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YHA ScarboroughScarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0DA
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In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
Once a 17th century water mill set on a quiet riverside, located 1.5 miles north of the town centre and 15 minutes' walk from Scalby Mills and the North Bay beach, YHA Scarborough is the perfect base to enjoy, explore, or simply unwind on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast.
Whether you love traditional seaside arcades or epic coastal scenery, the North Yorkshire town of Scarborough has something for everyone. Don't miss the atmospheric castle on the cliff, the educational SEALIFE Centre and the Victorian spa area.
Why guests love YHA Scarborough
Accommodation at YHA Scarborough
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
- 24-hour access
- Contactless payments
- Dining room
- Free parking on premises
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Mountain view
- No WiFi
- Outdoor seating
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Small garden/grounds
- Sole use
Hostel need to know
Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures: self-catering kitchen(s), lounge area(s), dining room(s), drying room(s), cycle store(s).
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Scarborough is open for bookings from March - October.
Check out: YHA Scarborough is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:00.
Reception hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:00.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
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In the 1600s, the hostel was one of three flour mills on Scalby Beck, a small river just outside of Scarborough. In the 18th century the wheel was removed, the mill race drained and the building was used as a farm house. Just after the First World War the derelict building was bought and converted into a boarding house. When it was opened in 1935 it was one of the YHA’s first hostels and the owner Mrs Atkinson was kept on as warden when YHA later bought the buildings.
After numerous additions and alterations, an annexe was added in 1962 increasing capacity to 70 beds.
YHA Scarborough was listed for closure in 2009, but continued to operate as a YHA hostel until Rob and Elise bought it in June 2013 as an Enterprise Hostel.
Meet the team
Rob and Elise, the managers at YHA Scarborough, have stayed in hostels all over the world and now enjoy welcoming guests to their own hostel.
Manager recommends:The North Sea – with a good wet suit body boarding and surfing are great fun or join the regular South Bay Sea Swimmers for a refreshing dip.