YHA Sherwood Forest

YHA Sherwood Forest

Edwinstowe, Nottingham, NG21 9RN
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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.

Set on the edge of the area famed for being the home territory of Robin Hood, YHA Sherwood is a lively hostel with cosy social areas, high quality facilities and a quirky exterior.

Look out for personal touches celebrating the legendary Robin Hood! The visitor centre and majestic Major Oak are nearby, as well as the village of Edwinstowe. There are lots of routes for walking holidays and cycling holidays and several parks are within easy reach, making the hostel ideal for family activity breaks.

Why guests love YHA Sherwood Forest

  • On the edge of Robin Hood territory
  • High-calibre facilities
  • Close to Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park

Accommodation at YHA Sherwood Forest

The hostel

This quirky 48 bed accommodation has both private and dorm rooms, some of which are en-suite. There is a cosy lounge with ample seating for relaxing after a day exploring Robin Hood’s territory. You can tuck into a hearty meal at the hostel restaurant or cook up your own storm in the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The hostel also boasts a stunning garden and grounds.

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.




  • Ambulant accessible
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • 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

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - laundry room(s), meeting room(s).

Check in: From 17:00 - 22:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: YHA Sherwood Forest is open for bookings during weekends and school holidays. From Monday to Thursday the hostel is open for group bookings. During this time, beds and rooms may become available - please check up to three months in advance of your travel date. YHA Sherwood Forest is available for YHA Exclusive Hire weekends in September and October and from November until Easter.

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking: The property has a free car park on-site for guests and patrons, spaces are limited. Please note that this car park is controlled by an ANPR parking system. Upon arrival, motorists are required to validate their presence by entering their car's registration number at reception.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 09:00.

Please note: Due to the residential location of the hostel, YHA Sherwood Forest is not suitable for stag and hen parties.

YHA Sherwood Forest - Access Statement

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YHA Sherwood Forest

Map references

OS Map: 120

OS Grid Ref: SK625673

Lat/Lng: 53.197656, -1.067374

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9139

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Sherwood Forest 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 Sherwood is a fantastic destination for school groups. With the Robin Hood visitor centre and majestic Major Oak nearby, and the acres of parks and woodland surrounding the hostel, the possibilities for engaging students are nearly endless. There are beds for up to 48 people, classroom facilities and delicious meals. 

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

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome Alliance Green accreditation

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