Bretton Hostel, Bretton, Eyam, Hope Valley, S32 5QD

Call Clare Palmer on 07792 385134

Formerly Bretton Youth Hostel in the Peak District

Perched at 1200 feet above sea level, Bretton Hostel (formerly YHA Bretton Youth Hostel) sits in three acres of meadows and small copses on Bretton Edge, near historic Eyam in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

The hostel feels remote, surrounded by fields with glorious far-reaching views over the gritstone edges and moors of the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak's limestone plateau to the south. The sense of space and tranquillity is immense, making it a perfect place for winding down in, or as a base for the fabulous outdoor activities the Peak District has to offer. Walks and cycle rides to suit all straight from the door, numerous climbing crags within a 10 mile radius of the hostel, paragliding on Eyam and Bradwell Edges, caving in Stoney Middleton and beyond. Tourist attractions in Hathersage, Castleton, Bakewell and Buxton are all within easy travelling distance.

The hostel sleeps 17 in 3 bunk-bed dormitories, it has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, living/dining room with french doors on to sunny south facing patio and a ground floor washroom block housing 2 showers, 3 toilets/basins and a drying room. Free WiFi but no TV. Bottom sheet, pillow and pillowcase provided, but bring your own bedding and towels. Cleaning equipment, tea towels and toilet roll provided. The hostel is heated by wood burning stove and infra-red radiant heaters, which, together with 16 solar panels, help reduce its carbon footprint.

A timber frame studio in the grounds provides additional recreational space to relax in and take in the views, or it can be used as a workshop space for group activities and courses.

Secure bike store. On site parking for up to 6-8 vehicles.

Available all year round for groups wanting sole use of the facilities. Individuals and small groups welcome from May to September on Sundays - Thursday nights only.

Up to 2 dogs welcome with prior notice when booked for sole use, but must be kept on a lead whilst in the hostel grounds.

Characterful 16th century inn within 5 minutes walking distance. Local shops and two other pubs a short drive away.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    17: 1x8, 1x6, 1x3
  • Open:

    Sole use all year. Beds/rooms May-Sept (Sun-Thu only). Arrive from 4pm, depart by 11am.
  • Price per night:

    Sole use from £302 (min 2 nights) more for larger groups and weekends. Beds £28, private rooms £55.
  • Booking:

    Please email or phone.
  • Directions:

    Grid reference SK 200780. What3Words: mime.cubes.headsets. From the A623 (Baslow to Peak Forest) take the turning signposted Foolow. In Foolow turn left opposite the Bulls Head Inn and first right onto Bradshaw lane (signposted Bretton). Follow the lane to Bretton Edge. Turn left through wooden gate opposite white house (Bretton Mount) and down the field track to the hostel. From Sheffield take A625 and B6521 to Grindleford. Turn right onto B6001 (signposted Hathersage) and fork left up Sir William Hill Road. Just before it drops down into Eyam, turn right (signposted Bretton). Follow the edge and 50 metres past the Barrel Inn, just opposite white house on left (Bretton Mount), turn right through wooden gate and down the field track to the hostel.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest train stations Grindleford and Hathersage on the Hope Valley line. Buses to Eyam, Foolow and Great Hucklow from Sheffield, Chesterfield and Buxton
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail Peak Pilgrimage
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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Bretton Hostel; a hidden treasure in the Peak District

August 3rd 2023

Nestled within the breathtaking expanse of the Peak District, Bretton Hostel is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Surrounded by meadows that stretch as far as the eye can see, the hostel offers a serene escape, inviting you to unwind and bask in the tranquillity that only such pristine landscapes can provide.

Perched on the cusp of remote fields, Bretton Hostel affords magnificent vistas of the Dark Peak’s rugged gritstone edges and moors to the north, while the White Peak’s limestone plateau graces the southern horizon. It’s a haven of quietude where you can immerse yourself in the soul-stirring beauty of the natural world.

Available for sole use, Bretton Hostel accommodates up to 17 guests. The annexe serves as a versatile communal space, complete with a cosy log burner, bean bags, a pool table, and inviting sofas. This room’s adaptability extends to hosting yoga retreats and holistic getaways, offering a serene backdrop for inner reflection and rejuvenation. The hostel is also very close to a pub.

For those keen to explore the wonders of the Peak District, Bretton Hostel offers a wealth of nearby activities.

Embark on picturesque hikes on the Peak Pilgrimage or Trans Euro trail
Traverse the iconic Stanage or Froggat Edge for stunning views
Delve into history at Chatsworth House and Gardens
Visit Castleton which is famous for its cave network and Blue John crystals
Explore Eyam the Plague Village which as an interesting, dark history.

Bretton Hostel is more than just accommodation; it’s an invitation to forge a profound connection with the enchanting Peak District. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures or holistic retreats, this haven promises an experience that’s as transformative as the landscapes it calls home.

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What a welcome sight as you approach Bretton Edge in the Peak District

June 1st 2023

You know you are close to the haven of Bretton Hostel when you see the Independent Hostels network sign on their gate. This hostel provides a peaceful space with far-reaching views across the Dark Peak and excellent walks & cycle rides from the door.

The gate way to Bretton Hostel showing the Independent Hostels network sign.
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Bretton Hostel and the Plague village of Eyam

November 5th 2018

In 1660 the village of Eyam was stuck by the plague and went into isolation. When the plague was at its height villagers buried their dead in the gardens of their cottages and four of these grave remain at Bretton Hostel, surrounded by the meadows and moors of the dark peak. Bretton Hostel and the plague village of Eyam are a ready made holiday, with a world of interest and education in the very fabric of the village, gorgeous countryside to explore and comfortable self-catering accommodation.

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Eyam the Plague Village
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Bretton Hostel in the sunshine with independent hostels sign fixed on the wall

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