YHA Kettlewell exterior
Bed in a shared room from £21.25 per night

Amenities

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

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 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 for £2.50 each from reception. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and ear plugs are also available from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms. All beds are made for your arrival, with extra pillows available in the lounge window seat.
Private room from £50.15 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 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 for £2.50 each from reception. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and ear plugs are also available from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms. All beds are made for your arrival, with extra pillows available in the lounge window seat.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £552.50 per night
  • Whole hostel

    5 bathrooms 11 bedrooms sleeps up to 42 guests

    A stylish hostel in the heart of a lovely Dales village, YHA Kettlewell provides quality accommodation with an inviting atmosphere. This property is a great location for discovering the wonderful surroundings on either bike or foot.

    From £552.50 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Large garden/grounds
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property. Guests also have access to a drying room on the ground floor.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms. All beds are made for your arrival, with extra pillows available in the lounge window seat.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA Kettlewell. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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 throughout the property.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: 2 kettles, 2 microwaves, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators (1 with a freezer compartment), 6 electric stove-top rings, 2 toasters.

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 room seats up to 36 people across 6 tables. There are 6 additional chairs available if needed. You can also put your feet up in the soft seating area, complete with a small sofa, coffee table and 2 chairs. There is also an extensive second-hand bookshop for guests to browse, borrow or buy while they are here.

Two highchairs are available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the first floor and seats up to 25 people with a large sofa, chairs and window seating. There are 3 coffee tables, games and a wood-burning stove with a plentiful supply of logs.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of five bathrooms.

Toilets: 6

Showers: 5

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

Outdoors

Outside is a large open garden. The garden is enclosed with dry stone walls.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: outdoor sofas, deckchairs, large table with benches, lockable bike storage shed.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 11 bedrooms.

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

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

Second floor

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 2 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes a double bed.

Four rooms that sleep up to 3 people each. They each include 1 set of bunk beds and a single bed.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and 2 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds and a double bed.

Two cot are available. You will need to bring your own specific cot bedding, if required.

Overview

The multi award-winning Kettlewell Hostel is super friendly with hearty homemade food and great social areas. It is perfect for families, individuals and groups alike. With a range of private rooms or great value dorm beds, it is a wonderful base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

The Kettlewell Hostel has been part of the YHA network for over 75 years and is an absolute gem! Set in a charming Yorkshire Dales village with plenty of great walks, friendly pubs, stunning views and some world class cycling routes close by, it is a real home from home, just perfect for an active break.

A really great place to base yourself for a few days' walking, Great Whernside and Buckden Pike are within a few hours' hike, as well as a week's worth of varied walking right from the front door. If cycling is more your thing, we are on Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire routes and provide the perfect base for those looking to get some big climbs under their belts! We also have a great bike shed for storing your cycling equipment too.

Why guests love YHA Kettlewell

  • Family run hostel
  • Second-hand bookshop
  • Award-winning service

Accommodation at YHA Kettlewell

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room. A ‘dorm bed’ is a bed in a room that is shared with other guests of the same gender.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, under bed storage box for each bed and a wash hand basin with hand soap. There is a USB charging point / shaver point and light. Individual reading lights are also available to use.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they're accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

All private rooms have an under bed storage box for each bed, and a wash hand basin with hand soap. There is a USB charging point / shaver point and light. Individual reading lights are also available to use.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.

Hire the whole place

Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.

You can hire the whole building at YHA Kettlewell and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is a great location for discovering the wonderful surroundings on either bike or foot. Booking well in advance is advisable, especially at weekends.

Reviews

Food and drink at YHA Kettlewell

YHA Kettlewell dining room

Eat with us

YHA Kettlewell has earned an excellent reputation for great food. We are serving our delicious home cooked menu - dinner, breakfast and packed lunch every day. All dishes have been carefully planned to be perfect after a day out on the hills and full of good local produce.

You are very welcome to book food when you arrive. If you have special dietary needs, please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.

Breakfast

Breakfast at YHA Kettlewell

No stay in Kettlewell is complete without one of our delicious breakfasts, choose from The Full Yorkshire, a full vegetarian breakfast or a hearty and healthy porridge with soft brown sugar and cinnamon.

You can’t book breakfast online so just let us know what you'd like when you check in! Breakfast is served to guests daily at 08:00 and we ask that orders are placed the night before.

All breakfasts come with unlimited tea, coffee, toast, cereals (including a local granola from Yockenthwaite) as well as jam, marmite…

Lunch

Lunch at YHA Kettlewell

We can make up great filled rolls with your choice of fillings: Local sausage and mustard, egg mayo and cress, cheese salad, tuna cucumber or ham salad, made on local award winning Bakers bread. Fruit, crisps, drinks and biscuits are available for you to choose to make your perfect pack-up.

If you order the night before, it will be ready for you to grab as soon as you have finished your breakfast and away you go.

Evening meals

Evening meals at YHA Kettlewell

We have a great menu for you to choose from, hearty stews, home made gourmet burgers, delicious fresh pasta dishes and a range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options to fill you up after a great day on the hills. Just make sure that you leave a bit of room for one of our home-made puddings!

Evening meals are served at 19:00 and we ask that orders are placed by 18:00.

Drinks

Drinks at YHA Kettlewell

We have a great selection of drinks to enjoy whilst you are here. We have local ales such as Hetton Pale Ale and Wharfedale Blonde brewed just down the road and some excellent local ciders from Colemans.

We also have a carefully selected range of (not too expensive) wines to complement your meal while you are here!

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Breakfast
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free on-street parking
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Large garden/grounds
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 21:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily at 08:00. Please order the night before. Packed lunches and evening meals are also available. Evening meals are served at 19:00 and we ask that orders are placed by 18:00.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Parking: We have parking for up to seven cars at the hostel. There is plenty more parking in the village although this can be a sensitive issue and we ask that parking notices are respected. The £3 car park opposite the garage is often the best choice – pay in the garage and see one of the sets from the film Calendar Girls while you are there!

WiFi: Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Kettlewell. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Kettlewell - Access Statement

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YHA Kettlewell

Map references

OS Map: 98

OS Grid Ref: SD970724

Lat/Lng: 54.14733, -2.04659

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 260 2759

Email: [email protected]

History

YHA Kettlewell was built in 1917 as a guest house and has been home to a bakery, cafe, village shop, post office as well as being taken into the YHA family in the 1940s. 

The hostel was sold in 2015 and since has gone from strength to strength as an independent hostel (though still very much part of the YHA) ever since!

Meet the team

Saul and Floss bought The Kettlewell Hostel from YHA in 2015 and have been working ever since to make this the best hostel in the country! Saul is the chef, Floss is head of housekeeping, together they manage to do everything!

Before buying the hostel, Saul was a manager for outdoor clothes company Rohan, Floss has worked as a financial researcher in Harrogate and they have two children Mollie and Humphrey.

We believe that by providing really good food and a nice welcome, in a clean, friendly and interesting environment that people would both have a nice time, and feel that they can come back time and again.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2021 Rose Award 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

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