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near Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1UR
Lovely, quiet accommodation within the Peak District National Park, YHA Youlgreave is perfectly positioned for enjoying the destinations and activities the Peaks are famous for. Come in the summer months and enjoy our sun-drenched front terrace, where you can sit back and watch village life unfold.
The hostel is in fact the former village Co-op, and still retains features pertaining to its past life. It’s set within lovely White Peak walking territory, with the Limestone Way passing through the village, and both the Tissington and Monsal Trails nearby.
Why guests love YHA Youlgreave
Accommodation at YHA Youlgreave
The hostel features one dining/lounge area and a large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. There is also a boot/drying room and a bike store. There are 42 beds spread over 9 rooms, including both dorms and private rooms. Here are the rooms and beds available:
1 x 8-bed room, 1 x 2-bed room, 2 x 6-bed room, 5 x 4-bed room
All rooms contain bunk beds. There are no en-suite rooms at this property, but plenty of individual toilets and showers close to bedrooms. You can relax outside on sunny days in our small front yard with three picnic tables.
Check in is from 5pm . Access to hostel after 10pm is by door code. Checked-in guests staying over two nights can get a key to access hostel during the day – although there are a limited availability of keys.
As you enter the hostel through the main door you will arrive in our open plan living and dining space which was the original shop area.
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. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
Food and drink at YHA Youlgreave
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Drying room
- Board games
- Private rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Other YHA products
- Sole use
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Parking: There is just one parking space at the front of the hostel for guest use. A car park is available at the west end of the village next to the allotments, a 5 minute walk from the hostel. Please do not park in walkways, driveways or around the well in the centre of the village.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Make YHA Youlgreave your home for a few days by booking the whole place to yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details.
The building was purpose built as a Co-Op in 1887. The Youlgrave Co-Op catered to much of the local population’s needs, even supplying the village with electricity until 1910. However, the Co-Op finally closed its doors in 1968. By 1975 the building was once again open to the public but this time as a Youth Hostel, making use of the improved transport links to welcome visitors from all over the country and opening up the picturesque village in its beautiful setting to a much wider audience. Youlgrave village is set in the picturesque White Peak area of the Peak District, so-named because of the limestone which makes up much of its geology. The local area has a rich history of agriculture and mining. Evidence of both can be found in nearby Lathkill Dale, a beautiful valley which is home to ruins of old mine buildings. The towns of Bakewell and Matlock Bath are located nearby offering a wealth of sightseeing, shopping and attractions.
Meet the team
Yvonne Barber: "I joined the YHA as a Team Member on a seasonal contract in 2013. I became a permanent Team Member in 2014, followed by Team Leader then Activities Manager in a Shropshire hostel before joining Youlgreave in January 2016 as Manager. I would describe myself as having the wanderlust gene so working for YHA is fantastic as when I can’t get abroad I have the ability to explore the UK and stay in some of the best locations on offer.
Although not local to the area, I’ve spent some time exploring so can hopefully guide you to that perfect leisurely pub walk. If I can’t my team members, Hannah & Luke, are locals and know all the hotspots – Luke is a perfect to ask for the local bouldering/climbing areas and Hannah can suggest the family fun!"
Manager recommends: Pick Youlgreave for your family or activity break and you'll be spoilt for choice! The natural beauties of Lathkill Dale, ideal for walking holidays; the sumptuous grandeur of Chatsworth House, its house, gardens, play areas, farm and tea rooms; or the step back in time to the Elizabethan history and heritage of Haddon Hall. Make time for all three along with visiting Matlock, Buxton and the wider Derbyshire area.