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If, like most of us over these past few months, you have had more than your fill of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and lockdown, then you might be cheered up to find out that you can now book large group accommodation with YHA for arrival on or after 17th July 2020.

Whether you want to get away with family over the summer holidays or you are looking for the ideal New Year location to see off 2020 with friends, an exclusive stay in a YHA hostel is an extremely cost effective way to accommodate large groups.

So what makes exclusive hire of a YHA hostel so perfect for large group accommodation?

How to find cheap holiday accommodation after lockdown

Booking a whole YHA hostel in England or Wales makes great economic sense, when you consider that exclusive hire can work out as little as £7.50 per person per night, in a property that sleeps up to 40 people. And those are by no means our largest hostels.

What’s more, you can choose from over 100 YHA locations, many of which place you right in the heart of some of the most spectacular scenery in England and Wales, with doorstep access to stunning countryside.

And of course, unlike many budget travel hotels, no two YHA hostels are the same. So take your pick from modern eco-centres or small rural cottages, right through to large county mansions, each with their own individual quirks and style.

Whichever location you choose, you can expect a warm welcome and helpful essentials such as bed linen (you just need to bring your own towels). Most of our exclusive hire properties now offer free Wi-Fi too.

Covid-19: confidence and peace of mind

From check in to check out, at YHA, it is important to us that all our guests feel absolutely safe in all of our spaces.

Which is why, following the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put in place a number of measures before we welcome guests back to our hostels.

These Covid secure enhanced cleaning and safety procedures will ensure that all future guests have genuine peace of mind when it comes to staying in one of our hostels.

Stag do and hen do accommodation in the UK

If you have been given the unenviable task of trying to plan a post-Covid hen do or stag do in the UK that doesn’t break the bank, then exclusive hire of a YHA hostel offers access to a huge range of outdoor activities perfect for gathering together friends, old and new.

You might choose to spend the day climbing, hiking, water skiing or sailing (amongst hundreds of other ideas) before heading back to your very own space, complete with large lounges and plenty of comfortable seating to relax into.

Self-catering is also an easy option if you prefer to stay in and cook in a YHA hostel. All our exclusive hire properties come with excellent kitchen facilities plus all the crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils you’ll need.

We’ve even got wine glasses and other essentials such as cork screws – unless of course, you’re just bringing Prosecco!

YHA Exclusive Hire: Best family holiday destinations?

With a choice of over 100 locations in England and Wales, exclusive hire of a YHA hostel can offer some of the best holiday destinations for families, in popular areas such as the Lake District, Snowdonia,and East Anglia.

Most of our hostels available for exclusive hire are suitable for children and small babies. And their size means that, where social distancing allows, they are ideal for sharing with the wider family, so that you can all catch up together after months apart.

Multi-generational breaks continue to grow in popularity in the UK, as more and more extended families from several different generations, chose to holiday together under one roof.

You might also fancy clubbing together with another family and sharing the cost of the property of your dreams, with acres of land for the kids to run wild.

Extra large group accommodation for 50 or more people

If your planned get together is growing in momentum and you need somewhere really big, then YHA has got you covered.

Or perhaps your group all just prefer to have their own room? Either way, you might like to know that we offer some of the largest holiday rental accommodation in the UK, with many properties sleeping in excess of 50 people. And many sleeping even more than that! For example, YHA Patterdale can accommodate 85 guests, YHA Conwy sleeps 86 guests and YHA Langdale sleeps an incredible 106 guests.

Big group accommodation which welcomes pets

For many lovers of the great outdoors, it’s really not a break away unless your dogs can come too. After all, our hostels offer some of the best dog walking opportunities right from your doorstep, so it would be a shame to leave them out. Which is why the majority of YHA hostels available for exclusive hire now also accept dogs.

In fact, for just £30 per dog, you can bring up to 4 dogs to our properties, happy in the knowledge that they too will receive a warm YHA welcome.

Cheap, large holiday cottages for Christmas 2020

Looking for somewhere big enough for a family reunion over Christmas 2020 can be a real challenge on a good day.

But post Covid, most of the large holiday rentals in the UK have already longed been booked up for the Christmas period.

YHA exclusive hire over the festive period is therefore a great alternative and one that is surprising cost effective too.

Affordable big holiday rentals for New Year 2020

And if you would rather stay home for Christmas but get together with friends and family to see off 2020 in style (and let’s face it, New Year this year is going to have a certain significance for all of us), then renting a large property with the YHA makes great, affordable sense.

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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