Spring bank holiday, is on Monday May 29th this year. The week following is Whitsun half term in many schools across the UK. Read on to see hostels and bunkhouses which have accommodation still available for these peak holiday times.
Accommodation available over Whitsun Half Term and Spring Bank Holiday 2024
Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Argyll, PA78 6SY
This 5* self-catering hostel accommodation is a short hop from the ferry terminal & in the village next to local amenities. Ideal for groups, families (cot available) or individuals. Short or longer stays. A half hour from the mainland by plane, under 3 hours by ferry. This beautiful Hebridean island is ideal for walking, stargazing, wildlife, cycling, water sports or chilling amidst stunning scenery. Visit quiet and beautiful spaces and beaches and enjoy fine island hospitality. A warm welcome awaits you.
1 Achluachrach, By Roy Bridge, Near Fort William, PH31 4AW
Àite Cruinnichidh, 15 miles northeast of Fort William, occupies a unique sheltered spot adjacent to the Monessie Gorge where you can explore remote glens, mountain passes and lochs.The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, sitting room, excellent showers, sauna & garden. All bedding is provided. Guests enjoy socialising and the natural environment setting.
Woodhouse Farm, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5LY
Mid Wales Bunkhouse has a superb unspoilt rural location, close to the Elan Valley, with a stunning natural garden.There’s walking and biking from the door, and room for your horse. Fully equipped for self-catering. Meals are available on request. Bell tent and camping. Welcomes groups or individuals.
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
The Street, Puttenham, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR
Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse, on the North Downs Way, offers simple accommodation for walkers & cyclists in the Surrey Hills AONB. A converted historic barn with a volunteer warden to welcome you. Pub food in the village. Garden, picnic benches & secure cycle shed. No cars allowed on site but there is limited street parking nearby. Railway stations: Wanborough (3.5 km) & Guildford (7 km).
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.
14 Charlton Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AA
Families wishing to enjoy the beach this half term will love Llandudno Hostel. We provide Family friendly accommodation, with lovely modern en-suite shower and WC room. The Family en-suite bedroom has a double bed and 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeping 4 children and 2 adults) and an extra cot or fold up bed if required. Llandudno Hostel is a short walk to the beach which is only 2 streets away and Llandudno has a wealth of attractions to amuse little ones.
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Hollam, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9JH
A mile outside of Dulverton, Northcombe Camping Barns offer a great value accommodation in a gorgeous part of the country.
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Church Place, Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3YR
Forget the last few cold months and leave winter behind by planning your sunny summer seaside get-a-way!
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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.
Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QQ
Former Methodist Church with a range of accommodation for individuals, families and groups amongst beautiful authentic features; stained glass, arches and panels. There’s a large dining room & kitchen and a quiet lounge in the gallery. Kirkby Stephen is a market town in the upper Eden Valley. On Wainwright’s Coast to Coast path with easy access to the Pennine Journey, the W2W cycle route, the Howgill Hills, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
Hacche Mill, South Molton, EX36 3NA
Perfect for an adventurous or relaxing break. The Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre offers activities such as climbing (climbing wall on-site for lessons or use by experienced climbers) coasteering, raft building and canoeing. The bunkhouse can be rented out for sole use, or an activity package can be put together for your group. This can vary from a few activities to a full programme, including food. Just 20 mins from the North Devon coastline. Hen and stags welcome as are family and school groups.
Pelham Road, Claxby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3YR
Situated in the village of Claxby in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this low cost hostel has a well equipped kitchen and good sized communal area. Within easy reach of Lincoln, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The perfect location for: walking, cycling, field studies, outdoor pursuits, educational activities and conservation projects. Popular with family groups, schools, scouts, guides, walkers, cycling groups and other organisations.
The White Ferry House, 1 Sutherland Street, London, SW1V 4LD
The White Ferry House is a stunning Victorian flat-iron building steeped in history. It provides accommodation in central London, close to Victoria, The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. In the traditional pub atmosphere you can enjoy chilling out and playing board games, locally sourced drinks and award-winning burgers. There’s a 24 hour reception, free WiFi, individual power sockets and guest food & drink discounts. Publove@The White Ferry offers a classic night out and a great location for exploring London by day.
