In these hostels you’ll never have to worry about going cold. Sitting in front of a nice log burner is surely the best way of relaxing after a day in the elements. Picture yourself, boots off, feet up and maybe a glass of something special in your hand, sharing stories with some kindred spirits. What could better?
It’s always a magical feeling when you enter a warm and friendly hostel after a busy day outdoors. Cold and windswept, you are in need of some serious R&R. You scan the room and your eyes are met with a proper log burner or real fire, roaring away, naturally heating the room or even the whole hostel. You know you are in for a good evening so sit back, relax and let the warmth wash over you like a wave of comfort and peace. Log Burners make any hostel feel like a home away from home.
A quick change later and you’re sat in front of the glowing log burner. Slowly melting into your seat while you swap stories with the other guests. All warm and cozy. There’s just something about a wood burner that makes a living room all that more inviting, especially as the colder nights set in. There is something special about sitting around a real fire, it’s a tradition that even our ancient ancestors would recognize instantly. A fire makes you feel safe and secure and separated from the cold, dark winter nights. They are a great way to dry wet socks and boots after a day out and putting on a warm pair of socks is one of life’s simple pleasures.
Log burners are a much more eco-friendly way to heat a hostel than gas or oil. Wood is a low-carbon fuel source that is cheaper and renewable.
The hostels on this list all are equipped with log burners or real fires. You can be safe in the knowledge that it’ll be nice and toasty for the duration of your stay.
Accommodation with log burners
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
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.
Bretton, Eyam, Hope Valley, S32 5QD
Bretton Hostel, in the heart of the Peak District near Eyam & Hathersage, feels remote on Bretton Edge. It’s a peaceful space with far-reaching views across the Peak. Excellent walks & cycle rides from the door. Perfect for winding down, for outdoor activities & for gatherings. Fully equipped kitchen, living/dining room, WiFi, secure cycle store & eco-studio. Bottom sheet & pillow provided, but bring your own bedding. Local pubs nearby.
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.
Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3BQ
Here at Carrs, we are fully self-sufficient, our electricity come from solar power and wind turbines and our heating comes from an eco wood burning stove. You can enjoy the beauty of the North Pennines all year round, warmed by the fire during the colder months, all while safe in the knowledge that you aren't hurting our planet.
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Mount Hooly, College Valley, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6TU
Nestled in the beautiful College Valley, North Northumberland, Mounthooly Bunkhouse is a perfect stop-off on the Pennine Way and St Cuthbert’s Way. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. There is a well equipped kitchen and living area with log burner. Bedding, WiFi and car permit (to access this private valley) are provided. A haven for wildlife with red squirrels, otters and a thriving population of feral goats in the valley. The perfect wild get away from it all.
Twiston Lane, Downham, Clitheroe, Lancs. BB7 4DF
With unrivalled views of Pendle Hill, Downham Camping Barn is a short walk from Downham village pubs & cafes.
Popular with walkers, cyclists & DofE groups the recently refurbished barn sleeps 12 (BYO camp beds or roll mats). There’s a basic kitchen, sitting area, hot shower & WC. Photovoltaic cells provide power for limited LED lighting (but not for phone charging) and there is a wood-burning stove with fuel available to purchase. Outside there is a gas BBQ & fire pit and space for tents.
9 Gyllyngvase Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4DL
Falmouth Lodge Backpackers is just two minutes’ walk from a blue flag beach and the South West Coast Path. Only eight minutes’ walk into town with its exotic gardens, art galleries, Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, and the harbour. Explore Falmouth and come home to our cosy lounge with log burner.
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Keepers Lodge, Colonsay Estate Cottages, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YP
Come to Colonsay Backpackers Lodge & savour the idyll of this Inner Hebridean island. Explore the magnificent sandy beaches, ancient forests & beautiful lochs.Wildlife abounds; spot dolphins, seals, otters & many rare birds. The pub, café & shop are 3 miles away. Or buy fresh lobster, crab & oysters from the fishing boats. The lodge is a refurbished gamekeeper’s house with bothies. Centrally heated, it has 2 twin, 3 twin bunk & 2 three-bedded rooms.
