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

Call Matt on 01282 842349 or 07791 903454

Former youth hostel, Earby Hostel is close to the York Dales

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
Mini Breaks with Activities Individuals welcome Youth Hostels Hostels with log burners and open fires School Groups Accommodation for Cyclists Walking Festivals IHUK Signage Biker Friendly


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
ZDogs by arrangement


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Idyllic hostel just off the Pennine Way (Previously YHA Earby)

February 22nd 2022

If you are planning to tackle the Pennine Way, add Earby Hostel to your list of stop-overs. Its just a 1 mile divert from the route.

Bright, newly decorated throughout, warm and cosy, Earby Hostel offers a comfortable night’s sleep for all and has a lovely homely feel to it.  Previoulsy YHA Earby this newly independent hostel provides breakfast.  Evening meals can be provided with notice, there is a pub and supermarket nearby.

There is a large wildlife garden to the rear. Fancy some hearty food and a refreshing pint after a big day of exploring? There is a great pub 300 yards from the door!

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Earby Holiday Hostel welcomes motorbikes

November 4th 2021

There’s secure storage for up to 12 bikes and super clean, warm, comfortable accommodation for up to 26 bikers. Earby Hostel makes a great stop off on the Trans Euro Trail. Breakfast & evening meals can be provided, there’s a self catering kitchen and pubs & shops close by. As well as the TET it’s great base to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Lake District and the Ribble Valley.

Secure storage for 12 Bikes.

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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?

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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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