What’s the difference between an independent hostel and a youth hostel?
It is just a matter of who owns them. Independent hostels are privately owned and youth hostels are owned by the YHA.
Who are Independent Hostels UK
We are a small team that provide marketing, networking, and a booking platform for the independent hostels of the UK. Independent Hostels UK is the glue that ties the UK’s hostels and bunkhouses together.
What is a Hostel?
A hostel is any accommodation that has a shared aspect to its accommodation. Some hostels provide social housing but independent hostels only provide tourist or holiday accommodation. These vary from outdoor centres to city party hostels, so we have a whole section where you can find just the right type of hostel for you.
There are hundreds of independent hostels across the UK. Take a tour with Tom IHG to find out more about them.