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Smartcityhostels Edinburgh

In the heart of the city, just off the Royal Mile in the old town, providing en suite private rooms and dorms.

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Braich Goch Bunkhouse & Inn, Powys
New Year 2014 - 26 beds, 3 nights £1,365. Add extra nights for only £410. Also most dates in December still available. see our website for full details.

Added 20/11/2014 - Expires 24/12/2014

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Independent Hostels offer ideal accommodation for groups, families and individuals involved in outdoor activities and independent travel. They have private rooms, flexible lengths of stay and self catering kitchens designed for groups. Perfect for reunions of families and friends and only 5% of the hostels are affiliated to the Youth Hostel Association YHA.

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Forest View Walkers Hostel, Northumberland
Join us at Forest View Inn for a 2 night twixmas celebration we will have a`late Christmas` on the first night followed by an early Hogmonay on the second night the price for Dinner bed and breakfast in an en-suite room £99 for 2 nights.07928376677

Added 21/11/2014 - Expires: 28/02/2015

Deepdale Granary Group Hostel, Norfolk
Winter Warmer Offer has now been extended to Glamping also. Pay for 3 nights Sun-Thurs get the 4th free. Offer valid until 19th December . Call for info on 01485 210256

Added 12/11/2014 - Expires: 19/12/2014

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Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Powys
LDWA’s Christmas Cracker walk coming up on 6th December. We’re perfectly situated for overnight accommodation with plenty of beds available. Call us on 01597870081 or email

Added 20/11/2014

Derwentwater Independent Hostel, Cumbria
Keswick is putting on some great events for the run in to Xmas - have a look at for full details - the daily events for the Keswick Live Advent look enticing - we’ll have plenty of room if you want to stay with family and friends.

Added 19/11/2014

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