Earby Hostel, 9-11 Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6JX

Call Matt on 01282 842349 or 07791 903454


The iconic former Earby Youth Hostel is a cosy historic cottage on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Earby. On the Pennine Way and close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall, it is perfect for individuals, families and small groups. Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists there's a well equipped self-catering kitchen, comfortable lounges with log burning stove, drying room and secure bike storage. The adjoining cottage is also available as a self contained family unit with a double bed and three singles bunks. Meals are available at the hostel with advanced booking, Cooked breakfast £5, porridge/cereal and toast £3.50 and a choice of 3 evening meals. The Pennine Way passes nearby, the Pendle Way passes through Earby and the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through neighbouring Salterforth. The Pennine Bridleway, the Lancashire Cycleway and the proposed off road Land's End to John O' Groats Walk/Cycle route also run close by. Other areas to explore are Gisburn Forest, great for mountain biking and the Trough of Bowland, lovely hiking and cycling country. The pretty market towns of Skipton known as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales is only a 10 minute drive and connect to National Rail.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: Hostel 21: 1x2, 2x6, 1x7. Cottage 5: 1xdbl, 1x3
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £25pp, or £400 for exclusive use of the whole hostel. Adjoining family cottage (sleeps 5), £70 midweek/£75 weekend.
  • Booking:

    Book via email or phone. Booking portal on the website.
  • Directions:

    Earby is situated on the A56 between Skipton and Colne - the hostel is signposted by brown tourist signs. Turn off the A56 in to Victoria Road (Co-op food store). Continue along Victoria Road to a mini Roundabout. Take the third exit and in a couple of hundred yards take the left fork. Continue along Water Street and over a hump back bridge into Red Lion Street. Continue along this road until you come to the hostel on the left hand side. Parking is available behind the hostel (turn left at the hostel up a lane to the car park). Satnav BB18 6JX
  • Public Transport:

    Bus 280 direct from Skipton to Earby. Skipton rail station (famous for for the Settle/Carlisle line) give access throughout the UK and London is within 3.5 hours.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail The Pennine Bridleway Pennine Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2021 Available New Year 2021 / 2022 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Earby Hostel

Back to being a ‘traditional’ hostel. 

March 10th 2021

We have transformed the holiday hostel into a private holiday cottage and now that restrictions have eased we are also able to accommodate larger groups and provide private rooms with shared facilities! Book your 2021 holiday with confidence.

We have really enjoyed welcoming families and small groups  to the holiday hostel over the summer, all within Covid guidelines.

Now that restrictions have eased we are able to accommodate larger groups!

And…depending on availability…we can also now rent out rooms to individuals, couples and smaller groups and you’ll share the facilities with the other guests – back to being a ‘traditional’ hostel.


Earby Hostel is just a 10 min cycle ride from the Pennine Bridleway

January 29th 2021

There is a racked secure bicycle store for 20 bikes. Dorms for 2, 2×6 and 1×7. Matt, who runs the hostel is a keen cyclist and has all the kit should a running repair be required. He is happy to cook evening meals to coincide with arrival, or breakfast. As well as packed lunches. Lovely pub just 300 yards from the Hostel. What more could you want?

Earby Hostel mountain bikers

Bring the dog with you too!

January 21st 2021

After lock down when we are all enjoying holidays again Earby Hostel will be launching Dog Friendly weekends. Where you are welcome to bring your dog to stay in the hostel too.

dog on the sofa at earby holiday hostel dog friendly accommodation

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Exciting holidays at Earby Hostel, come take a look

March 26th 2021

If you are looking for an exciting holiday, look no further than Earby Hostel. We’ve curated a list of exciting activities that you could get up to during your stay in Earby. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly adventure or an action packed minibreak we have got you covered. Not to mention some of the more calming pursuits for an altogether more relaxing weekend

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