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The Best Places to Stay in the UK

Independent hostels & backpackers

We love hostels and hostelling, and the good news is that there are lots of independent hostels all over the UK providing budget accommodation in some great locations in England, Scotland and Wales. The accommodation they provide varies quite a lot, from the traditional hostel mix of dormitory beds and private rooms – great for families as well as couples – to bunkhouses, camping barns and more. The common denominators are often fabulous locations – close to nature, the beach or in the heart of city centres; enthusiastic owners, whose local knowledge can often hugely enhance your visit; great facilities – many hostels have cafés, shops, hire equipment and perform other useful functions; and of course the fact they are invariably excellent value. Some of the best places also have pods, glamping and camping facilities on offer too. Browse our collection of the best independent hostels all over the UK.

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