Burtersett Road, Hawes, North Yorks, DL8 3NP
Situated in the market town of Hawes in Wensleydale, Chapel Gallery Bunkhouse offers comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests. Book a bed in a dorm, a private room (sleeps 5) or the whole bunkhouse.With The Pennine Way on the doorstep, and easy access to footpaths, bridleways as well as the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks, the bunkhouse is perfect for walkers, cyclists and runners.
North Bragar, Isle of Lewis. HS2 9DA
Grinneabhat is a new community owned and run hostel on the Isle of Lewis.Sleeping 12 across 4 ensuite rooms you can book a bed, a room or the whole hostel.Grinneabhat hostel makes the perfect base for exploring this enchanting island, it’s history and culture, deserted beaches and abundant wildlife.All bed linen and towels are provided.Dogs are welcome by arrangement.
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!
Haye Farm, Ribbesford, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2TP
This bunkhouse on a working farm has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining room and lounge. Enjoy the quiet rural location on the covered decking, patio (with BBQ) and lawn. The nearby Wye Forest is one of the largest remaining ancient forests in England. On the Worcestershire Way and close to the Severn Way and Mercian Way (NCN route 45) at Bewdley (1 mile). The West Midland Safari Park and Severn Valley Railway are also very close.
Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
Tyncornel is a former farmhouse and self-contained Shepherd’s Hut in stunning Cambrian Mountain scenery at the head of the beautiful Doethie Valley. It is one of the most remote hostels in Wales, favoured by walkers, cyclists, and birdwatchers. Beds for 16 (hostel) + 4 (shepherds hut). There is a cosy common room with wood-burning stove, two dormitories and a kitchen.
Meadow Green, Batch Valley, All Stretton, Shrops, SY6 6JW
All Stretton Bunkhouse offers comfortable, cosy, self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 10. It has easy access to the Long Mynd with walks & bike rides for all levels. The busy town of Church Stretton is a short drive & it’s just 10 mins’ walk to the local pub. There’s a well equipped kitchen, a shower, two toilets & a tumble dryer. Dogs welcome with sole use.
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.
Bredons Hardwick, Near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 7EE
Croft Farm Water Park is a resort destination situated just outside Tewkesbury. With its own lake, watersports activities and tuition, luxury lodges, caravan and camping, it is perfect for an activity-based family holiday or simply a great day out.
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Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JR
Set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale, all six rooms at the Lodge are en-suite. There is a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with log burning stove. On the NC500 and Land’s End to John O’Groats routes, the Lodge is popular with ‘end to enders’ and walkers exploring the far north Marilyn Hills. Perfect stopover en route to Orkney. Pets welcome on request. Groups welcome.
51/52 Market Place, Kingston Upon Hull. HU1 1RQ
In the heart of historic Hull this hostel is aimed at the individual traveller, groups, cyclists and families. Perfect for visiting Hull’s museums & attractions, such as The Deep, Marina, theatres and Bonus Arena. Sport fans friendly too. Family en-suite, singles and dorms. Self-catering kitchenettte and coffee lounge. Ideal for visiting Yorkshire Coast, historic Beverley and York. Daily ferries to the Netherlands put Europe on the doorstep.
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.
Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA
Prosen Hostel (4 star) nestles in Glen Prosen, one of the most beautiful of the Angus Glens. Stay for a while and explore, walk or cycle surrounded by outstanding wildlife, breathtaking scenery and all-encompassing tranquillity.
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Beacon House, Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury, Wilts, SP4 0EW
Do your kids love children's farms, but never want to leave? There's an easy solution. Bring them to Cholderton's Charlie's Farm and stay at their wonderful hostel next door. It's the recipe for happy children and the perfect holiday or long weekend.
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Week Farm, Bridgetown, Dulverton TA22 9JP
Formerly a granary on a working farm, this eco-friendly bunkbarn is close to Winsford Hill and Wimbleball Lake. Perfect for exploring Exmoor on foot, bike or canoe. Hot water, central heating & WiFi included in price. Well equipped, open-plan kitchen/diner with seating for all. Large drying room. Outside BBQ area and small field with campfire. BYO bedding & towels. Sleeps max 25 - sole use only. Free logs for the stove and camp fire. Enjoy Exmoor’s dark skies.
