There are an increasing number of village halls offering accommodation, which is great as they are usually run for the community by the community. Offering bunkhouse/hostel style accommodation or sometimes just a floor to lay down sleeping matts, village halls are popular with all manner of hostellers. From big weekend groups in need of budget accommodation to walkers on a long distance route. Found in some of the most stunning locations the UK has to offer, what’s not to love?
Village halls and community run accommodation
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. Ideal for groups wanting a break in beautiful rural surroundings.
Ffordd Gerlan, Gerlan, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3ST
Caban Cysgu, run by the community of Gerlan, offers purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau. Perfect for walking in Snowdonia, it’s a great base for the ‘Fourteen 3000ft Peaks’ long-distance challenge & The Slate Trail. Just 5 mins from Zip World; the longest and fastest zip line in Europe. There are also plenty of mountain bike trails on the doorstep while road cyclists have the Sustrans route ‘Lôn Las Ogwen’ just a mile away. For climbers, Idwal is close by, while Afon Ogwen is popular with canoeists.
18 Yealand Rd, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9SH
The seventeenth century Old School at Yealand includes a Quaker Meeting house from the early days of Quaker history and a large hall with dance floor. There is plenty of room to socialise including a kitchen and dining area and 3 bedrooms. Group sizes can be expanded to up to 25 people with ease, using stacking beds and sleeping matts.
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Church Place, Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3YR
The centre provides room hire for organisations and conferences and runs local activities. It also provides accommodation in the attached Findhorn Village Hostel, which can be combined with the conference facilities if required.
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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.
Netherside, Bradwell, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 9HJ
Bradwell War Memorial Hall is in the pretty village of Bradwell in the heart of the Peak District. This community run hall offers low cost self-catering accommodation to groups of 6-42.
An ideal base for walkers, bikers, DofE students or climbers who wish to explore this popular area. There are no beds so BYO sleeping mat and bedding. The rooms are centrally heated, there’s a well equipped kitchen & hot showers.
The Nook, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4AE
A friendly welcome awaits you Airton Barn. Next to the 17th century Friends Meeting House, Airton Barn is a simple bunkhouse sleeping up to 18 people over two floors, with storage space for 5 bicycles.
On popular walking & cycling routes & surrounded by some of Yorkshire’s finest tourist destinations, the Barn is perfect for walkers, cyclists & small group getaways.
School Road, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, CA12 4QJ
Refurbished to a very high standard, the Parish Room is a great base for outdoors enthusiasts to explore Skiddaw, the Northern Lakes, Keswick and the Cumbrian coast. There is a modern well-equipped kitchen, large hall, meeting room with sofa and large TV. There is also disabled access throughout. Separate male/female toilets and two shower rooms. Bring your own beds, bedding and towels. Free WiFi. Sorry no stag/hen parties.
Fern Bank, Reagill, Cumbria. CA10 3ER
Historic Reagill Village Hall, (formerly the oldest school in Westmorland, founded 400 years ago) is making history again. This time it is opening its ancient doors to overnight guests. The facilities are basic (this is reflected in the price) and the accommodation has much to offer. It's located close to the C2C walking, cycling & mountain biking routes, it's got great heating and the tiny hamlet of Reagill with it's 20 houses, quiet roads and no street lights will take you back to a bygone era.
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Chapel Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FF
The Glenorchy Centre, run by a local church, includes a hall within the accommodation. The Hall is ideal for conferences or activities, it has a large stage, plenty of chairs, TV with DVD and table tennis and snooker tables. The fully heated accommodation has two dormitories and two smaller bedrooms, all with showers and toilets. There is a fitted kitchen and a dinning room. Available to self-catering groups.
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Rhossili Bunkhouse, Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PL
Rhosiili Bunkhouse provides self contained accommodation on the same site at the Village hall. It is run for the benefit of the local community. The Village Hall hosts Quiz nights, Theatre groups, Murder Mystery, Twm Path, Poems and Pints and other events. Guests at the bunkhouse a always welcome to attend. Quite a few guests hire the hall for wedding parties and celebrations or just as extra room and workspace for training events.
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Lawrenny Millennium Hostel, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PW
Once a Victorian village school, the Lawrenny Hostel is superbly placed for exploring South Pembrokeshire. Warm, clean and comfortable, with modern facilities, the accommodation is ideal for individuals or groups, training courses or events. The adjoining village hall is also available to rent and there is a community shop, pub and an award-winning tearoom nearby.