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YHA Langdon BeckBarnard Castle, Durham, DL12 0XN
YHA Langdon Beck is a small, rural hostel located in the heart of Upper Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in County Durham. Standing 385 meters above sea level, the hostel provides accommodation to a variety of visitors including walkers, cyclists, canoeists, bird watchers, flower spotters, school and youth groups, and families.
We are quarter of a mile from the Pennine Way, just past the half way point. We have 33 beds split across eight bedrooms, all of which have views overlooking the hills of the North Pennines.
Why guests love YHA Langdon Beck
Accommodation at YHA Langdon Beck
- 33 beds spread over eight rooms and two floors
- Four showers and toilets
- Fully equipped self-catering kitchen
- Lounge/dining room with wood burning stove
- Drying room
- Cycle store
Room 1: Five bed private room with en-suite shower room. Two bunk beds and one single bed
Room 2: Two bed private room (one bunk bed)
Room 3: Four bed room (two x bunk beds). This is used as a female dorm room and can also be booked as a private room.
Room 4: Eight bed room (four x bunk beds). This is used as a male dorm room.
Room 5: Four bed private room (two x bunk beds).
Room 6: Four bed room (two x bunk beds). This is used as a female dorm room and can also be booked as a private room.
Room 7: Two bed private room (one bunk bed).
Room 8: Four bed private room (two x bunk beds).
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Board games
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Reception times: 08.00 - 10.00 17.00 - 21.00
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: No, YHA Langdon Beck is open to families and individual travellers from 1st March until 31st October. From 1st November until 28th February YHA Langdon Beck is open for group bookings and for YHA Exclusive Hire.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is free parking on-site.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Langdon Beck. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Make YHA Langdon Beck your home for a few days by booking the whole place to yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Available every weekend of the year.
YHA School Trips
YHA Langdon Beck provides a range of geography packages as well as a chance to explore the great outdoors. Situated just six miles away is the Kingsway Adventure centre, prefect for an activity break! The hostel holds up to 33 people and provides delicious meals for groups.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
The Langdon Beck Youth Hostel, situated in the county of Durham, opened its doors in 1938 but came to a dramatic end on 1st November 1958 due to the building catching fire and being demolished. Rebuilding work began soon after and the current YHA Langdon Beck officially opened in 1965, proving great success all year round.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: Langdon Beck is England's highest Youth Hostel! In a splendid position close to the Cow Green Nature Reserve with excellent routes nearby, the hostel is perfect for cycling holidays and walking holidays. This lovely, rural retreat is a great spot for family Northumberland holidays or activity breaks.