Our purpose

We are YHA.

We believe in the power of travel and adventure. To connect people to each other, to nature and the outdoors, to culture and to heritage.

Hostelling makes travel and adventure accessible to everyone, everywhere. YHA operates 150 sites throughout England and Wales — a community of

shared spaces, open to all and for the benefit of everybody.

We provide inclusive adventures, in extraordinary buildings, in amazing places.

We are a leading social enterprise and a 90-year-old movement. A charity on a mission to enrich the lives of all, but especially young people, and improve physical health, mental wellbeing and life skills through the experiences we create.

We bring the adventure, for the first time, for a lifetime.

Because where you go changes who you become.

Our impact

Through our 150-strong network of hostels we deliver memorable, meaningful experiences of adventure and discovery for over a million people each year. Experiences that have a real and measurable impact.

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