Earby Hostel, 9-11 Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6JX
Call Matt on 01282 842349 or 07791 903454
OverviewThe 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.
Beds & Rooms:26: Hostel 21: 1x2, 2x6, 1x7. Cottage 5: 1xdbl, 1x3
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 Walks
This accommodation is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the present or past youth hostel page, the Pennine Way and the walking festivals page.
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February Half Term at Earby Hostel
December 12th 2019
There’s so much to do for families around Earby. Thornton Country Park farm park just over the hill. Or take a day trip to Skipton for a visit to Raven Tree Top Adventure or the swimming pool, which that has giant inflatables at weekends, or one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country.
There’s Thornton Country Park just over the hill, a farm park with plenty of animals to see, quad bike riding, pony rides, special seasonal events, a café, playground and a fun indoor play area.
If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous then take a short trip to Skipton where you can try your hand at tree climbing with Raven Tree Top Adventure. They’re right next to the swimming pool that has giant inflatables during the weekend.
Skipton is also home to one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country, always worth a visit.
Private bookings for entire dog-friendly hostel
December 2nd 2019
Earby hostel is the perfect base for group holidays, and it’s dog friendly. Now you can book the entire hostel for family holidays, friend getaways, cycling club trips or walking holidays.
A quaint cottage on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, Earby Hostel is well equipped for self-catering holidays for parties of up to 21 people.
With four bedrooms sleeping 7, 6, 6 and 2, why not bring the whole family away for a weekend of walking, sightseeing and getting outdoors? Or perhaps you and a few friends are looking for a family-friendly option for a budget break?
We can also accommodate cycling clubs, walking groups, university societies, crafters and other groups looking for accommodation for up to 21 people.
We have a well equipped kitchen, dining areas, a lounge, wildlife garden, plenty of toilets and showers and a large private car park. There is also secure storage if you need somewhere safe to leave your bikes at night.
From the front door you can explore everything the Yorkshire Dales and the Ribble Valley has to offer. Famous market town Skipton is just a couple of miles away. You could hike Pendle Hill, visit Brontë country in Howarth, ride the route of the Tour De Yorkshire, stay in earby and have a few pints at the local pub, or walk the Pennine Way. There’s plenty to do for families, friends and sports enthusiasts!
You can book a private stay directly with Matt or find the hostel on AirBnb for selected weekends throughout 2020.
Earby Holiday Hostel, an important nights rest on the Pennine Way
September 12th 2019
Formally Earby Youth Hostel, this historic cottage provides comfy beds and meals on request. There is a self catering kitchen and a lounge with log burner. The 280 Bus started serves Earby with direct links from Preston and Clitheroe. Walkers might like to take advantage of this public transport link when planning their walk on the Pennine Way.
The iconic former Earby Youth Hostel is a cosy historic cottage on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Earby. On the Pennine Way it is perfect for walkers. There’s a well equipped self-catering kitchen, comfortable lounges with log burning stove, drying room and comfy beds ready to sleep in. Meals are available at the hostel with advanced booking, Cooked breakfast, Light breakfast and a choice of 3 evening meals.