You might be lucky in love or still in search for that special someone but we know something that everyone can fall in love with and that’s – Youth Hostels!
We have compiled a list of youth hostels from the UK and Ireland that you will simply fall head over heels for in 2018.
Sitting at the foot of Ben Nevis, the refurbished youth hostel (open summer 2018) will provide a wide range of high quality shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms. New facilities will include a comfortable, open plan, contemporary living space with a log burning stove and fantastic views of the surrounding area. There's also a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room, laundry and secure bike storage - perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, what more do you need to fall in love with this youth hostel?
If you are looking for that picture perfect moment for your Instagram account, White Park Bay is the youth hostel for you. With the panoramic windows of the youth hostel overlooking a National Trust beach (did someone say, romantic walks on the beach!) where you can walk to the must-see Giant’s Causeway world heritage site, its fair to say, it won’t take much for this youth hostel to whip you off your feet.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2018, you’ll be bound to fall for the story of YHA Keswick and its dramatic recent past. After enforced closure following the flood damage wrought by Storm Desmond in 2015, this glorious Lake District hostel has bounced back to become a jewel in YHA’s crown. Its riverside setting, complete with stunning social spaces and rooms with lovely French doors add a special charm to the place, whilst the hostel is perfect for tackling some of the Lake District’s best known walking territory.
Located in Ireland’s second city, Sheila’s Cork Hostel embodies the Cork rebel culture. From a fully fitted Home Cinema room with a plasma screen TV and beanbag chairs to chill out in, to the large In-House sauna that will soothe aching muscles and restore tired limbs, Sheila’s has it all. Add to that free Wi-Fi, overnight laundry service, and kitchens that are spacious, scrupulously clean, and stocked with all the stuff you need to whip up everything from a gourmet dinner to a bedtime snack. You’ll soon be thinking of Sheila’s as your second home and will never want to leave as you’ll love it that much.
One of YHA’s most impressive and visually appealing hostels, YHA Wilderhope Manor is a magnificent Grade I Elizabethan manor with a real touch of class. Standing proudly in the Shropshire countryside, the building is everything you wouldn’t stereotypically think of when looking for a hostel, with plenty of historic features for guests to marvel at. The hostel even boasts a high-end bridal suite, complete with 4-Poster Bed & roll-top bath, so snap this up if you’re looking for a truly romantic getaway.
There are few hostels in Ireland as romantic as the secluded Errigal Youth Hostel in County Donegal. Located at the foot of Donegal’s highest peak, Errigal, this hostel boasts a scenic view unlike any other that will make you fall in love with Donegal at first glance. A free continental breakfast, a large entertainment system in the common room, and the softest linen to help you drift off in blissful peace add to the experience and will make you want to keep returning again and again.
Aberdeen Youth Hostel was given a much needed facelift in 2017. Facilities include a contemporary living space with a TV and a wood burning stove, a large self-catering kitchen and a modern dining area.
Why you will fall in love with this Hostel?
As well as the new look in Aberdeen, the city is also thriving with its striking granite architecture and rich and inspiring history. The city centre is packed with cafes, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The Maritime Museum, St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen Science Centre and Aberdeen Art Gallery are worth a visit for those interested in the history and culture of the Granite City, whilst the more adventurous can take to the waves, on a boat trip to visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour. It’s a real dreamboat of a city!
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Scotland's best known network of youth hostels in stunning city & rural locations. As a not-for-profit organisation, we encourage guests to join Hostelling Scotland. Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including dual membership of Hostelling International, providing access to more than 4,000 youth hostels in over 90 countries worldwide. Membership and guest overnight income supports our charitable youth programmes.