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YHA Grinton Lodge


Grinton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6HS

T: 0845 371 9636

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

BBQ area

Board Games

Camping Facilities

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room


Family breaks

Games Room


Group catering available

Library / Quiet room


Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

School Trips

Self-catering kitchen


Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome

81 Beds

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About YHA Grinton Lodge

Situated on the southern slopes of Swaledale, YHA Grinton Lodge is surrounded by stunning scenery and exceptional views of the Yorkshire Dales.

This former hunting lodge was built in 1817 and remained in private hands until after the Second World War when it was sold to YHA and has been used as a Youth Hostel ever since. The castle-esque building is impressive in structure and design and is built around a central courtyard.

Refurbished to a high specification in 2012, the beautiful building also boasts a gorgeous honeymoon suite complete with a free standing roll top bath on the top floor – a great place to stay for couples or if you enjoy your privacy.

For walking holidays there are lots of routes throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park for varying abilities and for anyone doing the Coast to Coast walk, YHA Grinton Lodge makes for a well-deserved stop-off point. If you’re on your mountain bike, set off from the Youth Hostel and choose a path to suit you.

For school groups, the south range of the lodge, a former stable block, is made up of classroom facilities. There are also plenty of activities to take part in on the extensive hostel grounds.

The Youth Hostel is just a 10 minute walk from the village of Grinton which has a cosy pub and a small church. If you’re exploring by car or bus, the larger historic market town of Richmond is 10 miles away. Richmond Castle is a must-visit tourist attraction and there’s a cinema, art gallery and heritage centre to keep you entertained.

For something a bit different, why not try YHA’s camping pods in the grounds of YHA Grinton Lodge. If you like camping but can’t stand the wind, rain and cold, then these heated wooden cabins are the perfect alternative. Great for family breaks, our pods, which are more glamping than camping, are suitable for up to a family of four.

To tempt you after your day of activities, tasty meals and drinks are available from the bar. You can see a sample of our menu here.

Rural Menu PDF (18KB) Rural Menu PDF (18KB)Click here to have a look at a sample menu (18KB).

Why not look at our other recently refurbished Youth Hostels?

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Need to know

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.

Reception Times:
07.30 - 10.00
17.00 - 23.00

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Manager recommends

  • For a more relaxed walking holiday, take a beautiful walk along the river and meander back through the picture postcard village of Reeth. If you're looking for a camping holiday with a difference, try our new camping pods. For group and schools, Grinton offers a range of outdoor activities in partnership with Carnegie Great Outdoors (Leeds Met University).

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Grinton Lodge. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.


YHA School Trips

YHA Grinton Lodge has a wealth of activities available to suit any kind of school trip. The hostel accommodates 81 people, caters for groups and has classroom/library facilities.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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