YHA Alston Main exterior
Bed in a shared room from £25.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hangers
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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 £30.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hangers
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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 £650.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    5 bathrooms 7 bedrooms sleeps up to 30 guests

    YHA Alston provides quality, comfortable accommodation and many great features including large, picture windows where you can enjoy the pretty views and wildlife. The property is a popular choice for action-packed adventure holidays.

    From £650.00 per night

Amenities

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

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 22:00
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 Alston. 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 throughout the property.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: 2 fridge/freezers, grill, kettle, microwave, mini fridge, 2 ovens, stove, 2 toasters.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 30 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, weighing scales.

Cooking basics: salt and pepper.

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

Located on the ground floor from the kitchen, the dining room seats up to 30 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 11 people. It adjoins the dining room through an open arch and down two steps.

There are 3 comfy sofas, 2 chairs and 2 coffee tables. Chairs can be moved from the dining room to provide extra seating.

Patio doors lead out onto a terrace overlooking the river below. Games and toys are provided in a wooden chest, plus leisure and reference books on a bookshelf.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of four bathrooms, plus an additional toilet.

Toilets: 5

Showers: 4

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

Outdoors

Outside consists of medium-sized grounds with great views overlooking the South Tyne River and Pennine Way path.

Guests have full access to the grounds, which attract lots of wildlife.

Outdoor amenities: bench, cycle store for up to 24 bikes, grass/lawn, patio, picnic table.

Sleeping arrangements

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

First floor

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

Two rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

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

A cot is available.

Overview

YHA Alston is the perfect accommodation option for cyclists and walkers looking to enjoy the beautiful North Pennines scenery which surrounds the hostel. Ideally located for those tackling the Pennine Way or the Coast to Coast cycle route (the hostel is situated on both routes), the neighbouring countryside has great walking routes for all to enjoy, whether you are a keen hiker or prefer a more gentle approach.

Although the hostel is on the edge of town, there are three pubs that serve food, two supermarkets and local amenities within walking distance, providing all you need for a peaceful break. The hostel is also visited by red squirrels, that can often be seen through the dining room window.

Why guests love YHA Alston

  • Quiet, central location
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Great for walking

Accommodation at YHA Alston

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.

Hire the whole place

With YHA Exclusive Hire, you can take the entire building for you and your group.

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Food and drink at YHA Alston

YHA Alston dining room

Breakfast at YHA Alston

YHA Alston is serving a breakfast menu for hostel guests.

Start the day right with a delicious breakfast before your day of exploring.

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Breakfast
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free on-street parking
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Library
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Water refill station
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily.

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

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

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

YHA Alston - Access Statement

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YHA Alston

Map references

OS Map: 86

OS Grid Ref: NY717461

Lat/Lng: 54.808934, -2.441886

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 260 2489

Email: [email protected]

History

Purpose-built in 1975 for YHA, YHA Alston is now privately owned as a YHA Enterprise hostel.

Meet the team

The hostel is owned and run by keen long distance walkers and cyclists Linda Willmott, Neil Willmott and Jenny Bradley.

Manager recommends: For something unusual, walk behind Ashgill Force waterfall. If you're feeling active mountain-bike the South Tyne Trail - the old railway path to Haltwhistle.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome

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