Welcome to the YHA Groups’ Site

YHA Affiliate Groups – also known as Local Groups – are a way for like-minded people to get together and explore the wonderful network of youth hostels run by YHA in England and Wales, part of the world-wide Hostelling International network. This site has been set up both for people who want to join a group, and for those who run them.

Join a Group

If you’re looking for like-minded people to go hostelling with, there are groups all over the country who are waiting to hear from you! Browse through the list of affiliated groups, or take a look at the map to find your nearest one.

Run a Group

Affiliate groups are entirely run by volunteers, with a little help from the YHA. If you’re involved in running a group, you’ll find all sorts of information to help you in the handbook. You’ll also find it useful if you’re thinking of staring a new group.

News and Views?

If you’re looking for the old “news and views” content that used to be on this site, it’s moved to a new home: Hosteltalk.