Yorkshire & Lancashire: Bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

Yorkshire and Lancashire

This map of Yorkshire and Lancashire shows the locations of bunkhouses, camping barns and hostels in the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Forest of Bowland. The map takes in the cities of York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool as well as smaller towns such as Hebden Bridge, Harrogate and Richmond. There is a concentration of National Parks in the area including the North York Moors, The Yorkshire Dales as well as the Forest of Bowland AONB. A number of hostels are located along the coast around Whitby and Scarborough. The stunning landscape of the area takes in the Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (a popular challenge to walkers and climbers alike). Entertainment for the family can be found at the Yorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum of York.

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Euro Hostel Liverpool

The newest addition to the Euro Hostel family, Euro Hostel Liverpool is right in the heart of the city. A perfect base from which to experience Liverpool’s legendary night life, shopping and waterfront walks. Whether you are a backpacker, couple, family or part of a group Euro Hostel Liverpool has a room for you. Rooms vary from 8 bed dorms (mixed or female only), en suite private rooms for up to 8 people or VIP suites accommodating groups of 6

Scarborough Youth Hostel

Once a 17th century water mill, set on a quiet riverside, two miles north of the town and 15 minutes’ walk from Scalby Mills and the North Bay. Scarborough Youth Hostel provides quality low-cost accommodation for families, school, college, university and sports groups as well as individuals who wish to enjoy, explore, or simply unwind on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast. Two long sandy beaches, miles of rugged coastline, and one of the UK’s largest areas of forest and moorland,

Fell End Bunkhouse

Overlooking the unspoilt Howgill Fells, these two 18th century buildings provide comfortable bunkhouse accommodation for people wishing to explore this beautiful area. Perfect for mixed groups, DofE, families and people with special needs. Great for walking & cycling, canoeing & caving nearby, the Lake District is only 1 hour away. The Schoolhouse sleeps 8 in bunks in the central area with an extra bed in an adjoining room.

Trawden Camping Barn

Trawden Camping Barn provides rustic accommodation in a Grade 2 listed stone barn on Middle Beardshaw Farm. The farm featured in the award winning film “Summer’s Gift”. The landscape around the barn is stunning and the nearby village of Wycoller,has been much used in films and TV programs. The barn is large and open, it has an ancient timbered roof and stunning views. On an overhead Gallery there are beds and bunks for 7 people and space for a couple

Gauber Bunk Barn

In the heart of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks country right on the route down from Pen Y Ghent and just 10 min drive from Ingleton. This warm comfortable bunkbarn sleeps up to 12 in three rooms (one en suite). Downstairs is the main bathroom with shower over bath. The large self-catering kitchen/diner has a farmhouse table whilst the spacious living room has a wood burner for those chilly nights. (Starter log packs are provided, extra logs can be purchased). The secluded

Hatters Hostels on Newton Street

Recently refurbished to its 100 year old splendour and winner of the Manchester Tourism Customer Care award, Hatters has firmly established itself as the city’s favourite funky hostel. The city centre location makes it the ideal spot to start exploring the north west of England. Hatters caters for independent travellers and groups. It has a fully serviced kitchen with seating for groups of up to 50 and FREE all-day continental breakfast. Enjoy the FREE all-day coffee while using the

The Old School Bunkhouse

Situated near Ingleton in Yorkshire Dales limestone country, between Ingleborough and Whernside with superb views of both, the bunkhouse makes an ideal base for sporting or nature holidays. Converted from an old stone school, with much of the character remaining. It provides self-catering accommodation for up to 30 people in five rooms. There is a lounge, drying room, 4 shower rooms with hand basins and toilets, well equipped kitchen / dining room with industrial cooker, toasters, fridge, freezer, dishwasher,

Cote Ghyll Mill

Situated in a beautiful and secluded valley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this converted linen mill is perfect for those wishing to explore the Yorkshire moors, dales & coast. Close to walking, cycling and mountain biking routes, orienteering at Cod Beck Reservoir, pony trekking, fishing and golf. Osmotherley village has pubs, a tea room and shops. The stream and woodlands in the mill grounds provide exploration for children and adults. The Mill is bookable as a whole, by

Hatters Hostels on Hilton Street

Hatters on Hilton Street brings new meaning to ‘flash packing’! Your ideal choice for city centre accommodation in the heart of the bohemian Northern Quarter, with a combination of hotel quality en suite rooms with the social atmosphere of an international travellers’ hostel. Catering for groups of all sizes and independent travellers, you can enjoy the benefits of WiFi, breakfast, en suite and standard rooms, large communal and outdoor areas, and enthusiastic, informative staff. Full board or half board

