YHA Stratford-upon-Avon YHA
It's certainly not your average hostel accommodation – Stratford's YHA is housed in a fabulous Georgian mansion set in its own extensive grounds, just a mile and a half out of town. You'll struggle to find better value for money in one of England's most touristed areas.
There are 132 beds in all, ranged across 32 dorms, private and family rooms, and fully half of the rooms are en-suite. Two or three have got double beds too, though you'll want to make sure that's what you're getting when you book as they are in high demand. Out in the grounds, camping pods and bell tents offer a bit of glamping glam – pods with a private deck, bell tents with wood-burners, all with proper beds for a decent night's sleep.
There are meals served and a licensed bar, plus self-catering facilities within the hostel, as well as a number of nearby pubs and restaurants just a few minutes' walk away in Tiddington and Alveston. There's on-site parking and free wifi in communal areas, while the bus into Stratford stops just outside the hostel and takes 10 minutes into town.
The Owner Says
Only two miles from Shakespeare's birthplace, this magnificent Georgian mansion, set in three acres of grounds, is perfect for a budget family break. Recently renovated, it offers 32 refurbished bedrooms, 16 with en-suites, showcasing the best of the YHA experience. With easy access into historic Stratford-upon-Avon and the chance to see performances by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers the perfect base for a history-filled family holiday, or a school trip. Only a short distance from the historic Warwick Castle, one of England's finest examples of a medieval castle, there is history to be discovered by all. After a day of exploration our new restaurant offers a delicious à la carte menu and children's menu, or sit back with a local drink in our stylish bar.
134 beds (split between bunks, private rooms, family rooms, half en-suite), plus camping, bell tents and 4-berth glamping pods.
PriceBeds from £13, private rooms from £29.
Opening TimesOpen all year. Reception open 7am–11.30pm.
From Stratford-upon-Avon: at Clopton Bridge take the B4086 Wellesbourne Road, and follow the hostel signs. The hostel is 1.5 miles on the left. From the M40: at junction 15 take the A429 south, follow signs to Charlecote Park, then turn right onto the B4086 – the hostel is 1.5 miles on the right.
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