What are Independent Hostels?

Ever wondered “What are Independent Hostels?”  Have a look at this video where Tom IHG (our social media aviator) will take you on a tour of the Independent Hostels of the UK.

Independent Hostels provide a unique form of accommodation.  Like youth hostels they offer self catering accommodation and sleeping accommodation is often in bunks.  There are social areas such as lounges and gardens to explore.  They provide a mixture of private rooms ideal for couple and families and dorm rooms where individuals and groups can get a great value comfortable night sleep.  Unlike youth hostels the independent bunkhouses and hostels are not owned by one large coperation, but are small businesses run by families and individuals.  They are often on farms or are run as lifestyle choices by people who have traveled and used hostels themselves.  The personnel host makes this form of accommodation such a memorable experience, a real delve into the local community.  The  small business aspect regularly provides better facilities for less money.

Read on if you are wondering “Whats the difference between a Hostel, Bunkhouse and Camping Barn ?