YHA Berwick External View
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Berwick

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Berwick. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  3. Bar(s) will be serving drinks for guests to take away.

  4. Dining room(s) are open to guests for the consumption of their own food.

  5. Meeting room(s) remain closed

  6. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.


  1. Indoor seating for dining is now open at this hostel in line with Government social distancing rules. All tables and chairs are fully cleaned after use.

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.

Located on the quayside 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

  • En suite rooms available
  • Granary Bistro events
  • Art gallery on site

Accommodation at YHA Berwick

The hostel

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, 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

YHA Berwick cafe

Eat with us

The Granary Bistro provides a contemporary, relaxed and cosy atmosphere in the heart of this bustling market town. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast at YHA Berwick

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Oranka Juice Station

New juice station

With a brand new look and plenty of new options on offer, our bottomless juice stations are the perfect accompaniment to the most important meal of the day. Along with traditional breakfast favourites, we now have Lemon and Blueberry juice options as well as our first ever smoothie offerings.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Berwick

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, light bites, grilled paninis and loaded stone-baked pizzas. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Berwick

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Cafe
  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking
  • Near airport

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

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: There are multiple short- and long-term public car parks available in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Contact us for details.

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

YHA Berwick - Access Statement

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YHA Berwick

Map references

OS Map: 75

OS Grid Ref: NT998527

Lat/Lng: 55.768011, -2.0046994

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9676

Email: [email protected]

Meeting rooms

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.
Wi-Fi: Yes
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

Meeting room all day hire available from: £79


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 team here bring a whole set of skills to the hostel – from cheese making to archaeology, historian to writer, thespian to an explorer – and we all provide a wealth of enthusiasm and local knowledge to guests and visitors

Manager recommends:

Northumberland is a hidden gem – there’s beaches and castles, history, and culture. The Old Town is surrounded by the largest medieval walls built during the reign of Elizabeth I, and has castle ruins and a Garrison building built to help defend England from the Scots. Slightly further afield there’s Lindisfarne and St. Abbs (Little Asgard), the Farne Islands and Edinburgh. Wildlife is abundant there, with seals and others and dolphins often spotted in the river and sea.

Rough Guides Cyclists and walkers welcome Cool Places Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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