delicious meals is let us know ahead of time that you are planning to eat with us.
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Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2LP
Anglesey Outdoors is an ideal base for groups, individuals or families. Just a mile from Porthdafarch Beach & the coastal path & only 2km from Sustrans Cycle Route 8. It has 4 self-contained areas each with their own self-catering & bathroom facilities. These can be hired individually or together. Optional full catering. There’s an on-site bar/bistro & a drying room. Glamping also available.
9-11 Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6JX
Cosy, historic hostel with large kitchen & dining room which can seat all 21 people in one room. Lounge with log burner.Secure cycle storage for 20 bikes. Large wildlife garden with BBQ. Private parking for 6 cars. Great local pub. Medium sized Co-op supermarket open 7 days 6am to 10pm. Food available with prior request. Good public transport links.
Greystones, Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, NE48 1NT
In the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and close to the Pennine Way. These striking timber eco-buildings integrate into their natural surroundings making the most of this remarkable location and providing the perfect base for outdoor adventures.The bunkhouse and bothies provide stylish, versatile & comfortable self- catering accommodation which can be used for events, conferences & parties.
The Old Shippon, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, North Yorkshire. BD24 0JE
Luxury accommodation for 6 + 3 kids in the centre of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Hawks Barn sits in a sleepy hamlet just a 10 min walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale.With easy access to the Pennine Way, the Pennine Bridleway, the 3 Peaks Challenge and other routes it makes a fantastic base for an adventure in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Run on the lines of a ski chalet you can opt for catered meals or self-cater.
St Nicholas Church, Felmersham Road, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7NA
Unique venue for sole use groups in an ancient, Gr I listed church, converted into an award winning Centre. Sleeps 36 in bunkrooms (+ 30 camping -Youth grps only - charges apply). Modern facilities, self-catering kitchen & breakout lounges. Situated in beautiful Bedfordshire countryside with amazing views. Easy access from M1/A1, but a world apart. Disabled access. Youth grp discounts.
Deiniolen, Caernarfon LL55 3HH
In the small mountain village of Deiniolen, in the heart of Snowdonia, not far from Llanberis, The Old School Lodge is the perfect base for groups of all kinds wishing to explore the rugged splendour of North Wales. Perfect for groups of walkers or climbers, the Lodge provides high quality accommodation for those looking for a warm comfortable base to return to after a day on the Welsh mountains. Facilities include a well equipped self-catering kitchen, lounge, games room & resources room.
Borth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY24 5JS
With 4 miles of stunning beach just 20 metres from the front door, Borth Youth Hostel is perfect for a beach holiday. This Edwardian house has 11 bedrooms and is a great base for visits to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Aberystwyth or the beautiful Dyfi Biosphere. Snowdonia National Park is just a short drive away making Borth perfect for mountain biking, golfing & surfing. The Ceredigion Coast Path passes the door. With two classrooms Borth YH is ideal for school trips. There’s free WiFi, a games & TV room, bike storage & drying room. Breakfast, packed lunch & licensed bar.
Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX
Rydal Hall Bunkhouse provides group accommodation for up to 28 in four rooms at the heart of the Lake District. There’s a large common room, drying room & a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen. En-suite rooms for up to 50 people are available in The Hall and there is a quiet campsite and eco-pods for individuals/families in the grounds. Dogs welcome by arrangement.
Fountain Square, Church Street, Youlgreave, near Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1UR
At the centre of the pretty village of Youlgreave in the heart of the White Peak, this youth hostel has been given a contemporary upgrade under private management. The hostel has an on-site cafe, artisan bakery and a pre-loved bookshop. There is a self-catering kitchen, a patio with picnic tables, cycle storage and nine private bedrooms (some en suite). Individual travellers are always welcome.
Isle of Lismore, PA34 5UG
This super warm and comfy eco bunkhouse on a traditional croft is the perfect base to explore the magical Isle of Lismore. The bunkhouse sleeps 12 in a mix of en suite dorms and private rooms and there is a campsite with 5 pitches and hook ups for 2 camper vans. The Isle of Lismore is just 7 miles by car ferry from Oban and is a tranquil, unspoilt island surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Perfect for wildlife, walkers, cyclists and getting away from it all. Home grown veg and bike hire.
Harbour View, Mallaig, PH41 4PU
The Backpackers Lodge, the oldest croft house in Mallaig, offers a homely base from which to explore the Inner Hebrides, the famous white sands of Morar and the remote peninsula of Knoydart. Mallaig is a working fishing village with all the excitement of the boats landing. You can see the seals playing in the harbour and take whale and dolphin watching trips. The hostel provides excellent budget accommodation with central heating, a well equipped kitchen/common room and free WiFi. Hot water and heating provided by renewable energy.
Auchlishie Farm, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4LS
Outstanding, new, architect-designed bunkhouse situated outside Kirriemuir, at the gateway to the Angus Glens.Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to experience and enjoy the proximity to the Cairngorms National Park. This eco bunkhouse, with solar panels & air source heat pumps, provides top-quality accommodation for up to 24. The bunkhouse sleeps 20 in one large dorm plus there’s a self-contained flat which sleeps 4 in 2 twin/king-sized double rooms.
Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR
Here at Derwentwater Independent Hostel we have meal times covered. Breakfast usually served between 7:30 and 8:30 AM and evening meals are served 6:00 and 7:00 PM. We can be flexible for groups and a packed lunch can be prepared for you but you need to order it the night before. Before you arrive we can send you the upcoming breakfast and dinner menus and work with you on any special dietary requirements to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
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King William’s College, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM9 1TP
King William’s College, the only independent school in the Isle of Man, is located on Castletown Bay in the south of the island. The College lets its 3 boarding houses during the school holidays to individuals & groups of any size up to 130. Each house has a large lounge & a small kitchen. Catering can be provided for groups of 20+. Guests have access to the College’s impressive grounds. Sports facilities, classrooms, theatre & swimming pool can be hired.
