Every year roughly 60 new hostels and bunkhouses join the Independent Hostels Network. The twenty most recent news hostels are shown on this page.
Here are the 20 newest hostels in Independent Hostels UK
Radcliffes Lodge, Coble Quay, Amble, Northumberland. NE65 0FB
Opened in 2021, Radcliffes Lodge is a purpose built boutique hostel overlooking the Marina in the vibrant harbour town of Amble on the Northumberland Coast. Sleeping 48 across 9 en suite rooms, with plenty of communal areas, the lodge oozes quality & style. With the Coast & Castles cycle route & the Northumberland Coastal Path on the doorstep the Lodge is perfect for walkers, cyclists, independent travellers & groups of friends & families.
Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5EZ
FSC Orielton is a Field Studies Council centre set in a Georgian mansion close to Pembroke. Accommodating groups of all sizes up to 130, the centre is perfect for schools, clubs, conferences and family celebrations. It sits in 48 hectares of private grounds, including woodlands, meadows, ponds and streams. A wide range of outdoor activities can be provided both on and off site. The stunning Pembrokshire coastline with its beautiful beaches is a short drive away.
5 Sunnyside, Bideford, Devon EX39 4EG
Five Sunnyside offers flexible, comfortable self catering accommodation in the historic port town of Bideford in North Devon. Sleeping 4 in 2 rooms & available on a sole use basis, it can be booked for a minimum of a 2 nights or much longer. With the Tarka Trail, the South West Coast Path and all the attractions of Bideford close by it is the perfect base for cyclists, walkers, families and small groups of friends
10-14 Castle St, Swansea SA1 1JF
Cwtsh hostel is new, exciting and trend-setting. Situated in the heart of Swansea City Centre, overlooking Castle Gardens, Cwtsh Hostel provides a modern and unique base to explore the city and surrounding areas.
Choose from pod-bunk or private accommodation. Electric bike hire and introductory Welsh classes - bendigedig available. Backpackers, explorers, families, party-goers, schools and freelancers are all welcomed.
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, tables & comfy chairs, central heating, lovely 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.
The Old Station House, Main Road, Darsham, Saxmundham, IP17 3PL
Darsham Country Centre is in the old railway station. Affiliated with the Woodcraft Folk, the Centre provides affordable self catering accommodation for groups of up to 24. It is perfectly situated for exploring the beauty of the Suffolk countryside & visiting the area’s many tourist attractions. Suffolk’s Heritage Coast & the market town of Saxmundham are only 5-6 miles away. Overflow camping for up to 15.
Golan, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, LL51 9AQ
Formerly known as Cwm Pennant Hostel, Brynkir Coach House offers welcoming & relaxed accommodation for groups of 6-66.
Set within stunning grounds in the Snowdonia National Park with fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant valley & Moel Hebog. Home-made ready meals & packed lunches are available.
2-3 Heol y Bont (Bridge St), Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1AU
HyB self catering rooms are in Dolgellau (Lon Las, Sustrans 82), Mid Wales, at the foot of Cader Idris. Centrally located above Medi Gifts, with free parking at rear for up to four cars, there are shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. HyB backs onto the Mawddach trail near the river Wnion and it is 10 minutes’ drive to Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre.
This quirky listed building has original features such as oak floors, beams and panelling and offers a good night’s sleep. No stag weekends or parties.
Rydal Lodge Country House B&B, Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9LR
A bijou 2 person bunkroom in the majestic setting of Rydal Country House B&B in the heart of the Lake District. Beautifully appointed, there’s a small kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge & kettle, one set of bunks, a dining table & a small en suite shower room. Linen & towels are provided, but beds are not made up. Guests are invited to use the bar & lounges in the main house & enjoy the extensive riverside grounds. Superb walking & spectacular mountain scenery. Dogs welcome.
Great Glen Way, Banavie, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7LY
Chase The Wild Goose Hostel 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!
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.
Quantry Lane, Belbroughton, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. DY9 9UU
Bell Heath Centre, set amidst 20 acres of secluded woodlands, offers the perfect rural escape with excellent transport links to Birmingham. The centre sleeps up to 84 and outdoor adventures can be organised on site. This spacious centre is perfect for large family gatherings, reunions, weddings, stag/hen parties, schools & corporate events. Facilities include a commercial kitchen, a hall (seating 100), TV lounge & games room.
Ushaw Historic House Chapels and Gardens, near Durham. DH7 9RH
Situated in rolling countryside just 15 mins from Durham city centre, Ushaw Historic House sleeps 18 in private single & twin ensuite rooms. There are no communal facitiles but a cafe is oftern available during the daytime and catering may be available for groups. You can enjoy the acres of grounds and free access to the many Chapels on the site. You are also invited to join any events happening during your stay (payment may be required).
Hill Farm, Clive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5PX
On a working farm in rural Shropshire, Hill Farm Camping Barn offer basic accommodation for up to 10 on camp beds with breakfast and packed lunches available by arrangement. With the Shropshire Way, Corbet Wood and Grinshill on the doorstep the Camping Barn is the perfect base for walkers, mountain bikers and lovers of the outdoors and rural England. The historic town of Shrewsbury is just 8 miles away and offers rainy day entertainment. Up to 2 dogs welcome. BYO bedding.
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.
Warren Farm, Warren, near Castlemartin, SA71 5HS
Beautiful big bell tents & a cosy bunkhouse, right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Between Barafundle/Broadhaven South & Freshwater West, and the closest you can stay to the Green Bridge of Wales. Perfect for family holidays or a quick surfing or climbing trip with friends. Simple, comfortable accommodation and private pitches with kitchens, loos & wetrooms for the bell tents. Don’t delay, come glamping!
Ashbourne Methodist Church, Church Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AE
Ashbourne Gateway Centre, in the pretty market town of Ashbourne, provides groups of up to 27 with a perfect base for exploring the landscape & attractions of the Peak District. It is popular with schools, uniformed & youth groups, gatherings of friends/families and groups of walkers/cyclists. The Tissington trail off-road cycle/walking route starts opposite. Carsington Water,The Roaches & Alton Towers make great days out and are all close by.
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.
Glenbeg, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray PH26 3NT
Glenbeg Bunkhouse & Bothy are part of the award winning Craggan Outdoors activity centre, situated just outside Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. The well equipped bunkhouse sleeps 27 in 3 bedrooms, while the cosy bothy sleeps 6 in one bunkroom. There's an 'overflow' summer house sleeping 4 plus camping in the grounds. Outdoor activities are available if required. Aviemore, River Spey, Speyside Way & Dava Way are all close by.
Dolphins Backpackers, Fore Street, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DB
Dolphins Backpackers provides affordable accommodation just ten minutes from the South West Coast Path in the centre of scenic coastal village of Tintagel. It is just five minutes’ walk from the castle, famous for King Arthur’s legends, myth and folklore. The hostel sleeps up to 26 in dormitory rooms. There is a welcoming atmosphere in the shared kitchen, the communal areas and the large covered outdoor area. A basic breakfast is provided and cooked breakfasts can be pre-ordered.
From rustic country hostels to chic city-centre boutiques, here are some of the best newly opened hostels around the UK. Some are set to start welcoming guests this year, so check the opening dates before you get too excited.
Travelling on a budget or exploring the wilder areas of the UK’s National Parks, hostels and bunkhouses are popular ways of seeing the UK on a budget.