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


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

  • 60 acres of magnificent grounds
  • Great Peak District location
  • Perfect for walking holidays

Accommodation at YHA Ravenstor

The hostel

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

YHA Ravenstor 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 at YHA Ravenstor

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.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Ravenstor

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas and loaded stone-baked pizzas. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Supper Club

Supper club at YHA Ravenstor

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two-course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • 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.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am

YHA Ravenstor - Access Statement

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YHA Ravenstor

Map references

OS Map: 119

OS Grid Ref: SK152732

Lat/Lng: 53.256286, -1.772844

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9655

Email: [email protected]

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.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Green accreditation Trip Advisor 2018

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