YHA Dalby Forest Exterior

Hostel only bookable on Exclusive Hire

Unfortunately, YHA Dalby Forest is available on Exclusive Hire only.


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Dalby Forest

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely be in operation at YHA Dalby Forest. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can

Exclusive hire

  1. For the foreseeable future, YHA Dalby Forest will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Peacefully located in the North York Moors National Park, this refurbished North Yorkshire Youth Hostel is a former school with many ‘green’ features - perfect for a relaxing holiday or cheap family break, safe in the knowledge that you’re staying in an eco-friendly environment.

Nearby is Levisham Station, one of the stops on the North York Moors Steam Railway, great for access to linear walks over uncrowded moorland. Cropton Forest and Dalby Forest Drive will keep walking and cycling holiday enthusiasts happy.

Why guests love YHA Dalby Forest

  • Eco-friendly North Yorkshire hostel
  • Within the North York Moors National Park
  • Great for activity breaks

Accommodation at YHA Dalby Forest

The hostel

YHA Dalby Forest has 21 beds with a selection of private rooms, dorm rooms and en-suite rooms available. The hostel has excellent self-catering facilities, a drying room and lounge areas for relaxing after a busy day. Our lounge is cosy and comfortable with seating and a large dining table. Relax by our wood burning stove after a day out walking on the Yorkshire Moors.

YHA Dalby Forest is a self-catering only hostel and has plenty of facilities for you to make use of, including two electric cookers, two fridges, one freezer, one kettle, one toaster and all the essential cooking items required. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.

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
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Lounge

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • 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 are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Dalby Forest. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Parking: There is ample parking available for guests.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

YHA Dalby Forest - Access Statement

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YHA Dalby Forest

Map references

OS Map: 94

OS Grid Ref: SE844900

Lat/Lng: 54.29866, -0.704949

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9128

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Dalby Forest your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Group bookings available all year round.


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.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Packed with environmental features, this unique North Yorkshire accommodation is one of YHA's first Green Beacon Youth Hostels making it the perfect choice for an eco holiday. If you love the great outdoors, visit nearby Cropton Forest or Levisham Beck - great for walking holidays. Try YHA Lockton for a cheap National Park holiday or family break.

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome Cool Places Green Leaders

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