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YHA MalhamSkipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DB
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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
Accommodation at YHA Malham
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.
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.
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.
Food and drink at YHA Malham
- 24-hour access
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Medium garden/grounds
- Minibus parking nearby
- Mountain view
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Paid on-street parking
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - laundry room(s), cycle store(s).
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Malham is open for bookings all year round.
Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 - 17:00 - 22:00.
Restaurant opening hours: YHA Malham's restaurant is open to guests only from Monday - Friday. Breakfast is served from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: There is limited free parking on site.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: 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. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.
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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.