The mountains of England, Scotland and Wales have a wonderful selection of hostels and bunkhouses, which offer great value self-catering accommodation in stunning mountain locations for individuals, couples and groups. Aimed at the outdoor enthusiasts bunkhouses and hostels provide drying rooms for wet weather gear and wash-down and storage facilities for mountains bikes. Often in stunning landscapes on the fells or in mountain valleys close to a village pub, all the accommodation on this page are accessible from nearby mountains routes. Some are right on a mountain and can only be reached on foot.
Hostels and Bunkhouses in the Mountains
Glencoe, Near Ballachulish, Highland, PH49 4HX
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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.
Dinorwig, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3EY
It can get busy on the highest mountain in Wales but we have lots of other gems right on Lodge Dinorwigs door step to explore and enjoy without the hussle and bussle.
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Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX
The highest hostel in Britain! Escape the crowds at this remote mountain hostel. Hire the whole place for a small group of friends or family. No roads, no other buildings, no phone signal: just uninterrupted beautiful mountain views. An easy walk or mountain bike ride from Keswick or Threlkeld. Rustic but comfortable with a wood burning stove, hot showers, a well-stocked shop/bar and full bedding provided.
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
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.
Laggan Bridge by Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1AN. Scotland
This beautifully maintained village hall offers it’s main hall for low cost accommodation for up to 25. BYO sleeping mat and bedding. There’s a well equipped kitchen, showers/WCs, games rooms & free Wi-Fi.Situated in the sleepy village of Laggan, it is ideal for mountain biking (Laggan Wolftrax mountain bike centre is down the road), walking, mountaineering, wildlife and much more. On the Scottish National Trail and close to the Great North Trail and the LEJOG cycle route.
Lime Park, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AE
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.
The White Horse Inn, Scales, Nr Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SY
The White Horse Inn and Bunkhouse is a quintessential Country Pub with great pub food, open fires, local ales and a warm welcome.
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Kirkstead, Tatterthorn Ln, Ingleton, Carnforth, North Yorkshire LA6 3DU
Dales Lodge offers luxury hostel style accommodation on the outskirts of Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales. Oozing quality with a Swiss chalet feel, the Lodge sleeps 28 across 6 rooms. With underfloor heating throughout. A small meeting room with climbing wall, whiteboard and TV is available to hire and outdoor activities can be organised. Book a bed, a room or the whole place. It’s perfect for a family holiday, a weekend away or a gathering of friends.
Great Glen Way, Banavie, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7LY
Chase The Wild Goose is on the Great Glen Way in the village of Banavie, near Fort William, at the end of the West Highland Way. You can be sure of a warm welcome, a comfortable bed and the company of like-minded travellers in a pleasant out-of-town environment. Whether you are on a relaxing holiday with family or friends, enjoying the adventure of a lifetime or travelling the world. Take time out in the Scottish Highlands. The scenery is breath-taking! The hospitality is second to none!
Rydal Lodge Country House B&B, Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9LR
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A bijou 2 person bunkroom in the majestic setting of Rydal Country House B&B at the heart of the Lake District. Beautifully appointed, there’s a small kitchenette, one set of bunks, a dining table & an en suite shower room.There is also a small touring caravan in the grounds (1 x dbl bed). Superb walking & scenery. Dogs welcome.
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.
Ollerbrook Booth, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZG
Close to the start of the Pennine Way with easy access to Kinder Scout and the village of Edale via a network of footpaths from the doorstep. Castleton, Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth House are all within 40 minutes’ drive.
There are 2 bunkhouses each with a fully equipped kitchen and available for sole use by groups. Bring your own sleeping bags and personal towels.
The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW
Alston Youth Hostel is within the historic town of Alston nestled in the North Pennines on the eastern side of Cumbria.
Situated directly on the Pennine Way and Isaac’s Tea Trail and also about halfway on the very popular Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route with great indoor cycle storage. The perfect stop-over for walkers and cyclists. You’ll receive a warm welcome, Exclusive hire also available!
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.
Snowdon House, Nant Peris, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4UL
Snowdon House Bunkhouse offers great value accommodation for up to 10 people in the iconic Llanberis Pass at the foot of Snowdon. Forget about parking worries - The bunkhouse has plenty (off-road). And once parked you can forget about your car. Footpaths from the doorstep take to to superb walking and climbing.
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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.
Y Cefn, Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4PS
900 feet above sea level in the astonishing Welsh mountains is Treks Bunkhouse
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Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, Nentsbury, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LH
Set in the stunning North Pennines AONB, England’s last wilderness. This modern conversion of a historic mine building provides warm accommodation with excellent hot showers for lovers of the great outdoors. Isaac’s Tea Trail and the C2C pass right by. There are self catering facilities and meals can be provided for groups. The campsite has tiered pitches and views across the Nent valley. Electric hook-ups, secure cycle storage and plenty of parking.
Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DG
A multi-award winning 4* hostel with a range of rooms to meet all needs and budgets in the bustling village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. Your perfect base to explore the Loch Ness area and an ideal stop off on the Great Glen Way. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds the hostel boasts 24 hour self-catering facilities, excellent home-made meal options, a rustic bar, free WiFi, and ample car parking.
