YHA Whitby exterior

YHA Whitby

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

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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 North Yorkshire 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

The hostel

The hostel offers superb accommodation for families and groups and is the ideal base for exploring Whitby and its year round attractions. Whitby at a glance:

  • Excellent accommodation in a heritage setting
  • 23 rooms with en-suites, many with original features
  • Fully licensed restaurant with Abbey House Tearooms and gardens
  • Disabled access with allocated parking and lift to specially adapted bedroom
  • Beautiful 'Georgian Lounge', games room, classroom, conservatory and lounge
  • Award winning Yorkshire in Bloom 'Physic Garden' for residents

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Food and drink at YHA Whitby

YHA Whitby lounge

Eat with us

The Abbey House Tea Room provides an unrivalled panorama over this famous port town in the shadow of the neighbouring Abbey. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.

Breakfast

Breakfast at YHA Whitby

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 buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yoghurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get 10% off breakfast when you book online.

Evening meals

Evening meals at YHA Whitby

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, light bites, grilled paninis and loaded stone-baked pizzas. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Packed lunch

Packed lunch

Energise your outdoor adventure with a nutritious packed picnic lunch. Prepared for you on request, our delicious packed lunches include a sandwich with a selection of fillings to choose from, a chocolate bar, a bottle of still mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit.

Facilities

General

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

Essentials

  • Laundry
  • Lounge

Entertainment

  • Board games
  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Cafe
  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Other YHA products

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

Need to know

Reception times: Once checked in, we offer 24 hours access. Reception closes at 23.00.

Check in: 15.00 - 23.00

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: Parking is available for Blue Badge holders in designated bays. Other guest parking is extremely limited and therefore we recommend guests use the council car-park to avoid disappointment. This is a 2 minute walk away and the council car park is FREE from 6pm until 9am.

Open every day?: Yes, YHA Whitby is open every day for bookings. The cafe is closed during the week from November until March.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

YHA Whitby - Access Statement

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YHA Whitby

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

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.

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