Northumberland: Accommodation in bunkhouses, hostels & camping barns

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
Northumberland bunkhouses and hostels

There are many bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in glorious locations around Northumberland and County Durham. There are city centre hostels in Newcastle and around Tyne and Wear, Durham and the smaller towns of Rothbury, Berwick, Wooler and Alnwick. The stunning landscape of the Northumberland National Park takes in Kielder water, Kielder forest and the Cheviots. The area includes the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and hostels provide ideal accomdation for star gazing. There is a good choice of hostels and bunkhouses along the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many hostels along Hadrian’s Wall specialise in providing self-catering accommodation for walkers.

Northumbrian bunkhouses & hostels
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    Calico Barn Bunkbarn

    Opened in 2016 Calico Barn is perfect for walkers and cyclists passing on the adjacent walking and cycle routes. The barn, designed with these needs in mind, includes secure cycle storage with CCTV, a bike wash / tinkering area and drying room with lockers. All beds are ‘cabin’ style bunks, fully fitted (so no squeaks) with comfortable, and long, mattresses and bedding. Each cabin has a light, twin socket, USB chargers, shelf and underbed storage. The two twin rooms and

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    Houghton North Farm Accommodation

    Houghton North Farm, partly built with stones from Hadrian’s Wall is in the beautiful Northumberland countryside right on the Hadrian’s Wall trial 15 miles from the start. This spacious new build is perfect for groups, individuals or families. The bunkrooms are located around the central courtyard. There is a self-catering kitchen (continental breakfast included). The TV lounge has a log fire and WiFi. Long-term parking, baggage transfer and packed lunches are available on request.

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    Springhill Bunkhouse

    Springhill’s Lookout & Wigwams offer great value, comfortable accommodation which can be booked as a whole or on a per bed/night basis. Ideal for groups, families and independent travellers. Superbly located on the Northumberland heritage coastline there are stunning views towards the Farne Islands and Cheviot Hills while Seahouses and Bamburgh are within very easy reach.

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    Barrington Bunkhouse

    Situated in the peaceful village of Rookhope, Weardale, Barrington Bunkhouse accommodates 15 people. There's room for 13 in the bunkhouse, whilst the adjacent caravan sleeps two. Camping space is also available. The kitchen is equipped with two toasters, a kettle, a microwave, and a fridge, whilst The Rookhope Inn serves fine food and good drinks and is located just next door. All are welcome; cyclists, walkers and family groups.

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    Fly high with the award winning “Albatross”! This clean and modern hostel is located in Newcastle’s city centre. Providing rooms from 2 bed to 12 beds and anything in between for as little as £16.50. The overnight price includes; linen, 24hr reception, fully fitted self-catering kitchen with free tea, coffee and toast, free WiFi access and computer terminals, pool table, satellite TV, free baggage storage and laundry facilities.The Albatross offers the perfect city centre base for international travellers, walkers, cyclists, and bikers.

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    The Hides Seahouses

    The Hides, located in Seahouses and run by Springhill Farm, are a fantastic affordable accommodation option. The Hides are perfect for groups, families or independent travellers. The accommodation is great value for money, comfortable, and very conveniently located.

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    Chatton Park Bunkhouse

    A former smithy converted into a self-catering bunkhouse on a mixed working farm, 1/2 mile from Chatton. 8 miles from Northumberland’s vast empty beaches and historic castles and 5 miles from the heather clad Cheviot Hills, Walking, water sports, climbing, fishing, golf and cycling are all nearby. The 2 dorms can be rented separately. There is a fully equipped kitchen & seating around the original blacksmith’s fire + hot showers.

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  • Profile picture of Tomlinsons CafÉ and Bunkhouse

    Tomlinsons CafÉ and Bunkhouse

    Located in the historic town of Rothbury overlooking the River Coquet, Tomlinson’s is a one-stop shop for low-cost accommodation, homemade meals and cycle hire. There’s also a function room for hire. Rothbury is becoming the Northumberland National Park’s cycling hub and the bunkhouse is just metres from a string of off-road cycle tracks and public footpaths. The bunkhouse has a fleet of mountain bikes available to hire and instructors to lead cycle groups of all ages. Perfect for families and groups.

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    Carlisle City Hostel

    Carlisle’s only independent hostel. Located on picturesque Abbey Street, the building is an old Georgian terrace accommodating up to 20 guests. There is a communal kitchen, lounge with TV, DVDs and book swap and a dining room. Free tea, coffee and WiFi in communal areas. Prices include basic breakfast. A great place from which to explore Carlisle, The Tuille House MuseumThe Eden Valley, Hadrien’s Wall and more The staff look forward to welcoming you as their guest to hostel and the city.

