Visit the centuries-old family home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, where new love bloomed. Savour the rural beauty of the place where Shakespeare’s wife grew up and lived for many years.
YHA Stratford-upon-AvonStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7RG
A magnificent Georgian mansion, set in three acres of grounds, YHA Stratford-upon-Avon is ideal for a budget family break. 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
Bed in a shared room
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.
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.
Premium bell tents
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 five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting, and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus 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 October. Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.
BBQ fire pits are not currently available at this hostel.
Food and drink at YHA Stratford-upon-Avon
- 24-hour access
- Baby changing
- Contactless payments
- Cycle hire
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Meeting rooms
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours hours: From 07:30 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 11:00 – 20:30.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Café and restaurant opening hours: Hemmingford’s Restaurant & Bar is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
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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 £1,500 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 has worked for the YHA for over 25 years, 21 of which have been spent at YHA Stratford-upon-Avon. He started here as Assistant to the Catering Supervisor, then Catering Supervisor, Deputy Manager and finally Manager (for 5 years now). Stephen is very passionate about YHA as an organization and loves coming to work every day, not ever really knowing what each day will bring.
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.