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Accommodation in the UK

The UK offers different types of accommodation for visitors from abroad. Here is given a brief overview of accommodation options to make it easy for you to decide which one suits you best.

Hotels – serviced facilities offering accommodation in individual rooms with or without meal. Hotels in the UK may offer private wc/bath facilities, but many older or budget hotels do not. There is a wide variety of hotels to choose from in each town but it may be more expensive than other options. However, if you like history and architecture don’t miss a chance to stay in historic hotels.

Self-catering accommodation includes a broad range of flats, houses, cottages and serviced apartments. It’s a great way to stay abroad, if you’re travelling with families, larger groups for a longer time. In this case it’s cheaper than to stay in a hotel and there are also cooking facilities provided, so if you have passion to cook it should be your choice.


Guesthouses or B&B offer rooms with a cooked breakfast included in the price. The only difference between a guesthouse and B&B is that B&B is provided as in private houses as in hotels, whereas a guesthouse is a family run business. It’s better than hotels because it’s cheaper and there is a personal service, but visitors have to arrange their own evening meal and there are no private WC/bath facilities.

Hostels or Youth hostels are suitable for larger groups or people traveling on a tight budget. Accommodation is generally in large rooms, with multiple beds to a room. Hostels are popular among students, though they are open to anyone of any age. Some hostels have separate family rooms, but most offer dormitory style accommodation, with males and females occupying separate rooms. Most hostels have a communal cooking area for preparing meals. No private bath or shower facilities are provided. Similar to hostel are bunkhouse or camping barn in the UK. The difference is that they offer only limited service and facilities, usually on a self-catering basis. So, if you like to communicate with others, meet new friends and don’t afraid of lack of privacy, then it’s a great and cheap accommodation variant.

Caravanning and Camping is a type of accommodation for travelers who intend to use tents or caravans (campers). The British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme rates campgrounds and caravan parks, using a star rating system to identify the level of facilities available. It’s a great stay in nature of a beautiful country for a small budget.