South - South East England
40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury, CT1 3JT
Kipps Canterbury is perfect for backpackers, visitors or small groups looking for self-catering budget accommodation in Canterbury. A short walk from the town centre and Canterbury Cathedral and a great base for day trips to Dover, Leeds Castle and local beaches.
Pipers Green Road, Brasted Chart, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1ND
Converted from former farm buildings, Octavia Hill Bunkhouse is located on Outridge Farm on the National Trust Toys Hill Estate. Sleeping 14 in two rooms it is the perfect base for families or groups of walkers wanting to explore this lovely area of the Kent Downs AONB.
Beacon House, Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury, Wilts, SP4 0EW
Cholderton four star Youth Hostel is 8 miles from historic Salisbury with its cathedral, and only 5 miles from Stonehenge. Great for families, guests get free admission to Charlie's rare breeds farm and large indoor play barn, next door. Explore the tree top trail, zip wire or enjoy woodland walks.
Down Court Road, Doddington, Sittingbourne / Faversham, Kent, ME9 0AU
Palace Farm Hostel, Doddington, Kent, is a relaxing and flexible 4* hostel on a family run farm in the North Kent Downs AONB. The area is great for walking, cycling, wildlife & exploring Canterbury, Rochester, Chatham, Leeds Castle and the many other historic towns, villages and castles in Kent.
PubLove@The Steam Engine, 41-42 Cosser Street, London, SE1 7BU
Book Direct Here for Publove@The Steam Engine, a friendly hostel in Waterloo only a short walk from London's main attractions.
The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire, GU32 1HR
Wetherdown Lodge & Campsite is an award winning eco-renovation in the heart of the South Downs National Park right on the South Downs Way National Trail. The perfect base for walkers, cyclists, business away-days and family get-togethers. The centre has large grounds with woodland trails & a café.
4 Florence Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2NE
With double and family hotel rooms on the top floors and cool hostel dorms on the lowest floor, Southsea Rocks is a great base for exploring the attractions of Portsmouth such as the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & The Mary Rose Museum.
Church Lane, Privett, Hampshire, GU34 3PE
The Privett Centre is between Alton and Petersfield in the glorious East Hampshire countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It provides low cost, comfortable, self catering, group accommodation in a unique rural setting. An ideal residential setting for family & friends' get-togethers.
The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Tudor Barn offers unique group accommodation on a medieval farm in rural Suffolk. The 23 handcrafted beds are spread across 4 private rooms and in the huge 16th century barn where you can dine at the banqueting tables & relax in the large sitting area.
Cow Lane, Off Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ES
The 1912 Centre, the former town Fire Station in the heart of Harwich Conservation Area, is just 50m from the sandy beach and promenade. It provides comfortable accommodation for groups of up to 26 with a fully equipped kitchen, showers & drying room.
PubLove@The Crown,102 Lavender Hill,London, SW11 5RD
Book Direct at Publove @ The Crown for great value accommodation and a traditional British pub.
The White Ferry House, 1 Sutherland Street, London, SW1V 4LD
Book Direct for this PubLove Hostel in a stunning building, close to Victoria station, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
261-265 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross, London, WC1X 8QT
Clink261, close to trains and buses in King's Cross, is one of London's best established backpacker hostels. It provides simple, comfortable, self-catering accommodation in the centre of London. King's Cross is a creative, upcoming area close to the British Museum, Covent Garden and Camden Market.
The Street, Puttenham, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR
Puttenham Eco Camping Barn, Surrey is an eco project on North Downs Way and NCN route 22. Offering simple overnight accommodation in a beautifully converted historic barn. Visitors are encouraged to walk or cycle and no cars are allowed on site.
Slindon Estate Yard, Top Road, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG
The National Trusts Slindon Bunkhouse near Arundel in West Sussex is on the Slindon Estate. In the winter months enjoy the benefit of the wood burner in the lounge, and in the summer enjoy a barbeque in the walled garden. Perfect for groups of friends or families wanting to get away together.
13 School Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QD
Harlow International is in the centre of a landscaped park 35 minutes by train from the centre of London. The closest hostel to Stansted Airport. Harlow is your ideal base for exploring London, Cambridge and the best of South East England. Meals can be provided for groups. Private rooms available.
