The stately home and 1000 acre park of the Duke of Devonshire.
YHA Castleton Losehill HallHope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WB
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Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park, YHA Castleton is a fully refurbished gothic mansion, set within 27 acres of parkland and offering stunning views across its picturesque surroundings.
Castleton itself is one of the Peak District’s most charming villages, with Peveril Castle, plenty of small, independent shops and numerous pubs for guests to explore and enjoy. Castleton is also famed for its caves and caverns, most notably the Blue John Cavern, and is a haven for walkers, with walks up Mam Tor amongst a vast range of routes.
Why guests love YHA Castleton Losehill Hall
Accommodation at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.
Our camping barn is open and available for hire, with hot water, a hot shower and a toilet. The six beds are on a mezzanine sleeping platform, accessed by a ladder, and can be arranged as two doubles and two singles or six singles.
The barn is accessed on foot from the car park, so bring your boots and a torch as the (3 minute) walk takes you through our Magic Wood and over a stream by the Waterwheel Bridge. Car parking is available in the main car park.
The barn has been renovated using recycled materials with timber from our own woodlands (a mix of oak, ash and sycamore). Our cosy interior has antique leather armchairs, the world's only ‘rocking stool’ and there is a big picnic bench outside for sunny days and peaceful nights. There is no Wi-Fi and little phone signal but there are wonderful starlit skies, wild flowers, badgers, birds and bats for entertainment.
Guests have year-round access to 4 shower shacks and 4 toilet shacks, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.
Like camping but with a few added extras? These Landpods are the perfect alternative for sleeping under the stars. The Landpods sleep up to four people, on two double mattresses and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. With LED lighting, these pods include all beds and 15 tog duvets. The Landpods do not have heating, so are more suited to the those who like a traditional camping experience, even in the colder months- it’s nothing a couple of warm, cosy blankets can’t fix! There is a bench and BBQ firepit outside so, make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.
All guests have full access to all of the hostel facilities, including the self-catering kitchen and bathrooms, so you can cook delicious meals, or freshen up after your night sleeping under the stars.
YHA Castleton Mews, a building in the grounds of YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, is 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.
Food and drink at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Extra-large garden/grounds
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Mountain view
- Near airport
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is open all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 23:00.
Reception hours: From 07:00 - 23:00.
Restaurant opening hours: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall’s restaurant is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 17:00 - 20:30. Breakfast is served daily to hostel guests from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: There is parking is available at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Castleton Losehill Hall has a wealth of resources to suit a range of educational trips including geography, history, science, PE and Food & Health activities. There are also great facilities including a classroom, games area, restaurant and café/bar. Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your stay.
At YHA Castleton Losehill Hall we have two meeting rooms available for hire - the Morten Room and the Board Room.
Capacity: Up to 80 delegates in the Morten Room and up to 12 delegates in the Board Room depending on seating configuration.
Available equipment: Full AV projection equipment, six channel PA mixer amplifier with two microphones, whiteboards, flipcharts, pens
Wi-Fi: Available on request
Accessibility: The Morten Room is accessible for wheelchair users. The Board Room is also accessible, however the fire exit requires the use of steps. The closest accessible bathroom to both is just off reception. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: No
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 on the volunteering website.
YHA Castleton Losehill Hall started life as a gentleman’s residence for Squire Ashton, the son of the family who lived in Castleton Hall in the centre of the village, coincidentally the home of the YHA before we moved up to Losehill.
Built in 1882, it has been extended since to include the arched mews building. The formal gardens were laid out in Victorian times and have a well preserved boundary. The parkland is a scheduled ancient monument as it is an example of a Saxon/medieval ridge and furrow field system. The ridges are still clearly visible as you stroll around the park.
The village of Castleton dates back 900 years, it was built around Peveril Castle by William Peveril, son of William the conqueror and has much of its medieval grid pattern and town ditch still intact and preserved. The hillfort on Mam Tor is older still, built 3000 years ago by the Celtic Brigante tribe. It is a great place to watch the sunrise or set. There is a replica celtic settlement in the grounds of Losehill Hall.