Anne Hathaway's Cottage is the home of Shakespeare’s wife before her marriage. Enjoy the picturesque thatched cottage and gardens, which is situated just 2km from Stratford-upon-Avon.
A magnificent Georgian mansion, set in three acres of grounds, YHA Stratford-upon-Avon is ideal for a budget family break. Recently refurbished with the addition of a new café and renovated bar/restaurant facility, the hostel is ideal for trips to this iconic part of central England. The Grade II-listed Hemmingford House is only two miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace, with easy access to historic Stratford-upon-Avon and its impressive Tudor touches.
Enjoy performances by the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company or visit nearby Warwick Castle, one of England’s finest Medieval castles.
Why guests love YHA Stratford-upon-Avon
Accommodation at YHA Stratford-upon-Avon
134 beds in 32 bedrooms - 16 with en suites, in a range of different configurations.
We have relaxing lounge areas and a games room for guests to enjoy, as well as a dining area which is available to use for both self-catered and restaurant guests. If you're here for a meeting or a school trip, we have a meeting room available to hire for up to 40 people. Hemmingford's is a great place to hang out and meet new people - look out for in-hostel events and live music!
There is no access to reception after midnight, but customers who have checked in can access the hostel via a key code.
Get all the charm of a Camping Pod with some luxurious home comforts added! This insulated four-berth large camping pod deluxe has everything you need to enjoy outdoor living in comfort, including a kitchenette area with fridge, sink, kettle, crockery and microwave, wet room with toilet and shower, and plenty of space to sleep and relax. There is one double bed and one double sofa bed and bedding is included. Each pod has it's own private decking area - ideal for a glass of wine.
Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting, and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs, soft flooring and a woodburner.
There are three premium bell tents at YHA Stratford-upon-Avon which are available to book for stays between April and November.
Food and drink at YHA Stratford-upon-Avon
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Games room
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: From 14.00 to 23.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am until 9am.
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YHA School Trips
Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect place to go for an educational trip. Rich in history at every turn, its close proximity to the medieval feat that is Warwick Castle makes Stratford-upon-Avon a wonderful place to stay. This hostel also offers performing arts packages. There are beds for up to 132 people, classroom facilities, a lounge and a games room.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
At YHA Stratford-upon-Avon we have one meeting room available for hire.
Capacity: Up to 40 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Data projector with sound, DVD player, microphone, flipchart stand, flipchart, paper, pens, extension lead, data cables. clock, black out blinds
Accessibility: The meeting room is located on the ground floor and has step-free access. The closest accessible WC is located to the rear of the restaurant. 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.
A Georgian Mansion House, built in 1784, the Hostel was bought by the YHA in 1947 for the princely sum of £1500.00 from the British Steel Corporation who used the house in the second World War 1939-1945. This was due in large part to a very generous donation from a Mr. Thomas Wilson of Manchester.
Meet the team
Manager Stephen: "I have worked for the YHA for over 25 years, 21 of which have been spent at YHA Stratford-upon-Avon. I started here as Assistant to the Catering Supervisor, then Catering Supervisor, Deputy Manager and finally Manager (for 5 years now). I am very passionate about the YHA as an organization and love coming to work every day, not ever really knowing what each day will bring. The challenge for myself and this company is to meet the needs that an ever changing society is asking of us and looking to exceed customer expectation every day."
Manager recommends: Have a day trip to Warwick Castle - the best medieval castle experience in the UK, if not the world! Meet Henry VIII in the Great Hall, delve into the castle dungeons and see the castle birds of prey take flight at this exciting blast from the past experience. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon is great for both educational visits and family holidays. Believed to be the oldest pub in the town, the timber framed building housing The Garrick Inn dates back to the 1400s. One can only wonder if Shakespeare ever supped here! Pop in for a pint.
James, our events and activities manager, has scoured the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon in search of the best afternoon tea. Hobsons Patisseries, just off Bridge Street, offers a delightful cream tea, lovely cakes and great tasting tea and coffee.