Great Langdale Bunkhouse, Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JU
The Great Langdale Bunkhouse is also dog friendly so your four legged friend can be with you every step of the way!
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Felen Rhyd Fach, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4HY
Maentwrog bunkhouse is a newly converted cowshed on a working farm. It has a fully equipped kitchen, underfloor heating, TV/DVD, BBQ area, laundry facilities, power washer and bike lockup. Local activities include hill walking (Moelwyn and Cnicht 10 mins away), white water rafting, Coed y Brenin cycling centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog down hill cycle track, RopeWorks & canyoning. Ffestiniog railway and beautiful beaches are within 15-20 mins’ drive. The Welsh Coastal Path passes the end of the lane.
Horton in Ribblesdale, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HB
Situated in Horton in Ribblesdale, the 3 Peaks Bunkbarns are perfect for walking on the Pennine Way and the 3 Peaks.The main barn has 4 rooms each sleeping up to 8. The second barn has 4 rooms each sleeping up to 6, with en-suite shower rooms. Both have a kitchen/dining room.
Gwastad Agnes Off Panorama Road, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1DX
Whether cycling or walking you will love this cosy, clean and comfortable accommodation with breathtaking views of Cader Idris and Cardigan Bay. Handy for Cycle Route 8, Cambrian Way & Mawddach Trail. Bunkorama is an ideal place to stopover for a few days exploring the mountains, rivers and beaches of the Cambrian Coast. There is also a camping pod and camp site.
School Road, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, CA12 4QJ
Fantasy mountain wilderness surrounds Skiddaw Village, which you can explore with your dog straight from the door of Bassenthwaite Parish Room, and treat yourself to a well earned trip to a local pub.
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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.
Grange, Keswick, CA12 5XA
Bowderstone Bunkhouse is situated along the Borrowdale Valley by the famous Bowderstone – a massive boulder that has lain precariously on one side for the last 10,000 years! It has a kitchen, accessible shower room and communal area, plus running water, electricity and drainage, but linen and mattresses not provided. Please note, Bowderstone Bunkhouse is only for use by clubs, educational groups or other organisations such as the Scouts, as it is on National Trust land and has certain restrictions to its use.
Alltsigh, Inverness. IV63 7YD
The hostel is so close to the water you can tumble straight out of bed and into Loch Ness for a refreshing swim.
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Ffridd Llwyn Gwerfyl, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2TW
Ever fancy leaving the stresses of daily life behind? Finding somewhere to rest your head where traffic, crowds, noise and stress become a distant memory?
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14 West Argyle St. Ullapool, IV26 2TY
The Ceilidh Place, in the centre of Ullapool, is a unique small complex, consisting of a music venue/performance space, restaurant, hotel, bar, bookshop, coffee shop, gallery and bunkhouse. There are regular ceilidhs, concerts & plays. The bunkhouse does not have self-catering facilities but the coffee shop is open from 8.30am to late evening all week including weekends. Rooms are also available in the hotel. The village of Ullapool is a small exciting port and fishing town, with ferries from the Outer Hebrides. Hill walkers and families especially love staying here.
Plas Porth Yr Aur, 2 High Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1RN
Totters sits in the heart of the historic castle town of Caernarfon just 30m from the Menai Straits. Close to many pubs and restaurants but with good public transport to the Snowdonia National Park. The hostel is a 200 year old, five floored town house with five bedrooms sleeping either 4 or 6 and a huge double/family en suite. Opposite there is a self-catering town house sleeping 6.
Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal-y-Bont, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8YX
The Conwy Valley travels from the heart of Snowdonia to the holiday resorts of the North Wales coast.
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Bron-y-Gader Centre, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Conwy, LL32 8UT
Perched at 290m (950ft) in the foothills of Snowdonia with direct access to the Carneddau mountains and close to the end of the Welsh 3000s Challenge route, Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse offers comfortable & great value accommodation for up to 37.Remote and isolated but just 8 miles to Conwy and 2 miles to the nearest pub. The many attractions and high adrenaline activities in Snowdonia are just a short drive away.
Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
The John Hunt Base is situated in the High Peak on the site of Hagg Farm (also in this guide). The base offers comfortable, family friendly accommodation for groups of up to 18. It is ideal for sightseeing, hill walking, trail running and biking as well as quieter pursuits such as photography. There is a picnic area, wildlife garden with fire pit and a playing field with climbing boulder. Activities can be arranged including climbing, stream scrambling, caving & on-site high ropes.
Craig Achnashellach, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YU
Gerrys Hostel is in the perfect location to access munros, corbetts and low level walks with stunning landscapes.
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Auchlishie Farm, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4LS
Outstanding, new, architect-designed bunkhouse situated outside Kirriemuir, at the gateway to the Angus Glens.Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to experience and enjoy the proximity to the Cairngorms National Park. This eco bunkhouse, with solar panels & air source heat pumps, provides top-quality accommodation for up to 24. The bunkhouse sleeps 20 in one large dorm plus there’s a self-contained flat which sleeps 4 in 2 twin/king-sized double rooms.
Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, LA6 3AX
Broadrake Bunkbarn offers direct access to the Three Peaks Challenge Walk which can be started from the door. It is an ideal stopover on the Pennine Journey or Dales High Way. This popular accommodation for 20 has an upstairs open-plan living space with excellent self-catering & communal facilities. Perfect for extended family reunions, cyclists, cavers and dark sky enthusiasts. Individuals, couples and small groups welcome mid-week.
Main Street, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3LX
11-bedroom farmhouse offering exclusive use hire group accommodation. Shap is in the Eden Valley, 5 minutes drive from the M6, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales and the Howgills. On Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, the Westmorland Way & the Miller’s Way. With own bar that can be stocked with beers from local breweries.
Tongue, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4XH
The Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Campsite is a stone lodge & campsite, situated on the shores of a sea loch on the Scottish North Coast. Furnished, like a boutique hotel, but with all the friendliness of a hostel. There are comfortable private bedrooms, a relaxing cafe bar, a lounge/dining room and a well stocked shop. The campsite is fully equipped and has panoramic views of Castle Varich, Ben Hope & Ben Loyal. Holiday cottage and static caravan are also available.
Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JH
Glens, forests and mountains. Take a steam train and or a gondola ride up Ben Nevis
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The Old Shippon, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, North Yorkshire. BD24 0JE
Luxury accommodation for 6 + 3 kids in the centre of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Hawks Barn sits in a sleepy hamlet just a 10 min walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale.With easy access to the Pennine Way, the Pennine Bridleway, the 3 Peaks Challenge and other routes it makes a fantastic base for an adventure in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Run on the lines of a ski chalet you can opt for catered meals or self-cater.
Pindale Road, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 6RN
A mile from Castleton in the Peak District, Pindale Farm offers a range of accommodation: B&B in the farmhouse. Six self-catering/self-contained rooms sleeping 8 or 10 people in the Barn. A self-catering unit sleeping 8 people in The Engine House. Plus an AA 3 Pennant campsite. Perfect for D of E expeditions and many outdoor activities. Instruction is available.
Blue Peris Mountain Centre, Dinorwic, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 3ET
White Peris Lodge is part of Blue Peris Mountain Centre in the heart of Snowdonia. The Lodge sleeps 13 across 4 rooms. Well equipped, there’s a self catering kitchen, central heating, hot showers, bike storage, drying rooms, picnic tables & parking.While the Lodge is perfect for families & small groups, the main Centre sleeps 60 & is ideal for large groups & schools. Outdoor activities available.
Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4PL
Knoydart provides a true sense of serenity as it is accessible only by boat or a long, satisfying walk in around the coast or through the hills.
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Islawrdref, Dolgellau, LL40 1TB
Kings Hostel, in Dollegau is perfectly located for a real Snowdonia adventure for groups of up to 42. For walkers, runners and cyclists the Mawddach Trail passes the grounds. Kings hostel has a great bike shed or you can hire bikes locally. For those that need a bit more altitude, you can access both the Pony and Fox's paths up to Cader Idris straight from the front door! Coed y Brenin, with its world famous bike trails, is 10 minutes away by car. For some sea air and sandy beaches Fairbourne is just a 15 min drive away.
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Platts Farm Bunkhouse, Aber Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, LL33 0HL
Platt’s Farm Campsite and 3* Bunkhouse is situated in a range of Victorian farm buildings, in the charming village of Llanfairfechan. Close to the A55, the Bunkhouse lies at the start/end of the 14 Welsh 3000 Peaks walks in the Snowdonia National Park, within a 10 min walk of the Wales Coastal Path and on the NCN 5 Cycle Route. Shops, pubs and cafés are within 5 mins’ walk. Just 15 mins from Zipworld, Bethesda & 20 mins from Surf Snowdonia.
Rookhow, Rusland, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, South Lakeland, LA12 8LA
A great base for adventure and a peaceful haven to return to.
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1 Achluachrach, By Roy Bridge, Near Fort William, PH31 4AW
Rise above the clouds as you mount Ben Nevis, and return with a smile on your face glowing with pride, and finish off with the finest scotch whisky in one of the local pubs as anyone who'd just climbed the tallest mountain in the UK deserves!
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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.
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.
South Laggan, Spean Bridge, Invernesshire, PH34 4EA
Great Glen Hostel has it all. If you love mountains, like bagging Munros, enjoy walking, cycling or paddling, relish being immersed in stunning Highland scenery or visiting historical sites .................Then a few days at the Great Glen Hostel in South Laggan will feel like paradise.
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Dalmally Road, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XD
The historic town of Inveraray, on the western shore of Loch Fyne, is a superb location for exploring Scotland’s Southern Highlands and Islands. Inverarary Hostel is perfect for independent holidaymakers who enjoy socialising.The hostel offers simple, comfortable accommodation in private rooms, an excellent self-catering kitchen, communal dining area and a cosy wee lounge.
The Living Energy, Lower Cwmcadarn Farm, Velindre, LD30TB
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.
