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YHA Langdon BeckBarnard Castle, Durham, DL12 0XN
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YHA Langdon Beck is a small, rural hostel located in the heart of Upper Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in County Durham. Standing 385 meters above sea level, the hostel provides accommodation to a variety of visitors including walkers, cyclists, canoeists, bird watchers, flower spotters, school and youth groups, and families.
We are quarter of a mile from the Pennine Way, just past the half way point. We have 33 beds split across eight bedrooms, all of which have views overlooking the hills of the North Pennines.
Why guests love YHA Langdon Beck
Accommodation at YHA Langdon Beck
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are 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 typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
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 Langdon Beck and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is the perfect spot for escaping the stresses of modern-day life and discovering the beauty of the surrounding area with family and friends. Dogs are welcome too!
- 24-hour access
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free parking on premises
- No mobile coverage
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Self-catering: YHA Langdon Beck is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Langdon Beck, except 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 Langdon Beck provides a range of geography packages as well as a chance to explore the great outdoors. Situated just six miles away is the Kingsway Adventure centre, prefect for an activity break! The hostel provides delicious meals for groups.
Book your YHA School Trip.
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.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.
The Langdon Beck youth hostel, situated in the county of Durham, opened its doors in 1938 but came to a dramatic end on 1st November 1958 due to the building catching fire and being demolished. Rebuilding work began soon after and the current YHA Langdon Beck officially opened in 1965, proving great success all year round.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: Langdon Beck is England's highest Youth Hostel! In a splendid position close to the Cow Green Nature Reserve with excellent routes nearby, the hostel is perfect for cycling holidays and walking holidays. This lovely, rural retreat is a great spot for family Northumberland holidays or activity breaks.