Activities and events

YHA Contact Centre Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Bank Hols: 10am - 4pm

  • Take a Tour!

    Visit some of our hostels... virtually!

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

The future is two-wheeled. Here at YHA we’ve always worked hard to make our hostels the perfect fit for active travellers, and we’re delighted to announce that we’re investing a total of £270,000 in creating new and improved cycling facilities at dozens of our most bike-friendly properties.

The money – of which £161,500 came from the Peak District National Park Authority – is going directly towards providing cyclists of all ages with even more reasons to get out and explore.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Earl's Court

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Earl's Court

Classy, cosmopolitan and oh-so stylish - some might say the only way is YHA London Earl's Court. Just minutes from the tube and nestled between Chelsea and South Kensington, we're the sophisticated older sister of YHA London hostels. Explore London's museum quarter, pay a royal visit to Buckingham Palace, or go fly a kite in Hyde Park. From Cool Britannia decor to a relaxing courtyard garden, we're perfect for Mary Poppins-esque city breaks.

Welcome to YHA Cardiff

Welcome to YHA Cardiff

The state-of-the-art YHA Cardiff Central was unveiled in March, offering 320 beds in a brilliant central location and occupying what was once a four-star hotel. Well suited to everyone from independent travellers and school parties to nightlife-lovers and conference groups, it’s a property that we’re hugely proud of. Look out for the fantastic handpainted murals in the bar area.

Winter Wonderlands

Winter Wonderlands

Want to find the perfect Christmas gift, get stuffed with roast chestnuts, or just take in the twinkly atmosphere of the festive season? Here's our top pick of beautiful winter wonderlands around England and Wales - make the most of them before they're gone!

Bristol German Christmas Market - 6th November to 22nd December

Broadmead, Bristol

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Berwick

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Berwick

Where can you find a Youth Hostel, art gallery and bistro, all inside a building with an extraordinary lean? YHA Berwick is our northern star - 3 miles from the Scottish border and a haven for walkers and cyclists. The town is home to the Lowry trail and historical attractions with a turbulent past. Look out for beaches and wildlife nearby, or use our quirky hostel as a base to explore Northumberland, sail to Lindisfarne or cross over to Edinburgh.

Bonfire Night firework displays near YHA hostels

Bonfire Night firework displays near YHA hostels

Stuck for what to do on Bonfire Night this year? Start your November off with a bang at one of these three awe-inspiring events around England and Wales! Look out for glowing processions, delicious autumnal food and enough fireworks to brighten up the coldest of evenings.

Lewes Bonfire - 5th November

Lewes, East Sussex, EN7

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

A stay in the Lake District from just £10 a night? You're not dreaming - YHA Ambleside makes an unbeatable base for the UK's most-visited National Park and sits right on the edge of Lake Windermere. Take a cruise from the pier outside, wander up to Ambleside for Lakeland shopping, or make a splash with adrenaline-fuelled watersports. With a stylish £1.4million renovation, our award-winning hostel is perfect for families, ramblers and everyone in between.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Want to stay inside a real piece of history? With more medieval charm than Game of Thrones, YHA Beverley Friary boasts decades of loving restoration and a £340,000 refurbishment. This fascinating hostel was home to Dominican friars 600 years ago and was even mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. Book a stay and get original features by your bunk, a buzzing market town of attractions, and all the facilities you need for a break in the Yorkshire countryside.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bath

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bath

We can't describe how beautiful Bath is - you'll just have to experience it for yourself. Where better to explore its history than from YHA Bath - a romantic Victorian mansion just a mile away from the Jane Austen Centre and world-famous Roman Baths. Our hostel boasts elegant period features and we're fantastic value for such a luxurious location. You won't be the first guests to imagine themselves as Elizabeth Bennet or Mr Darcy on our lawn!

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

Ironbridge cyclist's national clarion call!

October sees cyclists from all over the UK coming together to celebrate the joy and passion of cycling. The National Clarion Cycling Club will be holding their Autumn get together in Coalport from 16-18th October 2015. The Ironbridge Clarion Cycle Club will be hosting the event with over 100 people attending and enjoying cycling in and around Ironbridge, Telford and Shropshire.

Pssst.... Get secret deals, voucher codes and YHA updates direct to your inbox

We respect your email privacy and will only email you about YHA's latest news, special offers, campaigns and appeals, including the great work we do as a charity for young people. Check out our Privacy Policy.

Please insert a valid E-mail address

Thank you.

Keep an eye out for our email in the coming days

Close

Share this

Close

Interested in