Alston Youth Hostel, Firs Edge, The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW
Call Linda or Neil Willmott on 01434 381509
OverviewSituated in the small town of Alston, Alston Youth Hostel is an ideal place to base your adventures in the North Pennines AONB. Right on the Pennine Way, the South Tyne Trail and approximately halfway on the Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle Route, Alston is the perfect destination for cyclists, walkers, families, schools and outdoor activity groups. The hostel is run by keen outdoor enthusiasts who know just what you need after a long day in the hills; a hot shower, comfortable bed, a hearty breakfast, large, warm drying room and secure indoor bike storage for 23+ bikes. There is a well equipped kitchen available for self-catering and the dining room and lounge overlook the River South Tyne. If you don't want to cook there are 3 to 4 places to eat in Alston all within a few minutes' walk of the hostel 4 pubs and 2 supermarkets open until 10pm. We also have free WiFi and laundry facilities. This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:30: 2x2, 2x4, 3x6
Open:All year, 8am-10am, 5pm-10pm
Price per night:From £23pp. Private rooms from £45. Discount of up to 15% for YHA/IH members. Sole use from £550 for 2 nights midweek, £690 for 2 nights Fri-Sat.
Booking:Via hostel email, by phone or via the YHA website.
Directions:A686 from Penrith or A689 from Carlisle. From the east A686 from Hexham (A69 from Newcastle) or B6277 from Barnard Castle and A689 from Stanhope.
Public Transport:Nearest train stations are Haltwhistle, Penrith, Carlisle, Hexham or Langwathby on the Settle to Carlisle line. Bus 680 from Carlisle via Brampton or the 889 to Hexham (Tuesday morning only) and 681 to Haltwhistle twice a day.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the IHUK signage page, the present or past youth hostel page, the Isaac's Tea Trail, the Pennine Way, the C2C Cycle Route and the North Pennines.
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Come and explore another side of Cumbria!
July 8th 2019
Everyone knows The Lake District in Cumbria but head to the North Pennines AONB east of Penrith and discover a quieter side of the county where Alston Youth Hostel is right in the middle!
Anyone who has walked The Pennine Way will know we have mountains too! Cross Fell is the highest mountain in England outside The Lake District and of course we have stunning valleys like the famous High Cup Nick. All this wonderful geological stuff lead to the area being designated a UNESCO Global Geo Park in 2015. With miles of quiet roads for cycling, wonderful walking over rugged moors, loads of free parking, all within a easy reach of Alston Youth Hostel, isn’t it time to have a proper escape from the Madding Crowds this summer? Private rooms start from £38.25 and dorm beds from £20.40.
You can easily spot YHA Alston when you are walking the Pennine Way by their Independent Hostels Sign
April 5th 2019
Alston youth hostel is right on the Pennine Way Long Distance Walk and close to the C2C. It provides ideal accommodation for walkers and cyclists. A night at the youth hostel will give you the opportunity to chat to other walkers, gather useful information from the staff and enjoy private rooms, self catering and secure bike storage.
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Situated right on the Pennine Way Long Distance Path and with the C2C right nearby, Alston Youth Hostel provides ideal accommodation for walkers and cyclists. A night at the youth hostel will give you the opportunity to chat to other walkers, gather useful information from the staff and enjoy private rooms, self catering and secure bike storage.
Cycling and Walking Holidays in Cumbria
March 21st 2019
Our guests especially enjoy the Pennine Way or C2C cycle route.
The Walkers are Welcome Alston Moor hold organised group walk for those looking to mingle along the hillsides!