Old Red Lion, Bailey Street, Castle Acre, Norfolk, PE32 2AG
The medieval walled town of Castle Acre is on the Peddars Way ancient track/long distance path. This former pub, continues to serve travellers who seek refreshment and repose. Stay in private rooms and enjoy a quiet communal snug or 2 large areas suitable for group activities.
Fern Bank, Reagill, Cumbria. CA10 3ER
Reagill Village Hall offers simple budget accommodation to C2C walkers, cyclists, families & outdoor enthusiasts. Situated in a tiny hamlet of just 20 houses, there are no street lights, little traffic and wonderful dark skies for star gazing. There are plenty of lovely walks from the doorstep, while Shap is 3 miles away, Appleby 10 miles and Penrith 12 miles. Facilities include a kitchen with a new cooker, fridge & microwave, 2 new multi stove heaters and a new power shower. Blow up mattresses are provided (1 dbl, 2 twin, 2 kid’s). BYO bedding.
Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys. SY17 5QE
Bwthyn Bach Bunkhouse, in Trefeglwys village in rural Mid Wales, is run by a small trust. Sleeps 17 across 5 rooms. Facilities are simple & add to the quirky feel of the 300 year old Grade II building. There’s a small kitchen/diner with hot water, kettle, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer & the basic crockery/cutlery you’ll need. A wood-burning stove for warmth, and separate dining room has space for big groups. BYO bedding.
Islawrdref, Dolgellau, LL40 1TB
Kings Hostel offers groups a uniquely private and affordable place to stay amidst the mountains of Snowdonia. With fabulous walking and cycle routes on the doorstep, a short drive to the coast and all the attractions on the National Park close by, there is something for everyone. Sleeping groups of up to 42 on a sole use basis, this historic hostel is ever popular with schools, clubs and family and friend get-togethers
Off Renscombe Rd, Worth Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. BH19 3LL
Surrounded by open farmland & a short walk from the Jurassic Coast, MYTIME’s R&R Retreat Accommodation Centre offers the perfect base for enjoying the spectacular Isle of Purbeck. With a World Heritage Site & the South West Coast Path on its doorstep, it is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Just minutes from the idyllic village of Worth Matravers and the popular Square and Compass Pub, there’s truly something for everyone.
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.
Railway Terrace, Doll St, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8BH
Toad Hall sits beside the River Dovey, close to Snowdonia National Park in the market town of Machynlleth. NCN Cycle Route 8 & Glyndwrs Way pass nearby. The accommodation sleeps 8 in 4 private bedrooms with small shared self-catering kitchen & single shower room. There are no bunks & no shared dormitories. Above the owners family home with a flat garden for camping and a small workshop for bike repair/storage.
Alma Road, Fort William, PH33 6HB
The highlands can get a bit chilly but fear not Fort Williams Backpackers is always toasty with their open fire chugging away. Just what cold and tired adventurers will need after a day in the open air.
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Dyke Lane, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 6DL.
Bunkhouse accommodation for groups of up to 32 in a 17th-century stone farmhouse high above the Calder Valley. Facilities include a well-appointed kitchen, large communal lounge & indoor barn for activities. Outside you’ll find a BBQ, fire pit, campfire area, a field for games or overflow camping & parking for 8 cars. BYO bedding & towels.
Coed Owen Farm, Cwmtaff, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2HY
Set on a hill farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, 2 hours’ walk from Pen Y Fan. This Bunkhouse provides well appointed self-catering accommodation; ideal for stag, hen and family parties.Outdoor activities can be organised or there’s direct access onto the mountains and waterfalls close by. Bike Park Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, Penderyn Whisky and Brecon are all within easy reach. The pub at the bottom of the drive serves great food and fine ales.
Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8DD
Deepdale Rooms offers a range of comfortable, private, self-catering rooms. Choose from double, twin, triple, quad, family & larger rooms for small groups. Most rooms are en suite. All bedding is provided, BYO towels, but can be provided. Facilities include a large well equipped kitchen, communal dining area & living room, underfloor heating throughout & laundry/drying facilities. There’s also an adjoining campsite. Large groups by arrangement.
Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, NE15 0EZ
Houghton North Farm, partly built with stones from Hadrian’s Wall is in the beautiful Northumberland countryside right on the Hadrian’s Wall trail, 15 miles from the start. This spacious new build is perfect for groups, individuals or families. The bunkrooms are located around the central courtyard. There is a self-catering kitchen (continental breakfast included). The TV lounge has a log fire and WiFi. Long-term parking, baggage transfer and packed lunches are available on request.
Letcombe Regis, Wantage, OX12 9NE
Only a few steps from the historic Ridgeway National Trail, Court Hill Centre enjoys breathtaking views over the Vale of the White Horse. Reclaimed barns surround a pretty courtyard garden.
Providing accommodation for schools, families, groups and individuals, the centre offers evening meals, breakfasts and picnic lunches. There is a beautiful high-roofed dining room which retains the atmosphere of the old barn. A meeting/class-room, camping and self-catering kitchen are also available.
Court Farm, Llanthony, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7NN
This old stone barn continues the tradition of 900 years when Llanthony Priory next door provided accommodation. Surrounded by the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it is your ideal base for all mountain activities. There is a fully equipped kitchen, hot showers, heating throughout and a wood burning stove. Small or large groups are welcome with sole use and a minimum charge. Two pubs nearby offer real ale and bar food.
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.
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, IV41 8PH
Whether your visit to Skye is to tackle the mighty mountains, meet the legendary faeries or simply to chill out, Skye Backpackers is the place for you. Located in the fishing village of Kyleakin surrounded by mountains and sea, the hostel has dorm, double and twin rooms. All beds come with sheets, duvets and 2 pillows. There is a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a sunny dining area, as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you can drink, free WiFi, a cosy lounge with a real fire and spectacular views.
Fionnphort, Isle of Mull PA66 6BL
Ross of Mull Bunkrooms are located less than a mile from the ferry link to Iona at Fionnphort. Ideal for exploring the superb wildlife, rich history & shell-sand beaches of the Ross of Mull, so loved by outdoor enthusiasts.Perfect for day trips to Staffa, the Treshnish Isles & Iona.There are two 4 bed bunk rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, woodburner and stunning views.
Eastern Slade Farm, Oxwich, Gower, Swansea, SA3 1NA
Eastern Slade Barn is a luxury farmhouse conversion on a working farm on the Gower Peninsula. The Gower has glorious beaches, castles and traffic free lanes. The coast path passes through the farm. Port Eynon seaside village is a 30 min walk, while Oxwich Bay with its castle, beach & hotel serving tasty meals is just 20 mins walk. Camping available and weddings/birthdays welcome.
Murthwaite, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4LP
Stay Howgills, a converted stone barn in Ravonstonedale in the rugged Cumbrian Hills. The Barn sleeps 14 in 4 rooms, and the Bothy sleeps 2. Superbly equipped and well heated, guests are sure of a cosy, comfortable stay. Situated down a long farm track with stunning views, perfect for walkers and cyclists. Wainwright’s Pennine Journey passes by and the Pennine Bridleway is close.
Bron-y-Gader Centre, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Conwy, LL32 8UT
The lounge is the perfect place to relax by yourself or with friends. After a day in the foothills of Snowdonia, gather around the log burner and relax, joke, or tell stories as the evening turns to night.
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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.
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.
118-120 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE
Kendal Hostel is situated close to Kendal’s town centre. It is available for exclusive hire only and provides comfortable and affordable accommodation for groups of outdoor enthusiasts, friends, and family.Kendal Hostel provides your group with 40 beds in eleven bedrooms, well-equipped self-catering facilities, a large comfy lounge with log burner, secure bike storage, and a drying room. At the gateway to the Lake District National Park, close to the Dales Way and LEJOG.
Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire, PH24 3BN
We are well aware that the Cairngorms are not the most tropical place on Earth and during winter it can get a little chilly. Well, here at Fraoch Lodge you warm yourself up in the best way possible, a natural fire in our log burner. Settle down on a comfy sofa and let the warmth wash over you and relax for the evening and share stories and jokes with your fellow guests.
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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.
16 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8BS
Base Lodge is your perfect base for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks and North Devon. The South West Coast Path starts in Minehead and there is excellent mountain biking.Guided biking, navigational training, climbing, surfing, pony trekking and natural history walks can all be arranged. Base Lodge is clean, comfortable with self-catering and a cosy log burner.
Inchnadamph, Elphin, Sutherland. IV27 4HL
In the winter it can get a wee bit chilly up in the Scottish Highlands, which is why we have a roaring fire going the stove. You will be able to eat your meals in comfort and warmth here at Inchnadamph Lodge.
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Hillside Farm, Boustead Hill, Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6AA
A Georgian working farm, right on Hadrian’s Wall National Trail & Cycleway near the Solway Coast AONB. Stunning views over the Solway Firth marshes towards Scotland. Bunkbarn or B&B rooms available.The bunkbarn has cooking facilities & hot showers and is heated with a bio mass boiler. Breakfast or bacon sandwiches available with notice. The barn is available to walkers, cyclists and peaceful family groups.
Middle Lane, Kettlewell, Skipton, BD23 5QX
In the village of Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Wharfeside house provides self-catering accommodation for groups. It has a well equipped kitchen with Aga and fridge freezer, showers with male and female toilets, a large communal space, drying area and large indoor bike/equipment store. Onsite parking for 4 vehicles.
Glencoe, Near Ballachulish, Highland, PH49 4HX
In the aptly named Fireside Bothie you can put your feet up ,after a long day exploring the beautiful landscape surrounding Glencoe, and be warmed by the roaring open fire. It's a wonderful feeling especially in the colder months of the year.
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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.
Fenns Farm, Wetton Road, Butterton, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7ST
Fenns Farm Accommodation can offer guests accommodation to suit all budgets. It consists of four properties, Waterslacks Camping Barn sleeping 15, Wills ‘Glamping’ Barn sleeping 6 and two holiday cottages, Fenns & Foggs Barn both sleeping 7. All the accommodation is situated on the edge of the Peak District village of Butterton, in walking distance of the local pub and the Manifold Valley.
5a Gearrannan Carloway Isle of Lewis HS2 9AL
Part of the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village on the Isle of Lewis, the Gearrannan Hostel has been refurbished to sleep 13 including a 3 bed family room. Warm and cosy it has a well equipped kitchen & two modern shower rooms. The bunkhouse (groups only) sleeps 14 in bunks. The perfect base for many local attractions from surfing to country walks, archaeology to cycling. There are also 3 holiday cottages.
Joiners Cottage, Preston, Chathill, Northumberland. NE67 5ES
Nestled in the hamlet of Preston, The Joiners Shop Bunkhouse is just 5 miles from the Northumberland coastline & 7 miles from Alnwick famed for its Castle & Gardens. The charming 19th century building takes groups of up to 18 with one double bed and 16 single pine bunks arranged in sections of 3’s & 5’s. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, lounge with fire & hot showers.Close to NCN Route 1, Seahouses, Beadnell and the famous coastal castles.
Golan, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, LL51 9AQ
Formerly Cwm Pennant Hostel, Brynkir Coach House offers welcoming & relaxed accommodation for groups of 6-66 across dorms, en suite family/private rooms & a self contained flat. Set within stunning grounds in the Snowdonia National Park with fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant valley & Moel Hebog. Local caterers are available. The area is ideal for hill walking, rock climbing, canoeing. For cyclists Lon Las Cymru is on the door step!
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.
Hollam, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9JH
A mile outside the town of Dulverton on Exmoor, Northcombe Camping Barns nestle in the Barle river valley with good canoeing, walking and bridleways. A perfect base for groups on Exmoor. The barns sleep 16 and 28 in partitioned dormitories. Smaller groups can be catered for. Heated by wood-burning stoves with a well equipped kitchen, you just need to bring your own pillows, sleeping bags or duvets.
