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, has availability this Christmas and is on the present or past youth hostel page, the Pennine Way and the walking festivals 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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Walk or Ride at the South Pennines Festival and stay at Earby Hostel

August 5th 2019

The South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival could be your last chance for a great summer adventure. Join some of the unique routes and book your bed at Earby Hostel.

With many varied and interesting routes planed over the 16 days (7th -22nd September) 2019, there will be something for everyone.  Walkers, cyclists, families and even horse riders are catered for.  See the program of events for more details.  Earby Hostel, situated to in the heart of the Pennines, with the Pennine Way just 1 km away is your perfect place to stay.  Don’t delay, get a group of friends together and make the most of the final weeks of this summer.

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. For accommodation look no further than Earby Hostel

Escape to Earby Hostel, less than 4 hours from London by public transport

June 25th 2019

A charming terraced cottage in a Lancashire hill village with fells all around. This former youth hostel provides comfortable accommodation in the countryside, ideal for walkers and cyclists.

Earby has a direct bus (208) from Skipton, whose rail station (famous for the Settle/Carlisle line) give access throughout the UK with high speed trains to London. 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 are available, all you need to do is book them with Matt before your stay. There is a choice of three options in the evenings and breakfast is available as a cooked breakfast (for £5), or a porridge/cereal and toast option for £3.50.


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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