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As a special benefit to DofE, YHA are offering a fantastic 10% discount on group bookings made for 16 or more through the group reservation team in YHA’s Contact Centre. This will be available on the following packages:

  • Bed only package
  • Bed & Breakfast package
  • Half Board – packed lunch package
  • Half Board – evening meal package
  • Full Board package

Please note group bookings 10% off includes food.

How to claim:

  1. Visit the YHA Accommodation page and choose your accommodation.
  2. For groups of 16+, please call Group Sales on 01629 592637 and quote ‘DofE‘.
    For groups of 15 or lower, you can still get 10% off your accommodation booking (meals will not be discounted). Simply book online and use promo code ‘DofE-001‘ at the check out.
  3. Groups of 10+ requiring an invoice – call Group Sales on 01629 592637 and quote ‘DofE-001‘ to make your booking.

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About YHA

YHA is a charity with a clear mission to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons gaining knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery.

With a varied landscape, inspiring views and something for everyone, England and Wales is a must for all. Discover the best areas of these two magnificent countries with YHA as you experience their excellent accommodation in the most beautiful and accessible locations. See the sights on a London city break, have a gothic mansion getaway or go camping in Cornwall.

With over 180 locations available, YHA accommodation is perfect for group trips, individual travellers and family breaks. With a varied landscape, inspiring views and historic cities, England and Wales has something for everyone.

What to expect with YHA accommodation

No chores, no lights out, just a warm welcome guaranteed. Whenever you stay with the YHA, the fantastic YHA welcome comes as standard. They are proud of having a great network of hostels in spectacular locations.

The YHA recognise that their history is important part of what makes YHA special, but they are constantly changing to meet their customers’ needs.

You don’t have to share – many of their hostels have private rooms that you can book all to yourself or to share with family or friends. You don’t have to do chores – we have staff to make sure that everything is clean, and you don’t have to bring your own bed linen – duvets and pillows are provided.

If you’ve never been to a youth hostel before, why not take a tour around some of the YHA’s properties – virtually!

Types of YHA accommodation

Youth hostels

Stay in a variety of buildings including mansions, lodges, purpose-built or even a castle in private or shared rooms with double, single and bunk beds. Most of YHA hostels have a self-catering kitchen where you can prepare and cook your own meals creating that home-from-home feeling. Alternatively, let YHA do the work for you and cook you a meal using the best ingredients available, then relax and unwind with a local ale or fine wine chosen from the hostel selection. After all, you are on a break!

Activity centres

Fancy something with more of an edge? YHA have a selection of activity centres that are great for getting your adrenalin pumping located in some of the best parts of England and Wales. Try your hand at climbing and then make a splash whilst kayaking at these AALA licensed venues with loads more activities on offer. YHA welcome groups and, individuals and families at selected locations.


YHA Bunkhouses provide a great budget option offering accommodation in spectacular rural locations at great value for money prices. They can be found throughout England and Wales and new locations are being added all the time. All bunkhouses are self-catering and must be booked in advance with the keys provided from an address nearby. Bedrooms are mainly dormitory-style with bunk beds, although there are private family rooms, sleeping four, available at most locations.


Explore the cities of Carlisle and Durham, using the centrally located university campus accommodation available to YHA customers. Accommodation is in en-suite single rooms in self-catering buildings during July and August only. For more information, select your chosen destination: YHA Carlisle (North West), YHA Durham (North East).

Camping barns

An ideal way to rough it, without actually having to rough it! Camping Barns are sometimes known as ‘stone tents’ and offer the chance to get out into the countryside without having to worry about the weather or pitching the tent. Often located on working farms, Camping Barns vary in facilities ranging from a basic roof over your head to the more luxurious, which include a shower and cooking facilities. Sleeping areas tend to be communal so unless you book sole-use, expect to be sleeping close to someone you may not know (yet)! Camping Barns are ideal for individuals, families and groups. As the facilities in Camping Barns differ, you’ll be told what you need to bring when you book, but always remember a good sleeping bag and mat, warm clothes, torch and good walking boots or wellies.

Camping pods

Glamorous camping, also known as ‘Glamping’! That’s something you’ll be getting up to when you stay in one of YHA’s first ever camping pods. Experience a night under the stars with the convenience of these environmentally friendly and locally sourced pods where young children will love the cave-like experience and embrace their natural surroundings. Complete with lighting, you’ll just need to bring the usual stuff you take camping but the added bonus is you can use all the amenities of the hostel like showers and the self-catering kitchen. You can even enjoy the freshly prepared meals available. A brilliant introduction to camping.


If you just can’t bear the thought of leaving the tent at home and having a night without the stars, you can camp in the grounds of some of the Youth Hostels. Once you’ve pitched your tent, you’re welcome to use the hostels amenities or indulge yourself in one of our tasty meals or sampling some of our local ales and fine wines.

*Use of the discount code creates a non-refundable accommodation booking (terms and conditions can be found on the YHA website). Offer is valid until 28th February 2018.
** A small number of privately owned YHA properties do not offer membership or accommodation discounts to YHA members. A list of these hostels can be found on the YHA website.