YHA Dufton Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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.

YHA Dufton is a great base for outdoor activity breaks and exploring the wild moorland and green valleys which characterise the area. This accommodation in Cumbria is the perfect opportunity to stay in Europe’s first Geopark, an area of great geological interest.

YHA Dufton faces the pretty village green near to the Pennine Way, and is perfectly placed to give easy access to Cross Fell and High Cup Nick. The area is great for walking and cycling holidays or just a relaxing weekend break in a quiet village.

Why guests love YHA Dufton

  • Close to the North Pennines AONB and Lake District National Park
  • Situated in a pretty Cumbria village
  • Ideal for activity and walking holidays

Accommodation at YHA Dufton

The hostel

YHA Dufton has 32 beds in a selection of dorm, private and en-suite rooms. The Youth Hostel also has educational facilities, beautiful grounds and cosy social areas. The open plan dining space and common room has a selection of tables and chairs and comfortable seating.

The manager, his family and staff live on-site, in an adjacent building, and share access to the hostel garden.

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.


Food and drink at YHA Dufton

YHA Dufton dining room

Eat with us

YHA Dufton is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.


Breakfast at YHA Dufton

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.


All day menu at YHA Dufton

We offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas as well as delicious nachos throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Dufton

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - drying room(s), laundry room(s).

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: YHA Dufton is open every day from March until the end of October. From November until February, the hostel is available for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire. Availability is released three months in advance so please check the website for more information.

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not supplied but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking: There is a good amount of car parking at the hostel.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Dufton. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am

YHA Dufton - Access Statement

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YHA Dufton

Map references

OS Map: 91

OS Grid Ref: NY688251

Lat/Lng: 54.619877, -2.484206

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9734

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Dufton your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Open for group bookings every weekend of the year.


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

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip Advisor

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