Garrigill Village Hall, Garrigill, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3DS
Perfect for the Pennine Way or C2C cycle route. In the lovely village of Garrigill, the bunkroom above the village hall sleeps 8 with bedding hire available. Larger groups can BYO bedding and use the hall itself where 12 camp beds are available. There is free WiFi, a well equipped kitchen, showers and drying room. It makes the ideal long distance walk/C2C stop over.
Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
View from Pen y Gurnos trig point about a 3 miles walk from the hostel.
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Strata House, Dryll, LL55 3NF
Ideally situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park yet just a 15 minute drive to the seaside town of Caernarfon, Lon Dryll is your perfect base for exploring North Wales. Under new ownership & completely refurbished, Lon Dryll offers groups of between 10-30 exclusive use of all its facilities. Guests will enjoy privacy, space & breath-taking panoramic views. Dogs are welcome.
Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR
Stay in a gorgous Lakeside mansion two miles south of Keswick on the Sea to Sea cycle route
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Greta Tower, Sammy Lane, Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3EG
The surroundings of this grand Victorian house are best known for their walking routes and famous waterfall trail.
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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.
Springhill Farm, Glyn Ceiriog, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7NZ
Part of a Welsh hill farm on the Wales/Shropshire border at 1475ft above sea level, with beautiful views over the Ceiriog Valley and Berwyn Mountains. Great for walking, riding, cycling, team building, meetings, or just to relax . The bunkhouse has under-floor heating, entrance hall, drying room, large self catering kitchen, dining area & lounge. The patio and lawn has a BBQ. Horse riding and archery on site.Good walking from the door. Horses and pets on request. Limited WiFi & mobile.
Capel Saron, Tyn Y Maes, Bethesda, Gwynedd LL57 3LX
You will be very hard pushed to find such great value, dog friendly, self catering accommodation so close to such spectacular mountains. Imagine waking up to this view every morning?
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Lion Street, Dolgellau, LL40 1DG
There are endless options to explore our beautiful part of Snowdonia National Park by foot.
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Tanrallt Terrace, Llanllyfni, Caearnarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 6RR
With the mountains of Snowdonia on the doorstep, The Snowdonia Slate Trail and Lon Las Cymru passing very close by, Capel Tantrallt is the perfect base for walkers, climbers and cyclists. Choose from 2 self contained units; The Chapel sleeping 12 or the Hideaway sleeping 4-6.
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Torran Farm, Ford, Lochgilphead. PA31 8RH
CLOSED 9TH APRIL 2023. AWAITING NEW OWNERSWith 16 en suite rooms, Torran Bay Hostel lies at the southern end of Loch Awe. A perfect base for your holiday.Enjoy excellent fishing or launch your boat from Torran Farm land and spend the day on the 25 mile long loch. Other activities include hiking, cycling, bird watching or golf. Prices includes continental breakfast and all rooms have TV and DVD.
Lowside Farm, Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0SX
Nestling at the foot of Blencathra, with paths to the mountains from the doorstep Lowside Farm Camping Barn & Pods are your perfect Lake District base.Sleeping groups of up to 14, the newly converted camping barn is modern & comfortable, The six, 4 berth luxury camping pods, provide extra accommodation for larger groups, older family members and those with small chilldren. All bedding is provided.
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.
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.
Comrie Croft, By Crieff/Comrie, Perthshire, PH7 4JZ
Comrie Croft is the Highland Edge retreat for hikers, families, friends & mountain bikers, just over an hour from Edinburgh & Glasgow. The eco-lodge offers beautiful en suite rooms with king-size beds, lots of wood & natural touches. Together with a barn, courtyard & wild places it is also available for sole use & weddings. On-site facilities include a field-to-fork café, bike shop & hire, lots of bike trails & farm shop. A footpath takes you to the village of Comrie & to stunning glens and mountains.
Glenfinnan Station, Glenfinnan, nr Fort William, PH37 4LT
Unique, quirky comfortable compartments in a vintage railway carriage at Glenfinnan Station. At the start of the Viaduct Trail to the viewpoint for the Glenfinnan Viaduct (Harry Potter films). En-route to Skye (Mallaig ferry), Knoydart & the Small Isles. Kitchen, seating area, WC, shower & drying room. Breakfast, lunch, evening meals in walking distance.
Snowdonia Mountain Hostel, Tai Newyddion, Nant Ffrancon, Bangor LL57 3DQ
In the Ogwen Valley, surrounded by the Welsh Three Thousands, Snowdonia Mountain Hostel provides self catering hostel style accommodation for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Park Square, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3AD
After a long day of adventures, why not rest your weary head in a former Edwardian police house, now a delightful self contained hostel?
Conveniently located in the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog. This self contained unit is perfect for family or friends get togethers. It’s an ideal location for adventures such as Zip World, Go Below, mountain and beach walks or mountain biking. CellB is the perfect place to recover, recuperate, and soak up the vibrant landscape.
Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ
With the shelter of Cadair Idris, the unique mountain village of Corris offers you sanctuary from the cool winter days, and enlightened warmth from our cosy wood fires at Corris Hostel.
Rheilffordd Corris Railway is the perfect festive activity, with ancient heritage and special christmas events, such as the Santa Trains, it's the perfect local attraction to bring out your Christmas Spirit.
