Tour the castle and enjoy fascinating stories from the past. Children can step into the world of a medieval knight or pretend to be witches and wizards as they stroll the corridors.
Located on the quay-side beside the river Tweed, YHA Berwick is a unique Youth Hostel, with a Tower of Pisa-like lean! The hostel is well-situated for walking, cycling and beach-based activities, as well as trips to towns both north and south of the border, including both Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh.
It also boasts the Granary Bistro, a café and restaurant-come-event hosting venue, and a spot which allows like-minded visitors to chat and engage with each other’s stories over a drink or a bite to eat.
Why guests love YHA Berwick
Accommodation at YHA Berwick
YHA Berwick boasts fabulous original features combined with a modern budget accommodation experience. Ideal for cheap UK coastal breaks or as a base for activity and family holidays in Northumberland, the Youth Hostel has 55 beds across 13 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, some of which are private and family rooms, a trendy café/bistro and is situated in a perfect location, close to the historic town centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The Granary Bistro is a great venue which hosts open mic nights, comedy clubs and live music events, all in the heart of Berwick. Check the What's On tab for a list of upcoming events at the Granary Bistro.
If the bistro is looking busy, there is extra seating on the mezzanine level and some comfortable seating in the lounge which is perfect for relaxing.
The Granary even has its very own art gallery so if you fancy soaking up some culture during your break, take a look at some of the exhibits on offer, from international artists as well as locals. Art lovers can also follow the Lowry trail which visits some of the sites immortalised in Lowry's paintings.
Food and drink at YHA Berwick
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Trade bookings
Need to know
Check in: 15.00 - 23.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not supplied but are available to hire or buy from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: YHA Berwick have on-site car parking.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Berwick. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am
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At YHA Berwick we have two meeting rooms which are both of a similar size.
Capacity: Up to 24 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, 2 x flip chart and pens and 2 x projector screens.
Parking: There is on-site parking available.
Accessibility: Our meeting rooms are both on the first floor. There is step-free access to enter the hostel, and step-free access to the first floor via a lift. The closest accessible WC is located down the corridor on the same floor. For more information please see our full access statement.
Air conditioning: Yes
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.
Steeped in history, Berwick has ramparts to explore and also offers some breath-taking views from its Elizabethan town walls. YHA Berwick itself is housed in a 240 year old restored granary.
Meet the team
The lowry trail around the town. Follow the mapped route around Berwick which takes in some of the famous sites that Lowry immortalised in his paintings. This is a great way to spend a day seeing the town, taking in some of the wonderful scenery.
Holy Island. Take a trip to the world famous pilgrimage site and spend a day exploring the island and the fantastic surrounding beaches.
The Maltings. For all you culture vultures, why not take in a show at the Maltings theatre. Whether it be a famous comedian, a performance by a touring theatre company or a musical performance, the Maltings has something for all ages all year round.
The Curfew Micro Pub. A must visit for all real ale fans. This friendly, cosy and unique little pub is only a small hop from the hostel and will allow you to sample some of Europes finest beers as well as the famous local banter.