The stately home and 1000 acre park of the Duke of Devonshire.
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
The hostel has 146 beds in 36 rooms, most of which have en-suite facilities. YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is finished to a high standard and boasts a licensed bar and luxurious social areas. There is plenty of comfortable furniture to relax on and gorgeous finishing touches like a woodburning stove and atmospheric candles.
The West Mews with its 28 beds in 7 rooms can be booked exclusively for your group, it has its own kitchen and lounge so is completely self contained.
Unfortunately, pets are not permitted at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout.
Our camping barn is now open and available for hire. Heating and cooking is done via a wood-burning range stove, which makes the place really cosy. The stove is also great for baking - it makes lovely bread! There's also an electric kettle, a microwave and lighting so you've still got some home comforts. You'll also find hot water, a hot shower and two toilets. 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.
YHA Castleton Mews
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. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
Food and drink at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall
- 24 hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Sole use
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Reception: 07.00 - 23.00
Check in: 15.00 - 23.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: Ample parking is available.
Pets: Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Castleton West Mews and hire the whole property for yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website.
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.
You can 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.
Meet the team
Alistair Boyd, a former engineer, moved to the hostel for the superb climbing and running available and has stayed ever since. He’s not lost his enthusiasm for the area over the years and is a great source of advice on where to walk/climb/run/cave and something of an expert on the local weather – he’s known for saying "it’s always summer somewhere in the Peaks".
Manager recommends: Watch the dawn or sunset from the ramparts of the Celtic fortress on Mam Tor. Magnificent views, magical atmosphere, and free - just what you want on a cheap break! There's plenty to do for activity breaks and many fine routes for walking holidays around the valley.