The hostels and bunkhouses on this page all sleep over 50 people. Some sleep hundreds.
Set in stunning locations all around the country. On the coast, in mountains, national parks and in city centres. They offer great value and are ideal for schools, corporate training, big family celebrations, reunions and weddings.
Lots of options are available. Self catering or with meals provided. Weekend breaks, midweek or whole week bookings. Many have outdoor activities on-site or close by. Book sole use for your group and have the place to yourself.
Accommodation for large groups
Why do hostels and bunkhouses have perfect facilities for large groups?
All the independent hostels and bunkhouses on this page are accommodations ideally suited for large groups. Sleeping 50 or more people, they have all the facilities a large group would need:
- Large, fully equipped self-catering kitchens
- Plenty of communal dining
- Recreational spaces,
- Equipment storage
- Drying/laundry rooms
- Large outside areas
- Organised activities
- Conference facilities and lecture rooms
- And so much more.
Many of these large hostels and bunkhouses offer catering options to suit your large group’s needs such as providing meals or packed lunches. Many also have a variety of organised outdoor activities on-site or very close by which makes keeping your group entertained and having a memorable trip easier than ever.
Organised activities for large groups
Perhaps you want some organised outdoor activity for your large group? From relaxed walks to team building and high adrenaline activities, all is possible. Here are some of the activities we have available:
- Guided walks
- Quad Biking
Many of the hostels and bunkhouses listed on this page provide a wide range of outdoor activities either on-site or close by. The necessary equipment can be hired, qualified instructors provided, and the health and safety requirements fulfilled. Get in touch with the hostel or bunkhouse to find out more.
Have free reign of the accommodation instead
Many of the large groups that use independent hostels and bunkhouses organise their own entertainment. The hostels and bunkhouses are quite happy with that. Large groups of kindred spirits meet up for a couple of days or longer to spend time together sharing their passion, be it bird watching, music, art, crafts, yoga, walking, cycling etc. The possibilities are endless.
Types of large group
All different sorts of large groups stay in hostels and bunkhouses.
You would be surprised at the wide variety of large groups of people who join together to spend days together in independent hostels and bunkhouses. Here are just some examples of the large groups who regularly come.
- Large family gatherings
- Big groups of friends
- University/school reunions
- Large stag or hen weekends
- Corporate team-building events
- Conferences (with a difference)
Accommodation for large groups are located across the UK
From the Isle of Skye & Inverness to Cornwall & Jersey, from Anglesey & The Isle of Man to Canterbury you will find places to accommodate large groups of 50 or more. You’ll find places on the coast, in the mountains, in national parks and in our major towns and cities. The options are endless.
Or perhaps you want your big party of people to go somewhere peaceful, where distractions are minimised. In which case why not turn to the rugged beauty of the Highlands of Scotland, or the wilds of the Welsh mountains? Don’t forget our wonderful and varied National Parks. The Peak District, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales & The North York Moors with their beautiful scenery and attractions all have large hostels and bunkhouses which can fit your big group. Then of course in Wales, you have the option of hosting your large group in the breathtaking splendour of Snowdonia or the Brecon Beacons.
Your large group may be happiest by the sea, watching the wildlife and walking along the shoreline. There are hostels and bunkhouses big enough for large groups on the idyllic coast of Devon and Cornwall. You will find others on or close to the dramatic Welsh coast in Pembrokeshire, Aberystwyth and Anglesey. Perhaps you would prefer to take your big party of family, colleagues or friends to the rugged & inspirational Scottish coast or the forgotten hidden beaches and dramatic skies on the Northumberland coast.
If you want your large group to be able to hit the nightlife, take in the culture or visit tourist attractions then a large city centre hostel is going to fit the bill. City centre hostels and bunkhouses are also popular when many people in your large party need to be able to travel there easily by public transport. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, York, Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Canterbury and of course London all have independent hostels or bunkhouses that can accommodate big groups.
If you are feeling more adventurous you could always organise for your large group to go to Jersey, the Isle of Man or the Isle of Skye. It would make it all the more memorable for being just that little bit out of the ordinary. Whatever part of our beautiful country suits your large group best, you are sure to find a large independent hostel or bunkhouse nearby that can accommodate 50 or more of your guests.
The cheapest form of accommodation for large groups
Hotels or party houses large enough to accommodate your large group will generally work out much more expensive than hostels or bunkhouses. This is because the number of people sharing each bedroom in the hostel or bunkhouse will generally be higher. The large self-catering kitchens mean that you can prepare all your own meals, thus keeping your costs down even further.
Hostel and Bunkhouse accommodation is wonderfully flexible
The beauty of hostel and bunkhouse accommodations for large groups is the option to completely tailor the holiday to your needs. You can stay for as long or as short a period as you like, weekends or midweek. You can self-cater or have a catered package. There is often a choice of room sizes/beds per room. You can opt for organised activities or organise your own. You can book the whole place for yourself or share the facilities with others. Please remember each hostel is unique, so do discuss your requirements with the manager.
To find out more use our Group Enquiry Service.
Using our Group Enquiry System you can choose a preferred area, group size, dates and facilities and outline your group’s requirements. Your enquiry will be sent to all hostels and bunkhouses that can accommodate your large group. They will then contact you directly to discuss your requirements. Why not give it a try and see how easy it is?
Each hostel and bunkhouse are unique. Have a look at each hostel’s details and follow the links to their website for much more in-depth information.