YHA Dogs Policy

1. Policy for bringing dogs on to YHA’s premises

1.1 Please read this policy carefully as it explains the terms on which you may bring a dog on to YHA’s premises.

1.2 We cannot allow dogs to enter on to all of our premises and you should check the list below, before making a booking, to confirm whether or not you may bring your dog with you, when staying at or visiting our premises:

  • Dogs are permitted to stay in YHA Camping & Cabins products, excluding YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, YHA Exford, YHA Idwal Cottage.
  • Dogs are permitted to stay in guests' own tents for pitch-up camping, excluding YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, YHA Exford, YHA Idwal Cottage, YHA Kings.
  • Dogs are permitted to stay at YHA as well as at a number of our locations when these properties are used for Exclusive Hire, excluding YHA Alnwick, YHA Alston, YHA Beverley Friary, YHA Bridges, YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, YHA Cheddar, YHA Eastbourne, YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse, YHA Exford, YHA Gower, YHA Hawes, YHA Honister Hause, YHA Hunstanton, YHA Idwal Cottage, YHA Ingleton, YHA Kettlewell, YHA Kings, YHA Littlehampton, YHA Malham, YHA Minehead, YHA National Forest, YHA Newport Pembrokeshire, YHA Osmotherley, YHA Poppit Sands, YHA Pwll Deri, YHA Scarborough, YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse, YHA St Briavels Castle, YHA Wooler.

1.3 We may update the above list from time to time and you should check this each time you intend to make a booking with us.

1.4 When staying as part of a Camping & Cabins booking or an Exclusive Hire booking, dogs are permitted in the public areas within the Hostel (except in kitchens) or camping barns. Dogs are not permitted on beds, furniture or in hostel bedrooms.

1.5 All dogs must be kept on a short lead (6 feet or less) and under control at all times including in external areas.

1.6 When booking Camping & Cabins, all dogs are charged at £5 per dog per night excluding pitch-up camping. Payment for dogs will be due on arrival.

1.7 When booking Exclusive Hire, all dogs are charged at £30 per dog per stay. Payment is due in advance in line with agreed payment schedule.

1.8 We can accept a maximum of 2 dogs per Camping & Cabins booking and a maximum of 4 dogs per Exclusive Hire booking.

1.9 You are fully responsible for your dog at all times and for cleaning up after your dog. All dog faeces must be cleared up immediately and disposed of appropriately.

1.10 Any damage to our property caused by your dog will need to be paid for by you.

1.11 You must not leave your dog unattended at any time within our accommodation, any vehicle and/or the Hostel grounds.

1.12 If your dog is deemed to be a nuisance or danger to other Hostel guests or staff, we have the right to request you to remove the dog from our premises immediately. You must comply with this request and if you fail to do so, we may ask you to leave our premises and cancel the remainder of your booking.

1.13 We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or illness to dogs.

1.14 Dogs should be fully inoculated, micro-chipped and have had veterinary health check.

1.15 You will need to bring your own equipment (bowls, bed, poop bags, food, etc) as we do not provide these.

1.16 We do accept highly trained assistance dogs at all YHA sites. You must notify us at the time of booking if you wish to bring a highly trained assistance dog. The highly trained assistance dog can stay with us free of charge.