YHA Wooler Shepherds Hut
Bed in a shared room from £15.00 per night

Amenities

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

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:00
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 £31.50 per night

Amenities

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

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:00
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.
Camping & Cabins from £50.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Cot available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:00
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 our Shepherds Huts.
Heating:
Heating is supplied in our Shepherds Huts.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay in our Shepherds huts. There is a £5 charge per dog per night which is payable upon arrival.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole hostel during public opening hours.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    6 bathrooms 15 bedrooms sleeps up to 51 guests

    Originally built in 1943, YHA Wooler offers a high standard of accommodation for groups and families. The property acts as a great spot for those looking to escape to the countryside on a rural retreat.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guest have use of the whole property. Hostel owners live onsite in a building annexe.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA Wooler. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: clothes airer, grill, kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster, washing machine.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 50 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: salt and pepper.

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

Located on the ground floor, the large dining room seats up to 44 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge area is located on the ground floor in the dining room and seats up to 10 people across soft seating.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of seven bathrooms, plus a separate shower block for guests staying the the Shepherds Huts.

En-suite bathrooms: 6

Toilets: 13

Showers: 13

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

Outdoors

Outside is a large garden.

The garden is enclosed with a fence.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 15 bedrooms.

Bedrooms

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

Two en-suite rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 8 people. It includes 4 sets of bunk beds.

Three rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

Three huts that sleeps  2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

One hut that sleeps 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

Overview

Set on the outskirts of the Northumberland National Park and 400m from the picturesque market town of Wooler, this youth hostel is the ideal location for exploring the delights of Northumberland and the Borders.

You can stay in our homely hostel or try one of our unique and fully-equipped Shepherd's Huts - painstakingly created by local craftsmen.

YHA Wooler is excellent for walking, cycling and mountain biking. There’s plenty of choice to be had here, either long distance along St Cuthbert’s Way to Lindisfarne or staying closer to home in the hills.

Why guests love YHA Wooler

  • Shepherd's Huts available for alternative stays
  • Great for exploring Northumberland and the Borders
  • Close to plenty of historic attractions

Accommodation at YHA Wooler

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

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

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.

Shepherd's Huts

Painstakingly reproduced by local craftsmen, these mobile shelters replicate those once wheeled into the Cheviot Hills to allow shepherds to tend their flocks. These traditional hand crafted Northumbrian huts sleep two or three people in bunk beds complete with warm duvets. They also have electric heating and lighting and are fully insulated from the elements.

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you.

We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire.

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Food and drink at YHA Wooler

YHA Wooler exterior

Eat with us

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

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Baby changing
  • BBQ area
  • Breakfast
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Highchair
  • Library
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily.

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

Parking: There is parking available at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Dogs can stay in our shepherds huts. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our Shepherds Hut accommodation which is payable upon arrival. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Wooler. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

YHA Wooler - Access Statement

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YHA Wooler

Map references

OS Map: 75

OS Grid Ref: NT991278

Lat/Lng: 55.543758, -2.0140453

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 260 2931

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Wooler is perfectly situated for your school residential trip. We can offer an assortment of activities that are suitable across all Key Stages, and a food and drink menu that will suit the ages and purpose of your groups. The hostel has great facilities including a classroom, library and games room.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Volunteering

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Wooler. Please visit our Volunteering Site to see what opportunities are available at YHA.

Meet the team

Karl and Cindy Wait took over the Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’ Huts from March 2018. They have two Daughters, Evie (21 year old) and Daisy (12 Years Old).

They are a local family who firmly believe that Wooler and the wider area of Northumberland have lots to offer.

Karl is a qualified Mountain Guide who can give you lots of advice on local walks, and regularly organises guided walks in the Cheviot Hills. He is also a volunteer trainee member of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and both Karl and Cindy work with local groups, including Scouts and DofE Groups.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2020 Walkers and Cyclists Welcome

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