Situated in beautiful upper Wensleydale, the Youth Hostel is just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Hawes, England's highest market town. There are great walking and cycling routes straight from the door and this part of the Yorkshire Dales is particularly rich in waterfalls, including Hawdraw Force, England's largest single drop waterfall. Red squirrels can be seen in their natural habitat on the Red Squirrel trail. In addition to the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, local attractions include the famous Wensleydale Creamery visitor centre, home of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese. Learn more about life in the Dales at the Dales Country Museum with exhibitions, talks and activities all year round. Gayle Mill, the restored 19th century water powered saw mill, has guided tours and workshops. Watch traditional rope making at the Ropemakers. Nearby there are the Wensleydale and the Settle to Carlisle railways, Bolton and Middleham Castle, and the unique Forbidden Corner.
YHA Hawes has 52 beds in 14 rooms. All rooms have fabulous views over the Yorkshire Dales. The hostel benefits from a garden, drying room and classroom facilities.
2x2 bed en suites 4x2 two beds 3x3 beds 1x4 bed 2x6 beds 1x7 bed 1x8 bed.
Hawes is almost the halfway point on the famous Pennine Way walking route and sits in the stunning location of Wensleydale.
Hawes is an excellent base for mountain biking in the Yorkshire Dales. Don't foget to look up and admire the amazing views that stretch over Wensleydale and Swaledale!
Well positioned on the Dales Cycle Way, YHA Hawes is an excellent stop-off point for all cyclists en-route, no matter where you're going - north, south, east or west.
Food & Drink
YHA Hawes is licensed and has a selection of wines, soft drinks and beers, including the local Black Sheep Ales. Breakfasts and evening meals are served in our dining room with fabulous views over Wensleydale. Have a look at a sample menu of what we have to offer here.
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
There is very limited parking at YHA Hawes.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Hawes. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Payment accepted online
Payments accepted at property
Maps & Directions
How to get here
The hostel is located at the top of a steep rise on the B6255 (signposted to Ingleton), just off the junction with the A684 at the western end of the village. If you're arriving by bike, cycle from Garsdale - 6.2 miles, on RCR10 Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, NCR 68 at Garsdale. If you're walking, the bus stop is 5 minutes away, on the Herriot Way. The Pennine Way National Trail is 7 minutes away.
Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Hawes and hire the whole property for yourself. To so so visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for group bookings all weekends of the year.
There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Hawes. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.
A purpose built hostel on the route of several long distance paths including the Pennine Way.
Meet the Manager
Lorna - taking a break from her career in IT (currently 10 years and counting!). Manager recommends: Come and have dinner at YHA Hawes and enjoy the magnificent view across the Wensleydale. There are very few better views in the Yorkshire Dales. YHA Hawes is a modern hostel close to a range of tourist attractions, making it a good base for cheap family breaks.