YHA Industry Awards

We work hard to be the best at what we do – take a look at our achievements so far!

BTYA Peoples Choice Award 2018

BTYA Peoples Choice Award 2018

YHA won the People’s Choice Award at the British Youth Travel Awards – thanks in no small part to the supporters who voted for us. We’re over the moon. A win like this helps put YHA on the map as a leading national charity for young people. So thank you.

School Travel Awards 2018/19

School Travel Awards 2018/19

YHA has been awarded Best Residential Experience Provider at the School Travel Awards.

In 2017 almost 100,000 school children stayed on a YHA school trip.

European Search Marketing Award

Best Use of Search

Alongside our digital agency, Found, YHA won Best Use of Search in the Third Sector category at the European Search Awards 2018. This award recognises the sophistication of YHA’s search marketing which integrates paid and organic search, display banners and social media.

Best Marketing 2017 award

Best Marketing 2017

YHA achieved second place at the BYTA for the 48 hours campaign.

Best Accommodation 2015 award - YHA Cardiff Central

Best Accommodation 2015 - YHA Cardiff Central

YHA’s only 5 star Youth Hostel, YHA Cardiff Central, was awarded Best Accommodation in the British Youth Travel Awards thanks to its bright and airy social spaces and premium bedrooms.

Outstanding Achievement award

Outstanding Achievement

YHA received the Outstanding Achievement award at the British Youth Travel Awards in recognition of our 85 years working to help people explore, learn and travel throughout England and Wales.

Green Accommodation Initiative Finalist

Green Accommodation Initiative Finalist

Each year STAY WYSE recognises organisations that are committed to reducing their environmental impact and to making green travel an important part of their operational activities. YHA has several hostels which have been awarded finalist status.

Best Companies award

Best Companies

Best Companies helps organisations measure, recognise and improve employee engagement rates. YHA has been recognised as a Best Company for the past three years.

Investing in Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.

The Benefits Excellence Award 2013

Benefits Excellence Award

The Engagement Excellence Awards are designed to celebrate the absolute best in employee engagement. YHA was awarded the Benefits Excellence Award for our commitment to providing excellent benefits packages to our staff.

Best Company - Ones to Watch 2015

Best Company - Ones to Watch

Narrowly missing out on the Time Top 100 Best Companies, YHA achieved One to Watch status in 2015.

The Guardian Travel Awards

Guardian Travel Awards

En-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi and cool decor means that Guardian readers voted YHA the winner of the best UK hotel in 2014.

RICS Awards 2015

RICS 2015 Shortlist

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land property, construction and the built environment. YHA Brighton, YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass and YHA Black Sail were all shortlisted in the 2015 awards.

Best Experiential Marketing - The Travel Marketing Awards

Best Experiential Marketing - RunYHA

YHA were awarded the Best Experiential Marketing Award for the RunYHA event and campaign.

Innovation in Marketing award

Innovation in Marketing

Yet another gong for the Live More Road Trip, YHA picked this one up at the Global Youth Travel Awards which celebrates excellence in youth, student and educational travel.

Times Top 100 - Best Not-for-profit 2013 award

Times Top 100

YHA reached number 69 in the Times Top 100 Best Not for Profit organisations to work for in 2013.

Investors in People Gold 2013

Investors in People Gold 2013

Investors in People champions best practice in people management and YHA has received their Gold accreditation through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance.

Women 1st Shine Awards 2014

Women First Shine Award

Caroline White, YHA's Chief Executive was included in the Top 100 most influential women in leisure, tourism and hospitality in the 2013 Women First Shine Awards.

British Youth Travel Awards - Best Marketing 2014

Best Marketing 2014

YHA were awarded the Best Marketing Award for the 2013 Live More Road Trip which saw an unsigned band take to the road in a camper van, gigging at YHAs along the way.

British Youth Travel Awards - Best use of Social/Mobile Media 2014

Best use of Social / Mobile Media 2014

YHA achieved second place for Best Use of Social Media at the 2014 Travel Marketing Awards for their coverage of the Live More Road Trip.