Chelmsford YHA Group

Chelmsford YHA Group

Frequently Asked Questions

About Hostels and the YHA

What is the YHA?

The Youth Hostels Association (England & Wales) opens up new horizons, whatever your age! With an exciting choice of 250 Youth Hostels, all providing excellent low-cost accommodation, YHA helps you discover the varied and beautiful landscapes of England and Wales. Above all, it's a fun organisation that cares for people and the environment and presents a great way to travel and meet friends.

The Association was originally set up in the early 1930s to provide accommodation for walkers and cyclists. Today, YHA has a much wider appeal, with over 320,000 members and over 2 million overnights spent each year. YHA attracts people with a whole range of interests, from climbing, caving and canoeing, to juggling, photography and wine-tasting.

YHA is affiliated to the International Youth Hostel Federation - the largest travel organisation in the world. This means that your YHA membership entitles you to stay at over 5300 Youth Hostels in more than 58 countries. So, wherever you decide to visit, you can always stay with YHA!

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