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For a real getting back to basics holiday experience, throw out the fancy clothes, pack the essentials and head to a bunkhouse. With all the basic facilities that you need, a bunkhouse offers a hostel experience stripped back, and is a true escape from the stresses, strains and business of 21st century (urban) life.

Whether you fancy a solitary break, getting back to nature; or you want to hire out a whole bunkhouse for yourself and friends or family, this is a great way to explore the countryside without having to pack a tent or worry about keeping out the wind and rain.

Bunkhouses are often situated in remote and beautiful wilderness areas and offer access to parts of the world, plus a place to lay your head, that you might not otherwise be able to get to - and usually at an extremely bargain price. Take a look at some of the best eco-friendly bunkhouses around below.

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Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

More beautiful barn conversion than bunkhouse, Wern Watkin is the ultimate pad for groups of walkers, cyclists and families looking for adventure in the surrounding Brecon Beacons.
Sleeps 30 in 7 en-suite bedrooms.

Beds from £20 per night.

Brecon Beacons YHA

YHA Brecon Beacons, Brecon, Wales

Formerly known as Llwyn y Celyn YHA Brecon Beacons is set in 15 acres of ancient woodland, overlooking the River Tarell with views towards Y Gyrn - great countryside for walking or cycling holidays. Tasty home-cooked food and local ales served.
41 beds: 1xdouble, 3x2, 1x2 es, 2x4, 1x4 es plus dorm beds

Prices from £21 - £86 (dorm beds - 6 bed rooms)

Trericket Bed and Breakfast in Brecon Beacons Wales

Trericket Mill, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A wonderfully restored mill for quality B&B with adjacent bunkhouse and small campsite in a cider orchard on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park close to the second-hand book town of Hay-on-Wye. All meals vegetarian, fair trade and organic.
3 B&B: 2 doubles & 1 twin; Bunkhouse sleeps up to 8

From £40 a night B&B; self-catering from £144; camping £10 per night

Blaxhall YHA

YHA Blaxhall, Suffolk, England

At the heart of a Suffolk village on the edge of Blaxhall Heath surrounded by wildlife and beautiful countryside you will find dog friendly YHA Blaxhall. Perfect for bird watching, cycling and walking or indulge in the local delicious sea food.
40 beds: 1x3, 2x4, 2x6, 1x6 es plus dorm beds and campsite

Prices from: £13 - £29 (dorm beds - 6 bed room)

Dalesbridge Centre, Yorkshire Dales, England

Situated in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, and with a campsite, B&B and self-catering house, the Dalesbridge Centre offers accommodation to suit the needs of all comers, whether groups or individuals.
Camping pitches, bunk houses, B&B and self-catering rooms

Tent from £6 per night; Caravan from £25; B&B double from £70; Self-catering house from £1,750 per week; 4-bed bunkhouse from £70 per night.

Fernhill Farms

Fernhill Farm, Mendip Hills

Fernhill Farm, a herd of cowsheds on a 160-acre working farm in the Mendips, converted into an alternative, relaxed accommodation for up to 55 people in eco-camping barns and Ramshackle Arcs. Super green & earnest, groups from 10-200 catered for.
40 bunk beds, cottages sleeping 8-10, camping

Camping £7 pppn; self-catering £24 pppn; B&B £30 pppn.

Dale House Barn and B&B

Dale House Barn B&B, Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

Dale House Barn and B&B is a small family business in a fantastically remote location within the stunning Forest of Bowland, Lancashire – an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Stay in the camping barn or one of the 2 en-suite b&b rooms.
camping barn and 3 b&b rooms

From £12 a night in the barn

Exterior of Nethy House, one of the Abernethy bunkhouses

Abernethy Bunkhouses, Cairngorms, Scotland

These bunkhouses are fantastic for groups of any size - you have exclusive hire but only pay per bed used. Characterful Nethy House accommodates 25 to 65 people; smaller Nethy station sleeps 10 to 26. Walks, castles, lochs and distilleries beckon.
Nethy House sleeps 25-65, Nethy Station sleeps 10-26

Nethy House from £13.50 per bed, Nethy Station from £14.50 per bed

Middle Ninfa, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Offering comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to six people in the beautiful surroundings of Monmouthshire, Middle Ninfa provides both rustic charm and modern conveniences. Also home to a small, unspoilt campsite.
Bunkhouse sleeps 6

Camping from £5 per person per night; Bunkhouse £15 per person per night or £60/70 for whole building

Slack House Farm exterior

Slack House Farm, North Pennines, England

Simple, clean and comfortable accommodation on this organic working farm in the North Pennines. Situated within the ‘Heart of Hadrian’s Wall’, this is an ideal location for lovers of walking, cycling, horse riding and pony trekking.
3: each sleeps 6-10, 5 and 3 people respectively

