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.
Beds & Rooms: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.
It has availability at New Year.
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Alston Youth Hostel Closure until 31st July 2020
March 24th 2020
In line with the YHA closures we will be closed until 31st July 2020. To be reviewed as the current situation progresses.
We hope to be open as soon as we can!!
Mid point stop or cycle base for the North Pennines Alston is ideal
March 18th 2020
At Alston Youth Hostel we pride ourselves in being a haven for cyclists.
We are located directly on the C2C cycle route and about half way which means we are a great stop over point for those wanting to complete in 2 days! We have secure indoor storage for up to 30 bikes, bike cleaning facilities and tool kit and a large effective drying room. Sleeping up to 30 people we are very affordable accommodation ideal for large groups wanting to do the challenge for charity and also school groups. We offer good hearty breakfasts with lots of choice including proper porridge – the cyclist’s favourite!
Put a Spring in your step this Easter and follow the Tea Pots!
February 19th 2020
A long Bank Holiday weekend is the ideal time to walk The Isaac’s Tea Trail and the perfect way to see the diverse landscapes of The North Pennines.
At just under 37 miles long the Isaac’s tea trail is the perfect mini long distance walk that can be done in 3 days, 2 days or even 1 day if you are super fit!
It takes in some of the best bits of The North Pennines from Roman Forts, ancient lead mines, waterfalls, rivers and beautiful open moorland full of curlews, lapwings and Oyster Catchers. You may be lucky and even see the rare Black Grouse! Alston Youth Hostel makes an idea place to start and finish the circular walk with great amenities and shops in Alston Town.
We have 2 bedded, 4 bedded and 6 bedded private rooms available over the Easter weekend starting from £45* or beds within shared single sex dorms starting from £24* and great self catering facilities or hearty breakfasts provided at £6.50.
*10-15% discount given to current YHA/SYHA/IH members.