YHA Grinton Lodge 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 Grinton Lodge

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Grinton Lodge. 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 and bring your own tent camping are now open at this site. Any other camping and cabins 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. Dining room(s) are open to guests for the consumption of their own food.

  4. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  5. Meeting room(s) remain closed.

  6. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.

  7. Bar(s) will be serving drinks for guests to take away.


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

Good to Go England

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.

Situated on the southern slopes of Swaledale, YHA Grinton Lodge is surrounded by stunning scenery and exceptional views of the Yorkshire Dales, and just a 10 minute walk from the village of Grinton.

For walking holidays there are plenty of routes throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park for walkers of varying abilities to enjoy. Plus, for anyone doing the Coast to Coast walk, YHA Grinton Lodge makes for a well-deserved stop-off point. If you’re on your mountain bike, set off from the Youth Hostel and choose a path to suit you.

Why guests love YHA Grinton Lodge

  • Located within the Yorkshire Dales
  • Honeymoon suite
  • Superb views

Accommodation at YHA Grinton Lodge

The hostel

Refurbished to a high specification in 2012, the beautiful building boasts a range of private and dorm rooms, some of which are en-suite. YHA Grinton Lodge also has a gorgeous honeymoon suite complete with a free-standing roll top bath on the top floor – a great place to stay for couples or if you enjoy your privacy.

We have a spacious lounge and TV room, both of which are perfect for relaxing with their comfortable seating. Cosy up in front of a roaring fire during the winter months.

The self-catering kitchen is equipped with two cookers, two microwave ovens, a toaster, one fridge, and an extensive range of kitchen utensils, baking trays, crockery, and cutlery for guests to cook up their own storm.

Camping Pods

For something a bit different, why not try YHA’s camping pods? There are five of them in the grounds of YHA Grinton Lodge. If you like camping but can’t stand the wind, rain and cold, then these heated wooden cabins are the perfect alternative. Great for holiday breaks, our Standard Pod sleeps two (on two single beds) and our Large Pod sleeps four/five (on one double and two single beds). There is a communal BBQ for guests to use and each pod has an individual decking area. Bring all your usual camping gear - apart from bedding as it's already included!

Bell tents

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with our beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tepee-like tents are fully kitted out with a double bed and three single beds plus all bedding and can sleep four/five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring.

There are five bell tents at YHA Grinton Lodge and they're available to book for stays from May to September.


Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

Grinton Lodge's camping area is in a fantastic location with gorgeous views over Swaledale and the village of Reeth. The campsite itself is large with space for up to eight pitches and is suitable for organised group holidays as well as family breaks.

The showers and toilets are 250 metres from the campsite with 24 hour access available to campers.
Campers also have use of the self-catering kitchen in the Youth Hostel from 6.30am until 11.30pm.
There are no barbecue facilities but guests are welcome to bring their own.

The car park is about 250 metres from the camp site.

Opening Times
The campsite at Grinton lodge is open when the Youth Hostel is open.

Important Information
Small campfires are allowed and must be supervised at all times.

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 Grinton Lodge

YHA Grinton Lodge bar

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 Grinton Lodge

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 Grinton Lodge

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, light bites 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 Grinton Lodge

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


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

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: Free parking on site.

Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our camping pods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Grinton Lodge however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.

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

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am until 9am.

YHA Grinton Lodge - Access Statement

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YHA Grinton Lodge

Map references

OS Map: 98

OS Grid Ref: SE048975

Lat/Lng: 54.373774, -1.927156

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9636

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Grinton Lodge for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property.

YHA School Trips

YHA Grinton Lodge has a wealth of activities available to suit any kind of school trip. The hostel accommodates 81 people, caters for groups and has classroom/library facilities. 

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


This former hunting lodge was built in 1817 and remained in private hands until after the Second World War when it was sold to YHA and has been used as a Youth Hostel ever since. The castle-esque building is impressive in structure and design and is built around a central courtyard.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: For a more relaxed walking holiday, take a beautiful walk along the river and meander back through the picture postcard village of Reeth. If you're looking for a camping holiday with a difference, try our new camping pods. For group and schools, Grinton offers a range of outdoor activities in partnership with Carnegie Great Outdoors (Leeds Met University).

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome Cool Places Trip Advisor LOtC Quality Badge

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