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More than 100 YHA hostels available for YHA Exclusive Hire over the winter months. Here are some of the very best to snuggle up in.

YHA Pwll Deri

Welsh cliff-top retreat

YHA Pwll Deri

What a location! This remote hostel, balancing high above the Pembrokeshire coast, has vast views over the sea. It’s a true rural retreat and ideal for long days out along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. It’s the perfect YHA Exclusive Hire pick. 

YHA Tintagel

Coastal views from Cornish hostel

YHA Tintagel

There’s nowhere quite like YHA Tintagel because being located above some of North Cornwall’s most dramatic coastline in an area is quite fantastic. This former quarry manager’s cottage, high in the cliffs above Dunderhole Point, has 22 beds and a wood-burning stove.

YHA Eskdale

A Lake District favourite 

YHA Eskdale

This peaceful hostel is located on 15 acres of land and surrounded by the high and handsome Lake District hills. It’s perfectly located for fell walking, or coastal wanderings around St Bees. The dining room has a warming log fire. There are 28- or 48-bed options for YHA Exclusive Hire.

YHA Beer

Beautiful hostel in the heart of Devon

YHA Beer

One of the loveliest hostels in the network. 30-bed YHA Beer is based in a country house built in the Arts & Crafts style. It’s near the charming fishing village of Beer, making it a great base for coastal walks and pub lunches. It has 38 beds and is the perfect YHA Exclusive Hire choice for a family get-together.

YHA Beverley Friary

A historic hostel in Yorkshire

YHA Beverley Friary

How often do you get the chance to stay in a restored Dominican friary mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales? Spend your evenings relaxing in the oak-beamed lounge after days of walking in the Yorkshire Wolds or exploring the ancient town of Beverley. There are 30 beds.

YHA Boscastle

A harbour-edge Cornish hostel 

YHA Boscastle

YHA Boscastle has an unbeatable location in a little fishing village along the rugged north Cornwall coast. Enjoy surfing, sailing, coastal footpaths and watching the vast winter skies fade to black over the harbour. 

YHA Youlgreave 

Charming Peak District hostel

YHA Youlgreave

This 42-bed former Victorian Co-op building is full of charm. There are evocative views over the Peak District countryside. Youlgreave is a 10-minute drive from Bakewell, and close to some of the country’s best walking routes.

YHA Coniston Coppermines

Perfectly placed for Lake District fells

YHA Coniston Coppermines

YHA Coniston Coppermines is tucked among the foothills of the Old Man of Coniston. This 26-bed hostel has a wood-burner and a sofa-lined lounge and is also a short walk from Coniston Village and Coniston Water – famous for its Donald Campbell connections.

YHA Tanners Hatch

A rural hideaway near London

YHA Tanners Hatch

This picturesque whitewashed cottage, with only 13 beds, is set among beautiful woodland and has wonderful views across the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey estate. In the lounge, a log fire offers that all-important pour-a-dram-and-gaze-into-the-flames vibe. It’s only 25 miles from London.

Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for livemore.yha.org.uk and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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