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Set in the peaceful valley of the Mohope Burn in beautiful Northumberland, YHA Ninebanks consists of characterful 18th-century lead mining buildings, refurbished to a high standard, plus a recently renovated wooden chalet.

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

  • Great location for Hadrian's Wall
  • Quiet, peaceful area
  • Great for walking and cycling

Accommodation at YHA Ninebanks

The hostel

This 300-year-old, stone-built lead miner’s cottage has been refurbished and extended to provide an outstanding level of comfort and also innovative environmental practices. YHA Ninebanks is furnished in traditional style and 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.

The chalet

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 single, perfect for a family of up to three people or as a double or twin.

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. The chalet is designed to be independent of the hostel and therefore has no access to the main building.

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 or club mates 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. Check availability for Exclusive Hire.

Self-contained hostel wing

Orchard House has its own entrance, a 4-bedded room, a shower room, living/dining area with a kitchenette, and a cosy wood burning stove.

Self-contained hostel wing

Mineshop has its own entrance, two bedrooms; one with 1 double bed and a 4-bedded room, two shower rooms, living/area room with a kitchenette, and a chiminea on a private patio.




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


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • 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: 8.00am to 10.00am 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Check in: 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Check out: 8.00am to 10.00am

YHA Ninebanks - Access Statement

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YHA Ninebanks

Map references

OS Map: 86

OS Grid Ref: NY771514

Lat/Lng: 54.856792, -2.357281

Contact information

Phone: 03452602787

Email: [email protected]

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.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2021 Walkers and Cyclists Welcome

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