YHA England & Wales - amazing hostels in beautiful locations - Cool Places to Stay in the UK

YHA England & Wales

Think hostels and you might think musty old buildings crammed with students, but many of YHA's UK hostels have had a serious facelift, and are now cool places to stay in stunning buildings - often steeped in history - and in perfect locations from cities to countryside. The best bit? Comfortable accommodation in memorable locations without denting your holiday budget. For not much money (beds from £15 even in London) you'll be getting either a bunk bed or a private room, communal areas with fully kitted out kitchens, an in-hostel restaurant or café and, most importantly, a fantastic overall vibe which some sterile hotel chains fail to achieve. It doesn't matter whether you're after a city weekend break or a tour of the British countryside either, because the variety of locations on offer at YHA is vast to say the least.  Stay in a former gentleman's shooting lodge on the Yorkshire Dales; or a converted grain house on the waterfront right in the heart of Bristol. You might end up staying in a Castle, a Mansion, or even a camping pod; or camping under the stars at one of the YHA hostel campsites. Need a group venue for your birthday or special occasion? Try hiring out one of their historic hostels like St Briavels Castle for a group holiday you'll never forget (click here for more details). Yes it's finally time to forget the stagnant youth hostel of yesteryear and embrace YHA, because whether you're travelling as a couple, a family or alone – and looking for urban adventures or rural bliss, YHA is hard to beat.

Find out more about YHA's charity organisation here; or become a member to receive great offers and deals. YHA also host summer camps for children aged 10-19.

(Image of child eating copyright Dan Foy).

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Rated excellent on Trustpilot

Lovely and helpful staff

The staff were so lovely and helpful when I had a personal issue and needed to cancel, they really went above and beyond. I will definitely be booking again with them!

Laura Gibson, 2021

5 star rating on Trustpilot

Easy to use website

Easy to use website. Found accommodation quickly and simply. Easy booking and payment system. Now just looking forward to the holiday!

Verified Customer, 2021

5 star rating on Trustpilot

Great advice

Great advice and help in securing a cottage at the eleventh hour.

Mrs S Parra, 2020

5 star rating on Trustpilot

So simple to book

So simple to review properties and book through cool places. They have a great selection of properties.

Liz, 2020

5 star rating on Trustpilot