YHA in Heart of England
YHA Ilam Hall
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ
"Excellent" - 93% Customer Satisfaction Based on 215 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 £13.00
Private rooms from £29.00
Family rooms from £25.00

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
    Children aged between 11 and 16 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they are accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

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Availability Calendar

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
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for climbing
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for family breaks
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Group catering available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • Under 3s welcome
  • Weddings
  • 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

07.00 - 23.00


15.00 - 23.00


Before 10.00

Open every day?


Hostel closing times


Towels & Toiletries

Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.


Parking is free for National Trust members, all other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception.


Pets are not permitted at YHA Ilam Hall. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Payment accepted online



Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

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Maps & Directions


Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ

How to get here

Ilam is situated 6 miles from Ashbourne. From Ilam Village centre, enter National Trust Country Park and follow the driveway. Parking is free for National Trust members, all other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception.

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Contact Information

Hostel: +44 345 371 9023
Email: [email protected]
Social Media:
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Map References

OS Map: 119
OS Grid ref: SK131506
Longitude: -1.805223
Latitude: 53.053087

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 01335 343 666
Website: http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com
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Meeting Rooms

At YHA Ilam Hall we have two meeting rooms available for hire.

Capacity: Room 1 can accommodate up to 40 delegates and room 2 30 delegates, depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, flipchart, pens, extenstion leads
Parking: Parking is free for National Trust members. All other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception.
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in the classroom or the games room.
Accessibility: There is step-free access to two of the meeting rooms. One is located close to reception and the other can be accessed via a platform lift. The closest accessible WC is located just off the reception lobby. Unfortunately the last meeting room can only be accessed via stairs. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room. Fans and heaters are available.

Meeting rooms available from: £65

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