Guest Comments


Thought ‘bunkhouse’ meant ‘rough & ready’. This is anything but! Luxury, IMO. Many thanks for establishing such a charming, clean and comfortable hostel.
Sarah, Bristol 13/6/24


A warm and cosy stay, and everything I needed was provided-including a towel for which thanks (above & beyond) This is a great location for walking. I hope to be back! The setting is beautiful and tranquil.
Sue Monk 13/6/24


Loved the bunkhouse! Very well thought out. Everything you need & nothing superfluous. Excellent shower & loved the underfloor in there. V luxurious for a ‘bunkhouse!’ Mike went out of his way to help us & fellow guests V friendly & considerate. Would come again.
Patty Callaghan, Macclesfield 12th June 2024


Third time we have stayed here. Everything we need and good walking in the surrounding countryside.
Andrew & Liz Stevens Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire 3/6/24


Lovely short stay at the Bunkhouse. Everything we needed.
Thank you.
James & Andy, Cambridge & Manchester 30/5/24


Really enjoyed my stay at All Stretton Hostel, the facilities were everything you’d want & need. Underfloor heating! Lovely setting & views from the window, watching the birds at the feeder. Thank you Mike & Frankie.
Mary, Sheffield, South Yorks 12-14 May 2024


Lovely, well equipped and clean- and couldn’t be in a better location! Beautiful walks on the doorstep, and plenty more for days out.
Hannah, Yorkshire, 12/5/24


Thanks for a lovely stay in your secluded and well equipped bunkhouse. Birdsong all around. You even arranged lovely weather for our walking!
Anne & Robin, Kendal/Romsey 10/5/24


Fantastic-really well equipped & clean. Great Location for bike arrival.
Anna, Bristol, 6/5/24


This is a delightful place. High quality everything-comfortable beds and bedding-Ecover products! Was woken up at 5.15 by a bird conversing with another, very melodiously (what was it?). Only passing through to the Peak District, but delighted to have been here.
Christine Walton, Devon, 29th April 2024


Wonderful discovery, I’ll be back. So many Independents only take groups. This is great for solo explorers.
Ned H, Richmond 17/4/24


Really helpful to have an OS map in the Bunkhouse-thank you. Very comfortable accommodation and helpful instructions and communication- thank you. Enjoyed stunning hikes and visiting family. Great connection with the Yew Tree pub- great beer & great food. Hope to see you again.
Debbie Prince & Cam Prince, Glasgow & San Diego 16/4/24


Great accommodation, great hostel, superb views, excellent Eco-friendly products in the bathroom and kitchen, nice rooms. We all had a lovely time, thank you. It would be good to have instructions on what to do with the rubbish inside the building.
Phillip, Cheshire 14/4/24

    Reply: Rubbish is removed when the Bunkhouse is cleaned by staff as required, thank you for leaving the building in a tidy state.


    Lovely accommodation, lovely house, all modern cons you could want. Great views. Eco products in bathroom and kitchen, lovely rooms. We had a smashing time thank you. Would be good to have cardboard recycling facility.
    Taylors, Hereford & Aukland, NZ 11&12-04-24

      Reply : Cardboard container in weatherproof bag outside the Bunkhouse


      Great location for walking in the Shropshire hills. We enjoyed tea at Berry’s in Church Stretton and walks across the Lawley, Little Caradoc, Caer Caradoc and up Jonathon’s Hollow. The Bunkhouse is well equipped, cosy and ideal as a base for all our adventures. Loved the underfloor heating, drying space and boot sluice. Mike was really helpful, excellent info on walks in folder. We will be back, so many walks, so little time.
      Kim and Ann, Telford. 14/1/24


      Very clean, warm, great facilities provided & fabulous location. The owner is extremely pleasant and made us feel very welcomed. Thank you!
      Luke 31/12/23


      Clean, tidy,warm,comfortable, practicle. Great Seating, just a shame we were only here 2 nights! Thank you.
      Anon 26/11/23


      Amazing stay, great underfloor heating, and a warm hostel to come back to on a cold evening. Thank you.
      Colin and Hamish


      Lovely bunkhouse; everything has been thought of! Many thanks.
      Ibex Mountaineering Club, London 16th-18th June 2023


      Excellent stay, thoroughly enjoyed it. Great location for our running reunion. Thanks again!
      Sam, Andy, Phil, Ken, Doncaster, Scarborough, Manchester 2nd-5th June 2023


      Lovely stay-super nice bedding. Heather and Batch was a great cafe to work in. I didn’t night walk in the end- but a late evening stroll up Lightning Spout & down Ashes Hollow was great.
      Kat, Cambridge 30th May- 1st June 2023.


