Tour the castle and enjoy fascinating stories from the past. Children can step into the world of a medieval knight or pretend to be witches and wizards as they stroll the corridors.
YHA WoolerWooler, Northumberland, NE71 6LW
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
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.
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.
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.
Food and drink at YHA Wooler
- 24-hour access
- Baby changing
- BBQ area
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
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.
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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.
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.