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


All YHA hostels are temporarily closed for recreational use as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are currently only accepting new bookings for stays from 1st August 2020. Please read our latest statement for further guidance.

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 14 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 social areas, a dining room, and a classroom.

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

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 – 21.00

Check in: 17.00 – 21.00

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

On the first full day of your family break, work off your excellent breakfast by going for a morning stroll around Cod Beck reservoir, beautiful at any time of the year. The hostel is popular for walking holidays and those wanting to explore the coast and the Yorkshire Moors and Dales. There are attractions to suit all tastes nearby, such as Mount Grace Priory, Rievaulx Abbey, World of James Herriot and Lightwater Valley Theme Park. It all adds up to a fun filled North Yorkshire family holiday.

Walkers and cyclists welcome

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