Yorkshire has a large selection of backpacker and tourist hostels, bunkhouses, camping barns and campus venues. The ideal solution for those exploring Yorkshire in a large group, or walkers looking for a basic yet comfortable base to rest those weary feet after a hard days exploring. Below are a few suggestions of where to stay:
Safestay York - An interesting mix of tradition and modernity, Safestay York very much embodies the spirit of the great historical city it stands in. The blend of the surreal and the traditional reflects the fairy tale feel of York, and gives the hostel an individual charm of its own; whilst still staying true to the design aesthetic of the Safestay brand.
The Fort Boutique Hostel is the most hip and exiting place to stay in York! The Fort is conveniently located in the heart of the historic City of York, one of the most visited cities in Europe. Step outside The Fort into an area not only steeped in history, but surrounded by lively stylish cafes, bars and restaurants.
Dales Bike Centre Bunk Barn is no ordinary four-star bunk accommodation; we have 14 beds in two and four bedded rooms which come with pillows, linen and quilts. Breakfast is included, and we've a kitchenette just for you to use. In the evenings you can use the cafe and enjoy free wi-fi, magazines and 24 hour cake access! Designed for outdoor enthusiasts we don't mind muddy boots and tyres, we've a drying room and laundry especially for that!
Boggle Hole is an amazing and unique site, nestled in a narrow wooded cove on the beach. We specialise in 'old fashioned' seaside holidays and don't mind when you come back covered in sand! The hostel has many fantastic features...a mermaid, seamonster and pirate! A curio cabinet and play rooms, borrow books or tell your children stories. There are games and puzzles hidden in the building and grounds and dressing up clothes and hobby horse for all. Our woods and grounds feature a story telling circle and fairy tale trails. Numerous areas for picnics and a lovely BBQ area. The beach is on the doorstep and we are open all day
Bishopdale Valley Bunkhouse is situated next to Cross Lanes Farm and is centrally located in Bishopdale, a valley which lies between Wensleydale and Wharfedale. The old school has been recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard, with a large attractive open plan lounge and dining area, modern fully equipped self catering kitchen, and shower and toilet room facilities (2 power showers and 3 toilets). The bunkhouse has full central heating in all rooms.
Herd Farm Residential Activity Centre is the perfect rural getaway for groups of up to 42 people. Bordering the Harewood Estate and set in 16 acres of idyllic Yorkshire countryside, this 18th Century converted farmhouse is only seven miles from Leeds City Centre, with easy access from the A61 Harrogate Road. Accommodation is spacious and comfortable with eight ground-floor rooms sleeping 2-10 people each, mostly in bunk beds. Showers/toilets are adjacent to the sleeping accommodation and all bedrooms and showers/toilets are fully accessible for those with disabilities. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a spacious dining area.
Cliff Farm Camping Barn - Catering for up to 12 people the converted granary barn offers dry, clean and warm accommodation with the ground floor sleeping three and the first floor up to nine people in an open room. Single mattresses are provided and we recommend that you bring your sleeping bags with you. The kitchen is equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, cooker, fridge and instant hot water heater. There is a separate dining area with tables and chairs and heating is available from electric oil filled radiators. Electricity is paid for through a meter. Washing and toilet facilities are in an adjacent building and a metered shower is also available