There's something for all thrill seekers and families at Alton Towers, with tons of terrific (and terrifying!) rides and amazing live shows. Plus, there's CeeBeebies Land for the little ones.
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
Accommodation at YHA Hartington Hall
Family 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. Look out for Eliza's Restaurant for an evening of delicious dining! On entry to the hostel, you'll be awed by our original features - traditional decor, wood panelling and stone flooring all add to the character of this great hall. If you're 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.
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 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, making them a fine choice for anyone wishing to have a Peak District holiday with a difference.
The new larger Landpod will sleep up to 4 people, on 2 small double mattresses and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. Please note, one of the small double beds is situated underneath the other and has limited head height.
Food and drink at YHA Hartington Hall
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Games room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
Need to know
Check in: 15.00 - 23.00
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 at YHA Hartington Hall. 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
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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.
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.
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.
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 11 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.