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Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall

Want a hostel with gorgeous decor, modern facilities and an enviable Peak District location? With its lush social spaces and huge grounds, YHA Castleton Losehill Hall ticks all the boxes. Explore Castleton village on our doorstep, discover 4 show caves nearby, or enjoy classic walks up to Mam Tor. A hub of adventure, this delightful mansion has everything from animals to activities.

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.

Three great How Tos for hostellers

Three great How Tos for hostellers

Out on the open road again? Here are a few handy bits of knowledge from the YHA memory - you never know when you might need them! Read on to catch a glimpse of Venus, cook a tasty meal in our self-catering kitchen, or find your way home using a trusty Ordnance Survey map.

How to spot the planets at night

1. Look along the ecliptic, the name given to the path the sun follows across the sky. Most planets have orbits that differ only slightly from that of the sun, so can be seen at night very close to the path the sun traces during the day.

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.

Winter Wonderlands

Winter Wonderlands

Want to find the perfect Christmas gift, get stuffed with roast chestnuts, or just take in the twinkly atmosphere of the festive season? Here's our top pick of beautiful winter wonderlands around England and Wales - make the most of them before they're gone!

Bristol German Christmas Market - 6th November to 22nd December

Broadmead, Bristol

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.

Bonfire Night firework displays near YHA hostels

Bonfire Night firework displays near YHA hostels

Stuck for what to do on Bonfire Night this year? Start your November off with a bang at one of these three awe-inspiring events around England and Wales! Look out for glowing processions, delicious autumnal food and enough fireworks to brighten up the coldest of evenings.

Lewes Bonfire - 5th November

Lewes, East Sussex, EN7

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