Whether it’s the twinkly lights, the brass bands playing carols or the scent of mulled wine that draws you to a Christmas market, we’ve found 21 locations that put you in heart of the festivities. Take a look at our recommendations.

YHA Berwick

Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1HJ
01289 304518

Located on the quay-side, beside the river Tweed, YHA Berwick is great for walkers, cyclists, beachcombers, culture vultures or just those looking to get away from it all.

YHA Brighton

Brighton, BN1 1NH
01273 738674

YHA Brighton, in all its Regency grandeur, is on the doorstep of all of Brighton’s most exciting attractions. You will find us less than a minute’s walk from the world famous Brighton Pier, two minutes from the Prince Regent’s magnificent Pavilion and three minutes from the medieval Lanes shopping area.

YHA Bristol

Bristol, BS1 4QA
01179 221659

Explore the harbourside and old city areas, visit the magnificent Avon Gorge - Brunel’s suspension bridge, or enjoy Bristol’s cultural base of theatres, museums, art galleries and thriving live music and club scene.

YHA Cambridge

Cambridge, CB1 2DN
01223 354601

Cambridge is a great place to visit for families, lone travellers or groups. YHA Cambridge is in a prime location, only three minutes’ walk from the train station, and a perfect base to explore the historic university city.

YHA Canterbury

Canterbury, CT1 3DT
01227 462911

With a city that’s chock-full of history and culture, the coast a mere 7 miles away, Kent AONB to the south and acre upon acre of ancient woodland to explore nearby, this place has it all. Our stunning Victorian villa is newly refurbished and perfectly located to explore the Cathedral City of Canterbury and its surroundings.

YHA Cardiff Central

Cardiff, CF10 4BB
02920 674330

Located in the heart of the city centre but with on-site parking and within walking distance of all the city’s best attractions, including the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, not to mention the fantastic shopping destination of Cardiff Bay. 

YHA Ironbridge Coalport

High Street, Coalport, TF8 7HT
01952 588755

YHA Ironbridge Coalport is ideally located within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, home to 10 family friendly museums, littered with industrial archaeology and brimming with tea rooms, pubs and eateries.

YHA Liverpool

off Wapping, Liverpool, L1 8EE
01517 098888

YHA Liverpool is right at the heart of everything Liverpool has to offer. The Youth Hostel is just a five minute walk from the historic Albert Docks which is part of the Liverpool Waterfront.

YHA London Central

London, W1W 5NU
02075 801173

YHA London Central is the perfect place for backpackers to explore the capital. The Youth Hostel is modern, but affordable, and just five minutes from Oxford Street. It is ideal for those looking for culture, or simply shopping! 

YHA London Earls Court

Earl's Court, SW5 0AQ
02073 737083

Situated on an affluent residential street, the hostel is a gorgeous Victorian building and benefits from a courtyard garden which guests can make the most of during the summer.