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The Old School, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, North Wales LL54 6TL
The Rhyd Ddu Bunkhouse provides group accommodation at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) & the Nantlle Ridge. Sleeping 30 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen & a large communal dining room with a big screen. Glorious views, central heating, fast WiFi, parking, secure bike storage, drying room & garden. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow case & towel. Pub, café, & steam train station all within 2 minutes’ walk.
Deiniolen, Caernarfon LL55 3HH
In the small mountain village of Deiniolen, in the heart of Snowdonia, not far from Llanberis, The Old School Lodge is the perfect base for groups of all kinds wishing to explore the rugged splendour of North Wales. Perfect for groups of walkers or climbers, the Lodge provides high quality accommodation for those looking for a warm comfortable base to return to after a day on the Welsh mountains. Facilities include a well equipped self-catering kitchen, lounge, games room & resources room.
Lawrence House, Church Street, Tremadog, Nr Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, LL49 9PS
Snowdon Lodge 35 bed house in Tremadog. You can blow away the cobwebs during the day in the mountain of Snowdonia or on one of the spectacular local beaches and then come home to a cosy fire!
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Court Farm, Llanthony, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7NN
Shelter for the walker, surrounded by the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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Tomen Y Castell, Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7HD
A converted 200 year old stone building, Bala Bunk House is full of character. Set back from the road with an acre of grounds & private parking and views of the Berwyn Hills. Ideal for small groups, families & couples. Large patio area with seating, BBQ and fire pit. Close to many outdoor activities. Perfect for walkers & water sport enthusiasts: Bala Lake & National White Water Centre at the door.
Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PD
Close to the historic Nenthead mines in the centre of the North Pennines AONB, Mill Cottage sleeps 6 in an upstairs bunkroom. Each bunk has blinds for privacy & an internal light & shelf.Downstairs is a small well equipped kitchen and a sitting/dining room. Optional continental breakfast (£2pp). Cafe, shop and bike repair in the village close by. On the C2C cycle route and close to Isaac’s Tea Trail.Perfect for cyclists and walkers alike.
Alma Road, Fort William, PH33 6HB
Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Fort William is a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. You can start (or end) the West Highland Way in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, go for a boat trip on the sea loch or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering and ice-climbing. Set on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, this cosy hostel provides all you’ll need after a day in the hills.
Beck Head Farm, Witherslack, Grange Over Sands. Cumbria, LA11 6SH
Between Grange Over Sands and Kendal on the northern shore of Morecambe Bay, within the beautiful Whitbarrow Nature Reserve in the southern Lake District. Built for cyclists and walkers with drying room, laundry, kitchen, diner, lounges, cycle storage, workshop and bike wash. Perfect for groups, families and individuals. Just 500m from the Morecambe Bay Cycle Way, the Lakes & Dales Loop and NCN 700 & 70.
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.
Gilfach Wen, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7QL
A homely, high quality, bunkhouse for individuals, extended families or groups on a working farm. The large social area is ideal for reunions or celebrations. There are 7 family bedrooms including one downstairs for disabled.Perfect for exploring Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and the Gower. Walker, cyclist, dog & equestrian friendly. Viillage pub close by.
Vicarage Road, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0AD
This large Victorian property has been specially adapted to provide self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 33. The 8 dormitories vary in size from 1 to 10 beds, complete with duvets & linen. The Centre is centrally heated & has a common room, large kitchen, drying room, hot showers and outdoor seating. Located in Betws-y-Coed, the Woodlands Centre is an ideal base for outdoor activities in Snowdonia.
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.
Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire, PH24 3BN
Run by outdoor fans who have hosted walkers, cyclists and families for over 20 years, Froach Lodge is more then just a place to stay. Andy and Rebecca will help you or your group organise a fantastic activity each day. The Lodge is warm and welcoming. Accommodation is in private twin/triple rooms, there is log burner in the lounge and space for drying and storing outdoor gear. A self catering kitchen is available or you can treat yourself to Rebecca’s delicious home cooking.
Breadalbane Street, Oban, PA34 5NZ
Perfectly situated in the heart of Oban, the gateway to the Isles, just 10 mins’ walk from the bus, train & ferry terminals, this friendly hostel is a great place to stay and unwind. The fabulous sociable lounge has a real fire, pool table, free WiFi, comfy sofas and unlimited free hot drinks. The kitchen is fully equipped, perfect for cooking your favourite meals. Large dorm beds come complete with bedding including 2 comfy pillows. The hot powerful showers are legendary! Knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you make the most of your time in Oban.
Ennerdale, Cleator, CA23 3AX
In the untouched Ennerdale Valley of the Lake District, Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre beckons. At the base of Pillar and Red Pike, this eco-friendly centre offers spacious communal areas, a classroom, and a sprawling meadow for relaxation or activities. Ideally located for self-led adventures, with connections to outdoor providers, you are sure of a memorable stay for all ages, especially schools and universities.
