The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Dalby Forest will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
A fully refurbished, old village school in a rural hamlet, Dalby Forest is a Green Beacon venue, offering a high standard of accommodation, whilst having minimal impact on the superb environment and countryside of the North York Moors National Park.
What is great about YHA Dalby Forest?
Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors.
Plenty of walking opportunities nearby.
Situated 20 minutes from the Whitby coast.
There is a large self-catering kitchen for communal cooking. It contains two electric cookers, two fridges, one freezer, one kettle, one toaster and all the essential cooking items required for both group and individual catering. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The lounge and dining area are cosy but have enough seating and table space to seat 21 people. There are also 2 sofas and 2 leather chairs in front of a log burner for guests to use. Highchairs are also available.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Dalby Forest includes 21 beds:
One three-bedded room with en-suite. Includes 1 set of bunk beds and 1 single bed.
One four-bedded room. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One eight-bedded room. Includes 4 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One six-bedded room. Includes 3 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 4 showers and 3 toilets close to the bedrooms. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Ramble around the picturesque Hole of Horcum in the North York Moors National Park.
With its 2,500-year history, and panoramic views of the Yorkshire coastline, Scarborough castle is well worth a visit.
Explore the many cycle routes through the beautiful wooded landscape of Dalby Forest. Or give orienteering a go- fun for all the family.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
Pickering is a market town on the edge of the North York Moors. The town is well known for its heritage railway, but also has lots of other local attractions, from a history museum to a woodland area with cycle trails, nature play, and woodland walking. Market day is Monday in Pickering, and there’s a farmers’ market on the first Thursday of each month.
There is plenty to see and do in Pickering for all ages, making it the perfect location for your holiday in the North York Moors.
Parking is located directly in front of the hostel. There is room for 4 cars but there is free parking just around the corner of the hostel for extra cars.
From Pickering, continue along the A169 until you reach the Fox and Rabbit Inn. Continue past it and take the next left. Follow the road and you will see the YHA logo on the side of the building to the left of where the open parking is.
At YHA Dalby Forest we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom with an accessible en-suite bathroom on the ground floor. We also have:
Level access into the hostel
Ground floor bedrooms
Portable induction loop
Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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!
To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.