West End Outdoor Centre

Situated amidst stunning landscape overlooking Thruscross Reservoir in an AONB on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this self-catering centre offers excellent facilities for up to 30 people in 9 bedrooms with bunk beds. The centre is fully centrally heated. Accommodation is in small dorms of 2 to 6 beds and the leaders’ en suite accommodation has dining and lounge facilities. The main kitchen is well equipped with a 4-oven Aga cooker, two fridges and a freezer,

Brompton on Swale Bunkbarn

Situated 3 miles east of Richmond in the picturesque village of Brompton on Swale, this bunkbarn is ideally located for walking, cycling and exploring the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. Swaledale and Wensleydale are easily accessible, Easby Abbey and Church, Richmond Castle, Kipling Hall and the Georgian theatre are local historic places of interest. Ellerton lakes are a short distance away for outdoor swimming and canoeing. Adrenalin, Ariel Extreme, The Forbidden Corner and paintballing are local attractions. The bunk barn

Halifax College Hostel

Halifax College is situated in a peaceful location in York, within walking distance of Heslington Village and the University of York campus. Halifax College is the perfect base for exploring the city. York is famous for the iconic York Minster, exquisite architecture and a tangle of quaint cobbled streets called The Shambles. York has boutique shopping, a vibrant café and restaurant culture and world class museums such as the National Railway Museum and the unique Jorvik Centre. These

Howgills Barn

Set up a winding lane, past open fields with 360 degree panoramic views of the beautiful Howgill fells, “Stay in Style” in seclusion and privacy. Just a short stroll from the historic market town of Sedbergh which oozes an ‘old world’ feel with sandstone buildings, cobbled alleys, independent cafés, restaurants & shops. The barn offers a base to explore the Dales and Lakes and is a haven for relaxing and unwinding. Flagged floors, underfloor heating, oak beams, large

Ingleton Yha Greta Tower

A Victorian house in private grounds, Greta Tower is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, in the pretty village of Ingleton. Surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls and mountains. Dominated by Ingleborough, the best known of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, the area is known for its walking routes and waterfall trail. There is plenty to offer for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and cavers and it makes a great base for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. The Yorkshire

Bents Camping Barn

Bents Camping Barn is in the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park, was formerly a shepherds’ cottage in the 1600s. There are 2 sleeping rooms on the first floor with bunk beds. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with cooking area, a dining area with tables and benches and a WC with washbasins. Other facilities include electric lighting and power points throughout (£1 coin meter), crockery, cutlery, toaster, fridge, microwave, 3 electric cooking rings, 2 electric kettles,

Dales Bike Centre

In the tiny village of Fremington in Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by the best biking in Yorkshire in a stunning landscape, criss-crossed by ancient lanes, moorland tracks and roads, this is the perfect venue for cycling, mountain biking, trail running and walking. Accommodation, café, bike shop, hire, workshop and secure storage, bike wash, drying room and a wealth of knowledge about the Dales. 14 beds, in smart 2 and 4 bedded rooms, warmly decorated and with amazing views across Swaledale.


DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE DALESBRIDGE REMAINS CLOSED. KEEP AN EYE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR FUTURE UPDATES. Dalesbridge is located on the A65 at Austwick, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, just five miles from both Ingleton and Settle. It is a comfortable venue for those visiting the Yorkshire Dales, whether you are a family, a group or an individual. The six bed units have a kitchen area with a cooker,

Grassington Bunkbarn

At almost 1000 feet, with spectacular views of Wharfedale, Grassington Bunkbarn offers comfortable accommodation for groups of up to 32 people in a magnificent location. The ground floor has 3 bunk rooms and a leader/disabled bedroom with private toilet/shower. On the upper floor there is a large dining area with open plan kitchen equipped for groups and a lounge/games area with Freeview TV, although you may be content with the dramatic views from the window! The barn has free

New Ing Lodge

New Ing Lodge is a 18th century grade 2 listed farm. Now operating as a 10 bedroom, 10 bathroom B&B and hostel offering friendly flexible accommodation with food. It has been awarded Green Tourism GoldAward and is the only winner of the Above & Beyond Outstanding Commitment to Responsible Tourism. Based in Shap in the Eden Valley, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, the Howgills and the Pennine Fells, New Ing Lodge offers comfort at an affordable

Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse

Adjacent to the Pennine Way, on the edge of the picturesque village of Hardraw, The Old School Bunkhouse offers well-appointed, practical accommodation for individuals and groups of up to 26. The two smaller bunkrooms are ideal for families or staff. The large school hall (with games, table tennis, piano, log burner & sofas) and enclosed field are perfect for communal activities. Off road parking, drying room, secure bike storage and bike wash area are all available. Hardraw has a café,

The Jonas Centre

At the heart of Wensleydale in the tranquil beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, The Jonas Centre provides twelve Scandinavian lodges with a communal area in the Granary for groups to gather or dine together. Ideal for escaping to the country, relaxation and sightseeing. There are cycling and walking routes direct from the door and activities can be arranged on or off-site. Close to Redmire station on the Wensleydale Railway and near to Castle Bolton and Aysgarth Falls. Pub meals

Earby Friends of Nature House

Opening after Easter 2017. The Friends of Nature (FoN) invite you to stay in this beautiful historic cottage in the peaceful village of Earby, Lancashire. Earby Friends of Nature House is a cosy cottage with a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall close to the Pennine Way. An ideal stop for the Pennine Way walker, as a base for local day hikes and for cyclists and those interested in the countryside and local heritage. Particularly suited to individuals, families and small

Bank House Farm Hostel

A luxury Bunk Barn and a simple Camping Barn on a working organic farm with farmhouse B&B. Set in beautiful Glaisdale Dale, with stunning views of the North York Moors. The Bunk Barn is a modern barn conversion with under-floor heating, large comfy kitchen/dining/living room with sofas, drying room, showers and private toilets. Picnic BBQ area and garden with panoramic views. There is one large dorm with 9 single beds and one bunkbed, each equipped with sheet and pillow.

Kettlewell Hostel

The Kettlewell Hostel has 40 beds spread over eight bedrooms, a large dining room, serving the best cooked breakfasts, a bookshop, a well equipped self-catering kitchen, a lovely lounge with wood-burning stove and a nice garden to sit out in during the summer. There are dormitory rooms and private rooms, most with bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities. The hostel offers really good value, delicious home cooked evening meals and a great range of local ales and carefully selected

Arnside Independent Hostel

Family run since 2014. This large Edwardian house overs Morecambe Bay and is perfectly situated with great views of the Lake District mountains. Enjoy spectacular summer evening sunsets in the garden with outdoor seating, fire pits, games, picnic tables and BBQ facilities. Spend winter evenings relaxing by the fire in the lounge, playing board games and enjoying a local ale from the licensed bar. Have a go at pool or darts in the games room or relax into a good

Kirkby Stephen Hostel

Kirkby Stephen Hostel, is a former YHA hostel converted from a Methodist Church and has been independent since 2010. The old chapel has a range of accommodation for individuals, families and groups amongst beautiful authentic features; stained glass windows, arches, oak panels and stone covings. The chapel houses a large dining room and kitchen, with a lounge/reading room in the gallery. The bedrooms and dormitories are in a building at the rear, with ample lavatories and showers, WiFi and

Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse Barn

Simple, comfortable accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Hornby Laith Bunkhouse Barn has been converted from original farm buildings and occupies a secluded position within easy walking distance of both the pretty village of Stainforth and traditional market town of Settle. The perfect base for groups wishing to explore this beautiful area. Within easy access to a wide variety of routes for both the seasoned walker or climber and those wishing to explore the countryside at their leisure.

Airton Barn, Friends Meeting House

The recently renovated Airton Camping Barn offers overnight accommodation for up to 16 people. The barn is situated in the quiet village of Airton in central Malhamdale, on the Pennine Way and the Way of the Roses cycle route. It is an easy walk from Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss.