Greystones, Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, NE48 1NT
In the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and close to the Pennine Way. These striking 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 provide stylish, versatile & comfortable self- catering accommodation which can be used for events, conferences & parties.
Buccleuch House, 4 South Hermitage Street, Newcastleton, Scottish Borders TD9 0QR
Opened in 2022, community-run bunkhouse in Scottish Borders, sleeps up to 14 in 3 en-suite rooms with 50 inch TV & flexible sleeping arrangements.
Fully equipped kitchen/dining room & seating area. Sole use available. Newcastleton 7stanes Mountain Bike Trails, Reivers cycle route & the Cross Border Trail on doorstep, very popular with cyclists, walkers and family groups.
1-3 Victoria Cres, Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5PN
A warm welcome & great value accommodation in Oban for singles, couples, families & groups. Enjoy a large self-catering kitchen, spacious lounge, comfortable rooms & big beds. Corran House is perfect for exploring Argyll & the inner Hebrides & is close to the bus, train & ferry. Downstairs try Markie Dans bar for tasty meals, live music & Highland hospitality.
Market Place, Allendale, Hexham, NE47 9BD
Allendale Bunkhouse sits on the Market Square & overlooks the bustling town, with fells & River East Allen beyond. Book the whole bunkhouse for up to 26 people. (Bigger groups, can lodge 18 in Dale Manor, with its hot tub/sauna/spa).Perfect for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, family/friends/school/youth groups.Allendale has cafes, sweetshop, gallery & dog friendly pubs serving food.
Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR
Experience the peace of the remote Tywi valley in an era before electricity at this 17th century farmhouse. Dolgoch is a traditional simple hostel owned by the Elenydd Wilderness Trust. It has hot showers, log burner, self-catering kitchen, dormitories & private rooms. The Lôn Las Cymru and the Cambrian Way pass nearby and there are many mountain tracks to explore. Ideal for bird-watchers and lovers of the solitude of the scenic Cambrian Mountains.
The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, W Yorks, HX7 8DG
The recently refurbished Hebden Bridge Hostel, run by national arts organisation IOU, offers contemporary, comfortable & affordable accommodation at the heart of this vibrant independent town.Exclusive use, dorms and private rooms are available, all with en suite facilities. Perfect for solo travellers, families or groups. Everyone is welcome.
Kilnsey, North Yorkshire. BD23 5PT
Wharfedale Lodge has opened a new facility, a completely self contained annex to the Lodge. Complete with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom, this new facility is designed for a smaller group of up to 4 people who still want to come enjoy this amazing location.
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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!
Cwmfforest Farm, Pengenfford, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EU
Brecon Bunkhouse is a spacious, comfortable, bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons. Offering fantastic value for money with a large self-catering kitchen, big dining room and a separate sitting room with a cosy wood-burner. Situated in a small valley in the Black Mountains, the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with mountain walks from the door. Area is ideal for horse riding, mountain bikes & white water canoing. Nice pub 15 min walk (bring torch!)
Low Bridge End Farm, St John’s-in-the-Vale, Keswick, CA12 4TS
We have nearly finished lambing and we have availability for the bank holiday and half term. Why not come and see the babies and stay in St John's in the Vale Camping Barn?
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25 Kenneth St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DR
The Heb Hostel is a family-run backpackers hostel in the heart of Stornoway on the enchanting Isle of Lewis. It’s ideal for travellers visiting the Hebrides. Cyclists, walkers, surfers, families & groups are all welcome. Clean, comfortable, friendly & relaxed, Heb Hostel aims to provide a quality stay at budget prices. There are many facilities, including a common room with peat fire, free WiFi and local guides.
Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2LP
Anglesey Outdoors is an ideal base for groups, individuals or families. Just a mile from Porthdafarch Beach & the coastal path & only 2km from Sustrans Cycle Route 8. It has 4 self-contained areas each with their own self-catering & bathroom facilities. These can be hired individually or together. Optional full catering. There’s an on-site bar/bistro & a drying room. Glamping also available.
