Breaks with friends
Looking for that perfect break to catch up with friends, that combines the great outdoors, perfect walks, activities, and adventure?
Explore YHA's fantastic hostels in England and Wales which offer the perfect accommodation to suits your needs at the end of a fun-packed day exploring.
Perfect for those who want a great location with plenty to do. Our hostels can be found in some great places including seaside towns, the lakes, within a stone's throw of local beaches, tucked away in the hills or in big cities. Take your pick.
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Why book your break with YHA?
Enjoy personal space in a private room
Camping & Cabins
Get closer to nature with our Camping & Cabins
Hire the whole place for you and your group
Best price guaranteed
Book direct with YHA for the lowest price
We cater for all with utensils, crockery and cutlery provided
Young person discount
Bring anyone under 26 years old and get 5% off
Lots of activities
Pick from locations with access to amazing adventure
Ready to book your getaway?
Hire the whole hostel
We have over 100 unique properties in top locations across England and Wales, perfectly placed to explore hidden gems and national treasures.
From small and cosy holiday cottages, to large, spacious hostels, we have properties to hire to suit all.
Things to do with your friends
Discover fantastic activities and things to do with your friends whilst on a YHA getaway and get ready for an adventure to remember.
Create memories that you will cherish forever. Whether it is outdoor activities, hidden gems, national treasures, culture or history that you enjoy, our hostels are in great locations that offer plenty of choice for your break with YHA.
There's something for all thrill seekers and families at Alton Towers, with tons of terrific (and terrifying!) rides and amazing live shows. Plus, there's CBeebies Land for the little ones.
Blackbeard’s Adventure Golf is an 18 hole golf course with a pirate and aztec theme which is great fun for all ages.
This 2-hour semi-private tour (8 people max per group) through the British Museum covers all the highlights of the museum including the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles, the Easter Island statues
At Chester Zoo, you're never too old to have fun and learn something new about our planet and its inhabitants. With over 35,000 animals to meet, there's something for everyone.
Fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy from 18m up a Douglas Fir. Visit the website
1000 years of London's gory history, 11 actor led shows and two scary rides make for a chilling experience and a great day out.
Manchester’s vast and varied history is celebrated across a number of excellent museums which span the city.
Take a look at a real working Cornish ice cream farm! Meet the herd of cows, go for a stroll around the meadows, and of course get a sample of their delicious ice cream.
A high ropes centre offering thrilling activities from rope courses to gorge walking. Visit the website