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Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ravenstor

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ravenstor

Discover a home from home hidden in the Peak District - YHA Ravenstor has a welcome as warm as its roaring log fires. Perfectly placed near the Monsal Trail, our remote National Trust country house makes a fab base for adventurous families and groups. Prepare for spectacular valley views, walking and cycling right from the doorstep, and world-famous Derbyshire Dales attractions within reach. And after our makeover, we're cosier than ever.

The YHA’s Rugby World Cup Travel Guide

The YHA’s Rugby World Cup Travel Guide

With less than a month to go before the start of the Rugby World Cup, excitement is building as England prepares to host the world’s third largest sporting event. 2.45 million tickets have been sold for matches up and down the country and over 400,000 international visitors are expected to attend 48 thrilling matches in venues across England and Wales.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bryn Gwynant

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bryn Gwynant

Need some peace and quiet? Sometimes you've just got to escape from it all and climb a mountain! YHA Bryn Gwynant boasts one of our best views in North Wales - overlooking the dramatic ridges of Snowdon and the depths of Llyn Gwynant lake. Whether you're climbing the crags or making a splash with watersports, our quirky Victorian mansion makes an ideal base for a Snowdonia National Park holiday. Gaze into those mountains and feel yourself relax.

Surf Snowdonia Officially Opens

Surf Snowdonia Officially Opens

The opening of Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley this weekend gives Wales another iconic adventure tourism attraction and makes it an adventure destination to rival any in the world.

Wales now has the world's first inland surf lagoon, the longest zip line in the northern hemisphere, the biggest zip zone in Europe, giant underground trampolines and world class mountain biking tracks – which are all pulling in millions of pounds worth of revenue to the Welsh economy every year.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Edale

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Edale

With the mighty Kinder Scout on its doorstep and miles of wilderness on every side, YHA Edale is the perfect escape for weekend adventurers. Our first Hostel of the Week in the Peak District National Park, this fully renovated hostel is a firm fave with anyone who loves the great outdoors. Whether you're tackling the windswept peaks, exploring local caverns, or pumping adrenaline at our amazing Activity Centre, YHA Edale's location is a top retreat.

London Alfresco: Experience the best outdoor events near our London hostels this summer

London Alfresco: Experience the best outdoor events near our London hostels this summer

London is a city which comes alive in the warmer months, and every year the city’s parks and open spaces welcome a variety of vibrant outdoor events and festivals. From food festivals to cycling events, there are a fantastic range of activities to get involved in this year and most offer very affordable prices.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Whitby

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Whitby

Love the ghosts, garments and goths of Whitby's unique seaside town? YHA Whitby is located right at the heart of its heritage - sitting proudly beside the iconic Whitby Abbey ruins at the top of the 199 steps! An inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula and home to the world-famous Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby is full of spooky surprises. Discover the equally unforgettable history and secrets of our Grade 1 listed mansion; the ultimate place to stay.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Lee Valley

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Lee Valley

Want the best of both worlds? Experience all the joys of the great outdoors just twenty minutes away from central London! With its unique layout of rustic wooden lodges, YHA London Lee Valley sits in 10,000 acres of fantastic walking and cycling routes, exciting activities and unforgettable wildlife. With trains to London just minutes away, you can soak up the beauty of Lee Valley Park and explore the bustling capital in one memorable stay.

YHA announces more pop-up shops for YHA Day 2015

YHA announces more pop-up shops for YHA Day 2015

Following the huge success of the YHA Lost Property Charity Shop at YHA London St Paul’s for the last two years, we've decided to create more pop-up shops throughout England and Wales. For just two days – September 5th and 6th 2015 – YHAs nationwide will be showcasing some of the best lost property ever left behind!

These fabulous fashion events comes as part of YHA Day, where we open doors to the local community to thank them for the support over the past year and introduce YHA to a new audience.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Cambridge

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Cambridge

When it comes to being at one with its famously academic location, our beautifully refurbished YHA Cambridge is top of the class. From its unique murals of local legends to its state-of-the-art cycling facilities, our 4-star cosmopolitan Hostel of the Week leaves everyone feeling inspired.

Just 5 minutes from the train station and perfect for exploring the historic university city, earn your backpacker's degree at this fun and lively hostel.

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