YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

Bardon Mill, Northumberland, NE47 7AN
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  3. Dining room(s) are open to guests for the consumption of their own food.

  4. Meeting room(s) remain closed

  5. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

  2. Indoor seating for dining is now open at this hostel in line with Government social distancing rules. All tables and chairs are fully cleaned after use.

Good to Go England

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.

YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is the brand new Youth Hostel at The Sill, a landscape discovery centre, in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. Ideally located in the beautiful countryside of the National Park, this high spec hostel is perfect for exploring the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage site, located just a few hundred metres away.

You’ll also be close to both Sycamore Gap and the Roman fort at Vindolanda and of course, the adjoining Discovery Centre with its innovative learning spaces and spectacular viewing platforms.

Why guests love YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

  • Brand new hostel with landscape discovery centre
  • Located in a Dark Skies area
  • Less than a mile from Hadrian's Wall

Accommodation at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

The hostel

This 88-bed hostel has all the facilities you would expect from YHA including a self-catering kitchen, classroom for group and school residential use, and relaxing social areas. Our 26 bedrooms are split evenly across two floors and consist of either two or four beds. 18 of the rooms are en-suite and two are fully DDA en-suite compliant. All bedrooms have free Wi-Fi and Salto key card access, making this a secure place to stay. There are 8 toilets and 8 showers throughout the hostel for guests to use.

The hostel's facilities include a retail shop, meeting rooms, an open plan bar/dining room, a self-catering kitchen and extensive landscaped areas in which to sit, play and learn.

Inspired by The Great Whin Sill, a nearby geographical feature, the building complements and reflects the landscape with dry stone walls, glass, and timber – you can even walk on the green roof! Renewable energy is used throughout the facility in keeping with YHA's green ethos.

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall is in Europe’s largest Dark Sky park, as a result of this, lighting outside the building is kept to a minimum to protect this unique landscape. You are encouraged to carry a torch at night to safely negotiate the external areas of the youth hostel and discovery centre at night.


Food and drink at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

All day menu

All day menu

YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall benefits from a fully licensed bar and coffee shop which offers breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. The hostel also offers packed lunches for group bookings.

Take a bite out of our cafe menu, featuring delicious paninis, snacks and meals, including 12 inch pizzas which can be tuned to your tastes! YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall's cafe menu is ideal whether you want a large meal, or just a hot drink and a piece of cake. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

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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. Our new juice station offers a wide variety of fresh juices and smoothies to try. 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.

Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA The Sill

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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  • 24 hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

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

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: Yes

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

Parking: There is free parking on-site

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am

YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

Map references

OS Map: 86

OS Grid Ref: NY752668

Lat/Lng: 54.996081, -2.388306

Contact information

Phone: 0345 2602702

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is ideally located for a range of self-led school trips, as well as our residential packages. Explore the Northumberland National Park, visit The Sill Discovery Centre and star gaze in this Dark Skies area. Visit the YHA School Trips website to reserve this hostel for your field trip.


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

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