YHA Slaidburn Exterior
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.

A sometimes forgotten part of the world, owing to its more illustrious neighbours north and east, the Forest of Bowland AONB is a stark yet stunning landscape.

Formerly the Black Bull pub, King’s House (YHA Slaidburn) is one of YHA’s oldest hostels and has plenty of rural charm. A rustic home from home, it makes a comfortable base for ramblers and cyclists alike. You'll find plenty of local shops and services nearby, and our cosy hostel sits in the centre of the village, near to an excellent pub. YHA Slaidburn has no phone signal or Wi-Fi, so its the perfect location if you want to escape from it all!

Why guests love YHA Slaidburn

  • One of YHA's oldest hostels
  • Situated in the Forest of Bowland
  • Great for walkers and cyclists

Accommodation at YHA Slaidburn

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

Rooms are all family sized as follows: 1 x three bedded room, 4 x four bedded rooms, 1 x five  bedded room an 1 x six bedded room. The hostel includes a spacious self-catering kitchen, drying room, two dining areas for guests, a comfy lounge with open fire (gorgeous during winter), and a small shop of handy provisions.

The hostel is self-catering and there's a well-equipped kitchen with a cooker, fridge and plenty of cutlery and crockery for guests to use. The Village pub “Hark to Bounty” offers Evening meals and breakfasts. There is also a riverside café in the village which serves lunches, drinks and snacks.

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.




  • Basic food shop
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

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

Check in: From 17:00 - 21:00

Check out: Before 10:00

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

Parking: There is parking available behind the hostel, or on the street if needed.

Open every day?: YHA Slaidburn is open every day from March until October. Bookings are able to be made up to three months in advance. From November until the end of February, the hostel is only open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire.

YHA Slaidburn

Map references

OS Map: 103

OS Grid Ref: SD711523

Lat/Lng: 53.966417, -2.441575

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9343

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Slaidburn is available as an Exclusive Hire property from September to March. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire 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.

This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.

Meet the team

This hostel is looked after by Volunteer Managers who each give up a week or more of their time to ensure that our guests receive a warm welcome. The hostel also has the support of Alan Clarke and his team at YHA Haworth.

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome

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