YHA Alnwick exterior
Bed in a shared room from £20.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 19:30 (19:00 from November - March)
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £40.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 19:30 (19:00 from November - March)
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    14 bathrooms 14 bedrooms sleeps up to 56 guests

    At the heart of a medieval town, YHA Alnwick offers inviting, quality accommodation for guests to enjoy during their stay. This property is a perfect spot for those looking to discover the extraordinary history and culture of the surrounding area.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towel(s)
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi in rooms
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 19:30 (until 19:00 from November - March)
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA Alnwick. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property. Hostel staff live onsite.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces and all rooms.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The small kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: kettle, 2 microwaves, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators (1 with freezer compartment), stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 60 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: oil, salt and pepper.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor just off the kitchen, the large dining room seats up to 40 people.

Highchairs are available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor with 4 comfy sofas. There is a wall-mounted flat screen TV and a range of books to relax with after a long day on the coast.

There is a separate games room with a small pool table, tabletop football and a selection of board games.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of 14 bathrooms, plus four separate toilets (two of which have disabled access).

En-suite bathrooms: 14

Toilets: 18

Showers: 14

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Guests have full access to the garden and grounds. External yards may be closed for maintenance.

Outdoor amenities: benches, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 14 bedrooms.

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

First floor

Two en-suite rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a single bed.

Five en-suite rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

Three en-suite rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Overview

YHA Alnwick is located in the heart of the medieval town of Alnwick. Once the town’s Victorian Court House, its central location makes it ideal for a visit to Alnwick Castle, the medieval pile which featured in the early Harry Potter films as Hogwarts, as well as the neighbouring Alnwick Garden.

Plus, a short car journey takes you to the fabulous Northumberland coast and its glorious unspoilt beaches. Opened by the Queen in 2011, this 4-star hostel provides quality budget accommodation, suitable for families, independent travellers and groups alike.

Why guests love YHA Alnwick

  • Free WiFi in shared social spaces
  • Historic building
  • Games room with small pool table

Accommodation at YHA Alnwick

Bed in a shared room

If you're happy to share, dorm rooms have multiple beds - ideal for budget breaks.

Private rooms

Like your own space? Private rooms offer the hostelling experience with more privacy.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room, including bathroom facilities.

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Food and drink at YHA Alnwick

Cooked breakfast and drinks on a table

Breakfast at YHA Alnwick

We offer breakfast at this hostel which can be booked on arrival.

Drinks

Drinks at YHA Alnwick

We are licensed and sell a selection of locally sourced beers, wines and soft drinks.

Lasagne and salad

Group meals at YHA Alnwick

We can provide evening meals and picnic lunches for pre-booked groups.

YHA Alnwick self-catering kitchen

Self-catering kitchen

Our self-catering kitchen has plenty of work surfaces for food preparation.

There are pots, pans, crockery and cutlery as well as cookers, fridges, toasters and a kettle. We have an excellent recycling system, in keeping with our green ethos.

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Baby changing
  • BBQ area
  • Breakfast
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free on-street parking
  • Games
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Library
  • Luggage store
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 19:30 (19:00 from November - March).

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Parking: There is free on-street parking near the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Alnwick. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Alnwick

Map references

OS Map: 81

OS Grid Ref: NU186131

Lat/Lng: 55.411739, -1.706076

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 260 2418

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Alnwick has nearby attractions which are perfect for biology, history and English trips. There is a well-equipped classroom and group catering facilities.

Book your YHA School Trip.

Meeting rooms

YHA Alnwick offers meeting space for 20 - 30 people, depending on equipment required.

There is a flipchart stand, extension lead and white wall space available.

Volunteering

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Alnwick. For information on volunteering, visit YHA Volunteering.

History

YHA Alnwick is formed of two very different buildings which were used by the local council until recently as office space.

The main building dates back to 1856, and was built as the town's first Court House - the imposing bare stone walls downstairs emphasise the sense of authority and order. Now almost demolished, the town's Correction House stretched away towards the town at the back of the building. All that remains is the outer wall, forming part of our back yard wall and the name of the alleyway that runs between the two buildings - Correction House Alley. The east building is actually a range of two smaller cottages, knocked together at some stage in the early 20th Century. 

Back in the 1820s these buildings were leased to the local constabulary, the forerunner of the police force in Northumberland. A passage led through between the two buildings to a cobbled yard, illuminated by a gas lamp - rather extravagant for a domestic property. Here a small stable was provided for the pony that used to haul the police cart. The cobbles, the stable and the gas lamp bracket still exist. The courthouse and police houses fell out of use when the new police station and court room was constructed on Prudhoe Street in the 1920s. 

The hostel sits on Green Batt - the name may derive from the area of land used by the yeomen of the town to practise their archery, known as a butt, and as this was outside the town walls, the land would have been fields, hence, Green Batt.

Meet the team

We are a small, friendly team at YHA Alnwick, led by manager Ruth and housekeeping and catering manager Kirsten. We look forward to welcoming guests, both new and returning, to the hostel. YHA Alnwick is a perfect base for cyclists who want to experience and explore the many and varied cycling routes that North Northumberland has to offer. We are currently undertaking an exciting project to transform one of our unused outbuildings into a dedicated cycle hub.

YHA Alnwick is a not-for-profit social enterprise, with profits being donated to good causes in the local area.

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