YHA Malham Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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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.

Set just a short distance from the famous Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar, YHA Malham offers comfortable Pennine Way accommodation in the heart of a beautiful dales village. Surrounded by classic limestone scenery and with a prime location in the centre of the village, the hostel boasts a well-appointed restaurant, pretty grounds and a vast range of bedroom types, including the recent addition of en-suite facilities.

The Pennine Way and Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way pass close by, making it a great option for walking and cycling holidays in the Dales.

Why guests love YHA Malham

  • Close to key Yorkshire Dales sights and landmarks
  • Pennine Way accommodation
  • Popular for walking and cycling holidays

Accommodation at YHA Malham

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

81 beds with 19 rooms sleeping between two and eight people. Four are en-suites and one of these is an accessible room. The hostel comprises of two buildings and includes bedrooms in Dower House, The Fold and features a classroom called The Rookery. Look out for murals of local information and get inspired!

Camping pods

Like camping but don't like the rain/wind/sun? If a tent isn't for you, YHA Malham have got the perfect solution with their brand new camping pods. Situated in the grounds of the Youth Hostel, these two wooden pods can sleep two people and even have heaters so you can fully protect yourself from the elements. The pods have two single beds with bedding, so leave the tent and sleeping bag at home!

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. There is also an Annex available to hire, as well as the main building.


Food and drink at YHA Malham

YHA Malham dining room

Eat with us

YHA Malham is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast baps at YHA Malham

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start, so we are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Basic food shop
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Sole use
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - laundry room(s), meeting room(s), cycle store(s).

Check in: From 17:00 - 22:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking: There is limited free parking on site.

Pets: Dogs can stay in our camping pods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod accommodation which is payable upon arrival. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Malham however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am until 9am.

YHA Malham - Access Statement

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YHA Malham

Map references

OS Map: 98

OS Grid Ref: SD901629

Lat/Lng: 54.062513, -2.152044

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9529

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Malham for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. There is also an Annex available to hire, as well as the main building.

YHA School Trips

Malham is an ideal school trip destination, providing a scenic rural location with access to a range of activities and places of natural interest. Educational packages in both history and geography are available. There is space for up to 82 people, an on site restaurant and classroom facilities, perfect for school parties.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.


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


John Dower architect, rambler, conservationist and one of the key founders of the National Park movement designed several of the earliest Youth Hostels including Malham, opened in 1938. Malham was the first purpose built hostel in Yorkshire and it was built on the site of the old Malham Sheep Fair and funded by King George’s Jubilee Trust.

Meet the team

Christine and Martin Peryer have been managers with YHA for nearly 30 years at both city and rural hostels.

Manager recommends: The Malham area is famous for its Limestone Geology. So don't miss the lovely Janet’s Foss waterfall, spectacular Gordale Scar, Malham Cove and Malham Tarn are all within easy walking distance and definitely worth the visit. The Pennine Way and Yorkshire Dales Cycleway both pass through this village at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park so it's a good spot for walking holidays and cycling holidays. The hostel has good facilities for educational groups on school trips.

Rough Guides Cool Places Green Leaders Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award LOtC Quality Badge

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