Independent Hostels UK welcomes the formation of regional groups among the hostels and bunkhouses in the network. Regional groups are a great way for hostels and bunkhouse owners to support each other. Within the group the accommodation owners can recommend services and pass on guests when their accommodation is full. Regional groups are also a great way to promote an area, raising the awareness of its attractions and assets.
If you run hostel or bunkhouse accommodation and would like to start a regional group in your area please get in touch. If you are a regular guest and would like to support the bunkhouses and hostels in your area, or in your favorite location in the UK, there are volunteer opportunity’s available.
IHUK’s first regional group was formed in 2013. Initially a group of 9 hostels latter expanding to 11 hostels all in the Cumbria region. Members of the group moved from feeling in competition with each other, to a feeling of mutual support. IHUK has supported the production of a leaflet for this group and their attendance at Keswick Mountain Show.