- YHS charges you cancellation fees.
- The earlier you cancel your booking, the less cancellation fees you have to pay.
- You will not get any refund in case you booked hostels with promo vouchers.
YHA, known as Youth Hostels Association, is a charitable organization that prides itself on being a customer-friendly hostel accommodation.
However, due to some urgent work or emergency, you could have to cancel your booking with YHA. We are often unsure if we will receive a refund.
Like any other hostel service, YHA also charges some cancellation fees when you cancel your booking. The fees are calculated based on how many days are left between booking cancellation and booking date.
Let’s have a look at YHA cancellation rules.
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What is the YHA Cancellation Policy?
It is quite possible to cancel your reservation at YHA hostels. However, you are expected to pay a cancellation fee.
YHA cancellation policy is dependent upon many factors. The YHA cancellation policy for a group booking is different from a single hostel booking.
YHA calculates the cancellation fee based on the number of days left between cancellation and scheduled stay at YHA hostels. The smaller the difference, the higher the penalty.
You cannot cancel a part of your booking at YHA. You need to cancel your entire booking and re-book the whole trip according to your need.
YHA cancellation policy is based on how early you cancel your hostel booking. The booking cancellation process is different for single booking and group booking.
The below table will show how much cancellation fees you need to pay if you want to cancel your activity package.
|Number of days left before the arrival||Cancellation amount|
|56 days or more than that||Any deposits already paid or due related to activities.|
|55-28 days left||50% of the total activities cost|
|27-0 days left||100% of the total activities cost|
Activities include meals, an overnight stay, and other elements, which have been booked already (but wish to continue with the accommodation element of their booking).
In case of Normal Booking or Group Booking Cancellation, the following charges will apply,
|Number of days before arrival||Cancellation charge payable|
|56 days or more||Any booking deposits already paid or due|
|55-28 days left||50% of the total booking cost|
|27-0 days left||100% of the total booking cost|
No cancellation fees will be charged if YHA cancels your hotel booking without informing you at the right time.
What Is The YHA Refund Policy?
YHA refund rules are provided below. You can check how much refund you are eligible for if you cancel your booking.
We need to see the refund you will receive when you want to cancel a single youth hostel booking.
|Duration||Cancellation of Whole booking|
|24 hours or more notice (before 12 noon/12pm on the day before the booking))||90% refund of total booking except for third party services|
|Less then 24 hours notice(after 12pm/12noon on the day prior to night’ stay)||90% refund of the cost of any nights where more than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given, including meals except any Third Party Services.|
|Not arrived at the hostel||No refund provided|
If you made a booking through any promotional voucher, there would be no refund.
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|Duration||Cancellation of Whole booking|
|24 hours or more notice (before 12 noon/12pm on the day before the booking)||90% refund of total booking except for third party services|
|Less then 24 hours notice(after 12pm/12noon on the day prior to night’ stay)||90% refund of the cost of the stay at the canceled hostel, less the first night’s stay at that canceled hostel, including any meals except for any Third Party Services.|
|No show||No refund|
In case the booking is canceled by YHA, you will get a full refund without any cancellation penalty.
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|Reason for Refund||Will you get a Refund?|
|You are not able to show at YHA hostel||No|
|If you cancel your reservation when less then 24 hours are left from your booking||Yes but cancellation fees will be applied|
|If you cancel your reservation when more then 24 hours are left from your booking||Yes but cancellation fees will be applied|
|If YHA cancels your booking||Yes|
How to cancel YHA booking?
To cancel your YHA booking, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps,
- Go to the YHA website and select your cancellation option.
- Enter your Hostel booking reference number and email id.
- Click on confirm to find your booking.
- Select your booking and press the cancel button.
- Confirm your booking cancellation.
|Is cancellation Possible||Yes|
|In which case a full refund is possible||If YHA cancels your booking|
|Cancellation charge||According to number of days left|
|Is your cancellation fee is refundable||No|
Himadri is a travel enthusiast who loves exploring different parts of the world. Over the course of five years, I have been to numerous places, experienced different means of transportation, and stayed at different properties. The details on return and refund policies of different brands provided are based on first-hand experience to help everyone experience a hassle-free booking.