Dalehead Farm, Dalehead, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4TS
Dale House Barn is in the heart of Gisburn Forest in the Forest of Bowland AONB. Sympathetically restored it offers simple, practical accommodation for groups of 4-12. Mattresses provided, BYO bedding. Well equipped kitchen. Free WiFi . Close to the Three Peaks, Pendle Hill, Malham Tarn & the Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for walking, climbing, fishing, cycling, family gatherings and activity groups. Meals available. B&B in the adjoining farmhouse.
Greta Tower, Sammy Lane, Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3EG
On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls and mountains, Ingleton is dominated by Ingleborough, the best known of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks (this is a great base for The Challenge). Known for its walking routes and waterfall trail, the area has plenty for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and cavers. Licensed and serving tasty meals there is also a self-catering kitchen. Perfect for families and school trips.
Camp Hillcrest, The Common, St Briavels, Gloucestershire GL15 6SH
Quirky bunkhouse in the Wye valley just off Offa’s Dyke. Sleeping 16 in 3 rooms, it can be booked by the bed, the room or sole use. The perfect base for walkers, cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts & the young at heart. Enjoy the pool table, cinema screen and 2 acres of grounds with hot tub, skate park, high rope course, fire pit, pizza oven and animals. Camping, flat and converted horse box also available.
Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
Situated in the Peak District’s Woodlands Valley, Hagg Farm offers comfortable accommodation for up to 44 people with an additional 18 beds in the John Hunt Base next door (also in this guide). Part of Nottinghamshire CC’s Environmental & Outdoor Education Service, Hagg Farm is available for private hire by groups, families, clubs & charitable organisations. It can be booked on a self-catering or catered basis.
Lovesgrove, Aberystwyth, SY23 3HP
Plas Dolau is set in 25 acres just 3 miles from Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing & golf. The mansion has mainly dormitory style accommodation for up to 45. An adjoining Swedish style farmhouse sleeps another 15. Plas Dolau includes meeting rooms, dining rooms, games room & outdoor areas. Suited to youth groups, field courses, retreats, house parties or individuals.
30 Cheviot Street, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6LW
Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherd’s Huts are on the edge of the town and offer an ideal base for exploring the Northumberland National Park, the Cheviot Hills, local castles and fine sandy beaches. For walkers there’s St Cuthbert’s Way and for cyclists, Wooler cycle hub routes, Pennine Cycleway and the Sandstone Way. There are bridleways perfect for mountain biking and lots of bouldering and climbing.
45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BS
Providing nightly and weekly self-catering accommodation in the captivating small town of Stromness, Orkney. Within walking/cycling distance of the ancient Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae. Stromness has a museum, art centre, festivals, scuba diving, sea angling etc. Facilities include fully equipped kitchens, single, double, twin, triple and family bedrooms, some with sinks and others with ensuite. All with towels and bedding inclusive. WiFi. Cycle storage & free car park up the lane.
Florrie’s on the Wall, Kingbank, Walton, Cumbria, CA8 2DH
Florries is sat along the Hadrian's Wall path so we know you need good meals to keep you going. That's we can prepare you a lovely home cooked meal in the evening, a hearty breakfast to fuel you for the day and a packed lunch to keep you going on the next leg of your journey.
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Brecon Road, Penycae, Powys, SA9 1GL
Craig Y Nos Castle sits in the Brecon Beacons. The Nurses Block can be booked on a daily or a room basis. It can also be booked sole use as group accommodation. Offering B&B or self-catering, the choice is yours. The castle provides hearty meals, cosy evenings by the wood burning stoves and a free history tour. Superior B&B rooms are available in the castle.
Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG
A multi-award winning 4* hostel with a range of rooms to meet all needs and budgets in the bustling village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. Your perfect base to explore the Loch Ness area and an ideal stop off on the Great Glen Way. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds the hostel boasts 24 hour self-catering facilities, excellent home-made meal options, a rustic bar, free WiFi, and ample car parking.
Market Place, Allendale, Hexham, NE47 9BD
Allendale Bunkhouse sits on the Market Square & overlooks the bustling town, with fells & River East Allen beyond. Book the whole bunkhouse for up to 26 people. (Bigger groups, can lodge 18 in Dale Manor, with its hot tub/sauna/spa).Perfect for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, family/friends/school/youth groups.Allendale has cafes, sweetshop, gallery & dog friendly pubs serving food.
Clyngwyn Farm, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
If you've got a busy day planned out in the beautiful Brecon Beacons or just don't fancy cooking then we can help. We have a menu, for breakfast and the evening ,you can choose from which has vegan options, and as well as catering for you when you are with us at Clyngwyn we can make packed lunches for you to enjoy when you're on the go. All we need from you is reasonable notice that you would like some of our amazing food.
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The Star, The Street, Lidgate, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9PP.
Stay in a cosy eco-cabin next to a characterful 16th-century village pub in the Suffolk countryside.The two cabins in the grounds of The Star at Lidgate both sleep 6 in two twin rooms and 2 single sofa beds.There are 2 shower rooms and a fully equipped kitchenette with a hob and fridge, a private terrace, outdoor seating and a secure bike shed. All linens and towels are provided. Dogs welcome.