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Dog-friendly holidays

Holiday with your hound

Looking for that perfect break that combines the great outdoors, perfect walks with accommodation that suits both you and your four-legged friend?

Perfect for dog owners who enjoy outdoor pursuits, rambling, fresh air, and more. Our hostels can be found on some of the prettiest coastlines, tucked away and hidden in the hills or by the lakes. So, you can get to see some great scenery together.

Many of our hostels welcome dogs, so take a look. Options include YHA Exclusive Hire and YHA Camping & Cabins. Get ready for your perfect trip with your four-legged companion.

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YHA’s top dog destinations and puppy tips

At YHA, we love dogs. Many of the team in our hostels are dog owners so they have local knowledge and will give you tips about the local area. Before you go, here are some tips to help you get organised so you can make the most of your stay and don’t end up chasing...

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Dog friendly accommodation

Did you know we have a wide range of dog-friendly accommodation and facilities? You can bring your four-legged friends to stay with you at selected Exclusive Hire properties as well as over 40 YHA Camping & Cabins sites....

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Five hostels off the beaten track

Whether it is a bucket and spade holiday you are after or frolicking through a forest, we have the perfect hostels for you to escape to this summer. The best thing about it is you get the whole hostel to yourself with YHA Exclusive Hire, which we are able to offer...

Why book your break with YHA?

Camping & Cabins

Get closer to nature with our Camping & Cabins

Hire the entire place

With sole use of the property, you can come and go as you please

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Young person discount

Bringing anyone under 26 years old? You'll get 5% off

Cater to all tastes

Self-catering kitchen with utensils, crockery and cutlery

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Amazing locations

From countryside to city, you can't beat our locations

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Ready to book your getaway?

YHA Camping & Cabins

Discover the great outdoors and reconnect with nature with our camping and glamping options.

From bell tents and tipis to Landpods and camping barns, we offer options for all tastes.

Dogs can stay with their owners, either for free if you pitch your own tent, or for just £5 per night if you opt for one of our cabin or glamping options – simply pay on arrival.

Camping & Cabins locations

Things to do with your dog

Discover fantastic activities and things to do with your four-legged companion while on a YHA getaway and get ready for an adventure to remember.

Create memories that you will cherish forever. Whether it's outdoor activities, hidden gems, national treasures or a countryside ramble that you enjoy, our hostels are in great locations that offer plenty of choice for your break with YHA.

Aira Force waterfalls

Aira Force Waterfalls

Indulge in impressive mountain scenery and a 65ft waterfall that inspired many of Wordsworth's great works. See the National Trust website See the Visit Cumbria website

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Take the steam train from Embsay or park at the Abbey for a stroll and picnic by the river.


Brockhole Visitor Centre

Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere.  See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'.  Brows

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle

With panoramic views over the Eden valley, the 13th century castle has a maze of passages and spiral stairways to explore.  The grounds also make it an ideal picnic spot. Visit the English Her

Eden Project

Eden Project

Situated in a former china claypit near St Austell, the Eden Project features a series of immense golf ball-shaped biomes which contain spectacularly exotic artificial Mediterranean, rainforest and ot

Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Rising from the valley floor, the cable cars give you stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.

North York Moors Steam Railway

North York Moors Steam Railway

Step back in time with magnificent steam engines and beautiful rural stations. The railway is lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Lake District Underpainting

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Travel for seven miles from a delightful coastal village, through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains. Visit the Railway website

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay is a picturesque old fishing village with delightful streets and old fisher-folk running cafes. The village is rife with tall tales of old smugglers.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

With its 2,500 year history, stunning location and panoramic views of the Yorkshire coastline, the castle is well worth a visit.       Visit the website

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.

Hire the whole hostel

Take one of our properties for yourself and bring your four-legged friend with you on a holiday with YHA.

Dogs are welcome at many of our Exclusive Hire properties, all of which are perfectly positioned for wonderful walkies. You can bring up to four dogs with you, at a cost of £30 per dog for the duration of your stay.

Exclusive Hire properties


Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome at YHA. We recommend you contact the hostel prior to your arrival to agree any special arrangements that may be required.

Dogs policy

See our dogs policy for full details on bringing your dog with you.

Dogs policy