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

Call Reception on 01665 660800


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, 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. 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.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    56: 1xdbl, 2x2, 1x3, 6x4,1x5, 3x6
  • Open:

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

    Peak season: dorm £25. 2 bedded rooms £60. 4 bedded rooms £80. Off-peak: dorm £18. 2 bedded rooms £40. 4 bedded rooms £40.
  • Booking:

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

    You will find the hostel opposite Alnwick library. 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 Sand Stone Way Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Alnwick Youth Hostel

Alnwick Youth Hostel Is Back and Taking Bookings

April 21st 2021

Following government advice, Alnwick Youth Hostel will re-open on May 17th . Providing private bedrooms to groups of up to 6 people (or any number of people from two households) and breakfasts. We will re-open shared areas and self catering kitchens as soon as government regulations allow.

Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or just a lover of scenery – Alnwick Youth Hostel has something for you. Castles await nearby, as well as Hadrian’s Wall and a host of beauty spots and abundant wildlife. However you want to spend your trip, you will certainly find something to enchant you here.


Alnwick Youth Hostel is now back in action and taking bookings

August 3rd 2020

We can’t take any bookings with less than 24 hours notice and there are restrictions in place in line with Government Guidance. Its worth a days forward panning to come and visit the stunning castles and coast of Northumberland.


Alnwick Youth Hostel is ideal for schools with fully catered option available.

September 2nd 2019

Due to its location in the town centre, Alnwick Youth Hostel is absolutely ideal for visits in and around one of the most historically important towns in the north of England.

From Alnwick Castle – with its starring role as Hogwarts in the film adaptations of Harry Potter books and in recent episodes of Downton Abbey – to the neighbouring Alnwick Garden, where an enormous tree house has been built among the tree tops, there is no shortage of things for school trips to see and do in the area.

What’s more, it’s only a 15-minute drive to the endless beaches that the Northumberland coast has become famous for – along with the mind-blowing castles of Dunstanburgh, Warkworth and Bamburgh. The wildlife havens found on Holy Island and the Farne Isles also offer unrivalled chances for students to get to grips with biology in its element.

A school trip to Alnwick Youth Hostel is perhaps incomplete without a visit to Barter Books, home to one of the largest second-hand bookshops in Europe. It’s perfect for any budding English literature students, and serves as the perfect place to lose a few hours in the pages of a great tome.

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Catering at Alnwick Youth Hostel

February 3rd 2016

We arrived at Alnwick youth hostel to the smell of curry drifting into the dining room. A Russian group were staying at the hostel and Andrew and staff were catering for them. We got busy in the self catering kitchen but still couldn’t get the thought of curry out of our minds. A night latter, admitting defeat, we were eating hostel meals with the Russian group.

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