YHA Alston Main exterior
Bed in a shared room - from £22.00/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 £45.00/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 £270.00/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 £270.00/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.
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.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA Alston. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

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

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 one 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

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis between November and March. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you.

If you are looking for space to stay with us on a shared basis, and can’t see any availability, then this hostel may be being used for Exclusive Hire.

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Food and drink at YHA Alston

YHA Alston dining room

Eat with us

We are serving a breakfast menu for hostel guests.

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

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - self-catering kitchen(s), lounge area(s), dining room(s), cycle store(s), drying room(s).

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Alston is open all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Alston is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10.00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10.00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

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.

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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