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London Alfresco: Experience the best outdoor events near our London hostels this summer

London Alfresco: Experience the best outdoor events near our London hostels this summer

London is a city which comes alive in the warmer months, and every year the city’s parks and open spaces welcome a variety of vibrant outdoor events and festivals. From food festivals to cycling events, there are a fantastic range of activities to get involved in this year and most offer very affordable prices.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Whitby

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Whitby

Love the ghosts, garments and goths of Whitby's unique seaside town? YHA Whitby is located right at the heart of its heritage - sitting proudly beside the iconic Whitby Abbey ruins at the top of the 199 steps! An inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula and home to the world-famous Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby is full of spooky surprises. Discover the equally unforgettable history and secrets of our Grade 1 listed mansion; the ultimate place to stay.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Lee Valley

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Lee Valley

Want the best of both worlds? Experience all the joys of the great outdoors just twenty minutes away from central London! With its unique layout of rustic wooden lodges, YHA London Lee Valley sits in 10,000 acres of fantastic walking and cycling routes, exciting activities and unforgettable wildlife. With trains to London just minutes away, you can soak up the beauty of Lee Valley Park and explore the bustling capital in one memorable stay.

YHA announces more pop-up shops for YHA Day 2015

YHA announces more pop-up shops for YHA Day 2015

Following the huge success of the YHA Lost Property Charity Shop at YHA London St Paul’s for the last two years, we've decided to create more pop-up shops throughout England and Wales. For just two days – September 5th and 6th 2015 – YHAs nationwide will be showcasing some of the best lost property ever left behind!

These fabulous fashion events comes as part of YHA Day, where we open doors to the local community to thank them for the support over the past year and introduce YHA to a new audience.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Cambridge

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Cambridge

When it comes to being at one with its famously academic location, our beautifully refurbished YHA Cambridge is top of the class. From its unique murals of local legends to its state-of-the-art cycling facilities, our 4-star cosmopolitan Hostel of the Week leaves everyone feeling inspired.

Just 5 minutes from the train station and perfect for exploring the historic university city, earn your backpacker's degree at this fun and lively hostel.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London St Paul's

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London St Paul's

Steeped in history and literally seconds from the famous cathedral, YHA London St Paul's is proud to be our first London Hostel of the Week. After nearly 100 years as a school for choirboys, this remarkable-looking building boasts the ultimate location for exploring London's most fascinating tourist attractions.

Whether you're an international group or a family of fun-seekers, a stay at our most historic London hostel is anything but ordinary.

The most scenic hiking trails in the UK

The most scenic hiking trails in the UK

Want to experience the Great British countryside at its most beautiful? Pack your rucksack, tug on your hiking boots and tackle the unspoilt wilderness by foot. From picture-postcard villages, to dramatic sea-torn cliffs, here are five great National Trails just waiting for your footprints and camera snaps. Even better, most of these breathtaking long-distance walks are near us, so you can enjoy a well-deserved rest in friendly surroundings after your trek.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Cardiff Central

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Cardiff Central

Let's have a big "Croeso i Gymru" - Welcome to Wales! Our first Welsh Hostel of the Week is YHA Cardiff Central, a stylish new hostel and the perfect place to explore the Welsh capital.

Packed with handy facilities to enhance your break and super close to tempting attractions, this welcoming hostel bustles with well-rested travellers and helpful staff. From murals of local heroes to premium rooms worthy of a hotel, you're bound to leave impressed.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brighton

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brighton

One of our newest locations, YHA Brighton is as vibrant and quirky as the legendary seaside town itself. With luxurious sea view rooms, decor that oozes Regency glamour and a seafront location to die for, it's easy to see why this hostel feels so special. Join the party in our bar, make us your base for Brighton's iconic festivals, or treat yourself to homemade cake in our stylish cafe - a stay at YHA Brighton is anything but ordinary.

Bike Week 2015 and YHA Cycling Facilities

Bike Week 2015 and YHA Cycling Facilities

Love cycling? Bike Week is nearly here, so pump up your tyres and get ready for a week of cycling events from 13th - 21st June and beyond. As the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Bike Week aims to get everyone pedalling whether they're a total novice or a seasoned pro. This year, the theme is cycling to work and Bike Week is aiming to get short distance commuters back on their bikes. The exciting calendar of events includes free cycle training, family festivals and even naked bike rides.

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