YHA Helmsley exterior
Bed in a shared room - from £25.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in all our shared rooms.
Private room - from £24.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in all our private rooms.
Camping & Cabins - from £19.00/night

Amenities

  • Dog-friendly

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay on our campsite. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole hostel during public opening hours.
Entire place - Whole hostel - from £249.00/night
  • Whole hostel

    6 bathrooms 8 bedrooms sleeps up to 40 guests

    A very popular venue, which has been refurbished to a high standard, YHA Helmsley has a friendly atmosphere with stunning views across the surrounding area. This property is a beloved favourite with family and friends looking for a splendid countryside retreat.

    From £249.00/night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Garden/grounds
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Outdoor seating
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • TV in room
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire Helmsley and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property.
WiFi :
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: clothes airer, dishwasher, freezer, grill, iron and board, kettle, microwave, mini fridge, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster, washing machine, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 40 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining area is in the conservatory. It seats up to 40 people across 6 tables with chairs benches and window seats.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor at the end of the conservatory, It seats up to 16 people across 3 sofas and other soft seating.

An additional smaller lounge is also available. This includes a comfy sofa, armchair and wall-mounted flat screen TV. 

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of six bathrooms, including an en-suite bathroom which is DDA accessible.

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 6

Showers: 6

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden.

The garden is enclosed with a fence and bushes.

The licence conditions of the hostel mean that there is no access to the garden between 21:30 and 08:00.

Outdoor amenities: cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of eight bedrooms.

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a single bed. This room is fully wheelchair accessible, with DDA compliant en-suite washroom.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

First floor

Three rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

Overview

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COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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.

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

  • Lots of tourist attractions on the doorstep
  • York, Whitby and Scarborough all within easy reach
  • Great for mountain biking and road cycling

Accommodation at YHA Helmsley

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.

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.

Camping

The campsite is a lovely lawned area to the side of the hostel. As the only campsite in Helmsley itself, the site is perfect for groups, Cleveland Way walkers and touring cyclists. Unfortunately limited access means we are unable to accommodate camper vans or trailer tents.

Facilities
Once checked-in from 5pm, campers will have 24 hour access to all of the Youth Hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen, toilets and showers. The drying room and laundry are available between 8am and 9pm.

Parking
Parking is available in the main car park, just next to the camping field.

Important information
Camp fires are strictly prohibited on the site. Portable BBQs may be used, but must be positioned off the ground. Along with the general YHA restrictions on bringing your own alcohol, due to the hostel's location in a quiet residential area, site specific licensing conditions also mean that alcohol cannot be consumed on the campsite. Alcohol purchased from the hostel bar maybe consumed within the building and designated patio area.

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Breakfast
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free on-street parking
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Luggage store
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Helmsley is open for bookings all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Helmsley is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:00.

Reception hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant opening hours: YHA Helmsley’s restaurant is open from Monday - Sunday, 17:00 - 21:00.

Parking: There is free parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel including bedrooms.

Pets: Dogs can stay for free on our campsite. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Helmsley. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

YHA Helmsley - Access Statement

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YHA Helmsley

Map references

OS Map: 100

OS Grid Ref: SE616840

Lat/Lng: 54.248285, -1.05722

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9638

Email: [email protected]

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

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

History

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).

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