YHA Whitby Abbey House is a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion situated immediately beside the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey. Enjoy breath taking views over the harbour and North Yorkshire Moors with just a short walk to the town, via 199 steps. The hostel offers superb accommodation for families and groups and is the ideal base for exploring Whitby and its year round attractions. YHA Whitby offers an unforgettable experience in a historic setting with many original artefacts throughout the hostel. Look out for the interpretation boards with information about the features including 13th Century carved oak Viking beam, 18th century wallpaper and stunning Victorian stained glass.
After a busy day exploring the unique town, wild moors and fabulous beaches, relax and enjoy a delicious meal in our spacious Abbey House Tearooms or eat al fresco in the garden. Both have spectacular views over the harbour. YHA Whitby is the perfect venue for school trips with an established activity package for Key Stage 2 & 3 that complements the National Curriculum and makes the most of the wonderful location and history.
FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!
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.
07.30 - 10.00
14.00 - 22.30
14.00 - 22.30
07.30 - 10.00
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.
Abbey House, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
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.
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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.