The Quads won the silver award for Best Accommodation at the British Youth Travel Awards on 29 November 2018.

ahs was recognised for the facilities and service provided to our summer school guests that stay with us from June to September.

The flexible design of The Quads means it can serve as student accommodation during the academic term and also for summer schools during the vacation.

The communal social spaces can convert into classrooms or training rooms, so summer school organisers can use the accommodation as needed.

The Quads was assessed on various criteria for the award:


Customer feedback forms in bedrooms provide valuable insight that informs many changes.

Customer care

We always deliver the best service possible. Our staff are helpful, professional, energetic and passionate. They are always mindful of the customer experience and culturally aware too.

Staff engagement and training

We reward high performance and behaviours that contribute towards the success of the team.

Marketing and communications

Our summer marketing campaign with VisitBath highlighted the quirky, more unusual side of the city. This was to attract a new target audience of millennials and promote our ‘unexpectedly affordable' accommodation.

Accessibility and sustainability

The Quads has a variety of features suitable for disabled guests. We have a strong commitment to sustainability and are always looking at ways to reduce waste.

Commitment to health and safety

We have a very safe campus, with a Security team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also provide very specific health and safety information to summer schools before their arrival.

Impact on local destination

Our thousands of guests that stay each summer contribute significantly to the local visitor economy.