Glencoe, Argyll, PH49 4HY
Within the grounds of the famous Kingshouse Hotel, this brand new bunkhouse is right on the West Highland Way with spectacular Scottish mountain scenery. The Bunkhouse has 32 beds across 10 rooms. There is ample storage. Each each bunk has a locker, reading light, power socket, linen & towels. Ideal as a stop-over for travellers or a base to explore Glencoe & beyond. There’s skiing, walking & mountain biking on the doorstep. The Way Inn café offers all day dining & packed lunches. Open from 7.30am to 9pm daily (off-peak hours vary).
Elterwater, Ambleside LA22 9HX
Located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 mins’ drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Pubs, shops and other amenities are nearby. The area is popular for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria Way.
Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the Hoy Centre is perfect a peaceful & relaxing holiday. It’s also an ideal venue for walking, outdoor education, weddings, workshops, clubs or family gatherings. Offering high quality, 4* accommodation, the centre has a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge & a large dining hall. All rooms are en suite with twin beds and one set of bunks. Hoy is an RSPB reserve comprising 3,500ha of upland heath & cliffs with a large variety of wildlife including arctic hares.
Hawes Road, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton, LA6 3AR
Situated near Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales, on the Yorkshire Three Peaks route, The Old School Bunkhouse sleeps up to 26. It has a comfortable lounge, with TV, DVD & WiFi, a large kitchen diner, 4 bathrooms & a drying room with washing machine. Outside is parking for 12 cars and great views of Ingleborough and Whernside. The pub over the road is ideal for that celebratory drink.
Lael, Lochbroom, IV23 2RS
This 8 bed bunkhouse is ideal for exploring the Munros and hills of the North West Highlands.
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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.
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.
Cotefield Farm, Olllerbrook, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire. S33 7ZG
Overlooking Mam Tor, at the start of the Pennine Way, Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn; a stone tent with a wooden sleeping platform. Close to Kinder Scout, Jacobs Ladder, Kinder Downfall & Hollins Cross. Adjoining the barn, but with external access, is a cooking area with a mains water tap and a chemical toilet. There is no heating or electricity. BYO sleeping mats/bags, cooking equipment and torches. Pubs serving meals are an easy walk away.
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 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.
Ffordd Gerlan, Gerlan, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3ST
Caban Cysgu, run by Gerlan community, offers purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau. Perfect for walking in Snowdonia, Tryfan 10 mins away and Wyddfa (Snowdon) 25 mins drive. A great base for the ‘Welsh 3,000’. Convenient for Snowdonia & Cambrian Ways & Slate Trail. Just 5 mins from Zip World; the longest & fastest zip line in Europe. Plenty of mountain bike trails on the doorstep & road cyclists have Sustrans ‘Lôn Las Ogwen’ route a mile away. For climbers, Idwal is nearby, for canoeists Afon Ogwen is popular.
Lochaline, Morvern, PA80 5XT
Located in the small village of Lochaline on the remote Morvern Peninsula, Highland Basecamp is perfect for adventures on land or sea. It has 12 private en suite bunk rooms (each with one set of single bunks) along with a spacious decking area, a well equipped self catering kitchen & cosy lounge. With underfloor heating, fluffy towels & hotel quality bed linen you are sure of a comfortable stay.
Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UE
Hawse End Centre in the Lake District sits at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley on the shores of Derwentwater. Guests enjoy easy access to Keswick and the mountains beyond via launch or lakeside walk.The house is a large, comfortable, country mansion ideal for large groups, while the cottage is more suited to smaller groups or large families.Outdoor activities can be arranged.
134 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AB
Located in the centre of beautiful Pitlochry, this friendly, cosy hostel is an old Victorian hotel literally bursting with character and provides dormitory and en suite private rooms. Comfy beds come with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 fluffy pillows and private rooms have fresh towels. The bright spacious lounge has comfy sofas and as many free hot drinks as you can drink. There’s free WiFi, games, musical instruments and a free pool table. A great place to meet like minded people. You won’t want to leave!
Cwmfforest Farm, Pengenfford, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EU
Brecon Bunkhouse can't wait to share with you the heart and soul of the Brecon Beacons.
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Kentmere, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9JP
You’ll find Maggs Howe Camping Barn in the quiet, unspoilt valley of Kentmere. It’s a ramblers’ paradise with woods, fields, lanes, a scattering of traditional farms & the fells covered with Wainwright walks.There is plenty to do including biking, riding & fishing, as well as quiet enjoyment. Maggs Howe provides B&B in 3 farmhouse rooms and a camping barn (BYO sleeping bag). Breakfast (£8) and suppers (from £14) are available with notice. Dogs need prior permission.
Inchnadamph, Elphin, Sutherland. IV27 4HL
Inchnadamph Explorers Lodge is a grand house tastefully converted to provide a variety of accommodation in the Scottish Highlands.Choose from private rooms, dorms, a self-catering cottage, shepherd huts and steading studio apartments.Located at the foot of Ben More Assynt, overlooking Loch Assynt, it is a great base to explore one of the wildest areas in the Highlands. On North Coast 500 classic road route.
