Hostels on Hadrians Wall : Self catering Hostel and pub at Greenhead on Hadrian’s Wall


Greenhead Hostel, Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7HG

Greenhead Hostel is a converted methodist chapel in the village of Greenhead on Hadrian’s Wall. It is ideal for those walking the Pennine Way or The Wall and is in a great location for those exploring the nearby Roman heritage sites. The church was built in 1886 to serve the village miners and gave its last service in 1972. It has been a hostel since 1978. Greenhead Hostel has a newly refurbished self-catering kitchen with a cooking range ideal for large group catering. There is a lounge with a 50inch TV. There are 40 beds in four rooms of six beds and two rooms of eight beds. These can be booked as family rooms, by groups or by the bed for individuals. Tea and coffee supplies are available and there is a drying room. Above the hostel is a self contained flat with kitchen, lounge, two double rooms and a single room. Evening meals, breakfast and packed lunches are available. The hostel is operated by Greenhead Hotel (over the road) with a welcoming bar and restaurant. VisitEngland approved.

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01697 747411

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Rooms & Beds:

45: Hostel 40: 4×6. Flat 5: 2dbl, 1 single.


All year. All day. Groups only in winter, please enquire.

Price per night:

Bunkhouse: £17.50, £10 (under 14 years). Flat £25 pp (£35 inc breakfast). Sole use of hostel £550.


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On the A69 between Carlise and Newcastle. Turn off at sign for Greenhead. Turn right at the T junction, the hostel is opposite the Greenhead Hotel.

Public Transport:

Trains: Haltwhistle 3 miles, Carlisle 19 miles, Newcastle 45 miles. Bus: May to Sept Stagecoach AD 122 from Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway. Arriva 685 Carlisle-Newcastle passes Haltwhistle station and runs hourly all year.

This accommodation is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and is on the Hadrians Wall National Trail, the Pennine Way, the North Pennines and the present or past youth hostel page.

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Greenhead Hostel in Roman country

Greenhead Hostel in Roman country

122 AD – a bus route and a notable year

Greenhead Hostel is in an old Methodist Chapel on Hadrian’s Wall, close to the Pennine Way. So clearly its a great place to explore the Roman Heritage of the area and to walk in the stunning landscape. Rather wonderfully, the AD122 bus runs from Greenhead to all the major Roman attractions in the summer months. The year 122 AD marked the garrisoning of the nearby Vindolanda fort and the  start of construction on the wall. If you’re more active than that then the Hadrian’s Cycleway  can lead you over 174 miles of wonderful northern scenery,  although it is not a matter of historical record whether the Emperor ever used either a bike or a bus.

In March, Greenhead Hostel and its sister hotel were taken over by new management who have a wealth of experience running accommodation in the area. 

Greenhead Hostel on Hadrian’s Wall

Greenhead Hostel on Hadrian’s Wall

Open and Welcoming Guests

Greenhead Hostel on Hadrian’s Wall is open and welcoming guests, following a change in management.   Greenhead Hostel is a converted Methodist Chapel ideal for those walking the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Pathway National trail.  It has a great location for  exploring the Roman heritage sites at Birdoswald Fort , Vindolanda and Houseteads.  The hostel  rooms can be booked as family rooms,  by groups or as individual beds.   The hostel is self catering but all meals and a welcoming bar are available at the Greenhead hotel, just across the road (including packed lunches).

Greenhead Hostel near the Pennine Way

Greenhead Hostel near the Pennine Way

If you fancy an evening in the pub make a 1km detour to the pretty village of Greenhead.

Greenhead Hostel in the village of Greenhead on Hadrian’s Wall provides ideal accommodation for walkers and is operated by the local pub The Greenhead Hotel.  Well worth the 1km detour from the Pennine Way for a comfy nights sleep and an evening in the pub.  The hostel also provides breakfast and pack lunches and evening meals are available in the pub.

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