Our purpose

We are YHA.

We’re here to give every young person the chance to experience amazing places, share extraordinary journeys and discover the skills and confidence that will take them places.

Every bed, in every hostel, on every night of the year can make a positive difference to somebody – be they holiday-maker, short-breaker, business traveller or backpacker. But that’s just for starters. As a youth charity, we intensively support travel opportunities for young people – especially those for whom adventures are otherwise out of reach. And our particular focus is on improving physical and mental health and wellbeing through these experiences – and passing on crucial life skills that improve young people’s life chances.

We are YHA. We transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.

Because where you go changes who you become.