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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
Accommodation at YHA Beverley Friary
We're not stuck in the Middle Ages here and you'll find lots to keep you entertained in our family-friendly hostel. YHA Beverley has recently undergone a £340,000 refurbishment and comes complete with a large self-catering kitchen and open plan dining room, and a beautiful lounge with an impressive exposed beam ceiling and stone fireplace. Guests can look forward to individual reading lights and plug sockets too, not to mention free Wi-Fi in communal areas.
Providing accommodation for up to 32 people, there is a variety of bedrooms sleeping between 2-8 guests, some of which are en-suite. YHA Beverley Friary offers both charm and perfect entertainment facilities.
YHA Beverley Friary is a self-catering only Youth Hostel. Take advantage of our large, recently refurbished self-catering kitchen and extensive facilities as you cook up a feast when it's convenient to you. There are plenty of pots and pans as well as storage cupboards and work surfaces.
YHA Beverley Friary reception opens at 5pm. Earlier access may be possible but must be arranged in advance. Please email [email protected] to arrange.
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but they are available to hire or buy from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is a good amount of on-site parking and additional parking is available on the road outside the hostel.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Beverley Friary. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Make YHA Beverley your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and share in the history of this 600 year old Dominican Friary.
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. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.
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.