The stately home and 1000 acre park of the Duke of Devonshire.
YHA EyamEyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QP
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YHA Eyam is a Victorian folly resembling a tiny turreted castle, perched on the hillside above the historic village of Eyam. The house was built in 1887 – the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Victoria and it became a youth hostel in 1972 after several changes in ownership.
The hostel is well-used by school groups, walking groups, families and individuals who come to enjoy the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and discover more about the tragic story of the villagers of Eyam who sacrificed themselves to the Plague in the 17th century.
Why guests love YHA Eyam
Accommodation at YHA Eyam
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.
Hire the whole hostel
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.
Food and drink at YHA Eyam
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Eyam is open for bookings from November - March.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Eyam is open to guests only from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 22:00.
Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Restaurant opening hours: YHA Eyam’s restaurant is open from Monday - Sunday, 17:00 - 20:30. Breakfast is served daily for guests from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: Parking is available in a car park at the bottom of our driveway. You are welcome to proceed up the drive-in order to unload your luggage and then return your vehicle to the carpark afterwards.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Eyam. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Eyam is within easy access of sites of interest for a range of subjects including, PE, geography excursions and history trips. With 60 beds, group catering available, classroom facilities and a games room, YHA Eyam has everything a school trip needs.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
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.
Over a hundred years ago, in the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Victoria’s reign, Beech Hurst was built as a Victorian folly. Massive iron gates were constructed to guard the entrance to the rough holly-lined drive. The house with its imposing tower was built into the steep hillside and surrounded by beech trees which helped to prevent the shale from shifting and provided some degree of protection from the elements. The first owner was William Nixon (Old Nick as he was often called), a magistrate at Bakewell Assizes whose fines were so heavy he had a bell installed in the tower to summon his protectors should any of his former “clients” come to visit. After 50 years the house was found to be ivy-clad and in need of repairs – the bell lay silent, bats filled the tower and the grounds were unkempt. The house was owned by a Captain Bird and then by Frank Robinson – the owner of the Glebe Mine – who installed mains water. The next owners – the Hickmans - installed heating and restored the gardens to their former glory. The house was bought by YHA in the early 1970s and the hostel opened in 1972.