Upper Neeston Farm, Dale Road, Herbrandston, Milford Haven, SA73 3RY
We have log burners in all of our accommodation buildings. So no matter where you choose to stay with us you can relax and warm yourself by the fire. We think it's the best way to heat a room and if you don't get the chance to use one at home we highly recommend you give it a try, especially in winter.
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Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA
Glenprosen is the most intimate of the Angus Glens on the southernmost edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Two Munros; the Mayar and Driesh link Glenprosen to the Cairngorms plateau.Prosen Hostel is also close to the upgraded East Cairngorms footpath network. Converted to the latest and greenest specification, the 4* hostel offers cosy, quality accommodation for 18. With 4 rooms, sleeping 4, 4 and 6 in bunks and a family room sleeping 4. You can also hire the nearby village hall.
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).
Glebe Barn, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, PH42 4RL
Glebe Barn offers 4* homely accommodation on the extraordinary Isle of Eigg. It is situated within 1 mile of the island shop & café/restaurant. Offering outstanding sea views, it sleeps up to 22 in twin, triple, family & dorm rooms. Perfect for individuals, families or groups. Also two person mezzanine apartment.
Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NN
TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2023 WINTER Self-catered accommodation for up to 16 people to enjoy this remote area of the Cambrian Mountains. Intersected by walking and cycling trails, gentle woodlands, tumbling waterfalls and secluded lakes and rivers, perfect for any lover of the great outdoors. With peaceful sandy beaches, rocky bays and cliff top walks this undiscovered area of Wales truly has it all.
Berwyn Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NB
Llangollen Hostel, in the Dee Valley, is perfect for walking, cycling, canoeing & white water rafting. Families will love visiting the steam railway, horse drawn canal boats & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - a World Heritage Site. The town has a great choice of restaurants/pubs and is home to the Fringe music & arts festival, plus the International Eisteddfod. Llandegla, Chester, Wrexham & Offa’s Dyke Path are all nearby. A warm welcome awaits!
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.
Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BJ
Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre, operated by The Woodcraft Folk, is situated in glorious isolation high above Ladybower Reservoir with stunning views across the Upper Derwent Valley. The converted hill farm has 2 accommodation units; the Bunk Barn sleeps 38 in 7 rooms & the Cottage Annexe sleeps 6 in 3 rooms. Catering & outdoor activities available.
Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR
Experience the peace of the remote Tywi valley in an era before electricity at this 17th century farmhouse. Dolgoch is a traditional simple hostel owned by the Elenydd Wilderness Trust. It has hot showers, log burner, self-catering kitchen, dormitories & private rooms. The Lôn Las Cymru and the Cambrian Way pass nearby and there are many mountain tracks to explore. Ideal for bird-watchers and lovers of the solitude of the scenic Cambrian Mountains.
The Old Inn, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SR
Feet from the edge of Loch Harport, Isle of Skye, with breathtaking views of the Cuillins, this purpose built, stylish & comfortable bunkhouse is an ideal base for hill walkers or sightseers. There is spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife in the surrounding hills and glens. The bunkhouse has a kitchen and common room with a balcony overlooking the loch and 5 bunkrooms, one en suite. The Old Inn, a traditional highland pub provides breakfast, lunch and dinner if required.
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.
Upper Hulme Mill, Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY
CLOSING OCTOBER 2023 FOR REFURBISHMENT. RE-OPENING AUTUMN 2024Roaches Bunkhouse is at the foot of The Roaches gritstone edge in the Peak District, amidst some of the best climbing in the country, plus walks & cycling in stunning scenery.Close to Ye Old Rock Inn & 3 miles from the historic market town of Leek. Excellent self-catering bunkhouse accommodation with private rooms.
