University groups

Our diverse network of accommodation in enviable locations throughout England and Wales is one of the many reasons why university groups have been coming back to stay with us year on year. Couple this with our great value for money options and flexible approach to delivering your ideal residential and it’s easy to see why we are such a popular choice.

Great for outdoor activities, field study trips, geology and geography visits, city breaks and team building adventures, we offer a plethora of options that can be tailored to suit your needs.

From hostels to camping barns, camping pods and camp sites, we offer groups of all shapes and sizes accommodation that comes with a range of extra offerings including study areas, drying rooms, social areas, self-catering kitchens, café/bars and restaurants offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

We’re based in big cities, countryside hideaways, seaside bolt-holes, areas of outstanding natural beauty and National Parks, so whether you need a study break, somewhere to revise, a place for waterports, climbing, walking, and cycling, or just a great place for nightlife, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at YHA and at student friendly prices too.

Why YHA?

  • Remote locations with easy access to the countryside and areas of interest - ideal for geography and geology field trips, activity breaks and team building breaks
  • City centre locations in Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol and London - perfect for city, culture and history field trips, ideal for history and arts students and great for a night out
  • Self-catering to reduce costs and breakfast/evening meals on-site for convenience
  • Low cost dorm room accommodation and private rooms
  • Private accommodation available to course leaders
  • Sole use and Youth Hostel takeover available for large groups
  • Classrooms for study sessions and day preparation
  • Free young person’s group membership
  • Free leader places, 1:10 on full board bookings
  • Free planning visits, including optional overnight stay.

Key facilities

  • Self-catering facilities
  • 24 hour access in many hostels
  • Dorm rooms/large private rooms
  • Private accommodation available to course leaders
  • Restaurants/cafés/bars
  • Social areas
  • Meeting rooms/classrooms

Self-led accommodation

Perfect for groups wanting the flexibility to do their own thing, our self-led breaks give you the freedom you want but with the advantage of YHA accommodation, meals and facilities.

Action Adventure package

Our Action Adventure packages are designed to make the most of the natural world around us and as a result they really take the challenges up a level.

Adventure bolt-on

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.

City Exploration bolt-on

Offering unique adventures delivered in exhilaratingly different ways, this bolt-on enables your group to explore the famous streets and museums of London and Cambridge.

Theatre bolt-on

If you're thinking about seeing a show whilst staying at our London or Stratford-upon-Avon hostels we can recommend a great way to make the event a little more special. Discover more.