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  • Profile picture of Demesne Farm Bunkhouse

    Demesne Farm Bunkhouse

    This newly converted bunkhouse is on a working hill farm in the centre of Bellingham in the Northumberland National Park. Situated on the Pennine Way, Route 68, and the Reivers & Sandstone Way cycle routes, it is an ideal base for exploring Northumberland, Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Water and many climbing crags. The bunkhouse is very well appointed with quality bunks, a well equipped kitchen and a large comfortable communal area.

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    Alnwick Youth Hostel

    This family friendly 4* hostel has en suite rooms, cosy lounge, games room and a spacious dining room. Located in the centre of town it is ideal for Alnwick Castle, of Downton Abbey and Harry Potter fame and Alnwick Garden. The coast, with castles at Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, Farne Isles, magical Holy Island and glorious sandy beaches is just a 15 drive. While inland there’s the Cheviot Hills & Hadrian’s Wall.

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  • Profile picture of Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies

    Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies

    In the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Parka and close to the Pennine Way. The timber eco-buildings integrate into their natural surroundings making the most of this remarkable location and providing the perfect base for outdoor adventures. The bunkhouse and bothies are stylish and modern providing comfortable self catering accommodation.

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    Cragside Bunkhouse

    A traditional conversion of Victorian workers cottage in the centre of the National Trust Cragside estate with fabulous views overlooking the lake and surrounding hills. Cragside bunkhouse sleeps 16 in 4 rooms with a well equipped self-catering kitchen making it the perfect base for families or other groups wanting to explore this stunning part of the UK Located in the heart of Northumberland within an hours’ drive of the coast, the Cheviots and Hadrien’s wall.

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    Wallington Bunkhouse

    Situated in the heart of the National Trust Wallington Estate visitors to the bunkhouse will have and free access to the mansion, it’s shops and cafe, and everything the estate has to offer. Perfect for groups of families with lots of on site activities including cycling and play areas or for walkers wanting a base from which to visit the Cheviots and Hadrien’s wall, both within an hour’s drive. The bunkhouse is perfect for self-catering groups with a large well-equipped kitchen and large living/dining area and sleeps 20 in four rooms.

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  • Profile picture of Edmundbyers YHA at Low House Haven

    Edmundbyers YHA at Low House Haven

    Edmunbyers hostel lies in moorland, close to the Northumberland/County Durham boundary, with fine views and just two miles from Derwent Reservoir, for sailing and fishing. Ideal for walking holidays, it’s also on the Coast to Coast cycle route and is close to Hadrians Wall and the Beamish outdoor museum. Cosy and comfortable with optional home cooked evening meals and breakfasts.

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  • Profile picture of Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Camping

    Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Camping

    In the stunning North Pennines AONB, “England’s last wilderness,” perfect for lovers of the great outdoors such as walkers and cyclists. Isaac’s Tea Trail passes through the site; directly on the C2C and with bicycle hire (including electric bikes) available nearby. Pre booked breakfast and evening meals can be provided for larger groups. The camp-site has tiered pitches to enhance the views across the Nent valley. Electric hook-ups available in the car park.

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  • Profile picture of Bluebell Farm Bunkbarn

    Bluebell Farm Bunkbarn

    Bluebell Farm Bunkbarn is in the centre of Belford, within walking distance of shops and pubs. It is ideally located for exploring Nothumberland’s Heritage Coast, the Cheviot Hills and the Scottish Borders. The Bunkbarn sleeps 14, the Studio 4, the Ark 4, plus 5 self-catering cottages. There is a shared modern toilet block. Pillows & blankets provided.

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  • Profile picture of Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House

    Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House

    Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House is perfectly located at the start/end of the Pennine Way. It is also close to St. Cuthbert’s Way, the Borderloop Cycle Route and Sustrans Route 84. It’s a great base too for local day hikes, ideal for individuals, families and small groups. Recently upgraded, the house offers a comfortable, friendly and peaceful retreat. Evening meals and breakfast are available in the adjacent hotel.

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    Greenhead Hostel

    Situated in the village of Greenhead on Hadrian’s Wall, the hostel is ideal for walking the Pennine Way or The Wall or for exploring the nearby Roman heritage sites. It boasts a newly refurbished self-catering kitchen (big enough for large groups). The flexible accommodation can be booked by the bed, the room or for sole use. The hostel is run by Greenhead Hotel (over the road).

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    Alston Youth Hostel

    On the very eastern edge of Cumbria, nestled in the North Pennines and within the historic town of Alston, is Alston Youth Hostel. Not only are we about halfway on the very popular Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route but we are also located directly on the Pennine Way! You’ll receive a warm welcome (as warm as our large drying room!!) and hopefully see our resident red squirrels!

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  • Profile picture of Spruce Cottage Bunkhouse By Forest View

    Spruce Cottage Bunkhouse By Forest View

    A former forestry worker’s cottage in the centre of Byrness on the Pennine way and on the edge of Northumberland National Park. Ideal for exploring Northumberland, Kielder Forest and the Scottish Borders. It is perfect for groups, individuals and families accomoodated in full sized single beds (not bunks) plus a Z bed Both the large living and dining (seats 10) rooms have open fires. The kitchen is well equipped. The multi award winning Forest View Inn is opposite with real ale & food if booked in advance.

