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YHA Cancellation Policy

The Youth Hostels Association is a charitable organisation that provides youth with comfortable hostel accommodation. They are present on almost all the continents and have a significant reputation.

YHA Cancellation Policy

With almost nine decades of experience, the brand provides the best youth hostels in the country. Besides having the best booking procedures, the organisation also has a strict process for cancellation. 

If you have booked your stay with the YHA but have to cancel it, you can follow the cancellation procedure. Dive right in to find out the YHA cancellation policy. 

YHA Cancellation Process

The YHA cancellation and refund policy govern all your bookings with the company. However, it is essential to cover your bookings through appropriate travel insurance.

All refunds are calculated based on the time of cancellation and the time span between the cancellation notification sent to the company and the time of the arrival at the Hostel. The organisation counts the first-night stay at 12 pm on the arrival date.

You can cancel through their official website for Family and Individual bookings: https://www.yha.org.uk/cancel-booking. If it’s before 48 hours, you will have to call the Hostel directly to cancel.

YHA Cancellation Policies

No. of days prior to your arrivalCancellation charges
56 days or moreAny deposits paid or due for the activities
55 – 28 days50% of the total cost of all your activities
27 – 0 days100% of the total cost of all your activities

Single Youth Hostel bookings

Unfortunately, with YHA, you cannot cancel a part of the booking. You have to cancel your entire booking with the Hostel directly and then re-book the new requirements. Such cancellations will follow the policies below:

Cancellation of the whole bookingRefund
24 hours or more notice (before 12 pm /12noon on the day prior to booking)They will refund 90% of the total booking, except for any Third Party Services
Less than 24 hours notice (after 12 pm/12noon on the day prior to the night’s stay)They refund 90% of the cost of any nights if you give more than 24 hours notice for cancellation, including any meals with the exception of all Third Party Services
No showZero refund

Any bookings made using any promotional codes are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.

Multiple Youth Hostel booking

Similar to Single Youth Hostel Booking, you cannot cancel any part of the booking in the Multiple Youth Hostel booking. You must cancel the entire booking and re-book with the Hostel. If it’s 48 hours before, you can call the property to make the necessary changes.

Cancellation of the whole bookingRefund
24 hours or more notice (before 12 pm/12noon on the day prior to the booking)They will refund 90% of the total booking, with the exception of any Third Party Services 
Less than 24 hours notice (after 12 pm/12 noon of the day prior to the booking)They will refund 90% of the total cost of the stay at the cancelled Hostel, less the first night’s stay at that cancelled Hostel, including any meals with the exception of all Third Party Services 
No showZero refund

Any multiple hostel promotional bookings are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.

Group Bookings

To make any change or cancellation for a Group Booking, the party leader or the person who made the booking should notify the Hostel in writing (mail). For group booking, the company has the following cancellation policy:

No. of days prior to your arrivalCancellation charge 
56 days or moreAny booking deposits paid or due
55 – 28 days50% of the total cost of the booking
27 – 0 days100% of the total cost of the booking

Promotional Booking Terms And Conditions

When it comes to promotional offers, you must make the full payment at the time of booking. Moreover, you cannot cancel any additional products and services included in the booking. Any changes or refunds are not possible under promotional bookings. 

It is better to make a promotional booking under travel insurance since the offers are subjected to the property, availability, and locations.