Today, YHA provides great value accommodation in towns and cities, as well as in the countryside and on the coast. We offer premium and family en-suite rooms as well as dorm rooms. You can have a whole hostel to yourself on YHA Exclusive Hire or enjoy a quirky stay at one of our YHA Camping & Cabins sites (you can even take your dog to selected locations).
Times have changed – and we have changed with them – yet we have always stayed true to our core mission: To inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gaining knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery.
The YHA archive
YHA’s Historical Archive is now publicly available at the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham.
Members of the public can access YHA’s historical records. The archive includes national and regional records, reports, minute books, handbooks, publications, photographs, personal memories, Local Groups materials, and ephemera representing our history.
We are always looking to expand the archive through new acquisitions and continue to collect materials at YHA National Office in Matlock, for transfer to the archive in stages. You can find an interim archive catalogue online here. If you would like further information about how to add to the archive please get in touch.