YHA Hawes exterior at sunset
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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 in beautiful upper Wensleydale, YHA Hawes is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of Hawes, England's highest market town. There are great walking and cycling routes straight from the door and this part of the Yorkshire Dales is particularly rich in waterfalls, including Hawdraw Force.

In addition to the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, local attractions include the famous Wensleydale Creamery visitor centre, home of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, and the Dales Country Museum with exhibitions and activities all year round.

Why guests love YHA Hawes

  • Great walking and cycling routes from the door
  • Spot red squirrels from the hostel
  • A short walk from Hawes, England's highest market town

Accommodation at YHA Hawes

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

YHA Hawes has 52 beds in 14 rooms. All rooms have fabulous views over the Yorkshire Dales. The hostel benefits from a garden, drying room and classroom facilities.

The common room is full of comfortable furniture and has maps on display so that you can plan your walks for the next few days from the hostel and is opposite our dining room, where you can relax with your meal.

Room breakdown: 2 x two-bed en-suites, 4 x two-bed rooms, 3 x three-bed rooms, 1 x four-bed room, 2 x six-bed rooms, 1 x seven-bed room, 1 x eight-bed room.

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 or club mates 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 Hawes

Guest sitting at dining table

Eat with us

YHA Hawes offers a beautiful Wensleydale breakfast every morning with vegetarian option as well as full continental. Evening meals available for groups via pre-arrangement. Bar and snacks available every evening.



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


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Self-catering kitchen

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: From 17:00 - 21:00

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.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served daily from 08:00 - 09:00.

Laundry: A laundry service is available for £2.50 per load.

YHA Hawes - Access Statement

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YHA Hawes

Map references

OS Map: 98

OS Grid Ref: SD867897

Lat/Lng: 54.303579, -2.203832

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9120

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Hawes and hire the whole property for yourself. Check availability for Exclusive Hire. Open for group bookings all weekends of the year.


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


A purpose-built hostel on the route of several long-distance paths including the Pennine Way.

Meet the team

YHA Hawes is managed by Steve and his team. We aim to provide the best of service in a warm, friendly and spotlessly clean environment. David is the owner of the business and spends free time at the hostel away from his day job where possible. We have plans to offer work experience to young people with learning disabilities while still maintaining a hostel for all to enjoy. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

Manager recommends: Come and have dinner at YHA Hawes and enjoy the magnificent view across the Wensleydale. There are very few better views in the Yorkshire Dales. YHA Hawes is a comfortable hostel close to a range of tourist attractions, making it a good base for cheap family breaks.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2020 Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Rough Guides 2012

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