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Hostels and camping in England and Wales

With a varied landscape, inspiring views and something for everyone, England and Wales is a must for all. Discover the best areas of these two magnificent countries with YHA as you experience our excellent accommodation in the most beautiful and accessible locations.

If you're interested in travelling overseas, Hostelling International provides access to more than 90 Youth Hostel Associations around the world, with a total of over 4,000 hostels in 90 countries.

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What YHA offers

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Festival of Walking

Join YHA for the first Festival of Walking this autumn. Get 25% off walking breaks at selected hostels, book a social walk, access free maps, enter our prize draw and more.

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YHA Raffle

Play for big prizes in our £3,000 summer raffle. Tickets cost £1 and proceeds will support our heart of the community appeal to install a life-saving defibrillator at every YHA hostel.

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Membership discount

10% membership discount

Become a YHA member and save 10% off every booking you make (including meals) at one of our 150+ hostels across England and Wales – only when booking directly with YHA.

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Hire the entire property

Take the place for yourself and book a whole YHA hostel at over 100 amazing locations in England and Wales, from cottages to lodges and log cabins to mansions. The possibilities are endless. 

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Popular places to stay

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Cornwall

Cornwall is famous for its diversity of activities, entertainment and sights to see. The ultimate haven for UK summer holidays - as well as the cultural homeland of Britain's surfers.

Places to stay in Cornwall

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Lake District

For those with an interest in outdoor activities, the Lake District is the real capital of Britain. Comprised of 885 square miles of mountains, woodland, lakes and vast open spaces.

Places to stay in the Lake District

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London

A metropolis of culture, history and amazing nightlife, London is an exciting balance of old and new. Sightseeing takes on a new role in this adventurous city, with hundreds of places to visit.

Places to stay in London

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Peak District

Spread out over six counties, the Peak District has long been a firm favourite with anyone who loves the great outdoors. Explore the awe-inspiring countryside of Britain's oldest national park.

Places to stay in the Peak District

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Ambleside

There's nowhere quite like Ambleside - the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts wanting to uncover this magical part of England. Our properties in the area suit the needs of all travellers.

Properties to hire in Ambleside

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Cornwall

If you have your heart set on a trip to Cornwall, YHA have got you covered with properties lining much of the county's unique coastline. Step out of our front doors to enjoy its majesty for yourself.

Properties to hire in Cornwall

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Kent

The gateway to England from Europe and the English Channel, Kent is one of the UK's most picturesque counties. Take your pick of activities with plenty to see and do in the area for all ages to enjoy.

Properties to hire in Kent

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Lake District

Get ready to make memories and experience a rural getaway exploring one of England’s most loved national park with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your dog too!

Properties to hire in the Lake District

Discover YHA

We are YHA

We transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure. You may not know it but, when you choose YHA, you’re helping us change young lives for the better, forever. Every penny we make is used to improve access to travel and real adventure for all young people. So when you stay with us, you’re contributing to opening up a world of possibilities to young people, many of whom just wouldn’t be able to take a break without us.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2021

Many hostels have been awarded for their excellence

BYTA Outstanding Achievement

BYTA Outstanding Achievement

School Travel Awards

School Travel Awards - Best Residential Experience 2019/20

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We invest in people, Gold 2022