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.
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 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 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, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the page of accommodation near Castles and the Sandstone Way.
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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
Alnwick Youth Hostel, unbeatable for Easter breaks
January 13th 2020
How Egg-citing, Easter in Alnwick is always something special. Egg-cellent for families or individuals wanting an egg-scape.
For Alnwick, Easter is synonymous with one of the towns biggest events – Alnwick castle re-opens to the public! Be the first to see what fantastic updates the Castle has made to it’s unbeatable activities and entertainment. Perhaps join in the egg hunt or take a stroll into town and see the Easter market. Stay for the quaint pubs serving traditional grub. For an eggs-tra special Easter break come to Alnwick Youth Hostel.
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!