The Guardian Does Cycling and Hostels/B&B in the UK

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The Guardian Does Cycling and Hostels/B&B in the UK

Postby mercalia » 10 Feb 2020, 10:53am

Well the first one at £70/night has immediately put me off ( coloured beach huts £70 for you guv) Does get a bit better ( YHA ) then goes off my budget again. Come off it Guardian, we all dont have gold plated bikes :roll:


https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/feb/09/10-best-uk-hotels-hostels-bed-breakfast-cyclists-and-walkers

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Re: The Guardian Does Cycling and Hostels/B&B in the UK

Postby mjr » 10 Feb 2020, 11:47am

mercalia wrote:Well the first one at £70/night has immediately put me off ( coloured beach huts £70 for you guv) Does get a bit better ( YHA ) then goes off my budget again. Come off it Guardian, we all dont have gold plated bikes :roll:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/feb/09/10-best-uk-hotels-hostels-bed-breakfast-cyclists-and-walkers

I can't figure out from the awful website if the £70/night is for a double which would make it an OK price IMO. The Dales Bike Centre is £41/night for one person, slightly less per person for two, and the Manorhaus is similar which are also not unusually high for good bike-friendly accommodation (although much more than the £12/night/person YHA shown) but I suspect the real reason for including some high-price options in that article is in the key final paragraph: "This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase." - I'd bet the £314/night/double pays more commission than the YHA!
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Postby mercalia » 10 Feb 2020, 12:02pm

mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:Well the first one at £70/night has immediately put me off ( coloured beach huts £70 for you guv) Does get a bit better ( YHA ) then goes off my budget again. Come off it Guardian, we all dont have gold plated bikes :roll:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/feb/09/10-best-uk-hotels-hostels-bed-breakfast-cyclists-and-walkers

I can't figure out from the awful website if the £70/night is for a double which would make it an OK price IMO. The Dales Bike Centre is £41/night for one person, slightly less per person for two, and the Manorhaus is similar which are also not unusually high for good bike-friendly accommodation (although much more than the £12/night/person YHA shown) but I suspect the real reason for including some high-price options in that article is in the key final paragraph: "This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase." - I'd bet the £314/night/double pays more commission than the YHA!



I bet the YHA mention was like those obligatory social housing that builders these days have to include.

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Postby Morzedec » 10 Feb 2020, 12:33pm

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Postby axel_knutt » 10 Feb 2020, 12:48pm

I see the latest in YHA design is bunks clad with steel mesh cages lined up like trolleys in a an A&E corridor.
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Postby mjr » 10 Feb 2020, 12:56pm

mercalia wrote:I bet the YHA mention was like those obligatory social housing that builders these days have to include.

The YHA link is the only one that seems to use a go.guardian redirect that I suspect is for independent referral tracking (maybe they do not trust the YHA to report accurately?), so I think you would lose that bet.
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Postby mattheus » 10 Feb 2020, 1:00pm

Stay in a hotel, or YH, or camp, whatever you like.

read the guardian, read something else or just google for accommodation. Please please yourself.

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Postby mercalia » 10 Feb 2020, 1:10pm

axel_knutt wrote:I see the latest in YHA design is bunks clad with steel mesh cages lined up like trolleys in a an A&E corridor.
https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-liverpool-central



my grouse with the bunks is that the ladder dont go down far enough - ok for going up but going down, there is a bit of a jump, not good for us oaps

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Postby philvantwo » 10 Feb 2020, 1:15pm

I'd rather get on a plane and go somewhere sunny.
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Re: The Guardian Does Cycling and Hostels/B&B in the UK

Postby Slowroad » 23 Feb 2020, 8:07pm

my grouse with the bunks is that the ladder dont go down far enough - ok for going up but going down, there is a bit of a jump, not good for us oaps

Yes - vertical, very narrow rungs - agony with bare feet. Better take shoes into the bunk - along with valuables!
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