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 Helmsley 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.
Whether you want the stunning scenery and history of the North York Moors, the charming attractions of Yorkshire’s coastline or the cultural delights of the city of York, then YHA Helmsley is the ideal base for a getaway with your loved ones.
What is great about YHA Helmsley?
Lots of tourist attractions on the doorstep.
York, Whitby, and Scarborough all within easy reach.
Great for mountain biking and road cycling.
The self-catering kitchen contains two cookers, two microwaves, two fridges, one freezer, one toaster, two kettles and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery, and cutlery for guests to use during their stay. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The open plan dining room seats 40 people comfortably. The lounge area is equipped with soft furnishings and is the place where you can relax after a day’s exploring. The conservatory is equally appealing whether on a warm summer’s evening, or in the depths of winter when the wood burning stove is lit. There is a TV area is located near the spacious dining room. 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 Helmsley includes 40 beds:
Four six-bedded rooms. Includes 3 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Two two-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One three-bedded room with accessible en-suite. Includes 1 set of bunk beds and 1 single bed.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 4 showers and 4 toilets throughout the hostel for guests to use. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Helmsley is a perfect destination for those who love the great outdoors, with plenty of walking and cycling opportunities nearby.
Nearby family attractions include Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle and the Birds of Prey centre.
With Dalby and Cropton Forest only s short drive away, it’s an ideal location to enjoy a beautiful peaceful walk or hire bikes to take a ride on the many paths around the forest.
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.
There is plenty of things to see and do in Helmsley. It features a lively market square, delightful tea rooms and pubs, spectacular castle ruins waiting to be explored and surrounded by the wonderful North York Moors National Park. There are many cycling and walking routes nearby, suitable for all ages and abilities, including the Cleveland Way. It is no wonder that Helmsley has thousands of visitors year after year.
There is parking for 9 cars on the grass covered car park on site. With further street parking on the roadside outside the hostel front gate. The post code for the property is YO62 5HB.
By car: the hostel is 1/4 mile east of Helmsley marketplace, at the junction of Carlton Road and Carlton Lane (just off A170).
By train: the nearest rail station is Thirsk which is 16 miles away. From here there are no direct bus services, only taxis.
By bus: it is best to come via either York (Service 31X direct) or Malton (Coastliner Service to Pickering and then Service 128 to Helmsley). The nearest bus stop is within 160 metres of the hostel. There is a bus service which usually runs accessible buses to this stop.
YHA Helmsley welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
At YHA Helmsley we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom on the ground floor, with an accessible en-suite bathroom. We also have:
2cm threshold on entrance
Level access to ground floor facilities
Portable induction loop
Ground floor room
View our access statement here.
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.