YHA Whitby exterior Abbey view

What's it like in a hostel?

Booked your stay or planning a break with YHA? Here’s what you can expect when you stay with us

Think you know everything about our hostels? You may be surprised by the uniqueness of our properties and locations. From cliff-top coastal cottages to rural escapes off the beaten track, we’ve got it all, so you’re bound to find the perfect base for you and fellow guests.

At YHA, our youth hostels have received millions of pounds in investment and care, to ensure they can be used and enjoyed for generations to come. The wide variety means you can experience real adventure across England and Wales.

Accommodation options

Alongside bunkbeds in shared dorms, you can choose from a range of accommodation types

Delicious food and drink

Discover our tasty food and drink options, as well as our self-catering facilities too

Open to all

In addition to welcoming young people, we offer accommodation for everyone to enjoy

Amazing locations

From rural countryside to busy cities, our hostels offer incredible locations in England and Wales

Take a look for yourself

Check out our hostel pages for photos, videos and virtual tours of our locations. Search below to find your perfect hostel.

Accommodation options

For a more sociable experience, why not trying sharing with others in a dorm room? For more privacy, we have plenty of private rooms available plus camping and glamping options too. 

Whatever type of stay you prefer, you won’t have to bring or change your own bedding!

Shared room with a sea view

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other guests. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

An adult of the same gender must accompany 12 to 15-year-olds.

Hostels with shared rooms

Door into a private room

Private rooms

Want some privacy? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed (secured by a padlock if needed), a reading light and a wash basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Hostels with private rooms

Bathroom with YHA towels

En-suite private rooms

Enjoy your own space with your family, friends or by yourself with a private en-suite room.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed (secured by a padlock if needed), a reading light and a bathroom.

Hostels with en-suite rooms

Landpod with fire pit

Camping & Cabins

We offer unique camping and glamping options in fantastic places around England and Wales.

Keep the feeling of being closer to nature with a few more home comforts in a Landpod, camping pod, bell tent, Airstream and more.

Camping & Cabins locations

Cottage by the sea

Hire the entire place

Take the entire place for yourself, for family, for friends, for sport groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.

Book the whole hostel at over 100 amazing locations, from cottages to lodges and cabins to mansions.

Exclusive Hire properties

Accessible room with river view

Accessible rooms

Many of our hostels offer accessible rooms, suitable for wheelchair users and guests with mobility impairments.

For more details on each property, view the access statement on the relevant hostel page.

Hostels with accessible rooms

Food and drink

Cooked breakfast

Our menus

Many of our hostels offer hearty food and drink at affordable prices, using sustainable ingredients.

Take a peak at our breakfast, all day and Supper Club menus to find out what's on offer, including vegetarian and vegan options.

View menus

Cakes and brownies on a stand

Cafés, bars and restaurants

There’s a warm welcome and a comfy spot waiting for you at one of our unique cafés and restaurants.

Enjoy delicious food, freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar, whether you are staying with us or just passing by. Tempted by our Cuppa and Cake offer for just £3.95? Pop in on your next walk!

Browse locations

Self-catering kitchens

Self-catering kitchen

Our self-catering facilities give you flexibility to cook when you need to and you can bring food to suit your budget.

Most of our hostels have self-catering kitchens, with cupboard space, fridges, freezers and all the appliances you need for cooking. Plus, we provide plenty of pots, pans, plates and cutlery too.

Kitchen facilities

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YHA members get discounts on big name brands, help support life-changing adventures for young people and more.

Open to all

Walkers near Snowdon

We believe that hostelling is about people just as much as it is about our stunning locations and varied accommodation.

Whether that be our staff or the fabulous guests we welcome through our doors every day of the week, you’re sure to meet new and interesting people through a stay at YHA.

We are open to all, and our mission is clear:

"To inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gaining knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery."

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds, from solo travellers and couples, families, large groups and schools from the UK and all over the world.

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