YHA Company Awards
  • Best Accommodation 2015 - YHA Cardiff Central

    YHA’s only 5 star Youth Hostel, YHA Cardiff Central, was awarded Best Accommodation in the British Youth Travel Awards thanks to its bright and airy social spacious and premium bedrooms.

  • Outstanding Achievement

    YHA received the Outstanding Achievement at the British Youth Travel Awards in recognition of our 85 years working to help people explore, learn and travel throughout England and Wales.

  • Green Accommodation Initiative Finalist

    Each year STAY WYSE recognises organisations that are committed to reducing their environmental impact and to making green travel an important part of their operational activities. YHA has several hostels which have been awarded finalist status.

  • Best Companies

    Best Companies helps organisations measure, recognise and improve employee engagement rates. YHA has been recognised as a Best Company for the past three years.

  • Investing in Volunteers

    Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.

  • Benefits Excellence Award

    The Engagement Excellence Awards are designed to celebrate the absolute best in employee engagement. YHA was awarded the Benefits Excellence Award for our commitment to providing excellent benefits packages to our staff.

  • Best Company - Ones to Watch

    Narrowly missing out on the Time Top 100 Best Companies, YHA achieved One to Watch status in 2015.

  • Guardian Travel Awards

    Narrowly missing out on the Time Top 100 Best Companies, YHA achieved One to Watch status in 2015.

  • RICS 2015 Shortlist

    The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land property, construction and the built environment. YHA Birghton, YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass and YHA Black Sail were all shortlighted in the 2015 awards.

  • Best Experiential Marketing - Road Trip

    YHA were awarded the Best Experiential Marketing Award for the RunYHA event and campaign.

    Find out more about RunYHA here.

  • Innovation in Marketing

    Yet another gong for the Live More Road Trip, YHA picked this one up at the Global Youth Travel Awards which celebrates excellence in youth, student and educational travel.

  • The Great Outdoors

    YHA Black Sail and YHA Borrowdale were runners up for Best Walking Accommodation in The Great Outdoors Awards 2014.

  • Times Top 100

    YHA reached number 69 in the Times Top 100 Best Not for Profit organisations to work for in 2013.

  • Investors in People Gold 2013

    Investors in People champions best practice in people management and YHA has received their Gold accreditation through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance.

  • Women First Shine Award

    Caroline White, YHA's Chief Executive was included in the Top 100 most influential women in leisure, tourism and hospitality in the 2013 Women First Shine Awards.

  • Best Marketing 2014

    YHA were awarded the Best Marketing Award for the 2013 Live More Road Trip which saw an unsigned band take to the road in a camper van, gigging at YHAs along the way.

  • Best use of Social/Mobile Media 2014

    YHA achieved second place for Best Use of Social Media at the 2014 Travel Marketing Awards for their coverage of the Live More Road Trip.


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