Upload your photos for a chance to win a Berghaus Freeflow Rucksack and a cabin for 8 people for 2 nights at the L&A Centre in Wales. All entrants will receive a free copy of the 2011 Independent Hostel Guide!
Hostelling in the UK is massively diverse. From rugged landscapes to urban scenery, send us your photos that show the diversity of the hostelling experience across the UK. These might be of you enjoying the great outdoors with friends, backpacking in London, hiking in Scotland or simply relaxing in a hostel.
Upload your photos onto our Facebook page or send them to email@example.com.
All photos must be taken in the UK and must be posted with a comment which states where the photo was taken. All entrants must email their name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send you a copy of the guide.
A winner will be chosen on the 1st of August.
Published on : June , 2011
We're giving away 10 pairs of tickets for The Outdoor Leisure Show, each week in January and Febuary
Join us at the NEC in Birmingham from 25-27 Febuary for the latest products, kit, advice and inspiration for your next adventure in the great outdoors!
The Independent Hostel UK stand will be very busy, giving away free copies of the 2011 handbook and running a prize draw which will give away a holiday in a hostel every hour of the show.
Come along to stand 441 where you can meet and chat with the hostel owners, collect your free guidebook and enter the draw.To get a pair of free tickets apply on our facebook page. Click here
Published on : January 4th, 2011
Win a Weekend Break at the Generator Hostel in London in our Urban Photo Competition
For the chance of winning a 2 night stay in the Generator Hostel, post your photos onto our Facebook wall of you and your friends enjoying yourself in an urban environment (cafe, tourist attraction, etc!). All entries will receive a copy of the Independent Hostel Guide, and the ...lucky winner will win a break in a city hostel and may even get their photo featured on the cover of the 2011 guide!! For more info see our facebook page.
Published on : November 2nd, 2010
Win a weekend holiday for your family at Scotlands No1 Mountain Biking Hostel.
Win a break for 4 in a private room for 2 nights, including bike hire, at Comrie Croft. Comfire Croft is a 200-year-old farmstead in the Scottish Hills just over one hours drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Among the facilities are a standard and en-suite private rooms, a cosy living room with books, games and movies, and full self-catering facilities. The Croft is getting rave reviews for the quality of mountain biking on their handbuilt trails, plus there are miles of hill tracks and easier family friendly valley routes nearby. To find out more about Comrie Croft click here
To enter this competition we want you to send us an article about your favourite place for enjoying the great outdoors. We want to hear about what activities you get up to, recommendations for day trips, walks, beaches or places to eat, as well as walking, cyling or climbing routes. The articles can be as long or short as you like, and it would be great to have a photo or two to accompany your entry.
The best articles have been posted on our website. Everyone who enters the competition received a free copy of the Independent Hostel Guide Book, and the overall winner will be chosen by the hostel owners of Comrie Croft.
Congratulations to Jan Davies who wrote this great article about Dumfries and Galloway! Enjoy your visit to Comrie Croft.
Published on : November 4th, 2010
Upload your photos on Facebook for a chance to win a Berghaus Freeflow 25 rucsac
We want to see your photos of you enjoying the great outdoors! Whether you have climbed a mountain or been on a family trip, post your photos on our Facebook page for a chance to win a fantastic prize from Berghaus; a Freeflow 25 rucsac worth £55! Ideal for all outdoor activities, the Freeflow 25 rucsac is sturdy and versatile and built on the exclusive Berghaus Freeflow system that allows airflow and ventilation where it really counts. Click here for our facebook page
Every entry will receive a free copy of the Independent Hostel Guide 2010. All photos must be taken in the UK and must be posted with a comment which states where the photo was taken. A winner will be chosen at the end of September 2010. Good luck!
(Photograph by Josie and Stu)
Congratulations to Julian Cartwright, whose entry was chosen as the winner of our photo competition by the Berghaus team and us here at Independent Hostels. Hope you like your Berghaus Freeflow 25 rucsac!
Published on : September 7th, 2010
Special Offer of a Free copy of the Independent Hostel Guide to celebrate our partnership with Berghaus
The Independent Hostel Guide is ideal for anyone who enjoys active outdoor holidays. The inch thick 2010 guide retails for £4.95 and details 330 great places to stay in the most beautiful areas of England, Wales and Scotland. Accommodation can be booked by the night, family and private rooms are often available and private bookings of the whole hostel are ideal for groups.
We are offering 200 free copies of the guide to celebrate our partnership with Berghaus. To obtain your guidebook submit your address here choosing the option "Berghaus Offer" in the enquiry box. While you are waiting for your guide to arrive why not have a look at some of the hostels by clicking on the regions on the left or win yourself a free holiday by entering the competitions below.
The free guides will be posted 2nd Class on 10th August 2010.
Published on : February 7th, 2010
Win a weekend holiday for your family or friends in the Welsh speaking village of Gerlan in Snowdonia.
This prize of a free weekends accommodation for five people at Caban Cysgu, is ideal for families, walkers and mountain bikers.
Caban Cysgu bunkhouse is run by the local community and you are guaranteed a genuine warm Welsh welcome. You will have your own room, containing 5 bunks/beds which are made up with fresh linen and duvets all ready to sleep in. There is a self catering kitchen and dining area where you can create your own meals and share the days stories with other guests.
Gerlan is at the foot of the Carneddau mountains, overlooking Ogwen valley. It is a great location for walking and an ideal basecamp for climbing Tryfan and Snowdon. Some of the best mountain biking trails in Wales are 15 minutes drive away and the bunkhouse is within a mile of the family friendly Lôn Las Ogwen Sustrans cycle route. Rock-climbing is available nearby at Idwal Slabs, Ogwen Valley and the Carneddau Crags. For more leisurely pursuits, you can visit Coed Meurig, Penrhyn Castle or the Greenwood Centre. Shops, pubs and cafes in Bethesda are within walking distance.
The bunkhouse is fully heated and has hot showers, drying rooms and bike storage. The prize excludes Easter holidays and Half Terms and is subject to availability at the time of the booking. To find out more about Caban Cysgu click here.
We awarded this prize in April to the MCrea Family who sent us the best article about a holiday they had in one of our hostels. A new article about their stay at Caban Cysgu will appear soon. The articles can be seen here. Watch this space to find out about the next prize.
If you wish to submit an article about your stay at a hostel, bunkhouse or camping barn, send a message to Sam on the link below. The articles do not need to say much about the accommodation (although if an aspect of where you stayed made the holiday it would be good to know). We are really interested in what you did while you were there, any recommendations for good day trips, nice walks, secret beaches or places to eat. If your stay was part of a touring holiday, by bike, bus or car we would be interested to know your route and other places you stayed.
It would be great to know a bit about you and your fellow holiday makers, let us know if Kristy really enjoyed the Sheppards Pie or Edd got a puncture on the top of High Tor. The articles can be quite short or very detailed and should include one photo. The best articles will be posted on our website and we will award prizes to articles which made us "wish we were there".
To see current articles being featured click here.
To submit your article or article idea click here, and we will be in touch soon.
Published on : November 3rd, 2009
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