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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Bank Hols: 10am - 4pm

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Spotlight on YHA Langdale

Spotlight on YHA Langdale

YHA Langdale is one of our most beautiful hostels - everyone is blown away by our fairytale architecture and Lake District views. With a National Trust arboretum on the doorstep and walks in every direction, we're perfect for family holidays, activity breaks and weddings.

Fall in love with our history and elegant social spaces, or use us as a base to explore some of the best Lakeland sights.

Spotlight on YHA St Briavels Castle

Spotlight on YHA St Briavels Castle

Medieval banquets, over 800 years of history and fun activities galore - it can only be YHA St Briavels Castle! Our very own Hogwarts, this magical hostel has everything from a real dungeon to archery classes.

Join us for a candlelit feast, take a tour of our grisly past, or let your imagination run wild at one of our historical events. We're perfect for an outdoor adventure holiday in the Forest of Dean too.

Springtime news from YHA Earby

Springtime news from YHA Earby

YHA Earby is a small hostel with a big heart! If you’ve never visited this country cottage near the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll be surprised at how much goes on here. Here are some highlights from the spring edition of “Glen Cottage Diary” – a newsletter from Friends of Earby Youth Hostel.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Blaxhall

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Blaxhall

Need a lesson in loving the great outdoors? YHA Blaxhall is a former village school, surrounded by nature reserves and with its own green credentials. We're 7 miles from the sea and whether you're a cyclist, wildlife watcher or history buff, there’s lots to do.

Visit the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, discover the Anglo-Saxon secrets of Sutton Hoo or get active with your family.

Lights-off for Earth Hour 2016

Lights-off for Earth Hour 2016

At 8:30pm on Saturday 19th March, 5 of our hostels will be turning off their lights and non-essential electricals for Earth Hour. We’re taking part in the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment – joining hundreds of millions of people worldwide to raise awareness of climate change. YHA love the great outdoors and this is one way for us to create a brighter future.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Jordans

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Jordans

Want a silent night's sleep, apart from the occasional owl hooting? With its peaceful location and handy proximity to London, YHA Jordans can convert anyone to hostelling. This humble (but lovely) hostel sits in a village with a long Quaker history and boasts atmosphere money can't buy. Whether you're visiting LEGOLAND or sharing stories, you're bound to make memories.

BMC to launch Mend Our Mountains campaign

BMC to launch Mend Our Mountains campaign

Sir Chris Bonington, Doug Scott CBE and Julia Bradbury are backing a major new British Mountaineering Council (BMC) campaign to raise money for environmental projects on some of Britain’s most iconic peaks: Mend Our Mountains.

Working with eight national park authorities, BMC aim to raise more than £100,000 for path repair projects on some of Britain’s most iconic peaks, including the respective highest mountains of England and Wales, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beer

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beer

If you've never visited the Jurassic Coast, it's time to see why geology rocks. YHA Beer is an idyllic base for a Devon holiday and sits on the edge of a fishing village, just minutes from the beach. With our Arts and Crafts hostel and gorgeous garden, we're a home for fossil hunters and walkers exploring the South West Coast Path. Discover our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Hartington Hall

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Hartington Hall

YHA Hartington Hall is a treasure in itself - a Jacobean manor with an atmosphere to die for. It may be steeped in history, but this glorious building is bursting with things to do.

The hostel sits in the middle of three Peak District towns, hosts its own music and beer festival, and has cycling routes from the doorstep. Or if you're planning to tie the knot, we make a magnificent wedding venue for a great price.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Borrowdale

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Borrowdale

Where to start with YHA Borrowdale? This alpine-style legend is a favourite with Lake District adventurers and has a unique fun-loving atmosphere. Home to a great bar and staff who know the fells inside out, we've been welcoming hostellers since 1939. Whether you're tackling Scafell Pike or joining our outdoor activities, our riverside location is bound to inspire. Come play in the hills!

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