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YHA Leominster was a workhouse of the Old Priory, a Benedictine Monastery that dates back to the 11th Century, and is now a well-equipped hostel. Come and stay to embrace the history of our surrounding area - we're just a 5 minute walk from the town centre and easily accessible by public transport. Leominster is situated in the Marches, the fiercely disputed borderlands between Wales and England, which have been fought over for centuries. We are at the heart of the Black and White Villages, whose style dates back to Tudor times and was famously adopted by the Victorians.

The walking and cycling in the area is excellent, and we have some maps available for sale or hire in the Youth Hostel. There are several National Trust properties nearby, along with museums, visitor centres and beautiful water gardens. You can visit the Queenswood and Leominster Country Park, or go for a round of golf at one of our local courses. If you enjoy your food and drink, sample the cheese at Monkland Cheese Dairy, visit us during the Ludlow or Herefordshire Food Festivals, or take the Cider Route, a 20 mile cycle tour through some of the best cider producing country in the UK.

The Hostel

We have 30 beds spread over 10 rooms, with one en-suite, disabled access room on the ground floor. The hostel also has an open plan dining room/lounge, a self-catering kitchen and a cosy quiet room. Have a look at our history and local information boards to get a taste of the area and our hostel's heritage.

Our well-equipped hostel is ideal for families, groups and individuals. We also offer excellent family facilities including double rooms, day access, games, high chairs, cots and baby bath.

4 x 2 bed, 4 x 4 bed and 2 x 3 bed (double with single bunk)

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis - look out for significant discounts for midweek group bookings. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.

Self-Catering Facilities

YHA Leominster is self-catering only, so look out for authentic local produce and regular farmers markets in the area and cook up a storm in the land of cheese and cider.

Our well-equipped self-catering kitchen has two electric ovens with electric hobs, one set of gas hobs, three fridges, one standard freezer, one small freezer, an additional drinks cooler fridge, two microwave ovens, two kettles, two toasters and three sinks.

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

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NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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