Cosy Independent Youth Hostel directly on the Pennine Way.


Alston Youth Hostel, Firs Edge, The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW

Situated 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 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 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 including a chip shop and 2 supermarkets open until 10pm. The hostel is lucky to have a family of red squirrels that regularly feed in the trees opposite the hostel bay window in the dining room! So if you have never seen one now is your chance!

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Alston Youth Hostel | Cosy Independent Youth Hostel directly on the Pennine Way.


or call Linda, Neil or Jenny on
01434 381509

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Rooms & Beds:

30: 2×2, 2×4, 3×6


All year, 8am – 10am, 5pm – 10pm

Price per night:

From £20.50pp, discount for YHA members. Private rms from £36 or fam rms from £34. Sole use from £380 for 2 nghts m/wk, £590 for 2 nights Fri-Sat


Via hostel email, by phone or via the YHA website.


Car ? From the west ? A686 from Penrith or A689 from Carlisle. From the east A686 from Hexham (A69 from Newcastle).

Public Transport:

Train ? There is no rail link to Alston ? nearest stations are Haltwhistle, Penrith, Carlisle, Hexham or Langwathby on the Settle to Carlisle line.
Bus ? Service 680 from Carlisle via Brampton or the Service 889 to Hexham (Tuesday morning only)

This accommodation is available to individuals and is on the Isaac's Tea Trail, the Pennine Way, the C2C Cycle Route, the North Pennines and the present or past youth hostel page.

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Alston Hostel on the Coast to Coast cycle route

Alston Hostel on the Coast to Coast cycle route

YHA Alston has a reputation for making cyclists welcome

Situated right on the coast to coast cycle route Alston Youth Hostel provides ideal accommodation for cyclists.  It is about half way between the start at  Whitehaven/Workington and the finish at Tynemouth.   At the hostel you will have the opportunity to chat to others on the route and gather useful information from the staff.  The hostel has  private rooms, self catering and secure bike storage.  The hostels is also on the Pennine Way and is the first accommodation you reach in Alston after the long walk over from Dufton via Cross Fell, the highest point of The Pennine Way.   Alston Youth Hostel is an Independent Hostel, franchised to the YHA, on the edge of the town of Alston in The North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  

Alston Hostel

Alston Hostel

A great welcome after a long days ride or walk.

YHA Alston is an Independent Hostel, franchised to the YHA,  on the edge of the Alston in The North Pennines.   Linda, Neil & Jenny who own and run the hostel are keen walkers and cyclist.  They have great ideas for routes and they understand what guests need after a long day on the road. A hot shower, hearty home cooked food and a comfy bed.  Not to mention an efficient drying room!  

Contact Alston Youth Hostel:

01434 381509MessageView website