Whitby Abbey view

Winter wonders

Discover your winter break, book a private room or hire the whole hostel

Pictured: Whitby Abbey, stay at YHA Whitby

Escape the everyday with a winter break

Wrap up warm for an adventure in the season of glistening winter frosts and clear nights skies. Explore the national treasures and hidden gems of England and Wales and make the most of wonderful winter by booking a break away.

We have a range of accommodation in stunning locations. There’s charming village stays, favourite countryside haunts and sparkling city breaks. Our accommodation ranges from private rooms in historic buildings to renting out an entire hostel by the sea.

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YHA members save 10%

Members save 10% when they book to stay at one of our 150+ hostels, only when booking directly either online, over the phone or in-hostel.

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Up to 20% off with hot deals

We’ve got rooms available in stunning locations to tempt you into the great outdoors. Save up to 20% with YHA hot deals.

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Save 10% when you book early

The early bird catches the best holiday deals! If you book your next YHA stay more than 90 days in advance, we’ll give you 10% off.

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Private rooms from £29 per night

Lots of unique places to choose from for your winter escape. Discover the best of England and Wales with our excellent accommodation in outstanding locations.

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Bath city view

Bath

Set in the rolling countryside of the south west of England, Bath was founded by the Romans as a thermal spa destination - packed full of history and things to do.

View of Cambridge University

Cambridge

Situated in the east of England, Cambridge is home to the prestigious University of Cambridge which dates back to 1209. Explore the colleges, museums and more.

Buttermere view in the Lake District

Lake District

Home to England's largest mountain, its deepest lake and now a World Heritage Site, the Lake District is the perfect holiday destination for families and activity seekers looking to explore.

Liverpool skyline

Liverpool

The famous home of the fab four but there's more to Liverpool than The Beatles. Liverpool is a maritime city situated in the north west of England, bursting with museums and things to see.

London skyline

London

One of the world's most historical cities, London has something for everyone: from arts and culture to fine foods and entertainment.

Peak district view

Peak District 

With some of England's finest walking, climbing and caving terrain, the Peak District is a haven for those with a taste for adventure and the outdoors.

Wales mountain

Wales

Rugged coastlines and mountainous national parks, Wales has got it all. Packed full with Celtic culture, great nightlife and stunning scenery. 

Yorkshire countryside

Yorkshire

Explore God's Own Country, Yorkshire. This historic county is home to Norman castles, medieval abbeys, industrial revolution-era cities and two national parks.

YHA Exclusive Hire from £199 per night

Whether you want to create special family memories or get away with friends, take the entire place with YHA Exclusive Hire.

Stay for Christmas

A selection of our hostels are open over the Christmas period from 24th - 28th December. Many more are open for the New Year.

YHA Bath exterior

YHA Bath

Licensed bar
Contactless payments
Café
YHA Whitby exterior

YHA Whitby

WiFi
Garden/grounds
Free parking on premises
YHA York exterior

YHA York

WiFi
Licensed bar
Cycle store

YHA Camping & Cabins from £39 per night

If you fancy something different, why not try a stay in our cosy heated glamping options?

Many of our camping products are closed over winter, but you can still choose from cosy wooden cabins, camping pods and chalets.

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View some of our popular winter blog posts

Winter wonderland festive lights

Winter wonderlands across the UK

Sleigh bells ring are you listening! From urban ice rinks to fairground rides, Santa’s grottos and glittering light shows, this is Christmas in all its ritzy, glitzy glory at some of the best winter wonderlands in the UK.

City of bath at night

10 things to do in Bath in winter

With its luxurious Roman Baths and stylish Georgian buildings, Bath looks gorgeous in any season. If you’re looking for a winter break with added dazzle, look no further than Jane Austen’s favourite city...

New Year's Eve fireworks

Our top New Year's Eve breaks

Christmas is fast approaching. Before you know it, it’ll be time to put into action those all-important New Year’s plans. Some people think NYE is overrated and some people love it...

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