The next time you get away with YHA, take the op-paw-tunity to holiday with your hound. Dogs are now welcome to stay with their owners at YHA Camping & Cabins sites, either for free if you pitch your own tent or for just £5 per night if you opt for one of our glamping options – simply pay on arrival.
You’ll find characterful YHA Camping & Cabins sites all over England and Wales. All locations offer plenty of space in picturesque surroundings, plus the convenience of access to regular hostel facilities. Dogs are even welcome in our cafes! From colourful tipis in the Lake District to Hobbit houses in historic Canterbury, there are so many wonderful places to choose from.
And if that weren’t enough to get tails wagging, you can now take canine companions with you to 14 YHA Exclusive Hire properties.
Take a look at our fantastic range of places to stay. View by dog-friendly type:
Are dogs welcome to stay at YHA sites?
Yes – from 17th June 2016 dogs are welcome to all YHA camping and cabin sites. The only exceptions are YHA New Forest and YHA Exford where local planning restrictions prevent this. Any assistance dogs can stay at any YHA site free of charge.
Can dogs stay the night with their owners?
Yes – dogs are welcome to stay over with guests who are camping with YHA, whether in their own tents, or using any of our pods, cabins, tipis or bell tents.
Is there a charge for dogs to stay?
There is a charge of £5 per night per dog in pods, cabins, bell tents, tipis and huts. This additional charge is made to allow us spend additional time cleaning and preparing our premises for the next guests. It is free to bring your dog if you are sleeping in your own tent.
Can guests book and pay for dogs online?
You can make your booking for Camping and Cabins online as usual. The fee for any dogs staying with us will need to be paid on arrival.
Is there a limit of the number of dogs that can stay?
Yes, there is a limit of two dogs per adult guest.
Do YHA provide bedding/facilities for dogs?
YHA does not provide specific dog bedding. Guests will need to bring their own bedding/baskets and dog food. YHA will provide water bowls in all individual pods, cabins, bell tents, tipis and huts.
Why can dogs stay in camping and cabins products, but not in the main hostels?
There is a very mixed clientele who enjoy staying with YHA which involves many very young families and the shared use of many communal facilities. In order to ensure the most comfortabl e and relaxed stay for everyone we think that this is the best possible solution.
Dogs are not permitted in the hostel building, in our camping barns or at YHA New Forest or YHA Exford.
All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times including in external areas.
All dogs are charged at £5 per dog per night excluding camping (pitch up).
Any damage incurred by the dog will need to be paid for by the owner.
Dogs are not to be left unattended at any time within YHA accommodation, vehicles or the hostel grounds.
The dog owner is responsible for cleaning up after the dog at all times.
Dogs are not allowed in the public areas within the hostel ( except in YHA cafes).
Dogs that are deemed to be a nuisance or danger to other hostel guests must be removed from the premises immediately. YHA reserves the right to make this decision at any time.
YHA does not accept liability for any loss, damage or illness to dogs.
Dog owners are fully responsible for their dog at all times.
Dogs should be fully inoculated, micro-chipped and have had veterinary health check.
You will need to bring your own equipment (bowls, bed, poop bags, food, etc).