Alston Youth Hostel, The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW
Call Linda or Neil Willmott on 01434 381509
Cosy, Independent Youth Hostel in AlstonSituated in the small town of Alston, Alston Youth Hostel is an ideal place to base your adventures in the North Pennines AONB.
Located directly on the Pennine Way, Isaac's tea 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. Hot showers, hearty breakfasts, large drying room and secure indoor bike storage for 23+ bikes with plug in points for electric bikes. It has 2 single rooms, 2 four bed rooms (which can also be twins) and 3 six bed rooms.
There is a well equipped kitchen available for self-catering and a dining room and lounge that overlooks the Pennine Way and River South Tyne.
If you don't want to cook there are several places to eat in Alston all within a few minutes' walk of the hostel and 2 supermarkets open until 10pm.
The hostel has free WiFi.
Beds & Rooms:28 : 2x1, 2x4 (or twin), 3x6
Open:All year. 8am-10am, 5pm-10pm
Price per night:Private rooms from £30. Discount of 10% for YHA members. Sole use from £400 for 1 night midweek and from £500 per night Fri-Sat.
Booking:Via hostel email, by phone or Free to Book 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 Scotch Corner/ Barnard Castle and A689 from Stanhope/Durham.
- Nearest train stations Haltwhistle, Penrith, Carlisle, Hexham, Langwathby on Settle to Carlisle line. Bus 680 from Carlisle via Brampton or 889 to Hexham (Tues am only) and 681 to Haltwhistle four per day (except Sun & BH Mon).
- Long Distance Walks C2C Cycle Route Pennine Way Pennine Journey Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Trans Euro Trail Great North Trail Isaacs Tea Trail
Mountains Close to a Pub Individuals welcome Youth Hostels Accommodation for Cyclists Breakfast IHUK Signage Biker Friendly North Pennines
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023
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Thinking of Walking the Pennine Way or Pennine Journey in 2024?
November 5th 2023
This is how far you need to step off the path to stay and rest your weary legs at Alston Youth Hostel!
You’ve walked a long way up hills and down dales and probably experienced some challenging weather and boggy bits along the way so why walk any further? We have comfy beds in centrally heated rooms, fantastic hot showers, a drying room for any wet clothes and boots or tents, a self catering kitchen and a cosy, comfy lounge to sit in and relax with a book or a beer! You may also meet fellow walkers to chat to and compare notes!
If you don’t want to cook your own food there are places to eat and a well stocked supermarket just down the lane.
In the morning we can serve you a delicious hot breakfast from 7:30am (because we know you have places to go!)
The Pennine Way is 268 miles long and The Pennine Journey is 247 miles long so that’s a lot of accommodation required along the way! Hostels make a great, cheaper alternative to B&Bs/hotels and are a bit more comfy than a tent! Make us part of your Long Distance journey in 2024!
Come and Kick Some Leaves in Cumbria, with rooms from £29!
September 25th 2023
Nothing beats a walk on a golden Autumn day surrounded by trees in their full Autumnal colours! Alston Hostel is on the Firs Walk and Pennine Way so there are lovely walks from the door step for all the family either by the river South Tyne or along the South Tyne Trail. The South Tynedale Railway will also be running at weekends in October so you can walk one way and catch the train back!
You may even see salmon leaping in the river!
We have 2, 4 or 6 bedded private family rooms available throughout October and during half term. Rooms start from £41.65. Single rooms are also available from £28.80. After your walk or sightseeing you can come back to the hostel where there’s a well equipped self catering kitchen to make your own meals (a breakfast service is available if required) and then sit in our cosy lounge with a cuppa or a glass of wine or beer and play some of the many board games we have or just sit back and relax!