Best Places for Backpackers in Durham, England.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Durham, England.

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Top 1 hostels in Durham, England.

These are the 1 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Durham, England.

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Hole House Bunkhouse

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Hole House Bunkhouse

Farm located 12 bed bunkhouse, 3 rooms of 4 bunks, each en-suite. More bunk and breakfast than hostel and still at a hostel price. Each bunkroom is immaculately clean and provided with all the beds ready made with quilts etc. There is an attached breakfast and TV room where guests serve themselves...
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Getting There: Start the Te Henui from the bottom at East End Reserve, following the path upstream. You can also join the walkway from access points at Devon Street (a pathway down from the street is located on the left hand side heading into town, just past Baring Terrace); Courtenay St (turn left before Marbles Buffet on Devon St, then left again: the walkway meets the road at the end of the street); Spencer Pl (first right off Awanui St, off Mangorei Rd from Devon St), or join it further up, at the Cumberland St bridge (first right heading into town from SH3 South) or at the very beginning on Durham Ave (right onto Junction Rd from SH3 South, then right again onto Durham Ave).

Connecting the city to the sea is the Te Henui Walkway. Perfect for walking the dog, cycling away from traffic, or just getting amongst nature, the walkway stretches more than 3Km through New Plymouth, running alongside the Te Henui River. Dotted with swimming holes and other points of interest (the Awanui Cemetery for example, is much more picturesque than it is morbid) it’s a scenic track with plenty of photo opportunities. There are multiple entry points to the walkway (I’ve marked the most popular ones for you on the map below), but my personal favourite section stretches from Cumberland St to East End Reserve, and can be walked comfortably in less than an hour. The Te Henui is suitable for all fitness levels, but you should take care following heavy rainfall – the track can get a bit muddy in places! Getting There: Start the Te Henui from the bottom at East End Reserve, following the path upstream. You can also join the walkway from access points at Devon Street (a pathway down from the street is located on the left hand side heading into town, just past Baring Terrace); Courtenay St (turn left before Marbles Buffet on Devon St, then left again: the walkway meets the road at the end of the street); Spencer Pl (first right off Awanui St, off Mangorei Rd from Devon St), or join it further up, at the Cumberland St bridge (first right heading into town from SH3 South) or at the very beginning on Durham Ave (right onto Junction Rd from SH3 South, then right again onto Durham Ave).  

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