East Yarde, Peters Marland, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8QA
Yarde Orchard provides accommodation and refreshments to those using the Tarka Trail with good access to the great North Devon beaches and Dartmoor.
The bunkhouse has an en suite double room with its own entrance, a bunk room sleeping four, a twin room for two, and a campsite. You can enjoy home-cooked meals and the relaxed café atmosphere on the terrace.
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.
Spring Croft, Moor Lane, Grassington, BD23 5BD
With spectacular views of Wharfedale, Grassington Bunkbarn offers comfortable accommodation for individuals and groups. Featuring a well equipped kitchen and a lounge/games area with Freeview TV, WiFi, good mobile signal & a BBQ area. Walking, cycling, climbing, fishing, horse riding, archaeology, bird watching, geology, botany & golf nearby. There’s something for everyone.
Loch Fyne Lodge, Inverneil, Ardrishaig, Argyll, PA30 8ES
If you enjoy spectacular views and watching wildlife in modern comfortable self-catering accommodation then you’ll love Argyll Backpackers! Located on the banks of Loch Fyne, just minutes from Cycle Route 78 in the hamlet of Inverneil, it’s perfect for island hopping to Arran and Islay. Stock up on supplies from Tarbert or Ardrishaig / Lochgilphead.
NRBO, North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, KW17 2BE
On a 34 acre croft managed by the North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory on the most northern isle of Orkney. Adjacent to a shell sand beach visited by seals and unique seaweed-eating sheep. Spectacular bird migrations and outstanding views. Ideal accommodation for those interested in wildlife but welcomes all. The hostel sleeps 10 in three dormitories with a self-catering kitchen. Lounge bar and meals available in the Observatory Guest House.
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.
The White House, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO13 0DA
For a fun filled, seaside break Scarborough is unbeatable: enjoy two safe, sandy beaches, penny arcades, pirate ship, three surf schools and the Alpamare Waterpark. Once a 17th century water mill on a quiet riverside just outside the town, Scarborough Youth Hostel is also a perfect base for exploring the coast and country of the North York Moors and Wolds with miles of paths, tracks and quiet lanes for walkers and cyclists.
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
In a wonderful location, facing south with a sunny aspect and panoramic views over the city, Castle Rock Hostel is just steps away from the city centre. The historic Royal Mile, the busy pubs, the late-late nightlife of Grassmarket and Cowgate are all only a short walk away. Then, of course, there is the famous Edinburgh Castle.Most of the rooms have no traffic noise and there are loads of great facilities, 24-hour reception and no curfew.
The Dod, Powburn, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 4JL
At Ilderton Dod Barns, located within Northumberland National Park, most of our lambs will have been born and the calves will be getting turned out on our hills with their mothers. With 1800 acres of our access land and thousands more acres beyond, it's a nature-lover's paradise. The farm is criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways but we also have 2 shorter, marked paths which don't require a map.
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The Old Inn, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SR
Feet from the edge of Loch Harport, Isle of Skye, with breathtaking views of the Cuillins, this purpose built, stylish & comfortable bunkhouse is an ideal base for hill walkers or sightseers. There is spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife in the surrounding hills and glens. The bunkhouse has a kitchen and common room with a balcony overlooking the loch and 5 bunkrooms, one en suite. The Old Inn, a traditional highland pub provides breakfast, lunch and dinner if required.
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.
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.
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.
Thorpe Farm, Hathersage, Peak District, Via Sheffield, S32 1BQ
A traditional bunkhouses for adventurers out in the peaks. Simple, affordable and friendly, a collection of basic bunkhouses.
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Ayre, Coo Road, Sanday, Orkney KW17 2AY
Sanday is the perfect place to take time out, with long stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, an abundance of birds, seals and other wildlife, glittering seas, clear air and spectacular skies.Those lucky enough to live here enjoy a rare quality of life in a small, friendly and safe community.Credited 4 Stars VisitScotland
Alltsigh, Inverness. IV63 7YD
Perched right on the banks of Loch Ness, the Lochside Hostel has fantastic views up and down the loch and can give you direct access to the water’s edge. Why not go for a dip in Scotland’s largest water body? Take a walk to watch for wildlife? Or even hunt the elusive Nessie?The Great Glen walking route passes the front door, and the End to End cycle route is nearby. Drumnadrochit is just 12 miles away by boat.
