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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday (inc. Bank Holidays): 10am - 4pm

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YHA Whitby


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

T: 0845 371 9049

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Cafe bar

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

En suite rooms available

Family breaks

Games Room


Group catering available

Internet access


Library / Quiet room


Luggage store

Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

School Trips

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome


100 Beds

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About YHA Whitby

A breath-taking coastal location with unbelievable views over the town and harbour, YHA Whitby is perfect for cheap family breaks and school trips. Situated 199 steps up from the cobbled quayside, the Youth Hostel is close to quirky seaside shops, Michelin starred restaurants and sleek cocktail bars.

The historic building itself is right next to the famous ruined Whitby Abbey which is free to explore for guests – just ask at reception on arrival. You’ll be staying right on the headland in fully refurbished accommodation inside the Grade 1 listed building Abbey House. If you’re looking for atmospheric, you don’t get more so than YHA Whitby; St Mary’s church and graveyard is opposite, made famous by Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Walkers and cyclists will find plenty of places to explore in the Esk Valley and the wild North Yorkshire Moors for on-the-go activity breaks.

The Whitby and Captain Cook museums allow you to gain a bit of education on the area and the historic war museum of Eden Camp is only a 45 minute car journey away. In the summer the sandy beaches provide a perfect setting for the kids to play whilst you relax during your Yorkshire coastal break. Year round attractions mean that there is something to do no matter when you visit.

The games room offers you the chance to take on your friends or family in a table football or pool tournament – the perfect way to crown the holiday winner!

After your busy day exploring the town of Whitby, unwind in our licensed restaurant with a delicious meal. A self-catering kitchen is also available if you fancy bringing your own. There are also great places to eat in the town so indulge in some afternoon tea, have a drink at the local pub or scoff some fish and chips at the Magpie.

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Whitby!

Need to know

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

Reception Times:
07.30 - 10.00
14.00 - 22.30

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • We'll make your cheap family break even more affordable! We can offer families and individuals a free visit to Whitby Abbey, just ask at reception. For activity breaks, explore the nearby moors on foot or bike before sitting down to fine food in our restaurant.

Volunteering opportunities

YHA School Trips

YHA Whitby is committed to continually creating new opportunities for children by supporting and complementing the national curriculum to develop imagination and intellect. There are educational packages available but the area is also great to explore for yourself on a self-led trip.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Contact YHA

YHA England & Wales

Trevelyan House, Dimple Road
Matlock, Derbyshire

Freephone: 0800 0191 700
Telephone: 01629 592 700
Email: customerservices@yha.org.uk

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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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