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YHA Announces 77 Bombay Street Hostel Tour

YHA Announces 77 Bombay Street Hostel Tour

YHA has teamed up with MTV Award nominated, double platinum-selling Swiss band 77 Bombay Street to host a series of free intimate gigs at Youth Hostels across England and Wales in February 2016.

The ambitious band, comprising of four Swiss-born brothers, have set their sights on breaking the UK’s music scene by using YHA as a platform to engage a new fan base. In Switzerland, the band has topped the charts with both their 2011 and 2012 albums - Up in the Sky and Oko Town respectively, which went platinum.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Central

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Central

Want to experience the life and soul of the party? YHA London Central is the fave choice of many travellers. 7 floors, 302 beds and every language you can imagine – it’s our big location for people who want to do it all. A great all-rounder, we're in walking distance of many attractions and our bar is a lively social venue in itself. Join us for nights out, shop 'til you drop, or walk down the block to Regent's Park.

Three great How Tos for hostellers

Three great How Tos for hostellers

Out on the open road again? Here are a few handy bits of knowledge from the YHA memory - you never know when you might need them! Read on to catch a glimpse of Venus, cook a tasty meal in our self-catering kitchen, or find your way home using a trusty Ordnance Survey map.

How to spot the planets at night

1. Look along the ecliptic, the name given to the path the sun follows across the sky. Most planets have orbits that differ only slightly from that of the sun, so can be seen at night very close to the path the sun traces during the day.

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Cardiff Central

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Cardiff Central

Want a festive break filled with magic and fun? Cardiff is one of the most exciting places to spend Christmas and our 5-star hostel makes the perfect base! Our city has transformed into a winter wonderland of ice skating, stalls and fairground rides. Plus, there's a calendar stuffed with family-friendly events to enjoy. Join the celebration at YHA Cardiff Central and discover our famous party atmosphere and facilities that'd put some hotels to shame.

Winter Walks

Winter Walks

Who says hiking is only a three-season activity? From frozen waterfalls to spooky burial chambers - these winter walks will put a spring in your step, even under inches of snow! Whether you're looking for accessible or challenging, these well-trodden routes have something for everyone.

Pendle Witches Way - 48 miles

From: Sabden, Lancashire via Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland. To: Lancaster.

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

The future is two-wheeled. Here at YHA we’ve always worked hard to make our hostels the perfect fit for active travellers, and we’re delighted to announce that we’re investing a total of £270,000 in creating new and improved cycling facilities at dozens of our most bike-friendly properties.

The money – of which £161,500 came from the Peak District National Park Authority – is going directly towards providing cyclists of all ages with even more reasons to get out and explore.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Earl's Court

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Earl's Court

Classy, cosmopolitan and oh-so stylish - some might say the only way is YHA London Earl's Court. Just minutes from the tube and nestled between Chelsea and South Kensington, we're the sophisticated older sister of YHA London hostels. Explore London's museum quarter, pay a royal visit to Buckingham Palace, or go fly a kite in Hyde Park. From Cool Britannia decor to a relaxing courtyard garden, we're perfect for Mary Poppins-esque city breaks.

Making friends on a YHA School Trip

Making friends on a YHA School Trip

We’ve all made amazing memories on a school trip – and they’re a fantastic way for kids to get to know their classmates outside of lessons. Whether it’s gathering round a fire to hear a spooky story or getting muddy on a fun outdoor activity; YHA School Trips are sure to get kids bonding.

Welcome to YHA Cardiff

Welcome to YHA Cardiff

The state-of-the-art YHA Cardiff Central was unveiled in March, offering 320 beds in a brilliant central location and occupying what was once a four-star hotel. Well suited to everyone from independent travellers and school parties to nightlife-lovers and conference groups, it’s a property that we’re hugely proud of. Look out for the fantastic handpainted murals in the bar area.

Winter Wonderlands

Winter Wonderlands

Want to find the perfect Christmas gift, get stuffed with roast chestnuts, or just take in the twinkly atmosphere of the festive season? Here's our top pick of beautiful winter wonderlands around England and Wales - make the most of them before they're gone!

Bristol German Christmas Market - 6th November to 22nd December

Broadmead, Bristol

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