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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
Accommodation at YHA Grinton Lodge
Refurbished to a high specification in 2012, the beautiful building also boasts 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 month.
For school groups, the south range of the lodge, a former stable block, is made up of classroom facilities. There are also plenty of activities to take part in on the extensive hostel grounds.
There is space for 81 people in total.
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.
The campsite at Grinton lodge is open when the Youth Hostel is open.
Small campfires are allowed and must be supervised at all times.
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!
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
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Games room
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- BBQ area
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & 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.
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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).