I am grateful to Caroline White, Chief Executive of the Youth Hostel Association and Ben Atwell, who manages the local area, for showing me around the stunning Youth Hostel at Salcombe. Located at Overbecks and with the best views in Salcombe, I was pleased to hear that you can book for bed and a meal for just £30 for a family of four per night. Gone are the days when staying at a youth hostel used to mean helping with the chores and cold showers but it still retains its community atmosphere. The YHA is now helping with accommodation for the National Citizen Service which will hopefully help to introduce another generation to the joys of youth hostelling. If you would like to book a stay at any youth hostel you can now do so online, well worth a look and definitely worth the climb. Now that I am 50 I was relieved to hear that you don't even have to be a youth, just young at heart.