There are a range of accommodation options at Basecamp, depending on preference and budget.
All ticket prices are massively subsidised, so please feel free to make an extra donation on the Eventbrite page if you would like to.
We have space at the YHA for 160 intrepid souls to sleep under the stars. Watched over by campsite legend (and Regional Campaigner extraordinaire) Chris Crean, Camp Base, as it has become known, has proved the most popular option at Basecamp for the last two years.
The Campsite is only two minutes away from the main event hub, accessed by a magical pathway (which we built) lit by festoon lights. There are toilets (we built these too) and showers at the site. And new this year is the coziest campers common hut you have ever seen. We have space for cars and bikes. Campervans are welcome, but we don't have electric hook ups to offer you.
It probably goes without saying, but please bring your own tent and make sure you're prepared for any weather.
The Youth Hostel at Castleton is the hub for the event, and where most of the sessions and socials will take place. Losehill Hall is a Grade II listed Victorian Gothic Mansion, recently refurbished and set in 27 acres of parkland in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The majority of those wishing to stay in the hostel will be in the YHA.
We also have accommodation bookings at the nearby Hollowford Centre. The Hollowford Centre is an outdoor pursuits centre aimed at young people. It's about 5 minutes walk from the YHA, and we will accommodate most of our families and people with children at the Hollowford. Its geared towards kids (there are some excellent playground facilities) and it will be a bit quieter than the YHA.
At both hostels, most beds are in dorms. Dorms are either male or female, and you can put a preference on your booking form for early-to-bed/quiet rooms or for a late room. Single rooms or small rooms for couples are very limited so we have to prioritise those in genuine need, and will fill them first come first served. Please book as early as you can if you think you need your own room in the hostel.
We have reserved B&B space for those who wish to stay somewhere a bit more comfortable and be guaranteed their own room. We'll be using five B&Bs for the weekend: Ramblers Rest, Innkeeper's Cottage, Causeway House, Peak Hotel, The Bull Inn, Cheshire House and Swiss House. We've used most of these these places before and they were really good.
B&B accommodation is generally ensuite double rooms. In very few cases rooms are single or have a shared bathroom. Please remember to indicate your needs on your booking form as we'll be looking at individual needs when allocating rooms.
We know that B&B rooms are very popular with our older guests who prefer to stay in their own room - we run shuttles between the village and the YHA to help with the walking distance.
Staying off site
We've had a few people in the past who have wished to make their own accommodation arrangements. That's fine - please book a camping ticket at £40, and indicate on the form that you will be making your own arrangements. You are still welcome to eat with us at the hostel, but we will not make any accommodation provision for you.