Welcome to the YMCA
Guildford YMCA has a long history in the town, and for 20 years has provided safe housing for young people in the Bridge Street hostel along with bed and breakfast accommodation, conferencing and restaurant facilities. Youth work projects based at Plantation in Market Street have further developed the 'YMCA effect' on local young people.
And here's our official information from the Charity Commission website.
Our Capital Appeal is raising £430,000 to improve and extend our facilities for young people. The amount donated and pledged to date* is
* last update 27.02.14
** total includes Gift Aid where applicable and grant of £50,000 awarded by The Henry Smith Charity. Also includes £16,433 raised through Showtime. Excludes £100,000 pledged from Guildford YMCA reserves.
What's new at Guildford YMCA?
There are a number of new job opportunities - do check them out.
The Sleep£asy Sleepout took place on Saturday 1st February at Watts Gallery. Congratulations to our 11 volunteer 'rough sleepers' and we hope you're enjoying a warm glow of satisfaction - both for completing the challenge and for raising vital funds. We are delighted that to date a total of £10,228 has been raised. Thank you for each and every donation! Every pound will be wisely spent to benefit local young people. For more about the Sleepout click here
Our 2014 London Marathon runner Leanne Wall continues to train with dedication! Check out her progress with training and fundraising.
Our youth work department has a new name - The Basement. Well they are located in the basement of the building! It's great to see a Prince's Trust Team using the project room and Catering Plus making the most of the cafe space and new kitchen facilities.
Staying at the YMCA
Did you know that there are 112 bedrooms at our Bridge Street hostel? And although 'YMCA' stands for Young Men's Christian Association you don't have to be young, male or even have a faith to stay here.
Over the last couple of years we have been refurbishing many of our hostel bedrooms to install en suite facilities and upgrade the fittings. This ongoing improvement of accommodation further enhances the 4 stars already awarded to the hostel by VisitBritain. Rooms can be booked by calling 01483 532555.
Within minutes of the railway and bus stations, and Guildford town centre, where better to stay?
Make a Booking enquiry here
"I felt like I was at home for all my time spent here!"
"The room in YMCA is worthy of praise, sitting in the centre of Guildford. It's really convenient for travel and shopping."
"Very comfortable. Friendly, helpful atmosphere. Thank you!"
"Very positive. The staff were helpful, friendly and pleasant at all times, making one feel welcome. Good room - I was lucky to have a splendid view, and the meals, breakfast in particular, were very good. I'll be back!"
Do visit our webpage featuring local attractions. Whether you live in Guildford or are visiting us soon, we hope this will help to make your stay more interesting.
Guildford YMCA Newsletter - Winter 2013
Here is our winter newsletter at last - with news of the changes taking place in the basement at the Bridge Street hostel. All exciting stuff.
We also produced a booklet for our Prayer Week that can be downloaded here and used through the year. We need prayer! If you would lke to receive a monthly email of further items for prayer please let us know here.
Help Support Life Change
Guildford YMCA aims to serve the local community, in particular young people, by providing a caring environment, building relationships and encouraging the development and personal growth of the individual. Projects include counselling, working with young people who have been excluded from school, social enterprise schemes, and providing housing.