Craignure, Isle Of Mull, Argyll And Bute, PA65 6AY
Craignure, a superior eco-sensitive bunkhouse, purpose built in 2014, is the perfect base for your Mull adventure. Set on the water’s edge close to the ferry port, there’s the Craignure Inn next door for traditional island hospitality.The 4 well-appointed bunkrooms have en suite showers and there’s a spacious well-appointed communal area with kitchen, ample dining and relaxing space.
Berwyn Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NB
Llangollen Hostel, in the Dee Valley is perfect for walking, cycling, canoeing & white water rafting. Families will love visiting the steam railway, horse-drawn canal boats & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - a World Heritage Site. The town has a great choice of restaurants/pubs. It is home to a fringe music & arts festival & the International Eisteddfod. Llandegla, Chester, Wrexham & Offa’s Dyke Path are all nearby. A warm welcome awaits you at Llangollen Hostel.
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2 Queens Road, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1JZ
The Dolphin Inn is situated in the centre of the historic seaside town of Dunbar. Just a short walk to the beach and the High Street and with the possibility of trying out a whole range of outdoor activities close by, the hostel is perfect for weekend breaks and family holidays. This characterful hostel sleeps 27 across 11 rooms. Dogs are welcome by arrangement.
Birsay Hostel in the northwest corner of the Orkney mainland offers comfortable accommodation for groups of 10 to 26 in 5 bedrooms. An ideal venue for outdoor education trips, clubs or family gatherings. It has a well equipped kitchen, dining area, drying room, disabled access and all bed linen is provided. There is a campsite in the extensive grounds. Close to spectacular coast, RSPB reserves, early settlements and UNESCO heritage sites.
Near Blue Row Cottages, Carrshield, Hexham, NE47 8AF.
Looking for something to do this coming half-term, we still have vacancies for you to enjoy the wilds of the North Pennines and all it has to offer.
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Middle Lane, Kettlewell, Skipton, BD23 5QX
In the village of Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Wharfeside house provides self-catering accommodation for groups. It has a well equipped kitchen with Aga and fridge freezer, showers with male and female toilets, a large communal space, drying area and large indoor bike/equipment store. Onsite parking for 4 vehicles.
Barrington Cottage, Rookhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, DL13 2BG
Situated in the peaceful village of Rookhope, in 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, electric hob and a fridge. Ideal for cyclists, walkers and family groups. Dogs by arrangement. A warm welcome awaits.
Chartners, Harwood Forest, Ewesley, Morpeth NE61 4LJ
Hidden away in Harwood Forest, near Rothbury, owned by Forestry England, Chartners Farm is definitely off the grid. It’s a 5 mile drive along forest tracks. Electricity is generated by a wind turbine & solar panels, a huge log burner heats the radiators and keeps the place cosy. The perfect spot to escape the rat race, relax, & recharge or get out into the countryside for walking or biking. Fully equipped for a self-catered break with LPG cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, radio CD and board games etc.
17 Tregrehan Mills, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3TL
Edens Yard takes inspiration from the Camino; even the most self-sufficient traveller needs a recharge and TLC.Need a basecamp for your Cornish adventure? No problem: we are a short leafy lane from the Eden Project and buses that will take you to St Austell’s onward travel hub.Head out with friends, chill out with family. Come find our hostel in the strange landscape and clay trails of mid Cornwall.
34 - 38 Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TU
The family friendly 4* hostel has private en suite rooms, dorms, lounge, games room & a spacious dining room. Located in town centre, so ideal for Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Garden, Lilidorei and Barter Books. Ideal for cyclists, bike storage in dedicated cycle hub. The coast, with glorious sandy beaches is just 15 mins drive, whilst inland the Cheviot Hills & Hadrian’s Wall await.
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.
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.
