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YHA HelmsleyHelmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HB
This hostel is part of our hot deal. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid for stays at selected hostels between 4th September - 20th October 2022. Exclusive Hire stays not included. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 18th August 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. Terms and conditions apply.
Whether you want the stunning scenery and history of the North York Moors, the charming attractions of Yorkshire's coastline or the cultural delights of the city of York, then YHA Helmsley is the ideal base.
Located in one the prettiest market towns in North Yorkshire, this cosy purpose built property is perfect for exploring this unique region overflowing with history, heritage and unrivalled scenery. Helmsley itself was recognised with the Best Market Town award in the 2015 British High Street Awards, owing to its plethora of independent cafes, restaurants, bookshops, galleries, and delicatessens.
Why guests love YHA Helmsley
Accommodation at YHA Helmsley
Food and drink at YHA Helmsley
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free on-street parking
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Medium garden/grounds
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Unlimited breakfast
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Meals are also available from 17:00 - 20:00
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: There is free parking at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel including bedrooms.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Helmsley, except in our Camping & Cabins accommodation or when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Helmsley is an ideal base to explore the surrounding Yorkshire locations of York, Scarborough and Whitby, or the perfect opportunity to revel in local sites of historical significance. With plenty of outdoor activities also available, this is a great location for a range of school trips. The hostel provides group catering, classroom facilities and space for 40 people.
Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your visit.
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.
In July 1960, YHA informed the North York Moors National Park Planning Committee that the association were without hostel accommodation in the western part of the North York Moors due to the enforced closure of the former hostels at Nether Silton and Ampleforth. They asked if the Committee would build a hostel at Helmsley under the provisions of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, 1949, and sell or let it to the association. The Committee felt that they would like to help the association and, after consultation together, a site was chosen and acquired by the County Council. The County Council agreed to construct the building at an estimated cost of £15,200, on the understanding that it would be conveyed to the association for the sum of £4000 on condition that should it ever cease to be used as a Youth Hostel it would be offered back to the Council at the same price or the open market value if less. The building is the first purpose built Youth Hostel in any National Park which has been provided in the manner described since the coming into force of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act. The hostel was formally opened on Saturday 4th July 1964. The opening ceremony was attended by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Strang (Chairman of the National Parks Commission), County Alderman Colonel R.J.L. Jackson (Chairman of the North York Moors National Park Planning Committee), along with John Cadbury (President of the YHA) and Peter Rowntree (Chairman of the York, Scarborough and Hull Regional Council of the YHA).