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YHA not only offers brilliant hostelling accommodation and locations for all ages, but we also offer cheap private rooms as well as camping, glamping and whole hostel hire – the last one perhaps being of our best-kept secrets!

Hiring out entire YHA hostels exclusively for you and your group can provide a fabulous – and very affordable – alternative to traditional, large holiday homes.

Why hire a whole YHA hostel?

What are the benefits of hiring out a whole YHA hostel?

They come fully equipped

Our hostels come fully equipped with everything you and your group might need, from board games, bike storage and drying rooms to large kitchens and dining rooms.

There is space for everyone

There will be no fighting over beds as many of them have five bedrooms or more.

Their locations are second to none

They are situated in some of the most picturesque locations in the country; many of them are unique or historic properties, too.

Many have huge grounds in which to let off steam

Most of our large country houses come with plenty of land – perfect for the little ones to explore – and provide absolute privacy and tranquillity.

The cheapest house rentals in England and Wales?

Most importantly, perhaps, hiring out a whole hostel can easily beat a holiday home on affordability – especially given the size and location of many of our properties.

Not only do prices start from £99 per hostel per night, but many of our properties offer a further 10% discount on seven-night stays or longer.

And there are other seasonal special offers, making them an even more attractive option a getaway.

Safety first: COVID-19 policy for exclusive hire of a YHA property

Take the stress out of booking your holiday in 2020 by booking out a whole hostel with YHA.

The safety of our guests and staff is paramount and we have a carefully thought out COVID-19 policy designed to reassure everyone that stays with us, which is continually updated, and based on latest government guidance.

Measures taken to ensure guest safety include enhanced cleaning between guests; the widespread availability of hand sanitiser and minimal contact (if any) with team members, for guests hiring out a whole hostel.

The perfect holiday home in England and Wales

We believe our hostels make wonderful holiday homes.

Most of our properties have amenities for babies and children and many of our hostels welcome dogs.

And, where possible, a number of our locations have been adapted for optimum accessibility. In fact, each property has an accessibility statement detailing the amenities in depth.

Unique holiday homes for getaways

Have you ever spent hours and hours looking at cottages and holiday homes online, trying to find somewhere a little bit different?

With YHA Exclusive Hire, it doesn’t take long to find something amazing! You can select from:

On top of that, many of our properties have vast grounds, with space for camping (a number even have glamping tents and camping pods), picnic tables and rolling lawns, which are perfect for whiling away the hours, playing chase or hide and seek or gathering together friends for a game of rounders.

Along with YHA St Briavels Castle, some other truly stunning, stand out YHA properties include:

  • the graceful Georgian main building at YHA Hawkshead in the Lake District
  • YHA Ironbridge Coalport, set in the oldest surviving building of the old Coalport china works
  • and YHA Medway, which is set in an old Kentish Oast house, originally used to roast hops for beer production

Holiday homes in amazing locations

Not only are our properties themselves beautiful, but they are set in some of the best and most scenic locations in the UK.

Think of a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is highly likely that YHA will have a hostel nearby.

Whether it is the Lake District, Snowdonia, Dartmoor or somewhere on the coast of England and Wales, check out our amazing offers before looking elsewhere.

Among our properties available for exclusive hire in September are:

Other YHA properties in amazing locations include:

  • YHA Port Eynon in South Wales, where the waves lap at the wall of the hostel
  • the grand Victorian YHA Wye Valley, which has stunning views of the River Wye

Large holiday rentals for hire during October half term

With international travel disrupted in 2020, many people have been re-discovering the affordability, ease and beauty of a staycation in the UK this year.

From the Scottish Highlands to the Southwest Coastal Path via the Wye Valley, there are hundreds of international tourist destinations and local secrets to explore.

So why not get ahead of the crowd and book your October half term staycation now?

Among our exclusive hire properties still available at the time of writing are:

For more information and booking, head over to our Exclusive Hire holiday cottages for groups in the summer and autumn.

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 and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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