A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre.
Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 8DQ
Set in the peaceful valley of the Mohope Burn in beautiful Northumberland, YHA Ninebanks consists of characterful 17th century lead mining buildings, refurbished to a high standard, plus a recently renovated and extended 18th century cottage.
It provides the perfect base to explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, as well as being a great walking and cycling area. Explore the moorlands, tackle part of the C2C route or simply relax in this quiet part of Northern England.
Why guests love YHA Ninebanks
Accommodation at YHA Ninebanks
This 300 year old, stone built lead miner’s cottage, furnished in traditional style, has been refurbished and extended to provide an outstanding level of comfort and also innovative environmental practices. YHA Ninebanks is the first Youth Hostel to install electric car charging points.
The 28 beds are arranged in 2 x 3 bed (double bed with single over) 2 x 4 bed, 1 x 8 bed, all en-suite and 1 x 6 bed with private shower room. All bed linen is provided and beds made up ready for you.
There is a well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The dining room is large, airy and big enough to seat 30 people. French doors open onto a patio with picnic tables and BBQs.
The sitting room is a lovely relaxing space with stone floors, beams and a log burner plus an awesome view overlooking the valley.
To complete your stay there is free Wi-Fi, a laundry room, efficient drying room and secure bike storage.
YHA Ninebanks Chalet consists of two self-contained deluxe studio rooms situated in a quiet spot next to a copse of trees with hens and vegetables nearby. Hen House has a double bed; Veg Patch has a double bed and a bunk, perfect for a family of up to four people or as a double or twin room.
Both rooms have their own entrance, a shower room, kitchenette, table and a sitting area with a wood burning stove. They have an adjoining door so can be booked together as one unit.
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.
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- BBQ area
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Self-catering kitchen
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
Need to know
Reception times: 08.00 - 10.00 17.00 - 22.00
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check out: 08.00 - 10.00
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Ninebanks is available as an Exclusive Hire property. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information.
Meet the team
Ninebanks has been a Youth Hostel since 1947 and family owned and run since 1991. We live next door in the old blacksmith’s cottage. We never tire of the views – different every hour of the day! We love running our Youth Hostel and welcoming people to experience this beautiful and peaceful part of the country. We recommend Hadrian’s Wall is always a popular visit from here, but nearer to hand is Killhope Lead Mining Museum – way more exciting than it sounds – with underground visits, a big waterwheel and shows how the intrepid miners lived years ago.