YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby robing » 13 Apr 2019, 11:07pm

PH wrote:
robing wrote:Price was for a double room for one person with a private bathroom and it was a Saturday night.
Yha was the same price for a bunk bed in a dorm ie both 35 quid. No brainer!

Bargain! There are some about, my point was merely that it isn't typical, whereas the YHA price is.

Even better I found an Airbnb for only 28 quid. Luxury double room with en suite.

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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby Ivor Tingting » 17 Apr 2019, 11:35am

I wouldn't be seen dead in a YHA. If you want to get a sleepless night sharing a huge room in bunk beds with 20 other fat drunken slobs, crashing around at all hours, rustling plastic bags at 5am in the morning, screaming screeching kids running amok and slamming doors then maybe it's the right place for you. Not me. Camping on a quiet site or wild camping for me or Air BnB if the price is right is far more preferable.
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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby mercalia » 17 Apr 2019, 12:22pm

Ivor Tingting wrote:I wouldn't be seen dead in a YHA. If you want to get a sleepless night sharing a huge room in bunk beds with 20 other fat drunken slobs, crashing around at all hours, rustling plastic bags at 5am in the morning, screaming screeching kids running amok and slamming doors then maybe it's the right place for you. Not me. Camping on a quiet site or wild camping for me or Air BnB if the price is right is far more preferable.


good thats one less fat drunken slob to worry about

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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby ChrisF » 17 Apr 2019, 2:59pm

Ivor Tingting wrote:I wouldn't be seen dead in a YHA. If you want to get a sleepless night sharing a huge room in bunk beds with 20 other fat drunken slobs, crashing around at all hours, rustling plastic bags at 5am in the morning, screaming screeching kids running amok and slamming doors then maybe it's the right place for you. Not me. Camping on a quiet site or wild camping for me or Air BnB if the price is right is far more preferable.


I've just spent a week volunteer managing a YHA in S Wales. None of the guests was fat or a slob (not sure of your definition though). One group of students probably did get a bit drunk at the pub but they were quiet when they returned and AFAIK no other guests were woken up. There were also some kids and they were perfectly behaved.

OTOH , en route to the hostel I stayed at two B&Bs. At one I was woken at 6am by the two blokes in the next door room chatting loudly for an hour before they got up for breakfast. In the second I was woken at 3am by the couple in the room next door who spent at least an hour packing and repacking their bags noisily before they finally left (after I complained) at 4am.
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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby John Holiday » 18 Apr 2019, 3:43pm

As a lifelong user of Hostels ,have been slightly disappointed by their move upmarket.
Was recently told that they were now catering for school groups etc. who expected en-suite facilities & that the business model didn't cater for older generation arriving on their cycle for the odd night.
Hence my membership of Gatliff Trust hostels in Outer Hebrides & Elennydd Wilderness hostels in West Wales which follow the original ethos.

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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby ferrit worrier » 18 Apr 2019, 4:09pm

LinusR wrote:
robing wrote:Prices seem to vary widely. The more rural ones seem reasonable, but for instance in Bristol a night in a dorm costs an eye watering £35! I could stay in a BnB for that. They should offer more camping at YHAs - that would be a popular option but relatively few offer it. And beware of unofficial YHAs masquerading on the YHA site, they can be terrible - I have personal experience of this!


Come off it! A bed in a shared room varies from £14.40 to £31.50 a night at Bristol. Bristol is not a cheap city and I doubt you could get a bnb for anywhere near that price. If you are a YHA member you get 10 percent off as well https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-bristol.


A few years ago I stayed at Bristol YHA that was the last time I used one , never again ! As far as I can see the YHA have lost the plot. The room was hot , my companions appeared to be forign contractors. I spent most of the night on a smelly couch in the common room as the hostel was full. I paid the same there as I paid for a decent room in BnB .
On my first end to end I got bumped from Okehampton YHA as they had " double booked" me , a refund and three tel numbers to try. I did hear that it might have been because they had a school party to cater for and I was in thy way. The best independant hastel Ive found is The Great Glen Hostel at Laggan on the A82 cheap ,clean, very comfortable and a good little shop to get a meal together. Not like the over priced paltry offering of most YHA establishments.
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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby Ivor Tingting » 19 Apr 2019, 1:37am

mercalia wrote:
Ivor Tingting wrote:I wouldn't be seen dead in a YHA. If you want to get a sleepless night sharing a huge room in bunk beds with 20 other fat drunken slobs, crashing around at all hours, rustling plastic bags at 5am in the morning, screaming screeching kids running amok and slamming doors then maybe it's the right place for you. Not me. Camping on a quiet site or wild camping for me or Air BnB if the price is right is far more preferable.


good thats one less fat drunken slob to worry about


Sorry to disappoint you but I am not fat neither a slob and I certainly don't get drunk as I don't drink alcohol.
"Zat is ze reel prowoking qwestion Mr Paxman." - Peer Steinbruck, German Finance Minister 31/03/2009.

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Re: YHA prices: steep increase in the pipeline!

Postby Oldjohnw » 19 Apr 2019, 1:40am

The main reason I no longer use the YHA after a lifetime, is a sort of Groucho Marx reason: there are people like me there. They snore.
John

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