About YHA Wye Valley
Number of beds: 78 Garden/grounds Meals available
Packages and bolt-ons available here
Own canoe landing station
Situated on the banks of the River Wye and surrounded by 25 acres of gardens, grounds, woodlands and trails, YHA Wye Valley is the perfect destination for groups and schools of all ages. With accommodation split across 2 main buildings it’s great for smaller groups wanting an area for themselves, as well as larger groups planning on taking over the whole building. In addition to this we also have 30 camping pitches and 4 bell tents available for those wanting a night under canvas.
For school groups YHA Wye Valley is able to offer a number of exciting activity packages and bolt on activities, including our Alex Rider Mission Briefing and Alex Rider Spy Academy packages – where participating students each receive a free copy of ‘Stormbreaker’ after undertaking our spy themed residential package. Other package options includes our new Discovery packages which incorporates a number of team building challenges, bushcraft skills, orienteering, archery, and guided walks amongst other activities, or our multi-activity package, which enables groups and schools to add a number of more adventurous activities to those listed above.
For youth groups and schools planning to lead their own trips, YHA Wye Valley enables groups to explore the wider region and has a number of great locations nearby, such as Goodrich Castle, Clearwell Caves and the inspiring Tintern Abbey. Don’t forget that you can also add a half-day or full-day bolt-on session to your self-led stay. We offer group essentials such as free Wi-Fi in communal areas, two spacious lounges, games room and laundry and drying rooms to ensure that all your needs are met during your stay.
YHA Wye Valley offers some unique opportunities for social groups and special interest groups such as climbers, walkers, bikers and water sports enthusiasts. Canoeing straight from our hostel grounds using our own launching platform, climbing at Symond’s Yat and a number of fantastic walking and mountain biking trails are all easily accessible and ready for you to explore.
Relaxing after a busy day exploring all the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley has to offer is easy. We can provide superb group catering including breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals for groups of all types, as well as a licenced bar, in this comfortable base.
- Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
- Drying room
- Camping and cabins
- Board games
- Communal TV
- Cycle store
- Games room
- On-site shop
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- Dining room
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
- Car parking
- Minibus parking
- Corridor zoning
Learning Outside the Classroom
YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels across England and Wales.
For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards, please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.
YHA Wye Valley has been given the LOtC award.
West Herts FE College
Thanks for putting up with the delayed arrival of some groups and keeping their food hot and fresh. Good friendly staff who work with us on arrangements. Another enjoyable stay.
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Packages available at this hostel
Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Wye Valley
Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay. Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.
Activities for outdoor adventurers
Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.
- Ghyll scramble
- Mountain walk
Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff
Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.
- Team challenges
- Shelter building
- Guided walk
- Fire lighting
- Go create