£15 per person per night

Carrs Farm exterior

Carrs Farm Bunkhouse, County Durham, England

Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, this fun-filled organic working farm is ideal for families, providing a range of educational and leisure activities, from zorbing, paintballing and white water rafting to rambling and birdwatching.
3: 2 sleep 6, 1 sleeps 9

£19 per person

Crashpad Lodges, Snowdonia, Wales

Crashpad Lodges, Snowdonia, Wales

Located right at the foot of Mount Snowdon, this bunkhouse is the perfect place to stay for those wanting to be right out in the wilderness. There are opportunities for hiking, climbing, cycling and canoeing right out of the door.
3: 6 beds in each room (bunkhouse sleeps 18)

Rooms are £100 per night (£16.66 per person), whole Bunkhouse is £300 per night.

The Moorhen

The Moorhen, Horning, Norfolk Broads

The Moorhen, a high quality bed & breakfast, located next to the River Bure, is less than a minute’s walk from two riverside pubs and an outstanding fish restaurant, in the heart of the beautiful village of Horning, the jewel of Norfolk Broads.
6 doubles plus family rooms and bunkhouse.

£80 per room for 1 night 10% discount for 3 nights or more £60 single occupancy per night B&B £100 per family per night, 2 adults and up to 3 children (or 4 adults)

Springhill Farm, Northumberland, England

Ten cottages in converted farm buildings, a clutch of wooden wigwams, a bunkhouse sleeping 32 for family reunions or groups of friends, and a beautiful campsite. The coast is within touching distance, as are the area's historic sights. Fabulous.
Camping & caravan site, cottages, bunkhouse, wigwams, hides

Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.

Waddow Hall, Lancashire, England

A 17th century Manor House overlooking the River Ribble, with five fully equipped campsites, each with their own unique landscaping. Waddow is within easy reach of some beautiful trails within the Lancashire countryside.
Hall for 60; house for 30; lodge for 16; 4 cottages; camping

Full board from £70 pppn; camping from £4.50;

Exterior of Gårdshotellet Påarps Gård

Gårdshotellet Påarps Gård, Västergötland, Sweden

This fabulous conference centre is hidden in the middle of a forest – a great away-from-it-all venue for a business meetings or family gatherings. Choose from double rooms, cabins in the woods or camping. There's a great restaurant onsite, too.
12 rooms (hotel), plus 5 cabins, a barn for 12, and camping

From 595 Kr per double room

Outdoor Alternative group accommodation on Anglesey

Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales

Stay in a 4 star, family-run, green tourism gold award winning accommodation – a relaxed & informal base to explore Anglesey. Your hosts provide comfortable year-round group accommodation for 16 to 45 people in 2 adjacent buildings and activities.
10: 2 x 6; 2 x 5; 3 x 4; 1 x 3; 2 x 2.

Bunkhouse £375 each per night (w/e); £21pp mid-week groups.

Exterior of Habitat @ Ballater

Habitat @ Ballater, Cairngorms, Scotland

The idea of a five-star hostel may seem somewhat contradictory, but this place pulls it off with style. Communal areas are modern and stylish and the facilities are excellent. Balmoral Castle is nearby along with many walking and cycling trails.
34 beds - 6 dorms plus private rooms

Beds in bunkroom from £18, twin/family room from £45/75.

Beautiful timber cabin with hot outdoor shower - sleeps 4

Devon Dens, Devon, England

A unique, solid cabin made by the owners from sustainable, local wood in a pretty & private off-grid site, amidst glorious countryside. Walks, wood burner, jigsaws, guitar, books, fire pit, hot outdoor shower, peace, quiet & starry skies. Bliss.
1 cabin with 1 double bed + 1 double sofa bed

£80 / 1 night, £140 / 2 nights, £200 / 3 nights, £420 / weekly

Wrostler's Barn, compost toilet and campfire.

Wrostler's Barn, Cumbria, UK

Beautiful, off-grid camping barn in ancient woodland, very close to Coniston Water. A fantastic eco-holiday retreat, remote and secluded but just a one minute walk through the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) woods to the lakeside.
There are two separate sleeping spaces, 12 single mattreses.

from £250

Haggs Bank Bunkhouse exterior

Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, North Pennines, England

Get back to basics at this clean, comfortable and friendly bunkhouse and its adjoining campsite. Not only is it surrounded by the glorious scenery of the North Pennines, it also boasts its own beautiful patch of woodland and wildflower meadow.
Bunkhouse sleeps 24, also a camp and caravan site.

Bunkhouse: £18 pppn. Campers: £8 pppn. Caravans: £20 per night.

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