Keepers Lodge, Colonsay Estate Cottages, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YP
It's a difficult, if not impossible task finding better beaches elsewhere in the UK. This backpackers lets you delve into the delights of one of the islands best kept secrets.
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Arctic Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PQ
Cowes Base Camp is located at UKSA, a charitable organisation and leading watersports centre. It offers catered holidays by the sea with optional activities for families and groups of all sizes. Choose from private 4, 6 or 8-person rooms. The Base Camp is directly on the waterfront. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, canteen and full-sized sports hall.
Victoria Square, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AL
If you want to get away, we've got the place to stay! and with prices starting from just £18pp you can't go wrong!
The Bunker is ideally located on Portland with multiple activities just a short distance away, including local pubs and takeaways.
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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.
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.
Balmaha, Loch Lomond, G63 0JQ
Balmaha Bunkhouse has accommodation for the May Bank Holiday weekends! Make the most of the pre-midge season in our self-catering bunkhouse, right on the shore of Loch Lomond. Enjoy lochside walks and views. Bring yourself or your whole family. We have room for up to 13 people in four comfortable bedrooms.
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Bank House Farm, Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QA
Luxury bunkbarn, camping barn and B&B on an organic farm in beautiful Glaisdale Dale. Stunning views of the North York Moors and just 1 mile from the Coast to Coast route. The bunkbarn is warm & well appointed with one dorm of mostly single beds. The camping barn provides simple, single-night shelter for walkers and cyclists.
Bridge House, Well Road, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, DG10 9JT
This friendly family run hostel has been designed with comfort and the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Situated on the edge of the pretty town of Moffat, the hostel sleeps up to 18 in a selection of en-suite quad, twin & double rooms. It has bike/kayak storage, bike wash area, drying room and all bedding is provided. A perfect stopover on the Lejog cycle route & the Southern Upland Way. Book a bed, a room or the whole place.
Great Langdale Bunkhouse, Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JU
Great Langdale Bunkhouse is situated at the foot of the Langdale fells, amidst some of the finest mountain scenery in England. There’s direct access to mountain biking, road cycling, walking, fell running, wild swimming & climbing.The bunkhouse sleeps 18 across 5 simple but comfortable rooms. Each room has a kettle, double plug socket & free WiFi. The bunkhouse has biomass central heating throughout so it’s toasty warm with an endless supply of hot water & powerful showers. Secure bike storage available on request.
Fenns Farm, Wetton Road, Butterton, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7ST
Fenns Farm Accommodation can offer guests accommodation to suit all budgets. It consists of four properties, Waterslacks Camping Barn sleeping 15, Wills ‘Glamping’ Barn sleeping 6 and two holiday cottages, Fenns & Foggs Barn both sleeping 7. All the accommodation is situated on the edge of the Peak District village of Butterton, in walking distance of the local pub and the Manifold Valley.
7 Cleikum Mill, High St, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders EH44 6QT
Cleikum Mill Lodge, in the heart of the Tweed Valley, sleeps 10 in two apartments (12 until Jan 2024). Book a room, an apartment or the whole Mill. Innerleithen, a 7Stanes trail centre, is on the NCR1 & Southern Upland Way. Shops, pubs & cafés a short stroll away. Dog friendly with sole use. Local breakfast by arrangement.
Glencoe, Near Ballachulish, Highland, PH49 4HX
Heart of Glencoe Holidays lies in secluded woodland midway between Glencoe village and Clachaig Inn, with access to world-class cycling, walking, climbing and kayaking. Glencoe Ski Centre and West Highland Way are just 20 mins away. The alpine bunkhouse sleeps up to 16 in 3 private rooms. There is also 1 cottage with open fire, 4 luxury caravans and 3 luxury log cabins. Fantastic drying room, fast WiFi and epic mountain views.
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.
Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JH
Enjoy the loch-side location overlooking the Caledonian Canal, with Ben Nevis & Fort William just 4 miles away. Ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with advice & guiding available for walking/climbing, river, loch and sea kayaking, open canoeing & dinghy sailing. Outdoor equipment hire available.After a day in the fresh air return to a hot shower and a comfy private bunkroom ideal for families, groups & clubs.
