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Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LQ
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
Accommodation at YHA Hawes
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.
Camping is available in a sheltered area around the back of the hostel with room for up to 12 people.
A self-catering kitchen, toilets and showers are available in the main hostel building with night time access available via a coded door.
The car park is approximately 70m away from the camping area. Car parking is limited at the hostel so campers may have to unload their gear before moving their car to a car park in town, just a couple of minutes' walk away.
Camping is available from April until October. Campfires are prohibited. There is a BBQ area close to the campsite. Please bring a torch.
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.
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- 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.
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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.
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.
At YHA Hawes we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.
A purpose built hostel on the route of several long distance paths including the Pennine Way.
Meet the team
Lorna is the manager at YHA Hawes and is taking a break from her career in IT (currently 10 years and counting!). 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 modern hostel close to a range of tourist attractions, making it a good base for cheap family breaks.