      Very comfortable, everything we needed. Many thanks, we would like to come back.
      Liz & Andrew, Kidwelly 7/2/23


      Fantastic stay! Really warm & homely. Weve had a great walk up the Mynd & seen some fantastic geology. Thanks so much for having us… we’ll be back.
      Ed + Bristol Uni Geology Grads 2011/2012 5/11/22


      We had a lovely walk over the Mynd to the Bridges pub where we had a delicious meal. The Bunkhouse gave us everything we needed. Loved watching the Nuthatches and Finches from the kitchen window- and the wild horses! Thanks Mike.
      Bill, Mary, Holly, Joleen and Dave. 23/10/22


      Great overnight stay-fabulous walks, nice meal in the pub & well equipped/comfortable. Thank you
      Sarah Toner 2/10/22


      Good location. Managed plenty of dog walks with easy access to good walks. No need to drive to get to good walks. Well equipped with kitchen appliances. Bunks may be a bit small if you are taller than 6ft. Some ceilings a bit low too.
      Nadia, Altringham, Cheshire. 30/8/22

      Reply:- unable to fit larger bunks in the available space.


      Excellent all round, excellent underfloor heating and a very warm place. All facilities EX!
      Andy Spencer Stourbridge 25/2/20


      We had a great stay, 10 hungry Scouts need a second large saucepan if possible. Otherwise perfect! Thank you. Thanks for the feedback 2nd saucepan now in place
      Ali Sutherland, Notts Scouts 26/1/20


      We had such a lovely stay, the Bunkhouse was clean and cosy! The Walks in the area are beautiful, especially up the Long Mynd. Local pubs have a great atmosphere and the whole area is peaceful and idyllic. Thank you!!
      Molly Hodgson-Casson, Nottingham. 19/1/20 ,


      Great place, everything you need, thanks.
      David Lamb, Cheshire. 17/10/19


      Lovely Bunkhouse, immaculately clean and everything we could possibly need provided. Lovely walks in a beautiful area, thank you.
      Gill and Maurice, Boston, Lincs. 12/10/19


      Thank you so much for sharing your Goat shed with myself and countless others. What you have done is extraordinary, its warm, cosy and feels like a home which is different to so many other Hostels. The location is also perfect to walk into the hills straight away which offers both interesting walks and stunning scenery, well worth a visit.
      Amelia, Chester, 26th-28th September 2019


      Everything we needed, great. Nice and clean.
      Notts Fire Service Mtb 5th August 2019


      A lovely place to stay and we really appreciated the thought that you had put into all the accommodation. We had a fabulous walk up the valley, thank you
      Celia Beckett Wiltshire 13th & 14th June 2019


      Had A fantastic long weekend, Kids did dam building, stick sharpening and lots of exploring. A super location, fantastic hostel- perfect for our extended family. Friendly, helpful owners were the icing on the cake! Thank you.
      Bryn Williams East & West Midlands May Bank Holiday 2019


      Peaceful, cosy, comfortable, well equipped amongst lovely hills for walking. Thank you for making me so welcome.
      Rachel Blake, Northumberland March 2019


      “Fantastic place to stay, beds comfortable, amazing views. Lovely and clean, loved watching the grey squirrels with the red head, Thank you” – Keswick Athletic Club – March 2019


      “Absolutely loved this Hostel (& I’ve visited over 100) It’s got to be one of my favourites, very cosy & extremely well equipped. Just for a couple of days walking on the Long Mynd. Will be back with our walking group.” – Nigel Vile & Jacky Turpin, Yatton, North Somerset – January 2019


      “Lovely Christmas stay. Love the bunkhouse so much. Has everything we ever need. Weather wonderful and walking good. Lots of local pubs too!!” – Gill and Andrew, Daventry – December 2018


      “What a treasure! A gem of a hostel. Superb location, warm, clean and friendly. Stunning view. 10/10” – Joe and Nat, Liverpool – December 2018


