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

Call Warden on 01282 842349 or 07791 903454


The iconic former Earby Yourh 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, Settle and Grassington are all within a 30 minutes' drive. This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

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

    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.
  • 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:

    Skipton-Burnley-Manchester bus (X43) (1/2 hourly) change at Barnoldswick, drops ½ mile from Hostel. Skipton rail station for Leeds and Settle/Carlisle line, and Colne rail station for Manchester and Preston
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the Pennine Way and the present or past youth hostel page.


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
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

Earby Hostels new website has a great page of things to do in the area.

April 18th 2019

For those not into long walks and the Pennine Way there are some great family attractions in the area around Earby Hostel. Find out more on their website.

Family attractions around Earby include Thornton Hall Country Park (for animal encounters and a play barn), Raven Tree Top Adventure (for high ropes), Hesketh Farm Park (interactive animal sessions),  Billy Bob’s Parlour (Ice cream and more),  Craven Leisure Inflatables (great water fun).

To find out more about these and other family attractions take a look at Earby Hostels Things to Do page.

The former youth hostel in Earby provides ideal family accommodation as well as access to the countryside for walkers and cyclists.  A charming terraced cottage in a Lancashire hill village, with fells all round.  The hostel is cosy and well- equipped and sits in a lovely garden with a stream and waterfall. Its sleeps 21 and there is a self contained 5 bed family unit next door.

Meals will soon be available when booked in advance. There will be a choice of three options in the evenings and breakfast is available as a cooked breakfasst (for £5), or a porridge/cereal and toast option for £3.50.

coats and hats at earby hostel on the pennine way

Earby Hostel Open Day April 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

April 17th 2019

Join Matt, Emma and their family as they open the doors to the newly renovated Earby Hostel

Matt and Emma are hosting an open day to celebrate the newly re-opened hostel by inviting the local community to come and have a nosey round the hostel, the rooms, communal spaces and the wild gardens. Some special guests are invited  including  Bob Abel of the Friends of Earby Hostel to tells us about the history of the hostel and the great grandchildren of Katharine Bruce Glasier, the socialist activist who lived at Glen Cottage until her death in 1950.  For the kids there will be an egg hunt with prizes!


Earby Hostel is open and taking bookings online

April 3rd 2019

You can now book online at Earby Hostel so book your stay at this iconic hostel while prime dates are available.

The iconic Earby Youth Hostel is now open as an independent hostel affiliated to the Friends of Nature group.

This charming terraced cottage right on the Pennine Way  is set in a typical Lancashire hill village, with fells all round.  Earby Hostel offers easy access to the long distance path as well as general hill walking.

The hostel is cosy and well- equipped. It sleeps 22 in bunk rooms with a self catering kitchen and home cooked meals available.  There is also a separate self contained family unit and the hostel and cottage sits in a lovely garden with a stream and waterfall.

You can now book online at Earby Hostel, BOOK NOW while prime dates are still available.

earby hostel on the pennine way

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