YHA Beverley Friary exterior
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This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on Exclusive Hire accommodation for a minimum of a two night stay at selected hostels between 1st July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 26th May 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.

Bed in a shared room from £15.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
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 £39.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
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 £499.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    7 bathrooms 6 bedrooms sleeps up to 32 guests

    YHA Beverley Friary was originally home to Dominican friars 600 years ago and still has its original features including an impressive, exposed-beam ceiling and stone fireplace. This hostel is the perfect holiday base for history and culture lovers.

    From £499.00 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towel(s)
  • Washing machine

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
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 Beverley Friary. 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.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The small kitchen is located on the ground floor within the dining room. It includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: kettle, microwave, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators (with freezer compartments), stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 32 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 32 people and overlooks the pretty garden. It has dining tables and chairs in two rows of 16.

Highchairs are available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the first floor with 2 comfy sofas, 2 armchairs, low tables and a selection of board games. It has an impressive exposed beam ceiling and stone fireplace.

Bathrooms

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

En-suite bathrooms: 3

Toilets: 7

Showers: 7

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

Outdoors

Outside is a small garden, with a paved area and grass/lawn. The garden has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: benches, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

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

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds. There are two steps to reach this room.

First floor

There is a steep staircase of 15 steps up to this floor, with a handrail on one side.

One room that sleeps up to 8 people. It includes 4 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath. 

A cot is available.

Overview

Want to stay inside a real piece of history? Nestled in the heart of the beautiful East Yorkshire market town of Beverley and with more medieval charm than Game of Thrones, YHA Beverley Friary is the result of decades of loving restoration.

This hostel was home to Dominican friars 600 years ago and was even mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. Book a stay and get original features by your bed, a charming market town of attractions, and all the facilities you need for a break in East Yorkshire.

Why guests love YHA Beverley Friary

  • Restored medieval Friary
  • Attractive market town
  • Free WiFi in shared social spaces and all our rooms

Accommodation at YHA Beverley Friary

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

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.

Private rooms

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.

Hire the whole place

Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.

You can hire the whole building at YHA Beverley Friary and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is the perfect holiday base for history and culture lovers. It was originally home to Dominican friars 600 years ago and still has its original features including an impressive, exposed-beam ceiling and stone fireplace.

Reviews

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Outdoor seating
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Small garden/grounds
  • Sole use
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.

Self-catering: YHA Beverley Friary is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.

Parking: There is a good amount of onsite parking and additional parking is available on the road outside the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

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

YHA Beverley Friary - Access Statement

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YHA Beverley Friary

Map references

OS Map: 107

OS Grid Ref: GR038393

Lat/Lng: 53.83969, -0.42285

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9004

Email: [email protected]

Volunteering

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.

This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. Find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels through YHA Volunteering.

History

The 600 year old restored Dominican friary has maintained many historical features and is set in a large walled garden giving you a truly peaceful break. When it comes to having an epic story to tell, you'll wish YHA Beverley Friary's walls could talk.

One of our best historic youth hostels, the Blackfriars first built in timber on our site in 1240 and a 15th century gateway still stands in our front garden. There's no wonder people have claimed to see ghosts here, including a smiling Dominican Friar! A patchwork of bricks from different eras and sensitive restoration work, you could find an old iron oven, vintage wooden beams or an exposed stone chimney in your bedroom.

We're super proud of our history and have a stunning Tudor wall painting in our Great Hall - a remarkably well-preserved pattern of leaves and flowers. There's even an exhibition within our building, filled with interesting artifacts like a carved stone head, information boards and a walk-on glass floor of friary food.

It's taken decades to get our precious building looking this good, with the derelict Beverley Friary causing controversy in the 1970s; even being described as "a bottomless pit for cash". We became a youth hostel in 1984 and are a protected Grade II* listed building. Come and experience our unique accommodation for yourself or read one of the books about our amazing past.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Don’t miss Beverley Minster, stroll over the road and explore the most amazing Gothic church in Europe - free entry but personally I’d pay the entry for a guided roof tour to see the church construction, tread wheel and get up close to the stained glass. Whether you're using it as a base for cycling and walking holidays or activity breaks, shopping or birdwatching, Beverley makes a magical setting for your Yorkshire break.

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