Stay in a posh hostel

by Katie Rowe

Category: Expert insights
January 6 2014

YHA Whitby

You don’t have to spend a fortune to sleep in a mansion you know. Save money but splurge on style with a money-saving break at one of these posh hostels or 'poshtels' recommended by the YHA (Youth Hostel Association).

YHA Whitby

Combining a rich and interesting history with all the joys of a holiday by the sea, Whitby has long been a popular tourist destination, and of all the places to stay in the town few can claim to match the grandeur of YHA Whitby. Set on the headland next to the famous abbey ruins, this historic building surrounded by gardens has striking views over the harbour, and provides easy access to the town, beaches  and fabulous cliff-top walking routes. Find out more...

YHA Wastwater

YHA Wastwater offers the ultimate secluded getaway accommodation. Surrounded by trees on the banks of Wastwater, it's a tranquil spot for a relaxing break without being completely cut off from civilisation. Relax in the half-timber property dating back to 1829 and enjoy the sights from the water's edge. All this comes with access to the activities and attractions the Lake District National Park has to offer. Find out more...

YHA Stratford-upon-Avon

YHA Stratford-upon-Avon

History is all around at YHA Stratford-upon-Avon, and the hostel itself is a magnificent Georgian mansion set in three acres of grounds. It recently underwent a substantial £1.2 million renovation, creating en-suite bedrooms as well as restaurant and bar facilities while still respecting the natural features of this beautiful property. A short journey from the home of Shakespeare, it's also a stone's throw from Warwick Castle - one of the finest mediaeval castles in the country. Find out more...

YHA London Holland Park

Experience the high life for a budget price. Located in the centre of the West London’s highly desirable Holland Park, the Jacobean mansion has its own private gardens, complete with an ornamental pond, adding a touch of splendour to your  break in the capital. Just five minutes from Kensington High Street and with the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and major national museums nearby, this hostel is perfectly positioned for anyone on the hunt for history and culture. Find out more...

YHA Ilham Hall

YHA Ilam Hall

Situated on a whopping 84 acres of parkland on the River Manifold in the Peak District, Ilam Hall is one of the most striking hostels in Britain. It’s a huge Victorian Gothic manor house complete with turrets and battlements which give it the look of a castle – making it a thrilling experience for kids. Inside the halls and corridors you find original features revived by fresh and modern decorating style, while its location makes it the ideal base for an activities or walking break in the Peak District National Park. Find out more...

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