As well as the beautiful house there is the garden, farmyard, shops, restaurant and adventure playground to explore.
Set within 60 acres of beautiful grounds within the heart of the Peak District, YHA Ravenstor sits high above the River Wye between Bakewell and Buxton. Perfect for a cheap family holiday, this country retreat offers great opportunities for exploring the majesty of the great outdoors, with plenty of walking routes, including the Monsal Trail, easily accessible from the hostel.
With a cosy lounge, a spacious dining room and plenty of other excellent facilities, this National Trust country house is ideal for visits to the Derbyshire Dales.
Why guests love YHA Ravenstor
Accommodation at YHA Ravenstor
YHA Ravenstor has 70 beds with both dorm beds and private rooms available. Our lounge has a feature fireplace which is great for cosying up next to in the winter months, following a day of outdoor adventuring in the Peak District - you can also hang up your wet clothes and muddy boots in our drying room.
Please note that the hostel is only open to families and individuals at weekends and during school holidays.
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 Ravenstor
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Games room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check out: Before 10.30
Towels and toiletries : Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is free on site parking.
Open every day?: Yes - please check up to three months before your travel date for availability. YHA Ravenstor is open for group bookings all year round and YHA Exclusive Hire from November until February.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Make YHA Ravenstor your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information.
YHA School Trips
YHA Ravenstor provides the opportunity to combine action and adventure activities with educational programmes. The hostel has a large classroom and a separate lounge to provide a relaxing space for the teachers. Delicious meals are available, and there is space for up to 71 people.
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.
Meet the team
The YHA Ravenstor manager recommends you walk along the Monsal Trail, a disused railway line through some beautiful countryside including Water-cum-Jolly alongside the River Wye and close to Cressbrook Mill. If you're looking for a great weekend getaway or a cheap family holiday in the Peak District, then this stunning country retreat is the place for you.