Unique Places to Stay

Looking for somewhere different to stay this year? We have a number of unique places to stay, including a 600-year-old Dominican Friary, a remote former shepherds hut in the wilds of the Lake District, and a former Victorian rectory in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley.

With locations across the UK, from the Welsh mountains, to Devon, Cornwall and the Norfolk coast, rural retreats to bustling cities, we are sure you will find your next great escape when you book one of these unique properties.

YHA Alnwick

Beds / Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
9
Toilets
13
Showers
9
County
Northumberland
55.411739
-1.706076

Located in the centre of the historic market town of Alnwick, this property is ideal for a visit to the historic Alnwick Castle, the medieval home of the Dukes of Northumberland and, more recently, the setting of the Harry Potter films where it had a starring role as Hogwarts School. Amaze the kids as you take them to where Harry, Ron and Hermione first donned their robes and took part in their lessons, YHA Alnwick is ideal for large family holidays. Book Now

YHA Beverley Friary

Beds / Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
6
Toilets
9
Showers
7
County
East Yorkshire
53.839690
-0.422850

A beautifully restored Dominican friary cited in the Canterbury Tales, this lovely accommodation near the Yorkshire Wolds is in a quiet corner of this thriving town. Near the Minster, it’s ideal for exploring this ancient town on a weekend break. If you fancy venturing further afield, there’s easy access to Hull, the stunning city of York and the Yorkshire Wolds - perfect for walking holidays and cycling holidays, while the coast is just 15 minutes away. YHA Beverley is a great choice for activity breaks and family breaks in Yorkshire. Book Now

YHA Black Sail

Beds / Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
3
Toilets
2
Showers
1
County
Cumbria
54.500346
-3.244845

Black Sail, our most remote location, is a former shepherds bothy offering simple accommodation with a real mountain hut atmosphere. It stands at the head of the remote Ennerdale Valley, surrounded by some of the highest, most famous Lakeland peaks. Great for getting away from it all. Book Now

YHA Canterbury

Beds / Sleeps
72
Bedrooms
15
Toilets
14
Showers
13
County
Kent
51.271692
1.091335

Gothic Victorian villa built in 1875, this building was purchase by YHA and opened in 1962 as the new Canterbury Youth Hostel. It has remained open every day since up to 3rd November 2012 when it was closed for a full refurbishment; it re-opened in March 2013! Book Now

YHA Helvellyn

Beds / Sleeps
69
Bedrooms
15
Toilets
9
Showers
6
County
Cumbria
54.547756
-2.981393

YHA Helvellyn offers great access to the scenic landscapes; perfect for walking holidays. This is also a fantastic location to escape the hustle and bustle of towns and cities for a bit of peace and quiet. Book Now

YHA Leominster

Beds / Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
10
Toilets
7
Showers
5
County
Herefordshire
52.229900
-2.736100

Steeped in history, this venue was originally part of the Old Priory Monastic Complex, which dates back to 1123. It's conveniently situated near the town centre's narrow streets, with medieval, Tudor and Georgian houses, yet superb for exploring the picturesque Herefordshire countryside. Book Now

YHA Okehampton

Beds / Sleeps
60
Bedrooms
16
Toilets
11
Showers
11
County
Devon
50.732191
-3.996212

Standing in a three acre site on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this uniquely preserved, Victorian railway goods store has been converted to provide modern accommodation. It is also a licensed activity centre - a programme of activities can be tailored especially for your group. Book Now

YHA Port Eynon

Beds / Sleeps
28
Bedrooms
8
Toilets
4
Showers
4
County
Swansea
51.541374
-4.209829

Once a lifeboat station, YHA Port Eynon is in a beautiful position on the Gower Peninsula with an award-winning beach on the doorstep. It offers comfortable accommodation with breath-taking views across the bay. Book Now

YHA Street

Beds / Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
7
Toilets
3
Showers
2
County
Somerset
51.107921
-2.743768

A former holiday home for workers at the Clarke's shoe factory, this alpine style chalet stands on the brow of a hill, overlooking Glastonbury Tor. It offers simple accommodation in its own, lawned grounds. Book Now

YHA Treyarnon Bay

Beds / Sleeps
68
Bedrooms
16
Toilets
10
Showers
6
County
Cornwall
50.527642
-5.022908

A former holiday home built in the 1930s, YHA Treyarnon Bay has been a hostel for over 50 years. The Youth Hostel, refurbished in 2004, maintains a cosy, homely feel. The hostel boasts spacious grounds, just 50 metres from the sea, with beautiful views across the bay and rugged cliff tops. Book Now

YHA Wells-next-the-Sea

Beds / Sleeps
31
Bedrooms
9
Toilets
6
Showers
5
County
Norfolk
52.951649
0.853195

Wells-Next-the-Sea offers small rooms, excellent facilities and is located in the oldest part of this quaint fishing port. Converted from a church hall, it offers compact accommodation. Enjoy the surrounding countryside and miles of empty beaches. Book Now

YHA Wooler

Beds / Sleeps
48
Bedrooms
13
Toilets
2
Showers
6
County
Northumberland
55.543716
-2.015297

A renovated land-army building and our most northerly venue in England. Ideal location for exploring the Northumberland coast. An area steeped in history from Stone Age forts to Victorian follies. Close to the Farne Isles, Alnwick Castle and magnificent Bamburgh, also the gateway to the Cheviot Hills. Book Now

YHA Wye Valley

Beds / Sleeps
46
Bedrooms
9
Toilets
4
Showers
7
County
Herefordshire
51.856629
-2.594785

A former Victorian rectory set in 25 acres of land, this property overlooks the river and enjoys splendid views of the Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat Rock. Book an Escape to break here and you can choose to relax with natures surroundings or try some water-based activities on the River Wye. Book Now