Alnwick Youth Hostel, 34 - 38 Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TU
Call Lindsay McFarlane on 01665 660800
OverviewOnce 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.
Rooms & Beds: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 Walks
This accommodation is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Sandstone Way, the page of accommodation near Castles, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the map of accommodation for school groups, the IHUK signage page, the Wedding Venue page, the present or past youth hostel page and the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.
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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.Read More
A truly magical Christmas at Alnwick Youth Hostel
November 27th 2019
Wishing for a magical retreat this Christmas? Look no further than Alnwick Youth Hostel. The historic town of Alnwick has more than its fair share of wonder. Built in the 12th century Alnwick castle has been used as a Hogwarts stand in. Now homing the Duke of Northumberland and family it remains a sight to be seen, and what better time to do so than Christmas?
We are open every day other than – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. There is no minimum length of stay or minimum group size so perfect if you’re just here for the night! With Christmas events running every day other than Christmas Day at The Alnwick Garden, just a few minutes walk away we’re the perfect location for those last minute festive days out. Alnwick town itself has a wide variety of pubs and restaurants, all with their own special festive offerings, and our large dining room makes us the perfect place for that family getaway.
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.
Visit the set of Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, and many other critically exclaimed films!
July 14th 2019
Walk the walls off Hogwarts, imagine yourself dressed in the beautiful gowns on downton abbey, relive the excitement of Robin Hood… all at Alnwick Castle.
Alnwick Castle is a beautiful and exciting attraction, as you can recreate the scenes from the country’s favourite films!
Alnwick Castle is renowned for it’s part in many critically exclaimed films and TV shows, such as Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves!
The castle offers many attractions and events throughout the year including broomstick lessons ,and guided tours of where all your favourite scenes were filmed!