Behind the slightly austere exterior, the house has a homely feel. Discover how the servants moved around the house unseen.
A former workhouse of a Benedictine Monastery dating back to the 11th Century, YHA Leominster is now a well-equipped hostel. Come and stay to embrace the history of the area. Leominster is situated in the Marches, the disputed borderlands between Wales and England, fought over for centuries.
We are at the heart of the Black and White Villages, whose style dates back to Tudor times. The walking and cycling in the area is excellent and there are several National Trust properties nearby, along with museums, visitor centres and beautiful gardens.
Why guests love YHA Leominster
Accommodation at YHA Leominster
We have 30 beds spread over 10 rooms, with one en-suite, disabled access room on the ground floor. The hostel also has an open plan dining room/lounge, a self-catering kitchen and a cosy quiet room. Have a look at our history and local information boards to get a taste of the area and our hostel's heritage.
Our well-equipped hostel is ideal for families, groups and individuals. We also offer excellent family facilities including double rooms, day access, games, high chairs, cots and baby bath.
Room layout: 4 x 2 bed, 4 x 4 bed and 2 x 3 bed (double with single bunk)
YHA Leominster is self-catering only, so look out for authentic local produce and regular farmers markets in the area and cook up a storm in the land of cheese and cider.
Our well-equipped self-catering kitchen has two electric ovens with electric hobs, one set of gas hobs, three fridges, one standard freezer, one small freezer, an additional drinks cooler fridge, two microwave ovens, two kettles, two toasters and three sinks.
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis - look out for significant discounts for midweek group bookings. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
- Ambulant accessible
- Cycle store
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Board games
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: YHA Leominster is open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire throughout the year. From March until October, beds and rooms are available for families and individual travellers, please check the website three months prior to your travel date for availability.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There's ample free parking on-site.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Leominster. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Leominster is available as an Exclusive Hire property from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.
Meet the team
I’ve been in the network for many years and have been hostelling since I was knee high to a grasshopper. My favourite thing about YHA is the amazing locations and friendly atmosphere. And the fact that no two places are the same! I love the outdoors, hiking, rock climbing and generally enjoying the lovely scenery around the UK.
Manager recommends: After a busy day exploring, sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine in our courtyard garden. A superb spot for a scone and a browse is The Merchant’s House, a really pretty building in the famous black and white style with an oak beamed café and antiques centre inside. A short drive away, Westonbury Mill Water Garden is the product of 15 years of loving care and attention. Described as ‘different’ and ‘unusual’, there’s something beautiful and fun around every corner. The perfect place to stop and smell the flowers.