The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Old Brooder Bunkhouse, Sudbury, Suffolk offers comfy, farm self-catering. Relax in cosy sitting room; play games in the garden or explore the farm & picnic in a meadow. 20 bikes included to explore quiet country lanes, or kayak down the River Stour, try Go Ape, or visit local castles.
The Green Man, 308 Edgware Road, Paddington, London W2 1DY
Sleep above a pub at The Green Man in Paddington. A @Publove hostel.
Letcombe Regis, Wantage, OX12 9NE
Court Hill Centre just south of Wantage, and only a few steps from the historic Ridgeway National Trail, enjoys breathtaking views over the Vale of the White Horse. Reclaimed barns surround a pretty courtyard garden. Offering accommodation to families, groups and individuals.
Nuthurst, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6RG
Gaveston Hall provides hostel accommodation for groups of all sizes. Its 100 beds are spread across dorms, private singe/twin rooms & chalets. Set in magnificent grounds there is plenty to entertain all ages. Outdoor activities can also be provided on-site.
PubLove @The Exmouth Arms, 1 Starcross Street, London, NW1 2HR
Book Direct for PubLove hostel accommodation in a traditional pub at the heart of Euston.
Outwood Kiln, Aldbury, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5SE
Chilterns Bunkhouse on the National Trust's Ashridge Estate in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provides rustic accommodation for groups. Set amongst the woodlands and grassland of the estate, the bunkhouse is close to pubs and cafés in the village of Aldbury.
Gumber Campsite and Camping Barn, Gumber Farm, Slindon, West Sussex, BN18 0RN
Gumber Bothy , the National Trusts Gumber Camping Barn is a converted Sussex flint barn on Slindon Estate, providing simple overnight accommodation or camping for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, on the South Downs Way close to Stane Street. A tranquil and remote location with no access by car.
78 Kings Cross Road, King's Cross, London, WC1X 9QG
Clink78 , Kings Cross, is a 200 year old courthouse where original features combine with modern design to create a friendly unique hostel. In the heart of King's Cross, with easy tube access to the whole of London and friendly staff. Clink78 is a great place to meet new people.
Broadmoor, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6JZ
The National Trusts Henman Bunkhouse in the Surrey Hills provides self catering group accommodation near Leith Hill. Family rooms, large dining table and comfy seating around an open fire. On the Greensand Way and many bridleways and tracks suitable for walkers & cycling.
This maps of South England / South East England shows the locations of bunkhouses, hostels and camping barn, which provide self-catering accommodation, all part of the UK’s largest hostels and bunkhouse network IHUK.
This map shows the Bunkhouses, Camping barns and hostels in the south and south east England covering the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire to the north, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire to the south, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Dorset to the west and of course London. The area includes the North Downs, the South Downs National Park and the New Forest National Park as well as south east England’s natural landmarks such as the white cliffs of Dover and the Isle of Wight. As well as all the attractions the capital has to offer, the area is replete with visitor attractions from Legoland and Brighton Sealife Centre to a vast number of castles and stately home, best known of these being Leeds Castle and Dover Castle in Kent and Windsor Castle and Highclere (home of Downton Abbey) in Berkshire.
The nightlife of London’s West End faces stiff competition from that of Brighton. Whist the seaside town also boasts a magnificent pier as well as the royal pavilion and the famous Brighton Beach. Further down the coast Bournemouth also challenges Brighton with its beach and historic grandure. Further east, Canterbury is dominated by the UK’s oldest cathedral the seat of English Christianity. Whilst many visitors to and from the European continent come via the port at Dover, Kent is the perfect place for an overnight stop on the way to the ferry. The traditional seaside town of Margate is not only home to the UK’s “original pleasure park” Dreamland but also the Turner Contemporary Gallery of modern art. Outdoor enthusiasts can find fantastic walking on the South Downs Way, the Kent coast line and of course Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Further north walkers might want to tackle the Ridgeway National Trail through the Chilterns, possibly England’s oldest road. Whist wildlife watchers will revel in the delights of the Stour Valley estuary and the RSPB reserve there.
Isle of Purbeck
The Isle of Purbeck on the Jurassic coast with the coastal town of Swanage, makes a great area for an overnight stay.