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59 YHA Hostels earn 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

59 YHA Hostels earn 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

YHA are proud to announce that 59 of our hostels received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence this year – even better than the 37 we received last year! Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

Investment at YHA in 2016

Investment at YHA in 2016

Over the last 6 years, YHA has invested over £30million in our network of hostels in both rural and urban locations. During this period, we have seen our occupancy rates rise from 50% to over 60%, overnight stays move from 1.7 to 1.8million and our income increase from £39.4million to £46.0million.

YHA Achieves Investors in People Gold

YHA Achieves Investors in People Gold

Following our Investors in People (IIP) assessment in November 2015, we can confirm that YHA continues to be accredited as an Investors in People organisation at Gold level. This prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence.

To put this into context, to achieve the Standard IIP you need to meet 39 separate evidence requirements - we met a whopping 180! This recognises the commitment YHA people have to go the extra mile for our teams.

5 YHA Hostels win Simply The Guest Awards

5 YHA Hostels win Simply The Guest Awards

YHA Cardiff Central, YHA Ilam Hall, YHA Liverpool, YHA Whitby and YHA York have all been honoured in the LateRooms.com Simply the Guest Awards 2016 by achieving the prestigious Top Rated status! This highly prized status rewards only the very best properties globally, highlighting exceptional hotel standards and service.

The Transformation of YHA Boggle Hole's Annex

The Transformation of YHA Boggle Hole's Annex

YHA Boggle Hole is one of our best-loved hostels and it now boasts a fantastic new annex – aptly named ‘The Crow’s Nest’. With pirate-themed decor, stories of Yorkshire smugglers and a beach literally on the doorstep, this Youth Hostel is legendary in our network. The hostel is set in a secluded woodland cove and boasts a sea view café, woodburning stove and dozens of quirky touches to make it special.

Simon Poote awarded Best LOtC Innovator

Simon Poote awarded Best LOtC Innovator

Simon Poote has been awarded the prize for Best LOtC Innovator at a ceremony at Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre on 26th November. The award recognises his exciting and innovative work in learning outside the classroom (LOtC).

YHA double win at the British Youth Travel Awards

YHA double win at the British Youth Travel Awards

It’s been a fantastic end to a fantastic year at YHA. Last week we left the British Youth Travel Awards clutching not one, but two awards. We fought off stiff competition to win Best Accommodation for YHA Cardiff Central and bagged the Outstanding Achievement award too.

YHA's FIRST Impact Review

YHA's FIRST Impact Review

YHA held the launch of their first Impact Review last week at Central Hall in Westminster. Because of YHA’s long and wonderful history it is hard to have a “first” because often things have been done before. Our CEO Caroline White can categorically say that this was YHA’s first Impact Review and the first such high profile political event YHA has hosted.

This is the first time that YHA has been able to demonstrably show the positive difference they make to the lives of our core beneficiaries – young people.

YHA recruiting 70 volunteer managers across England and Wales

YHA recruiting 70 volunteer managers across England and Wales

Following our best year ever in 2014 and visitor numbers already set to be smashed this year, we're looking to recruit 70 new volunteer managers to run hostels in England and Wales.

The search is now on to find volunteer managers for 25 Youth Hostels. As well as being an opportunity to get involved with us, it’s also an opportunity for people aged over 18 to enhance their CV or brush up on existing management skills.

YHA AGM 2015

YHA AGM 2015

By Caroline, YHA Young Champion

"This has to be the SMELLIEST AGM that YHA has ever held!" declared outgoing Chair Chris Darmon. It was indeed a curious venue: a grand marquee on the lawn of a gothic mansion, beautifully bedecked with chandeliers and fairy lights, but nevertheless open to the aroma of cattle manure wafting in on the countryside breeze.

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