YHA Thurlby Exterior
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    5 bathrooms 6 bedrooms sleeps up to 19 guests

    YHA Thurlby is a 15th century, former blacksmith's forge with Georgian and Victorian features. This property offers quality accommodation for the perfect countryside escape with family and friends.

    From £0.00 per night


  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Hire YHA Thurlby and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The small kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, cloths, paper towels, sponges, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the small dining area seats up to 16 people.

A highchair is available.


The cosy lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 6 people. There is comfy seating and a TV.


Across the entire building there is a total of five bathrooms.

Toilets: 5

Showers: 4

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.


Outside consists of some grounds.

Guests have full access to the grounds.

Outdoor amenities: cycle store.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of six bedrooms.


Three rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

Two rooms that sleep up to 5 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.


Located in a peaceful spot in an unspoilt Lincolnshire village, YHA Thurlby is a 15th century former village forge, complete with a lovely lawned garden and orchard. The homely hostel is full of character and features both Victorian and Georgian additions to the building.

The Fens are natural cycling country and Rutland Water, an important area for bird life, offers a great choice of watersports and walks - perfect for activity breaks and walking. Visit Belvoir Castle, Burghley House and nearby market towns for days out.

Why guests love YHA Thurlby

  • Unspoilt rural retreat
  • Attractive, historic building
  • Great for walking and wildlife watching

Accommodation at YHA Thurlby

Hire the whole place

With YHA Exclusive Hire, you can take the entire building for you and your group.


Hostel facilities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • No WiFi
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge

Hostel need to know

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Thurlby is open for bookings all year round.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

YHA Thurlby - Access Statement

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YHA Thurlby

Map references

OS Map: 130

OS Grid Ref: TF097168

Lat/Lng: 52.738278, -0.371507

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9139

Email: [email protected]


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.


In 1979, YHA received a generous offer from a man who wished to leave his 15th-century forge in the village of Thurlby, near Bourne in Lincolnshire to YHA. The building opened as a YHA hostel in the year of 1980.

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