YHA Industry Awards
We work hard to be the best at what we do – take a look at our achievements so far!
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
YHA achieved second place at the BYTA for the 48 hours campaign.
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.
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
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 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 (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.
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
Narrowly missing out on the Time Top 100 Best Companies, YHA achieved One to Watch status in 2015.
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.
Best Experiential Marketing - RunYHA
YHA were awarded the Best Experiential Marketing Award for the RunYHA event and campaign.
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
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 champions best practice in people management and YHA has received their Gold accreditation through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance.
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.
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.
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.