The wide variety of hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns in the Independent Hostels (IHUK) network means that we are the perfect source for group accommodation for school groups.
Why not use our Group Enquiry service to find the perfect accommodation for school groups. Or look at our Map of Accommodation for School Groups
Group accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes. Smaller bunkhouses and camping barns are perfect for DofE adventures. Medium sized hostels and bunkhouses with communal areas are ideal for smaller groups such as sixth form field trips. Large hostels with a mixture of multiple dorms and smaller rooms are perfect for full class school trips. All of the hostels can be hired on a sole use basis so you can configure sleeping arrangements to suit your group and you will be confident your students are in a safe exclusive environment. Alternatively at bigger hostels you can stay in your own rooms but share communal areas with other visitors helping older children learn socialising and good behaviour skills. A number of our hostels and bunkhouses have camping on site which means you can extend your group size, many also have leaders rooms giving teachers a chance to sleep!
The majority of our accommodation providers offer self catering options perfect for keeping the costs of your trip low, some schools even bring their own cook whilst others give older children the opportunity to cater for the group. Many hostels also provide catered options including packed lunches giving you peace of mind that your group will be well fed throughout the trip.
Independent hostels are located across the UK in a wide variety of exciting locations making them perfect accommodation for school groups. Our city centre hostels provide safe centrally located accommodation within walking distance of museums, shops and other attractions. Whilst hostels in iconic areas such as the Lake District, Peak District, Snowdonia, The Cairngorms and all our other National Parks and AONBs provide the perfect accommodation for school groups wanting to take part in outdoor activities or learn about geography, geology and ecology. Many hostels have on site classroom space available whilst others offer teaching in themes such as energy and waste, local food, and natural connections. Many IHUK members also provide on site outdoor activities or can work with local providers to create a programme of activities for your group.
The are 350 independent hostels in our network 5% of which are also affiliated with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA). So using our website more than doubles your choice when looking for hostel accommodation for school groups.