YHA Hawes
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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

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: 2x2 bed en suites 4x2 two beds 3x3 beds 1x4 bed 2x6 beds 1x7 bed 1x8 bed.

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 Hawes

YHA Hawes

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.


Breakfast at YHA Hawes

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 buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yoghurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get 10% off breakfast when you book online.

Evening meals

Evening meals at YHA Hawes

Join our nightly Supper Club, share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a big pot of something delicious – this is the authentic hostel experience! Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Packed lunch

Packed lunch at YHA Hawes

Energise your outdoor adventure with a nutritious packed picnic lunch. Prepared for you on request, our delicious packed lunches include a sandwich with a selection of fillings to choose from, a chocolate bar, a bottle of still mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit.



  • 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
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

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

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.

YHA Hawes - Access Statement

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YHA Hawes

Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LQ

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. To so so visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. 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.

You can 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

Grenville is the manager at YHA Hawes. 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.

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip Advisor 2018

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