Hostels

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Asylum seekers in UK housed in converted hostel with prison cells
Experts say Home Office risks traumatising refugees by housing them in courthouse turned into hostel

Diane Taylor

29, Oct, 2021 @12:03 PM

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West Highlands on a budget: a hostel amid Scotland’s mountains and waterfalls
Our series of low-cost stays continues at the revamped Glen Nevis hostel, handy for long-distance trails, plus safer routes for frisky weather

Dixe Wills

29, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Snowdonia on a budget: a five-star hostel in the heart of the national park
In the third of our series, an upgraded former YHA hostel is the perfect base for cycling, swimming and scrambling in Sir Edmund Hillary’s footsteps

Dixe Wills

21, Jul, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Yorkshire Dales on a budget: my peaceful little Swaledale cave
In the second of our new series, a YHA pod in a historic hostel is a cosy base for a 30-mile dale-hopping tour

Dixe Wills

14, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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South Downs on a budget: a youth hostel stay for great walks and pretty villages
In the first of a new series on UK hostels, our writer stays in a YHA pod and hikes a glorious corner of the downs

Dixe Wills

07, Jul, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Why I long for the wilds of west Cornwall
Immersed in a Cornish fishing community for her first book, the writer plans a post-lockdown trip to the coast near St Just on the Penwith peninsula

Lamorna Ash

13, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Interrailing at 50: reliving our backpacking days … in style
The European rail pass offers two friends a second bite at their youth, as they savour bars, views and food from Amsterdam to Copenhagen

Rhonda Carrier

06, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Nick Beacock obituary
Tenacious housing campaigner whose decades of work with Crisis and Shelter led to improvements in the lives of homeless people

Bill Randall

27, Oct, 2020 @6:04 PM

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10 of the best UK hostels for adventures – and the rule of six
Shared dorms are out, but these private rooms are great value and a safe base from which to explore glorious beaches, walks and bike trails this autumn

Antonia Wilson

15, Sep, 2020 @5:30 AM

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One third of UK hostels at risk of closure
Some hostels found success by operating like B&Bs this summer, but that’s not a long-term solution. Unless guests return, many won’t survive

Antonia Wilson

11, Sep, 2020 @4:50 PM

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Greetings! walkers, cyclists and dogs are all welcome at this Scarborough hotel
A hotel with a hostel vibe, Bike & Boot is geared up for those who love the great outdoors, though actually there’s little lycra on show

Dixe Wills

04, Aug, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Return of the youth hostel: a stay at the YHA New Forest
The Youth Hostels Association celebrates its 90th anniversary in the most difficult of years, but this unique social enterprise recently reopened 30 hostels

Ben Lerwill

27, Jul, 2020 @5:30 AM

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