YHA Alston (Youth Hostels Association)

Alston, Cumbria, United Kingdom








Due to the coronavirus pandemic our hostels are unavailable for bookings until 31st July 2020. If you are able to donate to support YHA’s charitable work at this difficult time, we’d be very grateful. Support YHA

We are offering our hostels to the NHS, homeless organisations and public sector services. For support please email [email protected]

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.

There are 30 beds arranged in 2×2, 2×4 and 3×6 bed rooms, all bed linen is provided.

There is parking in the grounds for eight cars, and overflow parking 200m away beside the Spar.

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

There are two washrooms, each with a shower, three washbasins and two toilets, and 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.

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.

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

Guide dogs are welcome at YHA Alston. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted.


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Alston, Cumbria, United Kingdom
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