Edmundbyers Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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 Edmundbyers

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely be in operation at YHA Edmundbyers. 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.

Camping & Cabins

  1. Camping pods, landpods and bring your own tent camping are now open at this site. Any other Camping & Cabin products remain closed.

  2. We're currently only able to offer shared toilet and shower facilities.

  3. Outdoor sinks are available, with cold running water for drinking and hot water for washing up.

  4. Bedding is provided for pre-pitched YHA Camping & Cabin products but all soft furnishings that can't be easily cleaned have been removed.


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

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  4. Dining room(s) remain closed.

Wooden beams and a cosy open fire make this former 17th century inn a comfortable place to stay for an activity break or for visits to nearby Newcastle and Durham. Edmundbyers is popular accommodation for walking holidays, with much to explore amongst this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The area also features a section of the Sea-to-Sea cycle route. Derwent Reservoir attracts trout anglers and watersports fans or for a day out try Beamish outdoor museum and Hadrian’s Wall – both nearby.

Why guests love YHA Edmundbyers

  • Popular location for walking holidays
  • Good for exploring Northumberland
  • Traditional and cosy building

Accommodation at YHA Edmundbyers

The hostel

Private rooms, dorm beds and camping are all available at Edmundbyers. There is space for 29 people in total. Edmundbyers is self-catering only but meals and local beers are available at the local pub.


The campsite is situated at the back of the main Youth Hostel building in a walled garden area dotted with mature trees. Indulge in some spectacular views of the open countryside from your pitch!

There is room for eight pitches.
There is immediate access for campers to indoor toilets and showers. The locked door can be opened with a code and can be accessed 24 hours a day.
Campers have access to a kitchen and cooking is encouraged between the hours of 8-10am and 5-10.30pm when the Youth Hostel is manned by volunteers.
This campsite is suitable for both families and organised groups.

Cars must be parked in a small lay-by at the side of the Youth Hostel or there is a side road opposite the building which is just a minute's walk from YHA Edmundbyers.

Opening Times
Camping is available from 1st April until 30th October.

Important Information
Camp fires are strictly prohibited.




  • Basic food shop
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Reception times: 08.00 - 10.00 17.00 - 22.00

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: 08.00 - 10.00

Open every day?: No

Parking: Free parking available at the hostel.

Pets: Assistance dogs are welcome.

YHA Edmundbyers

Map references

OS Map: 87

OS Grid Ref: NZ017500

Lat/Lng: 54.845396, -1.973816

Contact information

Phone: 03452603101

Email: [email protected]

Meet the team

Manager recommends: While enjoying your walking or activity holiday, don't miss the picturesque village of Blanchland for a lowland stroll, or head to the rugged uplands or to Hadrian’s Wall for a day’s hike.

Mountain leader

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