Platts Farm Bunkhouse, Aber Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, LL33 0HL
In the idyllic Welsh town of Llanfairfechan Platts Farm remains a wonderful campsite for all. Now introducing luxurious glamping to guests in spring 2021.
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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.
The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Comfy, farm stay self-catering in rural, but train-accessible, Suffolk. Sleeps 22 in five bedrooms, including a restored Shepherd’s Hut. Mix of oak bunks & beds. Relax in cosy sitting room; croquet, BBQ, ping-pong & badminton; explore the farm, picnic in a meadow. 20 bikes included in hire or kayak down the River Stour. Go Ape, visit castles, coast, historic towns. Larger groups can also book the Tudor Barn (also in this guide).
Coble Quay, Amble, Northumberland. NE65 0FB
Radcliffes Lodge is a purpose-built hostel overlooking the Marina in the vibrant harbour town of Amble on the Northumberland Coast. It sleeps 48 across 9 en suite rooms, has a large open-plan communal area & oozes quality & style. With the Coast & Castles cycle route & the Northumberland Coastal Path on the doorstep, the Lodge is perfect for walkers, cyclists, & groups of friends & families.
Ackers (ARC), Waverley Canal Basin, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0DQ
Ackers Residential Centre (ARC) is a purpose built accommodation centre set in 70 acres of semi rural land just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. Perfect for The Sea Life Centre, Cadbury World, Thinktank, The Bull Ring shopping centre, National Motorcycle Museum & the NEC. With 9 sleeping rooms, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining area and a rec room with TV, DVD, games and comfy seating. Ackers Adventure provide instructor led outdoor activities on site which can be incorporated into your stay.
Tongue, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4XH
With availability this bank holiday and spring half term. Views to die for and unparalleled calm awaits at this gorgeous Scottish hostel.
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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.
Mandally Road, Invergarry, PH35 4HP
Saddle Mountain Hostel is a friendly 5* hostel in Invergarry, between Loch Ness & Fort William, at the junction with the road to Skye. The 20 bed hostel has 5 bedrooms (4 private & 1 dormitory), a large kitchen, dining room, lounge & drying room. Perfect for Munro bagging, long distance hiking, cycling, paddling & day trips. Available for individual bookings and exclusive use. Exclusive use bookings only during winter.
Gateham Grange, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2FT
Close to Dovedale, the Manifold Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, Alton Towers & the Roaches Rocks (great for climbers). Ideal for quiet group get-togethers, families, cyclists, walkers, DofE, scouts, schools and team building. Camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn with log burning stove, toilet & water. No electric and no distractions. Stands in a meadow, off the beaten track with great views. BYO camping equipment.
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.
Friends of Nature House, Waukford, Kirk Yetholm, Kelso,Roxburghshire, TD5 8PG
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.
Boarshurst Lane, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7EA
The Boarshurst Centre is situated on the north western edge of the Peak District yet with easy road and rail links to Manchester (12 miles away).With 32 beds across 2 dorms and 2 leaders’ rooms the centre provides well appointed self-catering accommodation for child, youth, adult and family/friend groups who seek to practice outdoor pursuits. BYO sleeping bags
Orchard House, Mohope, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 8DQ
Ninebanks Youth Hostel now offers four self-contained accommodation units, new terraces and a firepit at the front for outside socialising, and every room is en suite*
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Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DB
Slack House Farm is an organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle trail and close to Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The bunk-barn has 3 en suite bedrooms of 3,5 and 8 beds. A wood pellet-fired stove gives a warm heart to the kitchen/lounge and provides under-floor heating throughout the barn.Book a bed, a private room or sole use of the whole bunkhouse.
Eastern Slade Farm, Oxwich, Gower, Swansea, SA3 1NA
Eastern Slade Barn is a luxury farmhouse conversion on a working farm on the Gower Peninsula. The Gower has glorious beaches, castles and traffic free lanes. The coast path passes through the farm. Port Eynon seaside village is a 30 min walk, while Oxwich Bay with its castle, beach & hotel serving tasty meals is just 20 mins walk. Camping available and weddings/birthdays welcome.
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.
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.