Stableside York

Stableside is proud to be a 4 Star rated hostel within the historic and beautiful city of York. Guests are afforded a true Yorkshire welcome and can take advantage of easy access by road, rail, bus and bike. Stableside has free car and coach parking, free WiFi and a secure, spacious and self contained location with landscaped gardens. Stableside offers a variety of room options and can cater for all from the single traveller to larger hobby groups. There’s a

Broadrake Bunkbarn

A stunning location on a busy bridleway with far reaching views to Ribblehead, Park Fell and Ingleborough. Broadrake Bunkbarn has been renovated to a very high standard with bedrooms, showers, toilets and drying room on the ground floor and an upstairs open-plan area with exposed beams, excellent kitchen facilities, dining area and seating area with large, comfortable sofas. A small resources room has a good selection of books, maps and games. There is free WiFi but no mobile phone

Hatters Hostels Liverpool

Your ideal choice for city central accommodation, Hatters Liverpool has combined hotel quality en suite rooms with the social atmosphere of an international travellers’ hostel. Catering for groups of all sizes and independent travellers, you can enjoy the comforts of WiFi, continental breakfast, en suite rooms, large communal areas and enthusiastic, informative staff. We also offer full board or half board options for groups of over 15. Conveniently located for all city centre attractions and transport links, ask the

Skirfare Barn

Skirfare Barn is a traditional stone barn and is a distinctive feature of the beautiful Dales landscape, standing at the confluence of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale with the climbers’ challenge, Kilnsey Crag, providing a spectacular backdrop. The area is famous for walking, cycling and touring with several footpaths easily accessible from the barn including the Dales Way. Kilnsey is nearby where you can find The Kilnsey Park providing day fishing and food as well as The Tennant Arms Hotel

Embassie Liverpool Backpackers

The Embassie is a terraced house in an unspoilt Georgian square used in the filming of ‘In the Name of the Father’. The house was built in 1820 and until 1986 it was the Consulate of Venezuela. Only 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Liverpool, known for its nightlife. A large student population ensures a lively scene, with late night bands and bars. The hostel has been refurbished and there are new kitchen facilities, a brand new shower

Nidderdale Bunkhouse

Set in the stunning Nidderdale Valley Area of Natural Beauty, overlooking the Gouthwaite reservoir. Nidderdale Bunkhouse was newly opened in the summer of 2016. Matt and Bev, who also own Skirfare Barn (p192), have done a suburb job of converting this grand old shooting lodge. Sleeping up to 20 in 4 rooms, two of which are en suite. With two further bathrooms and 4 showers. There is a well equipped open plan kitchen and beautiful dining and seating areas with

Longrigg Residential Centre

Longrigg Residential Centre, within walking distance of Sedbergh, only 10 miles from Kendal and less than 10 minutes from the M6, is an ideal location for exploring the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales. Standing in its own grounds and overlooking the unspoilt splendour of the Howgill Fells the centre is perfect for mixed groups or families. Walking, cycling, canoeing and caving are nearby. Recently refurbished the centre has two six bed dorms in the main building and a larger separate

Hebden Bridge Hostel

Hebden Bridge Hostel provides accommodation in small dorms, private rooms and a 6-bed bunkroom, all en suite. Nestled into woodland only a short walk from the town centre, the hostel makes the perfect base for hiking, sight-seeing, relaxing or experiencing Hebden Bridge’s vibrant café, music, arts & culture. Less than 500m from the Hebden Bridge Loop on the Pennine Way, the Calderdale Way, Hardcastle Crags, Route 66, Mary Townley and Le Tour 2014 cycle route. All-day access is to the

Yealand Old School

Yealand Old School hostel is located in the middle of the village of Yealand Conyers, and is part of the Quaker Heritage of the village. The hostel is run on a not-for-profit basis by the adjacent Quaker meeting house. The hostel offers simple self-catering accommodation for all sorts of groups. Facilites include a well equipped kitchen, which provides good dining space. Upstairs there are 3 good sized spaces used in various ways by different groups. One is a sizable hall,

Bunkhouses, Camping Barns and Hostels in Yorkshire and Lancashire

This map shows Bunkhouses, Camping Barns and Hostels in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Centred on Ripon the map takes in the cities of York and Leeds as well as smaller towns such as Hebden Bridge, Harrogate and Richmond. There is a concentration of National Parks in the area including the North York Moors, The Dales as well as the Forest of Bowland AONB. A number of hostels are located along the coast around Whitby and Scarborough. The stunning landscape of the area takes in the Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (a popular challenge to walkers and climbers alike). Entertainment for the family can be found at the Yorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum of York. The Pennine Way passes through West Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales.  The area’s important and varied history is shown off at it’s best at the National Trust property of Cragside, the Beamish Museum and Whitby Abbey.  Walkers and cyclists regularly take on the challenge of the Coast to Coast routes which end at Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire Coast our independent hostels are perfect stopping points on this journey.