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The Fountain Lodge

Hostel accommodation for groups of 9-32 people. Village location. Ideal for walkers, mountain bikers & youth groups. Full self-catering facilities on site. Centrally heated & double glazed throughout.

Group and Hostel in or near Parkend - 5 dormitories sleeping between 2 and 12 people in each.


Located close to the mountain bike trails and RSPB Nagshead, the hostel is popular with cyclists, walkers and youth groups. The building recently underwent a programme of refurbishment and now incorporates a railway theme reflecting its historical association with the steam railway, which still operates in the village.

We welcome groups of 9 to 32 people and accommodation is provided in dormitories of 2, 4, 5, 9 and 12. Prior arrangements can also be made to accommodate an additional two disable guests at the adjacent Fountain Inn. Mattresses and pillows are provided, but sleeping bags and towels should be bought with you. Alternatively, 'bed-kits' can be rented for a small fee. Full self-catering facilities exist on site, or means can be provided at the Fountain Inn.

Accommodation is £13 per person, per night. Central heating and double glazing throughout make this an ideal base at any time of year and, unlike many hostels, the cost is fully inclusive; there are no electricity meters and showers are free. Please be aware that we do not take one-night bookings on Fridays or Saturdays and sole occupancy cannot be guaranteed for groups of less than 22 people (facilities are shared, but you wouldn't be sharing a dormitory).

Opening Times

Available all year.


  • Building of historical interest
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Group and Hostel
  • Large groups accepted
  • Lounge for residents use
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Single sex groups accepted
  • Sleeps more than 25
  • Television


The Crossroads
Nr Lydney
GL15 4JD
O/S Ref: SO 616079

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By road

From the North; exit the M5 at junction 11 and follow signs for the Forest of Dean, UNTIL you see signs for Lydney. Follow the signs for Lydney UNTIL you see signs for Parkend. 

From the South; Exit the M48 at Chepstow. Take the A48 through Chepstow and follow signs for Lydney. In the centre of Lydney you need to turn left (signposted Parkend). When you reach the village of Parkend, turn left at the steam railway station and we are on the left.

By rail

The Fountain Inn is a two minute walk away from Parkend station, the terminus of the recently renovated Dean Forest Railway. This provides a heritage steam-powered service between Parkend and Lydney Junction - the interchange for Arriva services to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Chepstow, Newport, Maesteg and Cardiff.

  • Coleford
  • Lydney
  • Parkend
  • Village


£13 per person per night.


Associated Businesses

The Fountain Inn

Award winning village inn, close to mountain bike trails, RSPB Nagshead & the Dean Forest Steam Railway. Good quality, affordable accommodation is offered in a range of family, twin and single rooms.

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The Fountain Inn

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