I miss that running stream behind the hostel, music to my ears
Good for single travellers and those not using cars. Cheap deal family room at Travelodge or Premier Inn usually a better deal for 2 plus travellers. Just had a short break in Durham for 4, £30 a night in a family room.
They have a community atmosphere to them that you don't get in hotels used by business travelers.
Stayed at YHA helvellyn was amazing, on-site pub and food or kitchen to make your own we stayed in a land pod. the Lake District is unreal
That's YMCA, not YHA.