Blakebeck, Mungrisdale, Penrith, CA11 0SZ
At the foot of Souther Fell, within easy reach of Blencathra, Blakebeck Farm is set amidst the wildflower meadows of Mungrisdale. On the C2C cycle route & the Cumbrian Way. Perfect as a weekend break for walkers. The large upstairs room has bunk beds for 8 people (BYO sleeping bags) & a large farmhouse table. The kitchen has all you need to cook a simple meal and cooked breakfasts are available on request. One dog by prior arrangement. Not suitable for parties. No children under 11 years.
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.
Almond Lodge Helvellyn, Greenside Road, Glenridding. CA11 0QR
If you love mountains, fresh air, freedom and visiting the Lake District, you'll love Almond Lodge. This latest hostel to join the Independent Hostel network is not to be missed. Having undergone major refurbishments, it offers quality, comfortable 'grown up' hostel accommodation to groups of up to 28. Gather your friends, savour the breath-taking views, enjoy days spent out on the mountains and return to relax in the wonderful ambiance of this 5 star hostel.
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Craiglan, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0AW
The team at The Vagabond have designed the perfect blend of activities for you.
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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!
Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4JW
Denton House is a purpose built hostel in the lake District offering bunkhouse accommodation.Warm and well equipped for self-catering, the centre was designed for groups with parking for 40 cars.There is equipment storage and access to the River Greta across the road.
Clyngwyn Farm, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
Clyngwyn Farm offers exclusive use of the Bunkhouse for group accommodation, sleeping 19. Minutes away from waterfalls & the best walking in the Brecon Beacons. New fully equipped kitchen, big lounge, wifi and central heating provides the perfect year round stay. 3 bedrooms, 14 single beds and two sets of bunks. Outside fire pit & undercover BBQ area. Catering available & organised outdoor activities if required. Camping facilities.
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.
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!
32 Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7EL
Bala boasts the largest natural lake in Wales and lies within the Snowdonia National Park, which boasts the largest mountain in all of England and Wales.
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The Dinas Castle Inn is a pub with B&B, camping & 2 bunkrooms in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkrooms are fully carpeted and centrally heated with en suite wet rooms, self-catering, drying facilities and secure storage. Stag/hens welcome. Self-cater or eat in the pub. Glamping is available in the Shepherds Hut.
Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5XJ
High House has a large open common room, great for relaxing in front of the nice warm stove.
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Ash Road, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4HH
The Roost's cosy wooden cabins are tucked away in a leafy corner of a village just south of Merthyr Tyfil and on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park. There are 5 cabins; 4 sleep 2 adults & 2 children and share 3 well equipped inside-outside kitchens, indoor & outdoor dining areas & a shower block. The other larger cabin sleeps 2 adults & 1 child & has it's own en suite shower room & kitchenette. Book by the cabin or book the whole site.
Pentre Bach, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AJ
Situated between Waunfawr and Betws Garmon, Pentre Bach Bunkhouse provides alpine style, dog friendly accommodation and a campsite.The ground floor of the bunkhouse has a dining/cooking area while upstairs there are alpine sleeping platforms with mattresses for 16. Showers, toilets and washing/drying facilities, shared with the campsite, are just across the yard.
Mandally Road, Invergarry, PH35 4HP
Nestled among mountains, glens, lochs and forests, a great place to start exploring the Scottish Highlands.
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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.
Brecon Road (A40), Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7RQ
Ideal base for exploring Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. Situated in the village of Bwlch alongside the Beacons Way long distance footpath. Expect a warm and comfortable stay in a dog friendly bunkhouse with spacious bedrooms, lounge/dining areas, full equipped self-catering kitchen, BBQ, hot showers, drying room and off-road parking. Accommodation for up to 20 people over 6 bedrooms. Private bedrooms or sole use for individuals, couples & groups.
Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR
Stay in our Isolated former farmhouse situated near an old drovers’ road in wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains.
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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.
Low Bridge End Farm, St John’s-in-the-Vale, Keswick, CA12 4TS
Our Camping Barn is superbly located, set in Low Bridge End Farm which is situated in the heart of the English Lake District.
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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.
Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
Situated in the Peak District’s Woodlands Valley, Hagg Farm offers comfortable accommodation for up to 44 people with an additional 18 beds in the John Hunt Base next door (also in this guide). Part of Nottinghamshire CC’s Environmental & Outdoor Education Service, Hagg Farm is available for private hire by groups, families, clubs & charitable organisations. It can be booked on a self-catering or catered basis.
Middle Ninfa Farm, Llanellen, Abergavenny, NP7 9LE
Middle Ninfa Farm, on the edge of Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the Brecon Beacons, offers bunkhouse/cottage accommodation & camping on eleven ‘remote’ pitches with fine views over the Vale of Usk. Sympathetically renovated to retain its rustic charm, the 400-year-old bunkhouse provides self-catering accommodation for 6 people. BYO food, sleeping bags, towels & pillowcases. The electric heating may be cool for some in winter.
Hostels and Bunkhouses in the Mountains.
