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YHA National ForestSwadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BD
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Situated just next door to the popular Conkers visitor centre, YHA National Forest is ideal for affordable family breaks, activity breaks and school trips. The eco-friendly building has been designed to reduce the effect of your stay on the environment, making it a great option for those keen to stay in environmentally friendly accommodation.
Aside from Conkers, other nearby attractions include Drayton Manor Theme Park and Twycross Zoo and there are plenty of great routes in the area for walking holidays and cycling holidays.
Why guests love YHA National Forest
Accommodation at YHA National Forest
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
All of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Hire the whole place
Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.
You can hire the whole building at YHA National Forest and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This quirky, eco-friendly hostel offers quality en-suite accommodation next door to the Conkers visitor centre, making it an ideal spot for those looking for an activity break.
Food and drink at YHA National Forest
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near airport
- Outdoor play area
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. YHA National Forest is currently serving a reduced daytime menu.
Self-catering : Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Cafe and restaurant opening hours: YHA National Forest's café and restaurant is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday, during peak season. It may be closed at other times of the year.
Parking: There is free parking on site.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA National Forest. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA School Trips
Nearby education centers and outdoor activity options make YHA National Forest an ideal venue for school groups. The hostel can hold up to 74 people, has group catering facilities and classrooms available, making it ideally equipped for school parties.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
At YHA National Forest we have one meeting room available for hire.
Capacity: Up to 36 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, flip chart, whiteboard, two extension cables, pens and paper, speaker system, loop induction for hearing aids
Accessibility: The meeting room is located on the ground floor and has step-free access. The closest accessible WC is located just off reception. We also have designated blue badge parking spaces available in the car park. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room. There is central heating.
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.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
YHA National forest is located in the heart of the National Forest, just one mile from Conkers discovery centre, and is surrounded by young and developing woodland, cycleways and Great Britain's newest canal. The National Forest is the most ambitious national environmental project of the last 25 years. The plan is to create one constant area of woodland spanning the gap between the ancient forests of Charnwood in the east to Needwood in the west. The region as a whole covers over 200 square miles.