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From the end of February camping barns in England and Wales will no longer be supported by the YHA who have, up to now, provided marketing and booking services for these small businesses- Independent Hostels UK reports.

Late last year the YHA decided they could no longer support the smallest businesses in the YHA network with their affiliate scheme. Camping barns and bunkhouse owners were informed that their small operations would lose all marketing and booking services at the end of February. The UK’s largest network of independently owned hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns; Independent Hostels UK have been fielding calls from worried camping barn owners ever since.

“We have quickly put together a dedicated page for ex-YHA camping barns on our website” said IHUK network owner and Independent Hostel Guide editor Sam Dalley. “We are providing extra marketing for these small businesses and enabling loyal users of the camping barns to find them once...

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