YHA today stressed that it ‘put people first’ and never even entertained any thoughts of profiteering from the terrorist attacks in London.
Following reports that some accommodation providers in the capital had hiked their rates for commuters left stranded by the blasts, the Youth Hostels Association emphasised that its prices were held at all eight London sites.
“The many people who came to us because they were unable to return home on Thursday night were accommodated at our normal prices,” said YHA Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs Alan Hopley.
“We have also made full refunds for last night and tonight where guests and members booked to stay with us but had their travel disrupted and were unable to reach their chosen destinations, or chose not to travel into the city.
“YHA will always put people first, especially in situations of adversity, and we will be back to business as usual over the weekend.”