YHA National Forest
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This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on mid-week stays at selected hostels between 5th June - 30th June 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 9th June 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.

Bed in a shared room from £15.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £39.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    23 bathrooms 23 bedrooms sleeps up to 74 guests

    YHA National Forest is a quirky, eco-friendly hostel which offers quality en-suite accommodation next door to the Conkers visitor centre, making it an ideal spot for those looking to escape from it all with family and friends on an activity break. 

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor play area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towel(s)
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guests access:
Guests have use of the whole property.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA National Forest. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: grill,  kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster, tumble dryer, washing machine.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 40 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: oil, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, brown sauce.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 50 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The small lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 14 people across soft seating and laptop-friendly work stations.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of 23 bathrooms.

En-suite bathrooms: 23

Toilets: 26

Showers: 23

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside is a large garden.

The garden is not enclosed.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 23 bedrooms.

Bedrooms

Nine rooms that sleep up to 3 people each. They include a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

Twelve rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 5 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

Overview

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

  • Ideal for family activity breaks
  • Next door to Conkers visitor centre
  • Surrounded by developing woodland

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.

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Food and drink at YHA National Forest

YHA National Forest bar

Eat with us

YHA National Forest is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options as well as a delicious daytime menu to choose from.

YHA breakfast menu

Breakfast menu at YHA National Forest

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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YHA Daytime menu

Daytime menu at YHA National Forest

Choose from our delicious daytime menu. From stone-baked pizzas to hearty British favourites and much more, it’s time to indulge after a day’s adventure. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Please note that YHA National Forest is currently serving a reduced daytime menu. 

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Corridor zoning
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Large garden/grounds
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near airport
  • Outdoor play area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

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.

YHA National Forest - Access Statement

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YHA National Forest

Map references

OS Map: 128

OS Grid Ref: SK305156

Lat/Lng: 52.737864, -1.548793

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9672

Email: [email protected].uk

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.

Meeting rooms

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
Parking: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
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.

Meeting rooms available from: £59

Volunteering

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

History

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.

Green Leaders Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

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