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

Call Matt 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:

    Bus 208 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, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the present or past youth hostel page and the Pennine Way.


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

Four nights for the price of Three throughout August, at Earby Hostel in Lancashire.

June 18th 2019

With lots of availability throughout August in this newly re-opened village hostel. This is a great opportunity to get away with family and friends. Quote Independent Hostels when booking.

Earby Hostel, famous for it location on the Pennine Way, is only three and a half hours from London by public transport. The hostel is great for individuals and groups with a mix of private rooms and small dorms which make ideal family rooms. There is also a self catering cottage which is available by the night and sleeps 5 people. Whilst providing a great welcome to individuals and small groups the hostel is also available for sole use by larger groups and groups of families. Offer is restricted to dates in August and is subject to availability of the accommodation at the time of booking. To claim this offer contact Matt at the hostel and quote “Independent Hostels Offer”.

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Special Offer

August availability in the countryside, ideal for family holidays.

June 11th 2019

Earby Hostel is a charming terraced cottage in a Lancashire hill village. It provides ideal exclusive use accommodation for a group of three families.

A group of 3 families can have a private bedroom each when they book Earby Hostel for sole use.   There is plenty of availability in August for those wanting to get into the countryside during the school holidays.   Earby Hostel is less than 3 hours on train from London and the collection by mini bus can be organised from Skipton train station.

This charming terraced cottage is set in a typical Lancashire hill village, with fells all round. The hostel is cosy and well- equipped. It sleeps 21 in 3 rooms of bunks with a self catering kitchen. Home cooked meals are also available. There is also a separate self contained cottage ideal for a fourth family.  The hostel and cottage sit in a lovely garden with a stream and waterfall.

Lounge at 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

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