£250,000 makeover for Edale youth hostel

The 157-bed YHA Edale in the Hope Valley. Photo: Mike Williams.

The 157-bed YHA Edale in the Hope Valley. Photo: Mike Williams.

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A Peak District youth hostel is to undergo a £250,000 makeover to create a world class outdoor activity centre.

YHA (England and Wales) has announced its 157-bed facility at Edale as one of the recipients of a first round of investment in 2014.

As part of the investment most of the bedrooms at YHA Edale will be refurbished, all washrooms upgraded, and the reception, lounge and self-catering kitchen will be redecorated and refurbished. The dining room will also be refurbished and reconfigured to better accommodate customers.

Caroline White, Chief Executive of YHA (England and Wales), said: “The refurbishment is part of our continuing investment in our hostels to ensure they offer the great welcome and friendly stay of which we YHA is rightly proud.

“We have world class hostels in fantastic locations and we want to make sure that as many people as possible know about what a great time they can have when they stay with us.”

The youth hostel, which comprises three separate buildings, will close in early January while the work is completed and will have a phased re-opening commencing on February 7.

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