      “Very clean and warm bunkhouse. Free tea and coffee! I had the place to myself for two nights. Good, clear directions (daytime) .. bring a flashlight at night! I climbed the Long Mynd to Pole Bank – 817m elevation. Climb from Cardingmill Café . Wide paths and plenty of walkers so you won’t get lost” – Michael Bell, Liverpool – November 2018


      “I am always amazed at the cleanliness and cosiness of this bunk house. Good walks from the door. Quiet area. Friendly locals ” – J A Clark, Lincolnshire – October 2018


      “Best bunkhouse I’ve ever stayed at, no make do and mend, everything right just like being at home” – Steve – October 2018


      “I’ve been before a couple of times. I know how good it is and I tell folk” – Keith Shawcross – September 2018


      “A very peaceful sleep, a lovely walk up the narrow track. Lovely attention to detail re: ear plugs, YHA book, tea, coffee etc. Wonderful” Deb and Kath, Broadstairs, Kent – September 2018


      “Useful to have maps. Perfect for exploring the hills (on a mountain bike). Everything you need. Shower is bit erratic – hot, cold, hot, cold etc Kent (Sorry about that Izaak – think we were watering the garden, which caused the pressure to drop. We’ll make sure we don’t do that again when bunkers are in. Mike and Frankie” Izaak – August 2018


      “Love this place! Thanks for the maps for exploring the hills.” Carolyn, Auburn, CA, USA – August 2018


      “My third visit and Dad’s first. As usual, it has been fabulous. What a fantastic set up you have here. It gets better each visit however I can never notice the differences as I always have such a comfortable stay. Thanks for ordering wonderful weather too.” Sam and Neil Dixon, Cumbria and Northumberland – June 2018


      “What a blessing to have this bunkhouse all to ourselves – PERFECT! It might have been a little more difficult having the family here if the bunkhouse was full but it is certainly well equipped with everything you need. A beautiful little gem! Thank you” Alison and Malcolm Pane,  Reading Berkshire – May 2018


      “If you got a group of people who use bunkhouses/hostels to design the perfect bunkhouse, I think it would be pretty much like this – everything is spot on and done by people who understand what users need – so thank you very much indeed.” Roger Britton,  Malvern, Worcester – May 2018


      “Our first visit but hopefully not our last (God willing). Had a great time and two wonderful days touring this delightful area (on cycles).” Bernard Jones and Cliff Turner,  West Midlands – May 2018


      “Lovely Bunkhouse, beautiful spot, had a great time. Thank you!” Alex and Ailsa – August 2017


      “As perfect a place to stay as it possible. You’ve created a haven here and we’re so pleased we’ve stumbled on it.” Dan, Bristol – June 2017


      “This is a wonderful place. No sounds except birdsong. Very well thought out – even to free ear plugs. Owners very helpful and friendly. Outstanding views. Perfect.” Janet Smith, Staffordshire – May 2017


      “This is my third time. I come out of my way to stay here, sez it all! (I keep on forgetting the milk)” Keith Shawcross, Isle of Man – April 2017


      “Shropshire was a hidden gem. Glad I have discovered it now – I’ll be back and staying in the bunkhouse again. A peaceful, beautiful spot and well looked after” Sarah, Lincolnshire – March 2017


      “Wow, what an amazing place, beautiful small house, very clean and well kept and equipped and perfect surroundings. Love the bench at the front had lovely views, peace and quiet and the occasional sheep passing by.” Robyn, Berkshire, London, UK – June 2016


      “A lovely bunkhouse. Excellent facilities. Fantastic setting. Very clean, well organised, comfy beds and pillows. Peaceful and wonderful views of the surrounding hills. I walked to here from Bridges YHA over the Long Mynd, so not using transport at all. Perhaps you could offer a discount to visitors who walk here and not just those who use buses, bikes or trains. We do Deena! £1 per person per night for those who get to us without a vehicle. Call at ‘Meadow Green’ to claim your discount or let us know beforehand how you will be arriving.” Deena Jefferys, Sheffield, UK – May 2016


      “Excellent facilities. Clean, well organised – everything we needed. Great weekend for two families. Enjoyed the walk to the golf course and to Church Stretton” Wayne Wilcox, London, UK – May 2016