Cupid has his bow poised ready for 14th February and he’s aiming his shot at you. If you’re still flummoxed on how to treat your loved one, then fear not, help is at hand. Nothing says “I love you” more than Valentine’s Day breaks at YHA. We have something to suit every mood from a city centre escape in Wales to snuggling in a Snoozebox in Cornwall.
YHA Brighton, in all its magnificent Regency grandeur, is on the doorstep of all of Brighton’s best attractions. You can take a romantic stroll on the world-famous Brighton Pier, go vintage shopping down The Lanes and admire the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV), The Royal Pavilion. Brighton is famous for its liberal values and forward-thinking attitude and you’ll find a city with an abundance of quirky pubs and alternative cafés to enjoy with your partner. Double rooms with en-suites are still available on Valentine’s weekend.
For something a little different surprise your other half with a two-night stay in a Snoozebox at YHA Eden Project. It’s a unique place to stay and perfectly in tune with its eco-friendly surroundings. The hostel’s en-suite bedrooms are made from recycled shipping containers and are fully kitted out with high-spec bathrooms. A recent guest said the pods are so close to nature they could hear the owls hoot and the birds’ dawn chorus. When out of the Snoozepod you can visit nearby attractions like the St Austell Brewery or pretend you’re Torvill and Dean (or H from Steps and Matt Evers, depending on your age) and hit the ice-skating rink at the Eden Project.
Overlooking the River Greta and Fitz Park, with far reaching views to Latrigg and Skiddaw, YHA Keswick ticks the boxes for being both stunning and romantic. Less than five minutes’ walk to the amenities of this busy tourist town, YHA Keswick is ideally placed for days out in the North Lakes Fells. For cycling, the hostel is on long distance routes including the Sea to Sea (C2C). Anyone for a tandem ride? Book a double room with an en-suite today to ensure your stay.
If award-winning Cardiff city centre accommodation is what you’re looking for, YHA Cardiff Central is a top option for you and your love. It’s a 5-star hostel and all rooms are en-suite. Thisouthhostel is within walking distance of all the city’s best attractions, including the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, not to mention the fantastic shopping destination of Cardiff Bay. For an extra special treat go and see the Welsh National Opera at the Wales Millennium Centre who are performing the French opera Les vêpres siciliennes on 15th February. Ooh la la.