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YHA Whitby
Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
"Excellent" - 92% Customer Satisfaction Based on 217 customer scores
4 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
4 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £10.00
Private rooms from £29.00
Family rooms from £25.00

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    Please Note:
    If you plan to bring children under 5, please stay in a Private Room.
    Children under 15? Please be accompained 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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Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • Board games
  • Cafe
  • Classroom
  • Coach parking onsite
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for family breaks
  • Group catering available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • Under 3s welcome
  • YHA School Trips
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible
  • En suite rooms available
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
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Need to Know

Reception Times

07.30 - 10.00
14.00 - 22.30


14.00 - 22.30


07.30 - 10.00

Towels and toiletries

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 imited parking on site, but there's a pay & display car park five minutes away.

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Maps & Directions


Abbey House, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

How to get here

By foot: follow the signs towards the Abbey, go up the 199 steps, continue across the turning area, going right under the archway by the Lodge House. Follow the driveway and under a second archway to find the hostel. By road: follow the signs to the Abbey, up Green Lane, turn left and continue beyond the Abbey car park (additional pay & display parking here). As you approach the turning area, keep left under the archway and follow the driveway alongside the Abbey wall, go under a second archway and park in the courtyard.

Public Transport

Book your coach tickets here.

Public Transport: View travel options.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9049 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Email: whitby@yha.org.uk

Map References

OS Map: 94
OS Grid ref: NZ902111
Longitude: -0.608271
Latitude: 54.487423

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 01723 383636
Website: http://thedms.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/thedms.aspx?dms=13&feature=2&GroupId=8&venue=1710555


Our hostel is housed in a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion situated immediately beside the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey.

The Whitby headland had seen Bronze Age and Roman settlements, before an Anglian monastery was founded there by Hild, the daughter of an Anglian nobleman, in about 627. Then things get a bit mysterious; no one is sure why, but the Anglian settlement and monastery were abandoned a few centuries later.

By the end of the 12th century a new monastery had been founded and built in stone. This building underwent various projects of rebuilding and expansion, during which the Abbey House was built. We aren’t sure what the Abbey House was used for, but it is likely that it was the abbot’s lodging.

In the 16th century the Monastery was suppressed and the abbey site was bought by the Chomley family. The Chomleys, and later the Strickland family, used the abbot’s lodgings as a house and over the next two centuries several extensions and a courtyard were added to the building.

In 1920 the Strickland family gave the abbey to the Ministry of Works. Then for around 80 years archaeological excavations were carried out on the site. By the early 2000s the Abbey House had fallen into a dilapidated state, but when its lease came up for tender in 2006 YHA jumped at the opportunity! A £3.5 million renovation was carried out making the building into the fantastic hostel enjoyed by many today.

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