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Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brecon Beacons

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Brecon Beacons

Looking for a haven in the Welsh wilderness? YHA Brecon Beacons feels as welcoming as walking into an old friend's home. Our cosy farmhouse has breathtaking views and a trail to Pen-y-Fan right from the doorstep. Just an hour from Cardiff, we're easy to get to and have everything from outdoor activities to a whisky distillery nearby. With our roaring fire, hearty meals and friendly staff - you'll feel ready for a National Park adventure in no time.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Canterbury

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Canterbury

With a £600k makeover under its belt and decor colourful as a stained glass window, YHA Canterbury feels perfectly in tune with the city's famous cathedral. Our 4-star Victorian villa bursts with character - making it a fab base to explore Canterbury's irresistible mix of Roman and Medieval history, quirky pubs and gorgeous gardens. Our new Lord of the Rings-inspired wooden cabins are just one more reason to make a pilgrimage here.

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn

Three London food and drink festivals to whet your appetite this autumn It’s harvest time and London is celebrating with a bumper crop of food and drink festivals this autumn. Here are three of our favourites to whet your appetite!

The Rum Diaries

Image by MattiasWinbladh

YHA Day 2015

YHA Day 2015

Thank you to everyone who came and supported YHA Day 2015.

Nearly 4,000 people visited their local YHA and joined in the party, helping us to celebrate the work of our charity and say thank you to our local communities for their continued support.

On top of helping us have great fun and highlight our work with young people, YHA Day activities raised nearly £6,000 for our Breaks for Kids fund.

Running the world with Ben Spurway

Running the world with Ben Spurway

If you’ve stayed at YHA Keswick or YHA Eskdale recently and crossed paths with a particularly steely-eyed group of outdoor-lovers, it could well be that you came face to face with Ben Spurway and his friends. The 43-year-old military reservist is one of a group of four who have been using our Lake District properties as training bases, in preparation for a decidedly extreme adventure race next year.

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Brighton

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Brighton

Want a winter break that sparkles? Brighton comes to life in the cold season and our glam hostel is no exception. Make YHA Brighton your cosy base for winter fun - we'll be waiting with a cup of hot chocolate and all the glitter, colour and personality you'd expect from our seaside hostel. Visit our quirkiest location to see vibrant arts festivals, unique seasonal events, some of the best Christmas shopping in the UK, and famous landmarks lit up in lights.

Tackling the Horseshoe

Tackling the Horseshoe

By James Ottery

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass is one of our most popular hostels - what IS its secret? It could be the misty mountains on its doorstep, lively social areas full of excited adventurers or last year's swanky £1.3 million refurbishment. This iconic hostel has the perfect mix of old and new, boasting a place in mountaineering history and top notch Snowdonia National Park accommodation. At over 1000ft above sea level, climbing Snowdon has never seemed closer.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Treyarnon

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Treyarnon

Want surfing, live music and one of the best sunsets in the UK? Hang loose 50 metres from the waves at YHA Treyarnon - one of our hippest hostels ever! Learn how to surf with our watersports package or explore the sun-drenched coast of Cornwall. We've got 50 years of hostel experience and tasty bites at our new cafe too. With our laid back vibe, gorgeous beach and awesome line up of gigs (and ales), you'll relax the Cornish way in no time.

Sleep For Peace 2015

Sleep For Peace 2015

Staying at a HI hostel across the globe this month? Look out for staff and guests celebrating #sleepforpeace!

The Sleep for Peace project, initiated by HI-USA in 2013 and supported by Hostelling International reinforces the message that hostelling contributes to building peace through promoting intercultural understanding amongst young people at home and abroad. This initiative reinforces the purpose of HI by celebrating the peace-building benefits of travel, and staying at HI hostels in particular.

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