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Book now for YHA Summer Camps 2016!

Book now for YHA Summer Camps 2016!

Whether it's adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster rides or a challenging journey of self-discovery, a YHA Summer Camp is a week to remember! From dawn until dusk kids can try new activities, make new friends and have loads of fun - all in a safe and supportive environment of expertly-trained staff. Our three Summer Camps share a mad passion for the great outdoors, but which would you choose?

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Black Sail

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Black Sail

Dream of escaping to the wilderness? YHA Black Sail is the ultimate way to experience the great outdoors - miles from the nearest road and surrounded by Lord of the Rings-esque scenery. If you love REALLY rural hikes, electricity-free socialising and the sound of sheep baa-ing outside, you can't beat this world-famous hostel. Leave reality behind for unrivalled Lake District adventures.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA York

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA York

Just a riverside walk from the city centre, YHA York is the perfect base to a city that lives and breathes history. Our refurbished Victorian hostel offers great facilities for families, school groups and tourists - expect delicious food and a warm welcome. From Christmas shopping on cobbled streets to the most attractions per square mile in the UK, York's thriving culture makes it a must.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Oxford Street

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Oxford Street

Don't just visit Soho, live right in the middle of it with a stay at our comfortable and modern home-from-home. YHA London Oxford Street welcomes backpackers, families and Christmas shoppers to a hideaway with vibrant decor and a tight-knit communal atmosphere. Wake up with a view of the London Eye, explore the fab West End nightlife on our doorstep, or find every kind of shop just minutes away.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Eastbourne

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Eastbourne

It may look space-age, but YHA Eastbourne is perfect for a traditional outdoor adventure. Our small yet state-of-the-art hostel sits 400 metres from the South Downs Way and a mile from Eastbourne's seaside attractions.

With an intimate 30-bed atmosphere, this relaxing base has everything you need to recharge between activities. Walk to Beachy Head on our doorstep or get nostalgic on a family holiday.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Want a hostel with gorgeous decor, modern facilities and an enviable Peak District location? With its lush social spaces and huge grounds, YHA Castleton Losehill Hall ticks all the boxes. Explore Castleton village on our doorstep, discover 4 show caves nearby, or enjoy classic walks up to Mam Tor. A hub of adventure, this delightful mansion has everything from animals to activities.

YHA Announces 77 Bombay Street Hostel Tour

YHA Announces 77 Bombay Street Hostel Tour

YHA has teamed up with MTV Award nominated, double platinum-selling Swiss band 77 Bombay Street to host a series of free intimate gigs at Youth Hostels across England and Wales in February 2016.

The ambitious band, comprising of four Swiss-born brothers, have set their sights on breaking the UK’s music scene by using YHA as a platform to engage a new fan base. In Switzerland, the band has topped the charts with both their 2011 and 2012 albums - Up in the Sky and Oko Town respectively, which went platinum.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Central

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Central

Want to experience the life and soul of the party? YHA London Central is the fave choice of many travellers. 7 floors, 302 beds and every language you can imagine – it’s our big location for people who want to do it all. A great all-rounder, we're in walking distance of many attractions and our bar is a lively social venue in itself. Join us for nights out, shop 'til you drop, or walk down the block to Regent's Park.

Three great How Tos for hostellers

Three great How Tos for hostellers

Out on the open road again? Here are a few handy bits of knowledge from the YHA memory - you never know when you might need them! Read on to catch a glimpse of Venus, cook a tasty meal in our self-catering kitchen, or find your way home using a trusty Ordnance Survey map.

How to spot the planets at night

1. Look along the ecliptic, the name given to the path the sun follows across the sky. Most planets have orbits that differ only slightly from that of the sun, so can be seen at night very close to the path the sun traces during the day.

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Cardiff Central

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Cardiff Central

Want a festive break filled with magic and fun? Cardiff is one of the most exciting places to spend Christmas and our 5-star hostel makes the perfect base! Our city has transformed into a winter wonderland of ice skating, stalls and fairground rides. Plus, there's a calendar stuffed with family-friendly events to enjoy. Join the celebration at YHA Cardiff Central and discover our famous party atmosphere and facilities that'd put some hotels to shame.

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