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The return of dorms

With some relief, we are now back to ‘near normal’ operations for the first time in two years. With the removal of COVID-related restrictions, it’s been great to see the return of shared facilities.

Putting the welfare of our supporters and teams first, we conducted a pilot of dorm room accommodation at YHA Manchester. This proved a success, so a number of hostels have reopened their dorms since Easter.

Fuel your adventures

In other good news, we have introduced a new food menu across the network. The menu has been refreshed to offer classic favourites and introduce new ones — with vegan and vegetarian options available — as well as a dedicated children’s menu.

With many families feeling the pinch of rising costs, we also continue to offer a ‘kids eat free’ scheme with the purchase of adult breakfasts and evening meals.

YHA Pizza with slice cut out

Watch this space on Wales

To achieve our strategic ambitions, we need to ensure our hostel network and operations are optimised to achieve our impact priorities. We recognise that Wales has its own unique history, heritage, language, landscapes, communities and Government. To achieve what we want in Wales, we need to recognise this in a way we haven’t in the past. So we’re working towards a strategy for Wales that’s tailored to Wales’ strengths, challenges and priorities. In the summer, we will launch a consultation on YHA’s Wales strategy and urge you to join the conversation. More news next time, so please watch this space.

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Written by The Journey Team

The Journey is YHA's magazine. With each edition, our team of writers and editors bring you inspiration for your adventures. Enjoy features, interviews, competitions, reviews and more!

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