Hostels in England
You might think that eco friendly accommodation means expensive, but this is certainly not always the case - there are plenty of affordable options for holidays and places to stay in the UK, Europe and beyond, including a growing range of environmentally friendly hostels. In this day and age, a hostel doesn't necessarily mean basic, and it definitely doesn't mean it has to be without character. Across the lovely countryside and dynamic cities of England, you can find some great (and green) hostels, and we feature some of the best below...
Bunk in shared room £12 adult, £8 under 16. Bunk room for 2 £40, for 4 £40, for 6 £60. Entire bunkhouse £140. Summer camping from £5 pp for own tent pitch, to £34 for 3 person yurt incl. bedding.
£66 per night private double with continental breakfast,, £110 per night family type 4 bunk rooms with continental breakfast, £27.50 pppn in shared/ mixed 6 bunk rooms with continental breakfast, , Bunkhouse £23 per bed, £85 per room, Camping Barn £11.50 per person, £85 whole use
Adults- £20 per person per night, Children- £15 per person per night, Single Supplement- £4 per person per night. Discount for room rates, see web site, group bookings please phone. Camping £8 for adults, £4 for children.
Dorms from £11.50
Dorms from £12.50; from £49 for 3, £59 for 4
Dorms: from £14.50; double rooms from £49
From £20 for a single dorm bed - up to £90 for a private family room sleeping up to 6 people.
From £29 per person
From £13 per person for a dorm bed - up to £90 for a private room for 6 or more people.
Dorms from £17.50; private rooms from £30
Dorm room: adult £17, child under 14 £8. Double room £38.
Dorms from £15
Dorms from £10; doubles from £39
Dorm beds from £15, family rooms from £45
£35/45 single, £70 double/twin, £99 triple and hostel accommodation at £20 - all prices are per night
Beds from £14.50, private rooms from £24.
Dorms from £15; private rooms from £45
Dorms from £18
Prices from: £19 - £146 (dorm beds - 6 bed room)
Dorms from £11.50; private rooms from £29
Dorms from £13.50; private rooms from £35
Dorms from £11.50; private rooms from £29
From £18 for a dorm bed - up to £85 for a private room for 6 people.
from £18 camping to £90 yurt. All other prices in between.
£15 - adults, £7.50 - under 16s
Doubles from £39; dorms from £18.50; pods from £36
Exmoor House Country Retreat (Porlock)
Pick a hill view, and your room chooses itself – each of the four bedrooms (two doubles, a twin – all en-suite – and a single) at this imposing Georgian-style house boasts vistas of one or more of Bossington, Porlock or Crawter Hills, inspiring walkers and cyclists to delve onto the moor or across to the coast. On raw winter days the guest lounge entices with a roaring log fire and cosy reading corner, while a boot room and bike-repair corner are welcome facilities for active types. Local fare is championed, from tea and coffee in bedrooms to breakfast bacon and eggs, while regular workshops aim to soothe mind and spirit. £45 per person B&B.
Bank House Farm Hostel
This appealing barn conversion, offering 11 dorm beds and three B&B rooms, sits on an organic farm – self-catering is a treat, with beef and lamb from the surrounding fields available, along with rare-breed bacon for sizzling breakfasts. The well-equipped bunkhouse boasts underfloor heating and ample hot water, a comfy lounge and games room, and a wonderful garden with sweeping views – perfect for picnics. Bank House is on the Coast to Coast Path and slap in the middle of the national park, with glorious walking and cycling in all directions – and with a drying room, secure cycle storage and space for small tents, it’s ideal for hikers and bikers alike. Weekend bookings are for groups only, though individuals are welcome during the week. Simple B&B is sometimes available in the attached farmhouse at £25 per person. Dorm beds £20/£10 per adult/under-16 Sun-Thu. £200 for up to 10 people Fri-Sat
Not far from the atmospheric ruins of Rievaulx and below the dramatic hills and moors of the North York Moors National Park, the lovely little town of Helmsley boasts a fantastic youth hostel for those looking for a budget option from which to explore the many attractions of the area. Clean, comfortable, and not at all Spartan, the hostel is perfectly placed for a leisurely country stroll or a more challenging walk or cycle across the varied Yorkshire terrain. From £18 per person per night in a dormitory, rooms from £27 per night
YHA Dalby Forest
With a range of green features to help protect its peaceful natural setting, Dalby Forest’s youth hostel is handily located close to Levisham station for those arriving by train, and is well connected to the North York Moors’ walking and cycling networks. A cosy little building with wood bunks and a well-equipped kitchen, it is perfectly situation for those wanting to get out and explore Dalby Forest and the wilder moors beyond. From £18 per person per night in a dormitory, rooms from £49 per night
YHA Boggle Hole
Rockpooling heaven! Few seaside spots can be as perfectly sited for an old-fashioned coastal holiday, with the beach just steps away from this 85-bed hostel near Robin Hood’s Bay – roll up your trouser legs and get paddling, sandcastle-building or fossicking for fossils. Aimed squarely at families, with playrooms, games, a woodland story-telling circle and fun, quirky décor (look out for pirates and mermaids!), the location is also ideal for hikers and bikers – the Cleveland Way and National Cycle Route 1 pass by, and the Coast to Coast Path starts on the doorstep – hence the cycle store and drying room. Dorm beds from £14.50, twin rooms £45.
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, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, and makes a great base for groups who want to get active in the great outdoors. Abseiling, archery, canoeing, climbing are just some of the activities that can be arranged, and there is also catered and self-catered indoor accommodation available in the main hall.
An independent, family run backpacking hostel and walker’s cafe/bar in Grasmere, in the heart of the stunning Lake District. Situated in 2¼ acres of stunning natural grounds, has over 350 years of heritage. Electric bike hire available.