Most hostels also have an onsite restaurant and bar which offers excellent value meals.Many of the hostels are located in heritage buildings that have been gifted by YHA members and patrons so you can also expect a lot of character.Each hostel has it’s own unique character and heritage which makes staying at any YHA hostel, a great experience.
Plus wifi is free for only YHA members ( worthwhile investing in their annual membership which gives you free wifi access ) and currently only available in the common areas.
You can also choose from fillings like Thai Chicken, Spicy Chickpea and Potato and even Curried Parsnip.
The gourmet coffee here is fantastic, (made with coffee beans from Union Roasters) far better than the Costa Coffee across the road. Next door, you can pop into Vinegar Jones who do amazing fish and chips ( with curry sauce if you prefer) Lovely crispy, light batter and beautiful fresh fish with fat chips.
There’s a real sense of time having coming to a standstill when you visit Hilltop.
Since her death in 1943, National Trust (to whom she bequeathed a generous legacy of her 1600 hectare estate) have preserved the farm in the exact style in which Beatrix Potter would have lived in.