YHA Alston

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Located along the Pennine Way and on the coast-to-coast cycle route, YHA Alston is a perfect base for a group walking or cycling holiday. Alston is the highest market town in England and the contrast between the town’s steep cobbled streets and the surrounding wild solitary fells is amazing.

The location boasts glorious scenery. Overlooking the South Tyne Valley, the building resides in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the name says it all! You might even be lucky enough to spot a red squirrel from the lounge or dining room windows.

The kitchen is well equipped with two domestic sized cookers, a microwave, automatic water boiler, toaster, 1 fridge, 1 fridge-freezer and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. Tea towels are provided.

30 beds arranged in 2x2, 2x4 and 3x6 bedded rooms, all bed linen is provided.

In the grounds for 8 cars, overflow parking 200m away beside the Spar.

Dining Room & Lounge
The dining room seats 30 and has steps down to the lounge area, which has soft seating for 14 (plus four extra available).

Two washrooms, each with a shower - 3 washbasins and two toilets, there are also two individual shower rooms. Please bring your own towels and toiletries.

We have a small garden area which adjoins the car park, adjacent to steep woodland and riverbank - parental supervision is recommended for young children

The hostel manager lives at the rear of the building.

Need to know

If you don’t see availability online for the dates you require, please call us on 0800 0191700

In the area

There are several pubs and some interesting shops a short walk away. Hadrian’s Wall (1/2 hour drive). Cross Fell is a good day walk, giving splendid views of Northern Lakeland. The South Tyne Trail and Pennine Way pass the doorstep.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Cot
  • High-speed Internet
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden
  • Children

Things to do

  • Shopping
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking

Discounts on your stay

Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

Find out more information about YHA membership and the fantastic benefits.

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

How to find us

Our Address

YHA Alston
The Firs,



At the Southern end of Alston turn onto The Firs road opposite petrol station, take first right at top of bank..

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Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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