YHA Osmotherley Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Osmotherley

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Osmotherley. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

Camping & Cabins

  1. Camping pods, landpods and bring your own tent camping are now open at this site. Any other Camping & Cabin products remain closed.

  2. We're currently only able to offer shared toilet and shower facilities.

  3. Outdoor sinks are available, with cold running water for drinking and hot water for washing up.

  4. Bedding is provided for pre-pitched YHA Camping & Cabin products but all soft furnishings that can't be easily cleaned have been removed.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  4. The bar will remain closed.

  5. Meeting room(s) remain closed


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

A converted linen mill located in idyllic countryside, YHA Osmotherley is perfectly situated for those wishing to explore the North Yorkshire Moors, Dales and the beautiful Yorkshire coastline.

The mill is surrounded by trails for walks and cycling, and is just a 10 minute walk from the picturesque village of Osmotherley, which offers pubs and shops popular with locals. Mount Grace Prior, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Flamingo Land are all within striking distance of the hostel, meaning there’s plenty to keep you entertained all year round.


Why guests love YHA Osmotherley

  • Ideal for exploring North Yorkshire
  • Surrounded by trails for walks and cycling
  • YHA Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Osmotherley

The hostel

All bedrooms at the hostel have been fully refurbished, making them all en-suite, and we now boast hairdryers in every room. There are 61 beds - spaced out in comfortable and stylish 2, 4 and 6 bedded rooms. The larger rooms have toilets which are separate to the shower. We are very proud of the finished look and the hostel now has a new eco-friendly biomass boiler heating system. The hostel also benefits from a cosy lounge and a spacious dining room.

There is a well-equipped self-catering kitchen with a good range of storage space and appliances. The room is well stocked with cooking utensils and pans along with crockery, cutlery, and glassware. 


Please note that camping is sold per person and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

We have extended the garden in the grounds of this former flax mill to allow campers to spend a night under the North Yorkshire starry sky. An ideal stop for ‘Coast to Coast’ or ‘Cleveland Way’ walkers because both routes meet in Osmotherley. The camping area is an excellent choice for families with plenty to do in the local area.


Campers have 24 hour access to a kitchen and bathroom. All guests are welcome to use main hostel facilities including, the lounges, restaurant, bar, self-catering kitchen and drying room until 9.30pm (re-opens at 7am).


There is ample spaces in the main hostel car park. 5 extra spaces for campers at the side of the building. Both less than 100 metres away from camping area. 

Important Information

Campfires are strictly prohibited. Noise to be kept to a minimum after 10.30pm. There is a well stocked shop on site next door. Campers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on site but there is a bar in the main Youth Hostel which can be used. 

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.


Food and drink at YHA Osmotherley

YHA Osmotherley dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.



Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Evening meals

Evening meals

Relax and enjoy a meal from our carefully created menu. We have something for everyone; the classics, award winners, some surprises, and daily specials. All complemented by some excellent beers and wines.

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  • Basic food shop
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception times: 07.00 – 10.00 17.00 – 22.00

Check in: 17.00 – 22.00

Check out: 07.00 – 10.00

Parking: There is plenty of off-road parking at the hostel.

Open every day?: YHA Osmotherley is open from February until the end of October every day for bookings. The hostel is available for YHA Exclusive Hire from November until February. YHA Osmotherley is also open for group bookings throughout the year.

YHA Osmotherley - Access Statement

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YHA Osmotherley

Map references

OS Map: 100

OS Grid Ref: SE461981

Lat/Lng: 54.376449, -1.291559

Contact information

Phone: 03452602870

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Osmotherley and hire the whole property to yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website.

YHA School Trips

YHA Osmotherley is a perfect venue to meet the needs of schools, colleges, and field trips with our teacher-led activity packages. There is comfortable accommodation for up to 72 people and the hostel has en-suite rooms, a classroom, restaurant and self catering facilities.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Meet the team

We take real pride in the excellent service and facilities we offer at YHA Osmotherley. Our team is very hands-on, so you’ll always see us about, we like to talk to guests and make sure that they have everything they need, we provide information on the site and the local areas, and if you need anything in particular, we will always try to source it for you.  We have a team of welcoming, approachable staff led by Managers, Sue & Phil Vaughan, and we are always delighted to help out where required.

Manager recommends:

The location! YHA Osmotherley provides the perfect location for individuals and families of all ages who want to enjoy everything a North Yorkshire holiday has to offer. The area is great for walking, cycling and observing the wonderful wildlife, and the Osmotherley youth hostel is a wonderful base for exploring the stunning North York Moors. We’re an ideal choice if you’re planning a Yorkshire walking holiday, with direct access to the Coast to Coast and Cleveland Way walks. 

Walkers and cyclists welcome

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