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Saturday: 9am - 5pm



YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass, Snowdonia

Planned June 2014
A fantastic location in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, over 1000ft above sea level and on the doorstep of a number of routes up Snowdon. With a new extension meaning capacity doubles, this £1.3m renovation will offer a fantastic base for those who dream of conquering Britain's highest mountain south of the Scottish border.

YHA Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Re-opened 11th April 2014
Just a short walk from Cambridge train station, YHA Cambridge promises the perfect respite from a day exploring this world-famous university town. Hire a punt, wander the ancient streets, explore the many colleges and round it all off with a well-earned refreshment at our new café bar, Scholars.

YHA Edale, Derbyshire

Re-opened February 2014
Located on the lower slopes of the magnificent Kinder Scout, YHA Edale can offer a family break with a difference. With lots of organised activities to choose from, all led by highly qualified and experienced instructors, with its new facelift, there's even more reason to visit this high-octane Youth Hostel.

YHA Black Sail, Lake District

Re-opened October 2013
Often referred to as the loneliest Youth Hostel in England; if you love an exciting adventure then you'll love YHA Black Sail. Only accessible by foot or on bike, it is two and a half miles from the nearest road! This location is the epitome of secluded, remote and tranquil. It is the perfect location that most lovers of the great outdoors can only hope to dream about.

YHA Ambleside, Lake District

Re-opened May 2013
Situated on the banks of Lake Windermere, YHA Ambleside has a view that's hard to beat. A perfect hub to explore the fells, wander the shops of nearby Ambleside or hire a boat to bring the water within touching distance. There are a number of activities available through the Youth Hostel or, if you prefer your views in the warmth, enjoy 180 degree views on the lake from our brand new restaurant, the Lakeside.

YHA Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Re-opened April 2013
Located just two miles from Shakespeare's birthplace, this Grade II listed Georgian mansion does not disappoint. Lovingly restored and set in three acres of grounds, this is a true escape with so much to offer. Stately homes are abound, Warwick Castle calls to be conquered and verses from the Royal Shakespeare theatre rumble in the night air - or maybe you can just settle in for an acoustic session at our own Hemmingford's restaurant.

YHA South Downs, East Sussex

Opened April 2013
Formerley a working farm, this homestead hasn't lost one ounce of its rural charm. A brand new site in the heart of Britain's newest National Park, the rooms are set around a central courtyard, alongside a beautiful café and camping facilities. The South Downs way runs along the boundary fence, the picture box villages of East Sussex are plentiful and the majesty of the chalk cliffs running along the coast are only a short drive away.

YHA York, Yorkshire

Re-opened April 2013
Following a £2m makeover, YHA York is almost unrecognisable. An extensive conservatory extension greets you at the new entrance, the former staff accommodation that overlooked the courtyard has become family rooms and the new Yorkie bar promises a perfect end to the day's adventure.

YHA Canterbury, Kent

Re-opened March 2013
Within waling distance from this famous Roman city steeped in history, YHA Canterbury is a wonderful find. Explore the breath-taking cathedral, walk the city walls or just enjoy the many boutiques in this vibrant town. Finish your day in our lounge, admiring the restoration of this Victorian townhouse and savouring our selection of local ales.

YHA Malham, Yorkshire

Reopened February 2013
Nestled in the heart of the Dales, YHA Malham provides an air of peaceful solitude, the infamous Yorkshire hospitality and the majesty of the surrounding limestone scenery. Nearby Goredale Scar is said to be Tolkien's inspiration for 'Helm's Deep', and the many limestone pavements littering the landscape demand many a photo opportunity.

YHA Beverley Friary, Yorkshire

Re-opened March 2012
This gorgeous restored Dominican Friary, set in the shadow of Beverley Minster, offers a truly unique stay. Enjoy the splendour of the open fire and exposed ceiling in the main hall, soak in the sun in the beautiful walled garden and settle down in a room complete with open stone work features. Set in the heart of a traditional market town, there's plenty to explore.

YHA Grinton Lodge, Yorkshire

Re-opened March 2012
A former shooting lodge on the southern slopes of Swaledale, YHA Grinton imposes itself on the otherwise austere landscape. Enjoying exceptional views down the valley, this is the perfect start to any walking or cycling adventure. If you are looking for a camping holiday with a little more glamour, try out our heated and fully double glazed camping pods - come on, with Yorkshire weather it can't be cheating!

YHA Wilderhope Manor, Shropshire

Re-opened March 2012
Play Lord of the manor in this stunning Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion. Set within 220 acres of National Trust land, you won't be short of places to explore. Wilderhope Manor was lovingly restored by John Cadbury in the 1930s following almost 200 years of neglect. This latest refurbishment continues that legacy, so you can enjoy this beautiful building in all its glory.

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Derbyshire

Opened March 2012
Re-locating from a previous property in Castleton, Losehill Hall boasts 27 acres of parkland, a cobbled mews and more than a few sheep! This Victorian gothic mansion is in the heart of the Peak District National Park; whether you plan to navigate Winnats Pass, explore the caverns of Mam Tor of just grab a cream tea in the nearby village, this is your perfect base.

YHA Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Re-opened December 2011
Just a short distance from the three simply gorgeous sandy miles of Holkham Beach, YHA Wells-next-the-Sea promises every bit of British seaside nostalgia. The largely unspoilt town is sprinkled with art shops, moored boats and the smell of fish and chips. Venture further to explore the many cycle ways, visit the reconstructed Iron Age village or catch a show at the Pavillion Theatre on Cromer Pier.

YHA Poppit Sands, Pembrokeshire

Re-opened November 2011
Poppit Sands promises to be as quaint as the name sounds. The Youth Hostel overlooks the shallow waters of Poppit Sands beach in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Escape to this cottage set in five acres of grounds stretching down to the sea. Relish the realisation of your dream for sea views, unpolluted night skies, unrivalled peace and maybe the odd passing dolphin - bliss!

YHA Rowen, Snowdonia

Re-opened August 2011
A true hill top retreat on the edge of Snowdonia National Park; YHA Rowen provides the perfect base to explore the surrounding mountains, lakes and unspoilt North Wales coastline. This traditional Welsh farmhouse affords spectacular views over the Conwy Valley and, with many a local pub to sample, the pressures and pace of life will not take long to fall away.

YHA Berwick, Northumberland

Opened February 2011
Located in the heart of the northern-most town in England, YHA Berwick is housed in a restored 18th century granary. The gentle slopes of the outer walls are only the beginning; discover the many retained features, art gallery and popular café inside. Venture out to explore Berwick-upon-Tweed through the popular Lowry Trail, discover the beauty of the nearby Holy Island of Lindisfarne or head out into the Northumberland National Park.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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