Independent Hostels UK

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What are Independent Hostels?
Hostels & Bunkhouses in England, Scotland & Wales

Independent Hostels UK (IHUK) is UK’s network of independently owned bunkhouses and hostels. With over 350 members it is the largest hostel network in the United Kingdom. IHUK is larger than the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) and Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA) added together. Take a look here to see all the accommodation in our network. Independent Hostels UK was established in 2004, with government funding, from the network of accommodation featured in the Independent Hostel Guide. Members include backpackers hostels, camping barns, bunkhouses, independently owned youth hostels and group accommodation centres.

What we offer our members
Hostels & Bunkhouses in England, Scotland & Wales

IHUK provides  year round support and marketing through the Independent Hostel Guide website & guidebook, social media and events.

Members of IHUK also have access to the members’ facebook group and message board, where hostel & bunkhouse owners swap advice and access members discounts.

IHUK works closely with other hostel networks worldwide including the YHA, Hostelling Scotland, Scottish Independent Hostels, the German Backpacker Network, Independent Holiday Hostels of Ireland, Swiss Backpackers, Backpackers Hostels of Canada and BBH New Zealand.

IHUK also shares information with national organisations such as the Sustrans National Cycle Network and the Long Distance Walkers Association.

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