Croft No 9, Badrallach, Dundonnell, Ross-shire, IV23 2QP
On the tranquil shores of Little Loch Broom overlooking one of Scotland’s finest mountain ranges, Badrallach Bothy and Campsite offer a fine base for walking or relaxing. Fish in the nearby lochs or simply enjoy the flora and fauna. Hot showers, spotless accommodation, an unbelievable price and the feeling of remoteness make the Bothy and Campsite a firm favourite. There is also a holiday cottage for hire.
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.
North Bragar, Isle of Lewis. HS2 9DA
Grinneabhat is a new community owned and run hostel on the Isle of Lewis.Sleeping 12 across 4 ensuite rooms you can book a bed, a room or the whole hostel.Grinneabhat hostel makes the perfect base for exploring this enchanting island, it’s history and culture, deserted beaches and abundant wildlife.All bed linen and towels are provided.Dogs are welcome by arrangement.
Craig Achnashellach, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YU
Gerry’s Hostel is situated in a wilderness area on the most scenic railway in Britain. It is on the Cape Wrath Trail, The T.G.O Challenge Route and is 0.5 miles from the Coulin Pass at Craig. It sleeps up to 20 in a large dormitory & private rooms, with some heating. The beds are all made up with sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers. Meals & draught ale are 15 min drive away. Great location for walking, climbing, fishing, cycling, golfing and wildlife watching.
Lower House Farm, Pantygelli, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7HR
Smithy’s Bunkhouse accommodates groups of up to 24 in two dormitories of 12 bunks.Located on a working farm just outside Abergavenny in the Brecon Beacons, there are great walking/running and cycling routes from the doorstep.A range of outdoor activities can be organised if required. There’s a traditional pub serving bar snacks and meals at the end of the drive for the times you don’t want to self-cater.
High Wallabarrow, Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6EA
High Wallabarrow is a traditional hill farm in the Duddon Valley, the Lake District’s quiet corner. The well equipped camping barn, an old farmhouse, sleeps 10 upstairs. Downstairs there’s a large living area with woodburning stove and fully equipped kitchen. Mattresses provided BYO sleeping bags/pillows. Toilet just outside and shower nearby. 15 mins’ walk to pub, 10 mins to climbing crag. Not suitable for rowdy groups.
Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal-y-Bont, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8YX
Conwy Valley Backpackers is situated on a peaceful organic farm in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, with excellent access to Snowdonia.Centrally heated with a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, log fires and hot showers. Bike/canoe storage and tourist information are available. Local activities include fishing, hiking, white water rafting and mountain biking. Surf Snowdonia is within walking distance and Zip World is a short drive.
Cwmfforest Farm, Pengenfford, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EU
Relax on the comfortable sofas and warm your bones by the log burning stove in the spacious lounge. Its a great place to relax and put your feet up after a long day exploring the Brecon Beacons.
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Routen Cottage, Ennerdale, CA23 3AU
Nestled in the peace of the Ennerdale Valley, overlooking Ennerdale Water.
The Wild Wool Barn provides luxury bunkhouse accommodation for 6 (plus 6 camping). Traditional wood-burning stove, electric heating, cooker and shower marry tradition with luxury. With no mobile signal or WiFi The Wild Wool Barn is a true chance to get away and explore the rarely visited Western Lakes. Perfect for camping at Ennerdale Bridge
Grisedale Farm, Whinfell, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9EN
A short drive from Kendal, Dacres Stable Camping Barn is on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park. On a gated road away from the main A6 it is a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Eden Valley. Great too for mountain biking, walking, & cycling on quiet tracks and lanes. The camping barn sleeps up to 8 on a sole use, self-catering basis.
Almond Lodge Helvellyn, Greenside Road, Glenridding. CA11 0QR
Almond Lodge is a newly refurbished luxury group hostel perched 1/3 of the way up Helvellyn in the Lake District. Sleeping up to 28 across 4 rooms with breathtaking views from every window, the Lodge is perfect for groups of walkers, climbers, cyclists, runners, swimmers or friends and families in need of some mountain therapy. The village of Glenridding with local shops, nice pubs and restaurants and the southern end of Ullswater is just over 1 mile away.
Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5XJ
High House in Seathwaite, at the head of the beautiful valley of Borrowdale, offers comfortable bunkhouse accommodation. Popular with walking/climbing clubs and educational groups, early booking is advised. Group bookings only. Large common room with stove (coke/coal). Fully equipped self-catering kitchen, 2 washrooms/toilets and a shower. Drying room. Large grounds with tables, benches and firepit. Accessible by car. Club members may occasionally use a 3rd dorm unless exclusive use is booked (midweek only).
4 Culduthel Road, Inverness. IV2 4AB
An award-wining hostel in the centre of Inverness. Beautifully refurbished with a modern friendly vibe Bazpackers offers travellers & adventurers a choice of small dorms (some female only), private twin/doubles and a self catering family apartment. All linen & towels provided.Fab, kitchen, lounge and garden with BBQ, seating and stunning views.
25 Kenneth St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DR
The Heb Hostel is a family-run backpackers hostel in the heart of Stornoway on the enchanting Isle of Lewis. It’s ideal for travellers visiting the Hebrides. Cyclists, walkers, surfers, families & groups are all welcome. Clean, comfortable, friendly & relaxed, Heb Hostel aims to provide a quality stay at budget prices. There are many facilities, including a common room with peat fire, free WiFi and local guides.
The Dod, Powburn, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 4JL
Guests to our barn conversions in the north east corner of the Northumberland National Park really appreciate having a log burner. Whatever the weather you'll be toasty and warm in front of our wood burner. Cyclists, runners, walkers & horse riders alike will welcome the chance to relax and chill together in front of a blazing fire after a busy day outdoors.
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Ballater Hostel, Bridge Square, Ballater, AB35 5QJ
Ballater Hostel lies in the centre of Ballater, near Balmoral, on the east side of the Cairngorms National Park. Traditional dorms & private rooms, along with a large open plan kitchen/dining/communal area make a great space to relax . Drying room and cycle storage available. Either book the whole hostel, a room or just a bed with no minimum stay. Excellent facilities, comfortable beds and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you - the kettle is always on!
Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JR
We've got plenty of room for you! A hard day in the saddle is always more rewarding when you can kick back and relax after it. Sit in front of our log-burning fire and melt away the aches of a long ride. Come rain or shine it'll be ready to set you up for another day out in our wonderful country.
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6 - 8 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AB
The cosy and friendly Student Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the town and the mountains beyond. Your perfect place to unwind, just yards from the city’s varied night-life and a few mins’ walk from bus and train stations. Relax in the fabulous lounge with real log fire and drink as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you like. Visit the beautiful ancient pine forest of Glen Affric or the Culloden Battlefield. Famous Loch Ness lies just a few miles upstream and of course has its own special wild animal.
Orchard House, Mohope, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 8DQ
We are open all year here at Ninebanks so we know how important it is to keep our guests happy and warm after a day out in the North Pennines. Nothing is better at doing so than one of our wood burning stoves, the flames from the fire will keep dry you off and keep you warm well into the evening until its time to go to go to sleep in one of our lovely, comfortable beds.
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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.
Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ
Perfect for schools, education groups, family celebrations and groups of all kinds, Corris hostel is a haven from the stresses of the outside world with its caring staff & cosy wood fires. Enjoy the gardens with BBQ & campfire areas. Situated in Snowdonia National Park close to Cadair Idris, the Centre for Alternative Technology and just 3 miles from the new Dyfi Bike Park, a mecca for trail bikers. A real paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. CAMRA pub close by.
Caldbeck, Lake District, Cumbria, CA7 8EA
Caldbeck Glamping accommodation is in the centre of Caldbeck Village close to Wainwright’s Northern Fells. Opposite The Odd Fellows pub and close to the village store. The self contained barns sleep 6 and 4. Three people can sleep in the Bothy and there is space for a small tent or two. Caldbeck is a 25 minute drive from M6 and right on The Cumbria Way and The Reivers Cycle route. Sit back and enjoy everything this hidden Lake District village has to offer.
