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Yenworthy Lodge

Set in Exmoor National Park an ideal location for walking and the coast.

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Elterwater Hostel, Cumbria
Still a few vacancies on our Twixmas break.. food, activities, good company... PLUS weekend 19th and 20th December still available!

Added 22/10/2014 - Expires 18/12/2014

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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.

Use our FREE search facility and regional maps (above) to get up-to-the minute information on hundreds of bunkhouses, bunk barns, hostels, backpackers, camping barns and group accommodation centres in England, Wales and Scotland.  We pride ourselves on working closely with Independent Hostels UK, Scottish Independent Hostels, Sustrans and the Long Distance Walkers Association to bring you quality accommodation in unique locations.

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Deepdale Granary Group Hostel, Norfolk
Kids Stay Free in TIpis this weekend ! Tipis sleep six and have a chiminea fire, perfect for getting back to nature though staying warm .Call 01485 210256 for information.

Added 22/10/2014 - Expires: 26/10/2014

Thorney How Independent Hostel, Cumbria
Our best offer yet! £15 Winter deal, bunkhouse beds. 2 night minimum stay. Full rooms only, minimum 2 x rooms. Max 16 beds. Bring your own sleeping bags. Only available by direct phone or e-mail.

Added 21/10/2014 - Expires: 28/01/2015

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel, Cumbria
October Half Term - we have a few family rooms left. You can check our availability online. There are a lot of special activities for families taking place locally - you can read all about them on

Added 18/10/2014

Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Powys
Enjoy Christmas with family or friends at Mid Wales Bunkhouse, surrounded by peace and tranquility this is the perfect spot for your festive get-together.

Added 10/10/2014

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