When I visited Sparrowhawks and met Alison for the first time I really liked what I saw. Sparrowhawk Backpackers is a well organised hostel in barn and flowery enclosed courtyard at the rear of her house which takes groups, families and singles. With dormitory accommodation plus a double/family bedroom. Bedding is provided. Solar heated showers, bike storage, and BBQ all in.
Open all year round. 35 beds. Great for keen walkers and cyclists with its central Dartmoor location. Parking is limited. Available as 'Rent A Hostel' Reception Open 7.30am to 10am and 5pm to 10.30pm. The hostel shuts at 11pm. 35 Beds and Family Rooms available. If you fancy a bit of climbing,The Dewerstone, Haytor or Sheeps Tor nearby offer some of the best climbing and bouldering opportunities Dartmoor has to offer.
In the centre of Princetown, high on the Moor. This bunkhouse can house up to 12 in 3 rooms of 4. Bedding/towels not provided, but available for hire. C.H.+ good kitchen with flat screen tv, fridge, cooker, microwave and all important toaster. Underfloor heating in the showers. This is a licensed cafe, so packed lunches available. Drying room, bike storage and they will take dogs if you hire the whole bedroom. Car park too. Nice friendly owners Dave and Abbi
Harford Bunkhouse & Camping offers comfortable budget accommodation on the edge of South Dartmoor. An ideal choice if you are planning to start the Two Moors Way walk from south to north. Run alongside a working Dartmoor farm, the bunkhouse (which can sleep up to 50) offers dormitory style accommodation with bunk beds in each of the rooms. A kitchen, large seating area, toilets and showers are all within the bunkhouse.
The campsite is divided between two of the farm’s meadows. Campers can use the toilets and showers located within the bunkhouse buildings. Facilities include a wash-up area, drying room and disabled access. There are also three camping pods and a cabin in the garden. These sleep up to 6 people each and have the same facilities as camping. Small campfires in the provided fire pits and BBQs are allowed at the farm’s discretion. Children and dogs welcome (dogs must be kept on a lead at all times).
Providing low cost accommodation at the Plume of Feathers Inn (by the mini roundabout). It is open all year and can house up to 38. Rooms up to 10 sharing, plus sleeps 4 and sleeps 2. Share kitchen and toilet facilities. There is also a campsite at the back of the pub. I recommend that you BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE in the bunkhouse as it gets full in Summer with backpackers from all over the world.
Hannahs Adventure Hostel offers 12 simple rooms, perfect for people looking for somewhere inexpensive to rest their heads after a busy day exploring the area.