The mountains of England, Scotland and Wales boast a wonderful selection of hostels and bunkhouses. They offer great value self-catering accommodation in stunning mountain locations. These hostels and bunkhouses have grown up over the years to meet the accommodation needs of the hundreds and thousands of visitors to the UK’s spectacular mountain ranges such as the Cairngorms and the Grampians in Scotland, the Cumbrian Mountains and the Pennines in England and Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
Skiddaw Mountain in the Lake District
In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, a mountain is usually defined as any summit at least
2,000 feet (or 610 metres) high, whilst the official UK government’s definition of a mountain, for the purposes of access, is a summit of 600 metres or higher. Self-catering Accommodation for Mountain Adventurers.
Whatever your passion, be it mountaineering, hill-walking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, scrambling, mountain biking, Munro or Wainwright bagging, golf, canoeing, kayaking or canyoning you are sure to find a hostel or bunkhouse close to your chosen area. Use the map (enlarge it as necessary) as a quick and easy way of finding the closest accommodation to the area you want to visit.
Many of these hostels have been specifically designed with mountain sports enthusiasts in mind. Indeed some are run by mountain guides and offer guidance and lots of advice. Others are outdoor activity centres and you can hire equipment and provide instruction. The facilities will typically include a boot room, drying facilities, equipment storage, robust central heating, plenty of hot water and large comfortable bunks. Along with a warm welcome, great company and lots of local knowledge. Click any of the red flags on the map above and you will get to our feature of that hostel or bunkhouse with all relevant details. Scroll down that page and you can link to the hostel’s own website for even more information.
Hostels and Bunkhouses for Mountain Lovers.
You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to feel at home in the mountain hostels and bunkhouses. Almost all the hostels and bunkhouses in the UK’s mountainous regions are accessible by car and provide low cost, self-catering accommodation as you tour the mountain ranges. Uniquely hostels and bunkhouses are the only type of self-catering accommodation that you can book for just one night. Of course, you can book for much longer too! Photographers, wildlife watchers and nature lovers whether they are individuals, families or groups of friends are all frequent visitors to the mountain hostels and bunkhouses in the UK. You will also find that many hostels and bunkhouses in the mountain regions also have private and family rooms.
Hostels and Bunkhouses in the Mountains of Scotland
You will find hostels and bunkhouses in all the main Scottish mountain areas. In the Cairngorms at the eastern edge of the Grampian mountains; around Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain; in Fort William, the spiritual home of downhill mountain biking and near to the Cullin Ridge in Skye, said to make the experienced walker’s heart flutter!
Hiking atop a mountain near Glencoe
Knoydart Bunkhouse on the remote peninsula of Knoydart is ideal for mountain lovers. Cut off from the Scottish mainland by rugged, mountainous terrain with few paths, Knoydart is home to 3 Munros including mainland Britain’s most westerly, Ladhar Bheinn. A National Scenic Area with miles of stunning walks, both high up and in the glens. Knoydart is also a haven for coastal and land-based wildlife. Bring walking boots and binoculars and you’re set for a holiday to remember.
And if you are a Munro bagger you are sure to find a hostel or bunkhouse close to most of the 282 Munros. A Munro is defined as a Scottish mountain over 3,000 feet (914 metres) in height. They are named after Sir Hugh Munro who was the first person to compile a list of them in 1891.
Hostels and Bunkhouses in the Mountains of Wales
There are also plenty of hostels and bunkhouses in the mountainous areas of Wales. From the map above you will see that these tend to cluster in Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. Both areas are a haven for the mountain lovers amongst us. With a huge range of activities and tourist attractions on hand, it’s easy to see why. Climbers, walkers, mountain bikers, canoeists and kayakers are all regular visitors to both the Welsh mountains and the local hostels and bunkhouses.
While Bounce Below, deep inside Llechwedd slate caverns, Zip World Velocity, is the longest zip line in Europe and the fastest in the world. The National Whitewater Centre in Bala, and Snowdon Mountain Railway in Llanberis are just a few examples of the hundreds of tourist attractions in the Welsh mountains to keep you and your family entertained.
Snowdonia mountain landscape Hostel and Bunkhouses in the Mountains of England
Many of the hostels and bunkhouses in the mountains of England are found in the Lake District. Others are located in and around the Northumberland National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. The map will show you their exact location. Once again these hostels and bunkhouses provide all types of visitors to the mountains of England with cost-effective and flexible accommodation in a stunning mountain setting.
Skiddaw House is one of the most loved mountain hostels. High up on the shoulder of Skiddaw Mountain this old hunting lodge has been preserved by generations of trustees to provide a warm and comfortable welcome in the wilds of the Lakeland Mountains.
Skiddaw Mountain showing Skiddaw House Independent Hostel Bring your club or group of friends/family to a mountain hostel or bunkhouse.
Many of the hostels and bunkhouses in our beautiful British mountains can be hired exclusively for your group or party. These ‘sole use’ bookings have become more and more popular in recent years, as groups of friends, families and sports clubs enjoy the space and the facilities that these hostels and bunkhouses provide. Not to mention the very good value for money a ‘sole use’ booking represents.
How about spending a big birthday, Easter, Christmas or New Year with a big group of friends or family in a spectacular mountain location? Surrounded by stunning views, loads of wildlife and wonderful dark skies? You need look no further as there is sure to be a hostel or bunkhouse to suit your needs.