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. 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.

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What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer