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, 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.

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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022


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 (unlocked)
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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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 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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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!

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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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