YHA Eyam exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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

  • Unique hostel building
  • Historic plague village
  • Perfect for exploring the Peak District

Accommodation at YHA Eyam

The hostel

YHA Eyam has 56 beds across ten rooms in the Main House and four rooms in the Coach House, suitable for families and individuals wanting to explore the area.

The dining rooms can seat up to 36 and 24 people comfortably. We have a variety of board games, puzzles, and books for the little ones and a selection of books and magazines for adults. The games room has a pool table and vending machines for drinks and snacks in case you get a little peckish. The two function rooms are ideal for groups who wish to celebrate special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions and can also be booked by school groups as classrooms. They can seat up to 36 and 24. The self-catering kitchen is equipped with a range of kitchen appliances, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and crockery, for families and individuals to cook up their own storm. The facilities are limited and not located within the main hostel, so we advise booking meals with us.

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. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.


Food and drink at YHA Eyam

YHA Eyam dining room

Eat with us

YHA Eyam is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast baps at YHA Eyam

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start, so we are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

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

Need to know

Check in: From 17:00 - 22:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: No - YHA Eyam is closed on Sundays from November until February. Beds and rooms become available to book three months in advance so see the website to check availability.

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

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

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

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 car-park afterwards.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 09:00.

YHA Eyam - Access Statement

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YHA Eyam

Map references

OS Map: 119

OS Grid Ref: SK219769

Lat/Lng: 53.289222, -1.672672

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9738

Email: [email protected]

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.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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