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Hello and welcome to this 90th anniversary issue of The Journey. In 1930, the collective will of a group of far-sighted men and women brought YHA to life. At the heart of their plans was an organisation that would bring adventure and opportunity into the lives of those who needed it most. It’s an ethos we still stand by – and today more than ever. We’re incredibly proud of everything we’ve achieved over the past nine decades, and we’re doubly determined to make the next chapter of our story a powerful force for good. In these pages you’ll find memories, hope, inspiration and a positive outline for the future. Happy reading!

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The Journey: 90th anniversary
Jack Catchpool book
WIN!

WIN!

New Jack Catchpool book We’re giving away five copies of Duncan M Simpson’s comprehensive new book about Jack Catchpool, a pivotal figure in the early days of YHA. Youth Hostel Pioneer: Peace, Travels, Adventure and the Life of Jack Catchpool looks at the...

The Journey: 90th anniversary
YHA The SIll
Grand designs

Grand designs

Our hostels span several centuries of different design trends. The 150-plus hostels in our network are united in terms of their values, their purpose and their spirit of welcome. But they differ from each other in countless ways. From Swiss-style chalets and former...

The JourneyThe Journey: 90th anniversary