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


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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.

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

Dorms are not currently available. 

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

YHA The Sill dining room

Eat with us

YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, hot plated breakfasts, and a pizza and Supper Club menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Plated breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

We want to make sure you start your day right, so we are now serving a delicious range of hot plated breakfast options and breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Pizza menu at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

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! 

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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

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

Check in: From 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 daily from 07:30 - 09:00.

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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