Accommodation for large groups : Bunkhouses and Hostels

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
large group accommodation

The hostels and bunkhouses on this page all sleep over 50 people.

Perfect accommodation for large groups.

School groups, clubs, corporate training, big family celebrations, university reunions,  weddings, stag and hen parties have all been hosted.

Set in stunning locations all around the country.

On the coast, in the mountains, in national parks and in city centres.

Great value. Often much cheaper than party houses or big holiday cottages.

Self catering or catered.

Outdoor activities on-site or close by.

Weekend breaks, midweek or whole week bookings.

Book for sole use and have all the facilities to yourself.


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Hostels and Bunkhouses are perfect accommodation for large groups.

All the independent hostels and bunkhouses on the map above are ideally suited for large groups.  Sleeping 50+ people they have all the facilities a large group needs.  Large, fully equipped self-catering kitchens, plenty of communal dining and recreational spaces, equipment storage, drying/laundry rooms, large outside areas, parking and so much more.

Many of these large hostels and bunkhouses offer catering options to suit your large group’s needs. Many also have a variety of organised outdoor activities on-site or very close by.

If you need conference facilities, a theatre, lecture rooms  or a space for a party you will find hostels or bunkhouses that can help.

Talk direct with the manager to discuss exactly what you large group needs.  These hostels and bunkhouses have years of experience accommodating large groups, the managers are sure to be able to help.  They will most probably think of things you hadn’t even thought about!

Each hostel and bunkhouse is unique.  Have a look at each individual hostel’s details and follow the links to their own website for much more in depth information.

a large group enjoying their hostel
A group of guests enjoying their stay at an independent hostel

Located all over the UK.  You’ll find accommodation for you large group wherever you want to stay.

There are large independent hostels and bunkhouses which can accommodate your big group all over the UK (see the map above).

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.  Your options are endless.

If you want your large group to be able to hit the night life, 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.

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.

Finally there’s the wonderful British coastline.  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 on 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 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.

mount cook cabins for large groups
Mount Cook Adventure Centre near the Peak District can accommodate large groups of up to 180 people in 4 bed dorms and glamping pods.

Accommodating your large group in a hostel or bunkhouse is so much cheaper than the alternative.

Hotels or party houses large enough to accommodate your large group will generally work our 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 than you can prepare all your own meals, thus keeping your costs down even further.

a large group in Canadian canoes
A group enjoying time in Canadian canoes

Hostels can help provide activities for your big group of guests.

Perhaps you want some organised outdoor activity for you large group. A guided walk among some spectacular scenery or along a coastal path?   Or maybe your group needs a bit more excitement; some team building or high adrenaline activities.  It is all possible.  From caving to climbing, shooting to quad biking, sailing and coasteering  to name but a few of the options open to you. 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.  Obviously always check all the details with the hostel or bunkhouse.

Alternatively you can organise everything yourself.

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  etc. The possibilities are endless.

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

Celebrations

University/school reunions.

Large stag or hen weekends.

Corporate team building events.

Conferences (with a difference).

Schools

Clubs

Scouts/guides

Derwentwater Hostel ideal for large groups
Derwentwater Independent Hostel can accommodate large groups of up to 88 people

Hostel and Bunkhouse accommodation is wonderfully flexible: Perfect when you are booking for a large group.

The beauty of hostel and bunkhouse accommodation for large groups is their flexibility.  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 to 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.

Go to the top of this page and click on the Group Enquiry button. You can then outline your requirements;  preferred area, group size, facilities required etc.

Your enquiry will be sent  automatically to all hostels and bunkhouses who could accommodate your large group.  They will then contact you directly to discuss your requirements in more details.

It is so much easier than you researching all the hostels yourself.  Why not give it a try and see for yourself how easy it is.