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  • Profile picture of Allendale Bunkhouse

    Allendale Bunkhouse

    The Allendale Bunkhouse opened in October 2014 after being completely refurbished and thoroughly modernised. It sits on the market square in Allendale, overlooking the hustle and bustle of a small countryside town and the fells and river beyond. An oasis for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, families, groups of friends and youth & school groups alike. Allendale is well served with tea rooms, the Forge art gallery & café, a quirky gift shop, pharmacy, Allendale medical practice and the library. Three

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  • Profile picture of Whithaugh Park

    Whithaugh Park

    Whithaugh Park, with 30 alpine lodges, provides accommodation for groups of 4 to 192, with smaller family-style lodges or ‘clusters’ for groups of 10 to 65. Each cluster has its own kitchen, dining area and meeting room. Self-cater or take a catered package. On-site is a 20m swimming pool, sports fields/hall and low ropes course. Instruction in canoeing, climbing, archery and more. Newcastleton is close by for shops, cafés and pubs. The 7stanes mountain bike trails pass through the village.

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    Slack House Farm

    Slack House Farm is an organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle route and is only 0.5km from the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The bunkbarn is next to The Scypen café and farm shop (Birdoswald cheese is made on-site). The bunkbarn is warm and cosy and has basic self-catering facilities. Cooked breakfasts, farmhouse suppers and packed lunches can be provided.

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    Wooler Youth Hostel

    Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherd’s Huts are on the edge of the town and offer an ideal base for exploring the Northumberland National Park, the Cheviot Hills, local castles and fine sandy beaches. For walkers there’s St Cuthbert’s Way and for cyclists, Wooler cycle hub routes, Pennine Cycleway and the Sandstone Way. There are bridleways perfect for mountain-biking, some of the best bouldering in the UK.

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    Mounthooly Bunkhouse

    Nestled at the head of the stunningly beautiful College Valley in North Northumberland, Mounthooly Bunkhouse is a perfect stop off on both the Pennine and St Cuthbert’s Way walks. College Valley is a private estate run by the Knott Trust to increase its value as an environmental, social and economic place of excellence. The Bunkhouse was refurbished in 2008 and sleeps 24 in 2 dorms, a 2 bed room and an en suite family annex which sleeps 4.

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    Ninebanks Youth Hostel

    Book a bed, a room, or the whole hostel! Ninebanks hostel is a four-star rated 18th century cottage with en suite bedrooms, a sitting room with log-burner and spacious dining room forming a great social space. In a stunning rural location, it’s a great place to stay. You can also book one of the newly converted independent high-quality studio rooms in the Chalet.

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    Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel

    Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel is on a working hill farm near Once Brewed on Hadrian’s Wall and close to the Pennine Way. Designed to reduce energy consumption it is centrally heated throughout. Comprising 3 bunkrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets, a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable communal area and a large deck where you can enjoy the evening sun. Ideal for families who can book a whole room with private facilities. Study groups welcome.

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    Mill Cottage Bunkhouse

    Situated close to the historic Nenthead mines in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mill Cottage Bunkhouse sleeps 6 in an upstairs bunkroom. Each “ship’s cabin” bunk has blinds for privacy and an internal light and shelf. Downstairs is a small well equipped kitchen and a sitting/dining room. A self-catering continental breakfast is provided and a full english cooked breakfast can be purchased for £4. The local Miner’s Arms pub is great

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Bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in Northumberland, Country Durham and Tyne & Wear.

The map takes in the cities of Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and Middlesborough as well as smaller towns such as Rothbury, Berwick, Wooler  and Alnwick. There is a concentration of National Parks in the area including the Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  A number of hostels are located close to Hadrian’s Wall whilst others are situated along the coast  in Seahouses, Dunster and Alnmouth . The stunning landscape of the area takes in Kielder water and Kielder forest, part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.  The Cheviot Hills are to the west of Berwick Upon Tweed.  The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve & the Farne Islands and be reached by causeways and boat. The Durham Heritage Coast is also worth a visit.

Great for Family Holidays

Entertainment for the family can be found at Alnwick Garden, whilst lovers of the arts can visit The Angel of the North or attend a concert at the Sage, Gateshead. The area’s important and varied history is shown off at it’s best at Alnwick Castle and the ruined castles at Dunstanburgh and Warkworth along with Durham Cathedral and of course Hadrian’s Wall. Walkers and cyclists regularly take on the challenge of the long distance paths in Northumberland and independent hostels are perfect stopping points on these journeys. Independent Hostels and Bunkhouses provide ideal accommodation for walkers, cyclist and tourists. They have self catering kitchens which are great for budget holidays and many have drying rooms and secure cycle storage. The locations of the accommodation are chosen in areas of natural beauty or close to path and cycle routes.