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YHA Edale Activity Centre

Edale, Derbyshire, S33 7ZH
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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 Edale Activity Centre

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Edale Activity Centre. 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.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  3. Dining room(s) are open to guests for the consumption of their own food.

  4. Meeting room(s) remain closed


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

  2. Indoor seating for dining is now open at this hostel in line with Government social distancing rules. All tables and chairs are fully cleaned after use.

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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.

A grand old country house, YHA Edale Activity Centre is one of the highest residences in the Peak District and has a view to match. With the Great Ridge between Lose Hill and Mam Tor to the south and the Dark Peak moorland of the Kinder plateau to the north, YHA Edale Activity Centre is surrounded by stunning scenery.

Walkers will enjoy the numerous footpaths into the hills, dales and moors. With fantastic facilities, experienced staff and proximity to peerless natural wonders perfect for enjoying everything from caving to canoeing, Edale is best placed to offer incredible activity adventures in the great outdoors. 

Why guests love YHA Edale Activity Centre

  • Long established activity centre
  • Great location just south of Kinder Scout
  • Amazing views over the Peak District

Accommodation at YHA Edale Activity Centre

The hostel

There are three separate buildings and a multitude of different sized rooms in this 157 bed Youth Hostel to cater for the needs of groups, families and individuals alike, and there are classrooms and a drying room too. All of our rooms, including both private rooms and dormitories, contain bunk beds. Our two bed rooms are small in size are not en-suite. Most of the Youth Hostel has been recently refurbished to ensure a comfortable stay whatever the weather. One of our accommodation blocks, Kinder Cottage, is accessed by 90 steps so please contact us directly if you have accessibility issues.

Edale Activity Centre

As a year round activity centre, YHA Edale Activity Centre is the perfect place to enjoy a taste of a range of exciting activities for an adventure to remember in the great outdoors. Whether you’re on your own or with your family, a beginner or a seasoned adventurer, we’ve got something for you. Over 30 years of experience and our own team of qualified instructors ensure safety, quality and great memories to last a lifetime.

Activity courses are run throughout the year, but because of popularity, must be booked in advance. Learn the ropes or improve your skills with a weekend course in climbing, caving, canoeing, navigation and more. Too much to choose from? Try a multi-activity family break and give a few things a go. Two and four night breaks are available during school holidays and weekends with a wide range of activities accessible to all. Half day activity sessions are also available. Please contact the hostel for details.

Plus, if you wish to enjoy an activity break as part of a larger group, bespoke, fully inclusive activity packages are available all year round for any group, regardless of age or experience. Find out more here.


Food and drink at YHA Edale Activity Centre

YHA Edale dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast at YHA Edale Activty Centre

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Edale Activity Centre

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas and loaded stone-baked pizzas. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Edale Activity Centre

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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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Basic food shop
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Disabled access rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception: 07.00 - 10.00 17.00 - 22.00

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.

Parking: There is free parking available at YHA Edale Activity Centre. Please park with consideration to later arrivals.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Edale Activity Centre. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces. There is no mobile phone signal at the hostel or anywhere in the Edale Valley.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am

YHA Edale Activity Centre

Map references

OS Map: 110

OS Grid Ref: SK139865

Lat/Lng: 53.376148, -1.791024

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9514

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Edale Activity Centre offers PE and outdoor activities, geography field trips and adventure breaks. The hostel holds 157 people and provides group catering, classroom facilities and internet access.

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your school break.


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


On Sunday 24th April 1932, about 400 walkers trespassed en masse on Kinder Scout in direct action aimed at advancing the cause of the thitherto frustrated countryside access campaign. Protestors and gamekeepers came to blows. The immediate result was the arrest of six men. The legacy was the creation of the first National Park in 1951.

Meet the team

Nick was formerly the Activity Manager and has been at YHA Edale Activity Centre for over 25 years. He qualified as an international Mountain Guide and has remained a keen climber and occasional mountain biker ever since. He's keen to introduce others to the challenges and rewards of the great outdoors, of which YHA Edale Activity Centre is at the very centre, offering a variety of outdoor experiences to all.

Manager recommends: Get active and try the activity centre - offering outdoor activity courses to families, individuals, school trips and groups. Kinder Plateau is just behind the hostel, with stupendous views and great places for walking, climbing, mountain biking and cycling holidays. Mam Tor sits across the valley, with easy access walking and fantastic views. Or take a dip in Hathersage’s open air pool. It’s open all year so quite a challenge in the winter months (wetsuit recommended). Plenty of athletes use it for year-round training and it is also used for local triathlon events.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Green accreditation Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award Peak District National Park Ambassador LOtC Quality Badge

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