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

Call Linda or Neil Willmott on 01434 381509


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 (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.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    30: 2x2, 2x4, 3x6
  • Open:

    All year, 8am-10am, 5pm-10pm
  • Price per night:

    From £21.85pp. Private rooms from £45. Discount of up to 15% for YHA/IH members. Sole use from £498 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated


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News & Offers from Alston Youth Hostel

Being in Tier 2 we’ve decided to stay closed until January 2021

December 2nd 2020

Sorry we arn’t open for Christmas or New Year. Do check back to see when we are taking bookings again. Looking forward to seeing you in spring.

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Nice to C2C U!

November 29th 2020

Summer 2021 is looking a little more optimistic to resume your cycling plans!

After so many cancelled C2C rides this year we are now taking bookings for 2021 for singles, couples or groups of cyclists wanting to conquer the C2C cycle route from the West coast to the East coast taking in the fabulous scenery of the Lake District and The North Pennines! You can do it at a leisurely pace or in 2 days! Alston Youth Hostel is about half way and ready to welcome you and your bikes into our newly refurbished bike store.
For groups of 4 or more people taking bed and breakfast we will give the organiser a free breakfast! Just quote ‘Independent Hostels’ when booking directly with us.

Special Offer

Walking In a Winter Wonderland!

October 9th 2020

Walking is a great all year round activity so why not base yourself, your family or a small group of up to 6 people at Alston Youth Hostel and get your boots on!

Whether you just want to escape the everyday, hone your winter walking skills or re-visit some of the best bits of the Pennine Way! You can hire the whole hostel for up to 6 people from as little as £99 a night or book private rooms with allocated bathroom/shower. Our drying room is open, the pub is just down the road and breakfast is available so grab your boots and embrace the wonders and beauty of Autumn and Winter!

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