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.
YHA BerwickBerwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1HJ
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 has the Granary Bistro, a café and restaurant-come-event hosting venue, and a spot which allows like-minded visitors to chat over a drink or a bite to eat.
Why guests love YHA Berwick
Accommodation at YHA Berwick
Bed in a shared room
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. Some of our shared dorm rooms are en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom that you would share with other guests who are also staying in the room.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Food and drink at YHA Berwick
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby safety gates
- City view
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free on-street parking
- Group meals
- Indoor play area
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Medium garden/grounds
- Meeting rooms
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Paid on-street parking
- Paid parking on premises
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 11:00 – 20:30.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Café and restaurant opening hours: Granary Bistro is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday.
Parking: There is paid parking at the hostel. There are also many short and long-stay public car parks available in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Berwick. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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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 flip charts and 2 projector screens.
Parking: On-site parking is 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.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA Volunteering.
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.