Wye Valley Youth Hostel - Rhos on Wye

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YHA Wye Valley

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6JJ

YHA Wye Valley, formerly Welsh Bicknor, set in 25 acres on the banks of the River Wye, is great for activity breaks or school trips, it even has its own canoe landing station! Located in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, close to Symonds Yat Rock, there's a course on site for orienteering holidays and there are miles of footpaths to explore for walking holidays and trails for cyclists of all levels - perfect for cheap family activity breaks.

The Hostel

Both dorms and private rooms are available at this Youth Hostel, along with lounge and dining areas. There are two lounge areas for our guests to relax in and a dining room.

Bell Tents

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the setup stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four/five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring. Premium bell tents also have the added benefit of a wood burner to keep you cosy.

There are six bell tents available at YHA Wye Valley - four standard and two premium. YHA Wye Valley's bell tents are available to book for stays between May and September.


Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

The campsite is a spacious field on the edge of the Youth Hostel grounds in close proximity to the River Wye and the on-site canoe launch - perfect for a watersports holiday! For guests with smaller children, or if you wish to be closer to the facilities, there is an additional camping field situated directly below the main building. The campsite is a great location for both organised groups and family holidays. It is a perfect stopover for canoeing the Wye or as a base for a canoeing break. YHA Wye Valley has a restaurant and also hosts BBQ nights. On site activities include archery and family fun nights.


A water supply is provided on the camp site as well as a designated fire pit/barbecue area for campers' use and picnic tables.

There is 24 hour access to toilets and showers. The separate male and female WC blocks are located in the main courtyard.

Campers are welcome to use the self-catering kitchen and seating area during open hours and there is a sink for washing up in the courtyard.

Campers are welcome to use the main hostel lounge facilities.


During periods of dry weather, you can drive your car down to the camping field and park next to your tent. However, when the ground is wet access to the campsite may be more difficult and so there is a car park approximately five minutes' walk away.

Check In

All campers must check in before 10.00pm and check out by 10am. Later departure is available by prior arrangement, please contact YHA Wye Valley directly for details.

Please note that during sole use of YHA Wye Valley by school groups, the campsite is not available for use except for other school/educational groups. Advance booking is advised.

Important Information

No ground level fires or non-raised barbecues are permitted anywhere else on the campsite other than the designated fire pit, due to health and safety reasons.

Guests are responsible for the provision of firewood. Firewood is available to buy from reception. It is not permitted to use wood from nearby trees or woodland as these are on private grounds

Campers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on site but there is a bar in the main Youth Hostel which they are welcome to use.

There is a tight hairpin bend on the main driveway and so cars towing trailers may need to detach the trailer to go round the bend.

The access to the site is not suitable for any vehicle larger than a small minibus. It is therefore not recommended for camper vans.

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Wye Valley and hire the whole property to yourself. To do so visit the YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for bookings from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

How to get here

If you're driving, our postcode will take you to the other side of the river to the hostel. Follow the below instructions to find us!

From the A40 from Ross on Wye to Monmouth, turn left signposted Goodrich. In Goodrich village (post code HR9 6HX), turn left opposite Jolly's stores signposted Courtfield/Welsh Bicknor. Follow the single track road for appx 1.5 miles, crossing the cattle grid and going through the meadow, and when road splits, take the right hand track. The track down to the hostel is narrow and steep with hairpin bend, not suitable for larger vehicles and coaches. We advise that you drive with caution as the road surface is uneven.

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