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Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Central

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Central

Want to experience the life and soul of the party? YHA London Central is the fave choice of many travellers. 7 floors, 302 beds and every language you can imagine – it’s our big location for people who want to do it all. A great all-rounder, we're in walking distance of many attractions and our bar is a lively social venue in itself. Join us for nights out, shop 'til you drop, or walk down the block to Regent's Park.

Improvements to our London Hostels

Improvements to our London Hostels

As we continue to make improvements to ensure your YHA experience is even better than ever, we are about to embark on a major investment project at YHA London St Pancras and YHA London Earls Court.

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Cardiff Central

Hostel of the Week Archive: Winter YHA Cardiff Central

Want a festive break filled with magic and fun? Cardiff is one of the most exciting places to spend Christmas and our 5-star hostel makes the perfect base! Our city has transformed into a winter wonderland of ice skating, stalls and fairground rides. Plus, there's a calendar stuffed with family-friendly events to enjoy. Join the celebration at YHA Cardiff Central and discover our famous party atmosphere and facilities that'd put some hotels to shame.

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

Changing Gear - YHA invests £270,000 in cycling facilities

The future is two-wheeled. Here at YHA we’ve always worked hard to make our hostels the perfect fit for active travellers, and we’re delighted to announce that we’re investing a total of £270,000 in creating new and improved cycling facilities at dozens of our most bike-friendly properties.

The money – of which £161,500 came from the Peak District National Park Authority – is going directly towards providing cyclists of all ages with even more reasons to get out and explore.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Earl's Court

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA London Earl's Court

Classy, cosmopolitan and oh-so stylish - some might say the only way is YHA London Earl's Court. Just minutes from the tube and nestled between Chelsea and South Kensington, we're the sophisticated older sister of YHA London hostels. Explore London's museum quarter, pay a royal visit to Buckingham Palace, or go fly a kite in Hyde Park. From Cool Britannia decor to a relaxing courtyard garden, we're perfect for Mary Poppins-esque city breaks.

Welcome to YHA Cardiff

Welcome to YHA Cardiff

The state-of-the-art YHA Cardiff Central was unveiled in March, offering 320 beds in a brilliant central location and occupying what was once a four-star hotel. Well suited to everyone from independent travellers and school parties to nightlife-lovers and conference groups, it’s a property that we’re hugely proud of. Look out for the fantastic handpainted murals in the bar area.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Berwick

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Berwick

Where can you find a Youth Hostel, art gallery and bistro, all inside a building with an extraordinary lean? YHA Berwick is our northern star - 3 miles from the Scottish border and a haven for walkers and cyclists. The town is home to the Lowry trail and historical attractions with a turbulent past. Look out for beaches and wildlife nearby, or use our quirky hostel as a base to explore Northumberland, sail to Lindisfarne or cross over to Edinburgh.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ambleside

A stay in the Lake District from just £10 a night? You're not dreaming - YHA Ambleside makes an unbeatable base for the UK's most-visited National Park and sits right on the edge of Lake Windermere. Take a cruise from the pier outside, wander up to Ambleside for Lakeland shopping, or make a splash with adrenaline-fuelled watersports. With a stylish £1.4million renovation, our award-winning hostel is perfect for families, ramblers and everyone in between.

DofE Gold Residential - The transformation of YHA Sherwood Forest

DofE Gold Residential - The transformation of YHA Sherwood Forest

In September, I was lucky enough to join the fantastic team at YHA Sherwood Forest as a volunteer. Another volunteer called Catherine and I went to volunteer as Group Activity Leaders leading a DofE Gold Residential. There were 14 enthusiastic DofE’ers embarking on the final leg of their DofE journey. It was great to see the group dynamics change through-out the course of the week. When the young people arrived, it’s fair to say they were all a little quiet.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Beverley Friary

Want to stay inside a real piece of history? With more medieval charm than Game of Thrones, YHA Beverley Friary boasts decades of loving restoration and a £340,000 refurbishment. This fascinating hostel was home to Dominican friars 600 years ago and was even mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. Book a stay and get original features by your bunk, a buzzing market town of attractions, and all the facilities you need for a break in the Yorkshire countryside.

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