Parliamentary Reception, 23rd April 2024

On 23rd April 2024 Sarah Dines hosted a parliamentary reception on behalf of Independent Hostels UK. Here are copies of the speeches made at the event, the accompanying report containing up-to-the-minute data from the industry, and photos and videos of the event posted on social media.

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crowd of hostel owners and mps at independent hostels parliamentary reception

An illuminating insight…

We couldn’t be more pleased with this article from Ethical Consumer. An in-depth view of the unique network of independent hostels and bunkhouses in the UK.

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A February Weekend at Wild Wool Barn

Wild Wool Barn, part of the Independent Hostels network, is such a cosy little spot and is perfect for couples or families who just want to get away from it all. Read on to find out all about my weekend staying at Wild Wool Barn in the Lake District.

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Adventuring in beautiful North Wales

A long weekend, promising weather forecast and an itch for a little exploration – an ideal excuse to fill the car full of gear and take off on a hostelling adventure. Read on to learn about Lily and Dom’s weekend of exploring North Wales…

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48 hours in Tintagel – a two day itinerary

Tintagel is a small village located on the north coast of Cornwall, England. According to Arthurian legend, Tintagel Castle is believed to be the place where King Arthur was conceived. The ruins of Tintagel Castle, perched on a dramatic cliff overlooking the sea, add to the mystique.

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A sunny weekend in Hull

As soon as we met Glen, I knew that we were in a friendly city. Glen is the manager of Hull Trinity Backpackers, and he started off our holiday with a friendly greeting and a personal tour of all of the best places to visit in the city.

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Sunny weekend in Hull - City breaks in England

Stag and Hen Weekends!

With plenty of beds, fantastic locations and often activities on site, hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns are fantastic places to hold stag and hen weekends and parties. Many of our hostels provide packages which include outdoor activities as part of your party/weekend. Whilst others provide the perfect accommodation for a self planned weekend.

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Unique and Beautiful Wedding Venues

Something rustic and charming or an unforgettable location that celebrates everything you and your partner love. There are hostels and bunkhouses that provide alternative weddings in a woodland Tipi, rustic barns and in the grandeur of a stately home or haunted castle.

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The Northumberland Coast Path

🌿Explore a new part of the country this summer and visit the breath-taking landscapes and rich history of Northumberland!
🏰 From stunning coastlines to ancient castles, there’s something for everyone to discover. Plan your getaway now!

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Accessible Accommodation around the UK

Travel should be a breeze for everyone!
That’s why many hostels go above and beyond, offering accessibility features to ensure every guest has a fantastic holiday.
From ground floor accessible rooms to specialized hoists, we’re dedicated to making your stay unforgettable! 🛌✨

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The Future is Bright for Hostelling.

Hostelling is in better health than it’s ever been. There are more hostels now than at the height of the youth hostel movement, in the 1950’s . And while the YHA closes more hostels, the independent sector is blooming.

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A group of cyclists outside Ballater Hostel