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The Stables Bunkhouse

A rural barn a few minutes walk from the pretty village of Edale

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel, Cumbria
October weekends in the Lake District. We have good availability for 3-5 October and also 10-12 October for in family rooms and dorms. If you’re in need of a relaxing break or else an active weekend just get in touch. Much to do here.

Added 22/09/2014 - Expires 13/10/2014

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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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Bala Backpackers, Gwynedd
BALA, Snowdonia - £49 for Three-Night Any-Time Breaks: Hostel small rooms of 3,4,5,9 beds + £3 Linen Hire. 6 Private Twin bedrooms 3 ngts £139 or £169 for 2 people or New Season Special: Eco-Caffe Super POSH Twin £69/nt inc Conti B

Added 20/09/2014 - Expires: 30/09/2015

Dover Castle Hostel and Flatshares, London
Book your stay for Christmas and New Year’s Period at the Dover Castle Hostel. Early bird special prices start from £24

Added 19/09/2014 - Expires: 29/12/2014

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Ledgowan Lodge Hotel & Bunkhouse, Ross-shire
** New year** great chance to party with friends or family for a exclusive use private let,let the bunkhouse as a private self catering to sleep 10 people. call today for info 01445720252 Ledgowan Lodge Hotel

Added 21/09/2014

Northshorebude, Cornwall
Have Christmas in beautiful Bude? Northshore Bude Backpackers is available for a minimum of 3 nights until the 28th December. 39 beds over 11 letting rooms, large dining room and cozy lounge, close to the town & beaches of Bude. Call or email to book

Added 21/09/2014

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