YHA Hartington Hall Exterior

YHA Hartington Hall

Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0AT
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 Hartington Hall

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Hartington Hall. 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 landpods are now open at this site. Any other Camping & Cabin 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. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.

  3. Dining room(s) are open to guests for the consumption of their own food.


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

  2. Indoor seating for dining is now open at this hostel in line with Government social distancing rules. All tables and chairs are fully cleaned after use.

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.

Log fires, oak panelling and plenty of original features make this 17th century manor house perfect for weekend breaks or family getaways in Derbyshire. The hostel is in a lovely, unspoilt area of the Peak District - just right for activity breaks, walking holidays and cycling holidays.

The accommodation forms a base to explore the tourist attractions of Alton Towers and Chatsworth House nearby. But you don't even need to leave the hostel - don't miss giant outdoor chess and games room which are all great for family fun breaks.

Why guests love YHA Hartington Hall

  • Alton Towers and Chatsworth House nearby
  • Situated in an unspoilt area of the Peak District
  • Wedding packages available

Accommodation at YHA Hartington Hall

The hostel

Private rooms and dorm beds are available as well as our self-contained luxury suite, The Roost, in this 124-bed hostel. Perfect for families, YHA Hartington Hall also has giant outdoor chess and a games room. Pop into our restaurant for an evening of delicious dining or cook up your own storm in the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. On entry to the hostel, you will be awed by our original features - traditional decor, wood panelling and stone flooring all add to the character of this great hall. If you are a cyclist, we also have plenty of stuff to look after your bike.

Premium Room - The Roost

Fancy a little bit of luxury? This self-contained premium suite is set away from the hostel and has its own living area, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. Think cosy blankets and rustic beds - perfect for a romantic weekend away or your first night as a married couple.

Bell tents

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons 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 two tents at YHA Hartington Hall which are available to book for stays between May and September.


These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, 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!

Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.


Food and drink at YHA Hartington Hall

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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. The restaurant is open to everyone, so feel free to drop in for a cuppa or a delicious meal.


Breakfast at YHA Hartington Hall

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 among you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7:30 – 9am (9:30am on weekends). You can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Evening meals

Evening Meals at YHA Hartington Hall

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal. We serve between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. 

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Hartington Hall

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


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

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

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • Weddings

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.

Pets: Pets are not permitted to stay in the main hostel building, but are allowed in all camping and cabin facilities. Pets are allowed in communal spaces and cafe areas. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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

Weddings: If you're looking at wedding venues in Derbyshire, you can get married at YHA Hartington Hall and have the magnificent hall as a magnificent backdrop to your photos - a unique venue for your big day.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am

YHA Hartington Hall - Access Statement

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YHA Hartington Hall

Map references

OS Map: 119

OS Grid Ref: SK131603

Lat/Lng: 53.140123, -1.804622

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9740

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

Hartington is one of the best locations to base a school trip heading to nearby attractions such as Alton Towers and Chatsworth House. The hostel itself also has great facilities including a games room. Meals are provided and the hostel can hold 124 people.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Meeting rooms

At YHA Hartington Hall we have two meeting rooms available for hire. Both rooms are the same size and hold the same amount of people.

Capacity: Up to 46 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, two projector screens, two extension cables, two flipcharts and pens.
Parking: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Accessibility: One meeting room is accessible and has step-free access via a ramp. The closest accessible bathroom is located in the lower courtyard building. The other room is on the ground floor but has a narrow entry. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room. There is central heating.

Meeting rooms available from: £59


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


YHA Hartington Hall is a 17th century manor house situated in the beautiful Peak District. This lovely Jacobean building was constructed in 1611 and has lots of beautiful period features! Want to stay over in a real piece of English heritage? YHA Hartington Hall feels every bit as grand as a stately home - in fact we haven't changed that much since we opened in 1934. The hostel boasts lots of fascinating period features like stained glass, oak panelled rooms and eerie filled-in stone windows.

You can forget the bright and bold decor of many city hostels; Hartington has a historical ambience that's matured over hundreds of years. Bonnie Prince Charlie may have stayed here during the Jacobite rising of 1745, and we recently welcomed 77 Bombay Street for a stay ahead of their Seven Mountains Tour.

Meet the team

Cat has worked for YHA for 14 years, starting as a Team Member at YHA Bath after returning from a year travelling round the world. She then worked all over the network North and South, working her way up to Manager here at Hartington Hall. She really loves the YHA organisation - the variety within the job whatever position she has undertaken, the people you meet (both staff and customers) and the values of YHA and their work with young people.

Cat has finally settled down in the Peak District after living all over the UK, Thailand and Japan. She enjoys walking her dog and running in the local countryside, as well as travelling both in the UK and further afield, although she needs to start spending less money on holidays and more money (and time) on doing up her house!

We recommend: The perfect Derbyshire wedding venue! We're also well known for our Christmas and New Year packages, not to mention the annual Beer and Music Festival. If you're looking for accommodation near to Alton Towers, we're just a short drive away. The hostel is popular for walking holidays in the White Peak or activity breaks in the stunning Peak District countryside.

Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award Rough Guides Cyclists and walkers welcome

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