There’s no Restriction on Armchair Travel.

Reading, dreaming and planning holidays with your friends has got to be good for the spirits.

To help your armchair adventures, Independent Hostels UK are giving away copies of their 2020 Hostel Guide. Featuring 420 unique places to stay in stunning locations all over the UK, the guide is fascinating and inspirational reading for all adventurous souls.

From cosmopolitan cities to the remotest corners of the country you can find hostels and bunkhouses all over the UK.

Most reflect their surrounding and the interests of their owners and are ideal for a whole host of activities from star gazing to caving, mountain biking to wildlife watching. Many are quirky; you can stay in a cell of a former jail, in a railway carriage on a station in a remote crofting community, at a gothic mansion run as an education centre for sustainable living, or in Welsh castle once home to a world famous opera singer.

One of the many enjoyable aspects about travel is meeting new and different people. It’s a common misconception that hostels are only for the young who can’t afford to stay anywhere else.

How wrong that is. Hostels are for anyone and everyone.

Hostels are simply an alternative to the formality of hotels and holiday cottages. Book a room at a hostel and you get somewhere to clean your boots, self-catering facilities in which to cook a hearty meal and where there is sure to be someone to sit with. There are lounges and gardens where you can meet other guests and your host is on hand to give local advice for the next day’s adventure.

Hostels are for independent, self-sufficient travellers of all ages, backgrounds and financial status.

To claim your copy of the 2020 Independent Hostel Guide simply follow this link: 

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Independent Hostel Guide

The Independent Hostel Guide came into being in 1993 when Sam Dalley, a cyclist and traveller, decided that the list of independent hostels she had gathered on her travels was the stuff of a book.  Fifteen of the 20 hostels on the list agreed to fund the booklet and the Guide to Independent Hostels and Field Centres slipped out of the photocopier. Distribution was tricky. In 1994, Cordee Books and Maps agreed to distribute the Independent Hostel Guide to bookstores.  In 1995, Irish hostels were invited to join the network and in 2000, hostels in continental Europe were incorporated. At this stage the guide covered 280 hostels and dormitories across Europe. Over the years, the company has continued to expand through digital communication on social networks and by renewing the website to be as attractive as possible. Independent Hostels UK’s continues to be the largest network of youth hostels in the UK.  It is bigger than the Youth Hostel Association. The network aims to promote all accommodation providers equally, from small rural to large urban hostels. IHUK has an extensive marketing programme that targets the UK outdoor hotel market and independent travellers.

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