Our Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee provides the reassurance you need to book your next stay with YHA. To give you complete peace of mind and keep things as simple as possible, we’re applying the guarantee to all future bookings – regardless of when you booked or the terms and conditions that were in place at the time.
If you are unable to proceed with your booking due UK government restrictions related to Covid-19 which prevent you from travelling to one of our hostels in England or Wales (such as travel bans or enforced self-isolation), or your accommodation is unavailable for any reason, you will be able to choose from one of the following options:
1. Transfer your booking to a later date
Subject to availability we will move your booking to a later date, with no admin fees or penalties
2. Transfer your booking to an alternative hostel
Subject to availability we will move your booking to an alternative hostel, with no admin fees or penalties
3. Request a full refund
We will refund you the full amount you have paid for your booking.
Read more about the steps we're taking to keep our guests safe during their stays, in our confidence and peace of mind plan.
Covid-19 Guarantee Terms and Conditions
The Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee ‘change window' allows any transfer or cancellation within the period of 28 days and 3 days prior to arrival.
Should UK Government advice significantly change in the 3 days prior to arrival, we will reactivate the Guarantee for you.
Please be aware that if the cost of your new booking is higher than your original booking, then you’ll need to pay the difference.
The Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee applies to bookings made directly with YHA (England & Wales) and excludes any bookings through third party sites.
The Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee does not replace our Standard Booking Terms & Conditions. All other booking terms and conditions remain unchanged. The Guarantee will be reviewed regularly and is subject to change or removal without prior notice.
Discovery Package - Our discovery packages allows teachers to offer a flexible programme of fun and challenging activities. Activities available include archery, orienteering, shelter building, team challenges, archaeological dig, local tourist attractions and let’s get cooking.
History package – Grab a chance to immerse your students in the life and times of York through the ages! This flexible packages has on-site activities that have been designed to complement the award-winning attractions that are available locally including; JORVIK Centre, DIG: an Archaeological Adventure, Clifford Tower, Barley Hall, York Minster, York Dungeons, The National Railway Museum, and The Chocolate Story.
YHA Bolt-on - These activities are perfect for teachers to add on as an 'extra' particularly for self-led groups. The benefit of having hostel grounds and classroom areas is that we can offer space to lead activities without you needing to travel anywhere. Activities include: team challenges, siege engines, guided walk, Viking longboats, & Go create.
YHA York has 203 beds, meaning we easily accommodate both large and small groups.
Yes, and we are also committed to ensuring we meet stringent health and safety standards - please contact us if you need any further details.
At YHA York we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom on the ground floor of the courtyard annexe with an accessible en-suite bathroom. We also have step-free access into the hostel, portable induction loop, vibrating pillow alarm, ground floor bedrooms in the main and courtyard annexes, en-suite rooms and an accessible public WC.
YHA York has been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.
We are YHA.
We transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.
Because where you go changes who you become.
To show how important travel and adventure is, we’ve taken it away from someone who depends on it… and given it to children who’ve been missing out.
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We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Feel free to use our tailor-made trip form and we can help you find the perfect experience for your class!