YHA Whitby exterior
Bed in a shared room from £16.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £29.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.

Overview

YHA Whitby is a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion situated immediately beside the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey. Enjoy views over the harbour and the North York Moors, with the town just a short walk away via the famous 199 steps. The hostel provides the ideal accommodation for exploring Whitby and its year round attractions.

YHA Whitby offers an unforgettable experience with many original artefacts throughout the hostel. Look out for the interpretation boards with information about features including a 13th Century carved oak Viking beam and stunning Victorian stained glass.

Why guests love YHA Whitby

  • Situated right next to the ruined Whitby Abbey
  • Superb views down to the seaside town
  • Beautiful grounds and garden

Accommodation at YHA Whitby

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. Some of our shared dorm rooms are en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom that you would share with other guests who are also staying in the room.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.

Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.

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Food and drink at YHA Whitby

YHA Whitby lounge area

Eat with us

YHA Whitby is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options as well as a delicious daytime menu to choose from.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Whitby

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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YHA Burger and chips

Daytime menu at YHA Whitby

Choose from our delicious daytime menu. From stone-baked pizzas to hearty British favourites and much more, it’s time to indulge after a day’s adventure. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Baby changing
  • Beach view
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Licensed bar
  • Lift
  • Luggage store
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Sea view
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 22:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 11:00 – 20:30.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Café and restaurant opening times: YHA Whitby's Abbey House Café & Bar is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday.

Parking: There is parking at this hostel. The 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. Parking is available for Blue Badge holders in designated bays, other guest parking is limited.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

YHA Whitby - Access Statement

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YHA Whitby

Map references

OS Map: 94

OS Grid Ref: NZ902111

Lat/Lng: 54.487423, -0.608271

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9049

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Whitby is committed to continually creating new opportunities for children by supporting and complementing the national curriculum to develop imagination and intellect. There are educational packages available but the area is also great to explore for yourself on a self-led trip. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Volunteering

We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on theVolunteering website.

At YHA Whitby we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:

Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.

History

Our hostel is housed in a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion situated immediately beside the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey.

The Whitby headland had seen Bronze Age and Roman settlements, before an Anglian monastery was founded there by Hild, the daughter of an Anglian nobleman, in about 627. Then things get a bit mysterious; no one is sure why, but the Anglian settlement and monastery were abandoned a few centuries later.

By the end of the 12th century a new monastery had been founded and built in stone. This building underwent various projects of rebuilding and expansion, during which the Abbey House was built. We aren’t sure what the Abbey House was used for, but it is likely that it was the abbot’s lodging.

In the 16th century the Monastery was suppressed and the abbey site was bought by the Chomley family. The Chomleys, and later the Strickland family, used the abbot’s lodgings as a house and over the next two centuries several extensions and a courtyard were added to the building.

In 1920 the Strickland family gave the abbey to the Ministry of Works. Then for around 80 years archaeological excavations were carried out on the site. By the early 2000s the Abbey House had fallen into a dilapidated state, but when its lease came up for tender in 2006 YHA jumped at the opportunity! A £3.5 million renovation was carried out making the building into the fantastic hostel enjoyed by many today.

Meet the team

We pride ourselves of friendly service and do our best to accommodate any of our guests’ requirements. You’ll see everyone doing their part working across all areas of the hostel, either serving and making drinks in our busy tearooms, welcoming you on reception, cleaning your room or delivering activities to school groups. Everyone has a good knowledge of the local area and we’re happy to recommend some things to do during your visit

Manager recommends:

Walking the Cleveland Way to Robin Hood’s Bay. It’s a great way to see the coastline and look out for seals, whales and dolphins. You can catch a bus back, come back the way you came or hop on to the Cinder Track which is a more gentle route back to Whitby.

 

 

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