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:

    £20pp, or £400 for exclusive use of the whole hostel. Adjoining family cottage (sleeps 5) £65.
  • 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

This accommodation is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the walking festivals page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the present or past youth hostel page and the Pennine Way.

It has availability at May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term, Autumn Half Term, Christmas and February Half Term.


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


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News & Offers from Earby Hostel

Easter Short Breaks for Families

March 6th 2020

Finding a budget-friendly short break for your family can be hard, but we’ve made it easy at Earby Hostel! Family-friendly activities close-by, self-catering accommodation, wildlife garden to explore.

You’ll find Thornton Hall Farm Park just over the hill from the Hostel, Skipton and it’s Castle is just a short drive away, or visit the river at Bolton Abbey.

During your stay you can take advantage of the well appointed self-catering facilities including bathrooms, bedrooms and the cosy lounge. We have a large private car park, plenty of room to store bikes and scooters, laundry facilities and bedding/towels are provided.

Our large wildlife garden is the perfect place for little ones to explore while you read a book, have a BBQ or just enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a busy day.

Book today to enjoy a few days away during the Easter Holidays!


An iconic hostel just off the Pennine Way

February 27th 2020

If you are planning to tackle the Pennine Way, add Earby Hostel to your list of stop-overs.

Bright, newly decorated throughout, warm and cosy, Earby Hostel offers a comfortable night’s sleep for all.  Bedding is provided, breakfast and evening meals can be provided with notice, there is a pub and supermarket nearby.  It is well worth the 1 mile divert from the main route.

Lounge at Earby Hostel

Cosy hostel on the Pennine Way perfect for cyclists.

January 29th 2020

Previously Earby Youth Hostel, the cottage is still very reminiscent of a YHA. Meals are available on request and bedding is provided free of charge.

Right by the Pennine Way Earby serves as a great base for cyclists. It’s also directly on the Tour de France route, for those that wish to do it themselves (sans crowd of course). Located nearby is the Pennine Bridleway a favorite of mountain bikers. Best of all there is secure bike storage for up to 20 bikes on site

Biking through the woods

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