This is an accommodation guide to hostels - Britain and Europe. This is a comprehensive reference to Bunkhouses, Camping Barns, Backpackers and Independent Hostels in the UK with more limited sections on Continental Europe and Ireland. It is used by groups and individuals involved in outdoor activities and independent travel. "The Independent Hostel Guide" has been revised annually for 16 years, growing with the network of independently owned hostel style accommodation. The guide contains up-to-the-minute information on over 300 places to stay with regional maps and colour photos. There is a page feature on each hostel giving contact details, directions, public transport options and descriptions of the accommodation and the attractions of the area. The hostels can be in grand city houses or rural barns, they generally have self-catering facilities and they all offering friendly clean and inexpensive accommodation with no membership requirements.