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YHA YHA double win at the British Youth Travel Awards
    08/12/2015 02:37

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.

The BYTAs started in 2007 and have quickly risen to a badge of honour for companies in the travel industry. YHA have even been added to their Hall of Fame – an acknowledgement for our massive contribution to the youth, student and educational industry over the years. The awards are co-ordinated by the British Educational Travel Association (BETA) and celebrate everything that makes what we do so exciting.

The Best Accommodation award for YHA Cardiff Central is well-deserved (though we say so ourselves!) as it received YHA’s first ever 5-star rating earlier this year. Boasting premium rooms that’d put some hotels to shame, YHA Cardiff Central has been a success from day one. You’ll find Queen-sized beds, TVs and plush furniture – along with all the friendliness and character you’d expect from a Youth Hostel. Look out for free onsite parking, hand-painted illustrations in the lobby to help you learn Welsh and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Best of all, you can stay from just £16 a night.

Was it a surprise? James, the hostel manager of YHA Cardiff Central, said “At the BYTA awards we had a small degree of confidence on the back of our 5 star rating we’d received from Visit Wales, however to win was absolutely amazing and we had to keep pinching ourselves for the rest of the evening once it was announced. It’s a real team achievement.” He got to attend the prestigious BYTA award ceremony and is so proud of his world class hostel – YHA Cardiff Central blows customers away and is truly the next generation of hostelling.

After celebrating our 85th birthday back in April, the Outstanding Achievement award couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. With award-winning marketing campaigns, beautiful refurbishments and new names like YHA Brighton and YHA Cardiff Central, 2015 has been our best ever year for sales and we’ve scooped an impressive total of 11 national awards.

We’re thrilled with the recognition we’ve gained from the British Youth Travel Awards and we’re looking forward to what 2016 might bring. There’s never been a better time to get hostelling, so why not book a stay and see how much we’ve grown?

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