The YHA iPhone app gives information about hostels

The YHA iPhone app gives information about hostels

Hostellers with Apple smartphones and tablets can now use an application to find and book accommodation.

The free YHA (England and Wales) Guide App is available on the travel section of Apple iTunes App Store.

YHA said: “Once downloaded, users can search more than 160 youth hostels in England and Wales, view images, descriptions and information about them as well as the activities on offer, including climbing, cycling, mountain biking, walking and rambling and watersports”

The software is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and will also map the user’s current location and show the nearest hostel to them.

Joe Lynch, YHA (England and Wales) sales and marketing director, said: “Developing the app was the next logical step for YHA following our recent research into youth travel habits, that told us an astonishing 94 per cent of 16 to 30 year olds are booking accommodation online.

“That’s not a figure you can ignore.

“Our new app will support YHA’s website and contact centre in ensuring we are fully accessible to everyone who wishes to stay with us.”

YHA has a network of more than 150 locations throughout England and Wales offering a variety of accommodation, including youth hostels, camping barns, and camping pods.