water refilling station sign

Join the refill revolution

It may not come as a surprise that we at YHA are big lovers of the environment and the great outdoors. We are therefore trying to reduce plastic waste by trialling water bottle refill stations at 26 hostels, enabling people to fill their own bottles with water whenever they like. We will then roll this out across our entire hostel network in 2019, which will help us save over 500,000 single-use plastic bottles that are used in packed lunches for school groups staying with YHA.

The hostels trialling water refill stations are...

YHA Malham Exterior

YHA Malham

WiFi
Paid on-street parking
Restaurant
YHA Whitby exterior

YHA Whitby

WiFi
Garden/grounds
Free parking on premises
YHA York exterior

YHA York

WiFi
Licensed bar
Cycle store

We’re set to eradicate half a million single use plastic bottles from our 151-strong network of youth hostels next year thanks to support from Waitrose & Partners. We are honoured to have received a £170,000 share of the supermarket retailer’s £1 million grant fund – ‘Plan Plastic – the Million Pound Challenge’ – which awards money to projects that demonstrate an impact to reduce plastic.

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