YHA Grinton Lodge exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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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

Dorms are not currently available.

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. 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 (on one double and two single beds). Each pod has an individual decking area.

Bring all your usual camping gear - apart from bedding as it's already included! You're also welcome to bring your own BBQ or gas stove to use in our BBQ area.


Our Landpods are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in! There is no heating in our Landpods.


Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. 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.

Guests have access to shower and toilet facilities, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Campers also have use of the self-catering kitchen in the youth hostel from 06:30 - 23:30. You're also welcome to bring your own BBQ or gas stove to use in our BBQ area.

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

Opening times
The campsite at YHA Grinton Lodge is open when the youth hostel is open.

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. Check availability for Exclusive Hire.


Food and drink at YHA Grinton Lodge

YHA Grinton Lodge dining room

Eat with us

YHA Grinton Lodge 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 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 are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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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

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - games room(s), meeting room(s).

Check in: From 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 and Landpods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod and Landpod 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.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

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

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. 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 ayouth 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 camping pods. For groups and schools, YHA Grinton Lodge offers a range of outdoor activities in partnership with Carnegie Great Outdoors (Leeds Met University).

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