Alnwick Youth Hostel, 34 - 38 Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TU

Call Reception on 01665 660800

Independent youth hostel in Alnwick, Northumberland

Once the town's Court House, the accommodation now offered at Alnwick Youth Hostel is much less austere. Opened in 2011, this family friendly 4 star hostel is sure to meet the needs of every traveller, with a variety of en suite rooms, dorm beds, cosy lounge, games room and a bright and airy dining room. The hostel's town centre location makes it ideal for a visit to historic Alnwick Castle, of recent Downton Abbey and Harry Potter fame, and to The Alnwick Garden, a contemporary pleasure garden in the shadow of the castle. You can also visit the magical Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden. A 15 minute car journey makes the coast within easy reach. There you will find fantastic castles at Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, the wildlife haven of the Farne Isles, magical Holy Island and glorious sandy beaches. A short trip inland brings you to the stunning heather clad Cheviot Hills, Hadrian's Wall and Border Reiver country. Great for families, groups, cyclists and backpackers. Private, secure cycle storage available in our dedicated cycle hub.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    57:1x sgl, 1x dbl, 2x2, 1x3, 6x4, 1x5, 3x6.
  • Open:

    All year. 8-10am, 4-7pm
  • Price per night:

    Peak: dorm £30. 2 pers room £60. dble rm £60, 3 pers rm £80, 4 pers rm £100, 5 pers rm £110, 6 pers rm £120. Off-peak reductions available: eg.dorm £25. 2 pers rm £45, etc.
  • Booking:

    Booking advisable by phone or e-mail or book online.
  • Directions:

    A public car park is available at Roxboro Place, to the rear of the Job Centre.
  • Public Transport :

    Bus - X15 / X18 / X20 Newcastle - Alnwick. Train station - Alnmouth (4 miles) National Express 591/594 to Alnwick bus station.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail St Oswalds Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
By the Sea Close to a Pub Individuals welcome Youth Hostels School Groups Accessible to disabled people En suite rooms Accommodation for Cyclists Alternative Weddings Near a Castle Breakfast IHUK Signage

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
yYHA Affiliated
9Best Price Guarantee

r Accessibility Info

There is wheelchair access from the street and all the communal facilities are on the ground floor. There is an accessible bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite toilet and walk-in shower with grab rails. ..Click for photos and more


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Opened by the Queen.

September 17th 2022

On the 22 June 2011, the Queen opened Alnwick Youth Hostel. Operating under the YHA Enterprise scheme it joined our Independent Hostel network right from its early days in 2012.

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At the heart of Northumberland lies Alnwick Youth Hostel….

January 31st 2022

The interesting Northumberland town of Alnwick is waiting to be explored and has lots of attractions for the whole family.

Alnwick Youth Hostel is a fantasic base to explore the local surroundings of Alnwick.

Alnick Castle, a castle that in recent years has reached worldwide star status as it is the backdrop to a huge array of film and TV shows. Do any of these produtions ring a bell?

  • Alnwick Castle as Hogwarts in two Harry Potter films
  • Brancaster Castle in  the Downton Abbey Christmas Specials
  • The backdrop to Transformers: The Last Knight
  • The backdrop to Elizabeth and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

If that doesn’t float your boat, Alnwick Youth Hostel is a six minute walk from Barter Books; a fantastic, quirky second hand bookstore complete with open fires, armchairs and a cafe. The perfect place to while away a rainy afternoon.

On a sunnier day of your trip to Alnwick, why not visit Alnwick Gardens? The brainchild of The Duchess of Northumberland; the gardens are full to the brim with tucked away nooks and crannies to explore, awe-inspiring water features and topiary that will make you wonder how can a bush be so perfectly round!?

If that isn’t enough to wet your appitite for a visit to Alnwick why not check out Aln Valley Railway, the Cheviot hills and the Northumberland Coast?  All within a couple of miles of Alnwick Youth Hostel.

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Alnwick Castle visit on our Northumberland Holiday

December 23rd 2015

For the first 3 nights of our holiday in Northumberland, we stayed at the wonderful ALNWICK YOUTH HOSTEL. Cosily nestled in the midst of this histroic town. We enjoyed all the comforts and surprises the hostel had to offer and in the daytime we set out to explore the coast and castles around Northumberland

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