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YHA Wye ValleyRoss-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6JJ
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Set in 25 acres on the banks of the River Wye, YHA Wye Valley is great for activity breaks and adventures in this magical section of the Welsh borders. It even has its own canoe landing station!
Located in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, close to Symonds Yat Rock, there's a course on site for orienteering holidays and there are miles of footpaths and trails to explore for walkers and cyclists of all levels. There’s also an extensive range of camping and glamping options to enjoy, too!
Why guests love YHA Wye Valley
Accommodation at YHA Wye Valley
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
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.
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/five 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 and soft flooring. Premium bell tents also have the added benefit of a woodburner to keep you cosy. All bell tents include a BBQ fire pit.
There are six bell tents available at YHA Wye Valley - four standard and two premium. YHA Wye Valley's bell tents are available to book for stays between April and September.
Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. During the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.
The campsite is a spacious field on the edge of the youth hostel grounds in close proximity to the River Wye and the on-site canoe launch - perfect for a watersports holiday! For guests with smaller children, or if you wish to be closer to the facilities, there is an additional camping field situated directly below the main building.
The Wye Valley campsite is a great location for both organised groups and family holidays. It is a perfect stopover for canoeing the Wye or as a base for a canoeing break. YHA Wye Valley has a restaurant and also hosts BBQ nights. On site activities include archery and family fun nights.
A water supply is provided on the camp site as well as a designated fire pit/barbecue area for campers' use and picnic tables.
There is 24 hour access to toilets and showers. The separate male and female WC blocks are located in the main courtyard.
Campers are welcome to use the self-catering kitchen and seating area during open hours and there is a sink for washing up in the courtyard.
Campers are welcome to use the main hostel lounge facilities.
During periods of dry weather, you can drive your car down to the camping field and park next to your tent. However, when the ground is wet access to the campsite may be more difficult and so there is a car park approximately five minutes' walk away.
All campers must check in before 22:00 and check out by 10:00. Later departure is available by prior arrangement, please contact YHA Wye Valley directly for details.
Please note that during sole use of YHA Wye Valley by school groups, the campsite is not available for use except for other school/educational groups. Advance booking is advised.
No ground level fires or non-raised barbecues are permitted anywhere else on the campsite other than the designated fire pit, due to health and safety reasons.
Guests are responsible for the provision of firewood. Firewood is available to buy from reception. It is not permitted to use wood from nearby trees or woodland as these are on private grounds
Campers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on site but there is a bar in the main Youth Hostel which they are welcome to use.
There is a tight hairpin bend on the main driveway and so cars towing trailers may need to detach the trailer to go round the bend.
The access to the site is not suitable for any vehicle larger than a small minibus. It is therefore not recommended for camper vans.
Like camping but with a few added extras? These Landpods are the perfect alternative for sleeping under the stars. The Landpods sleep up to four people, on two double mattresses and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. With LED lighting, these pods include all beds and 15 tog duvets. The Landpods do not have heating, so are more suited to the those who like a traditional camping experience, even in the colder months- it’s nothing a couple of warm, cosy blankets can’t fix! There is a bench and BBQ firepit outside so, make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.
All guests have full access to all of the hostel facilities, including the self-catering kitchen and bathrooms, so you can cook delicious meals, or freshen up after your night sleeping under the stars.
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. 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.
- Baby changing
- BBQ area
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Extra-large garden/grounds
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - laundry room(s).
Seasonal opening patter: YHA Wye Valley is open for bookings all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Wye Valley is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Café opening hours: YHA Wye Valley's café is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 12:00 - 15:00. Breakfast is served daily for guests from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel. The hostel can can only be reached by a single track lane, the last 800m of which are narrow and steep with a sharp bend and uneven road surface. It is accessible to all cars, vans and minibuses but coaches and larger vehicles will need to arrange alternative drop off points direct with the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Wye Valley. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Wye Valley is a brilliant place to visit for an active, outdoor education-led school trip. Set in the centre of 25 acres of land on the banks of the River Wye, this hostel is primed for activity breaks - it even has its own canoe landing station! The hostel has room for up to 78 people, provides meals, a library and a lounge.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.
At YHA Wye Valley we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.