Ben Alder Road, Dalwhinnie, Highland, PH19 1AB
Dalwhinnie Old School Hostel is in the former village primary school, set in an acre of ground. Directly opposite the train station, it’s a perfect base to climb the many Munros in the area, as a stop over on the N7 cycle route, for mountain biking at nearby Laggan Wolftrax, or simply as a beautiful overnight stop when visiting Skye or the NC 500.Situated in the Cairngorms National Park it is across the field from the famous Dalwhinnie Distillery.
Chartners, Harwood Forest, Ewesley, Morpeth NE61 4LJ
Hidden away in Harwood Forest, near Rothbury, owned by Forestry England, Chartners Farm is definitely off the grid. It’s a 5 mile drive along forest tracks. Electricity is generated by a wind turbine & solar panels, a huge log burner heats the radiators and keeps the place cosy. The perfect spot to escape the rat race, relax, & recharge or get out into the countryside for walking or biking. Fully equipped for a self-catered break with LPG cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, radio CD and board games etc.
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX
Heating the old fashioned way: fire in one of our wood burning stoves. You will feel like you've gone back to a simpler time and its really easy to feel more connected to nature and those you have stayed with here at the highest hostel in Britain (1550 feet).
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The White Horse Inn, Scales, Nr Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SY
The White Horse Inn has 2 bunkhouses in the converted stables of this traditional Lake District inn at the foot of BlencathraGuests are welcome in the Inn which has great pub food, open fires, local ales and is open from 11am to 11pm. Each bunkhouse has a basic kitchen, dining area and bunkrooms sleeping between 4 and 6. Paths to the mountains from the garden & the C2C route passes the door.
Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4JE
Recently sold to new owners. CLOSED AT PRESENT.Stoer Hostel is a warm & spacious conversion of a former church. Situated on the B869 it is near 3 gorgeous beaches & Stoer Lighthouse is 4 miles away. A great base for exploring the stunning hills of Assynt & its spectacular coastline.The hostel sleeps 22 in 4 bunk rooms, 2 twin rooms and 1 self-contained flat. There is a drying room, utility room, huge open plan living area, wood burning stove & free WiFi. Groups welcome.
Claerwen Valley, Rhayader, LD6 5HF
Nestling in the Elan Valley in Mid Wales, Cwm Clyd Bunkhouse offers comfortable accommodation in an idyllically remote location. Sleeping 21 across 2 units, which can be booked separately or together, it is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. After a busy day, the star-spangled sky of the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park is your evening entertainment. Dogs welcome with sole use bookings.
Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
Tyncornel is a former farmhouse and self-contained Shepherd’s Hut in stunning Cambrian Mountain scenery at the head of the beautiful Doethie Valley. It is one of the most remote hostels in Wales, favoured by walkers, cyclists, and birdwatchers. Beds for 16 (hostel) + 4 (shepherds hut). There is a cosy common room with wood-burning stove, two dormitories and a kitchen.
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.
Rookhow, Rusland, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, South Lakeland, LA12 8LA
We agree with our guests that the log burner is great for winter evenings. There's nothing quite like relaxing in a cosy lounge with others while being warmed by the fire as it roars away in the corner keeping winter at by, inside at least.
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Gateham Grange, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2FT
Go back to basics, a group of friends exploring somewhere beautiful without costly airbnbs miles away from the hikes you want to be on. Who needs central heating when you've got a proper log burner?
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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.
Low Bridge End Farm, St John’s-in-the-Vale, Keswick, CA12 4TS
St John’s-in-the-Vale Camping Barn is an 18th century stable on a peaceful hill farm, with stunning views to Blencathra, Helvellyn and Castle Rock. The Barn has a sleeping area upstairs (mattresses provided) and a kitchen and sitting/dining area below. A separate toilet and shower are within the building. A wood-burning stove makes it nice and cosy. Outside there is a BBQ area. The star-filled night skies are magical. Self catering hayloft is also available (sleeping up to 4 - 2 adults and 2 children).