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This hostel provides the following facilities:
Classroom/Educational meeting room
Coach parking onsite
Credit cards accepted
En suite rooms available
Group catering available
Library / Quiet room
Picnic lunch available
Private rooms available
Self-catering dining room
Suitable for families
Under 3s welcome
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, and all the attractions that Whitby has to offer.
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. Some parts of this visually-mesmerising hostel date back to the 12th century, and retain original features such as the 13th century carved oak beam, wattle and daub, as well as Victorian stained glass. Predominantly Victorian in appearance, Abbey House was recently fully restored and refurbished, to make the perfect base for your family seaside break.
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.
YHA Whitby has something to keep all of the family entertained. The playroom is perfect for younger children and there are plenty of board games and table football for older children.
After your busy day exploring the town of Whitby, unwind in our licensed restaurant with a delicious meal. We have the best fish and chips in Whitby, so sample our hand-battered, freshly fried meals that this seaside area is famous for. We also offer a large number of special dishes, so there really is something for everyone. A self-catering kitchen is also available if you fancy bringing your own.
YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Whitby! Wi-Fi is limited and only available in certain areas of the hostel.
Need to know
There is limited parking on site, but there's a pay & display car park five minutes away. This car park is free over winter and reasonably priced during the summer months. There are disabled parking spaces available.
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
Fancy having YHA Whitby for you, your family and your friends? Sole use is available on selected dates, please contact the hostel directly for more information.
Check out and enquiries 07.30 - 10.00
Check in 14.00 - 22.30
Is the hostel open every day of the year?
- 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.
There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Whitby. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.
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.