Independent Youth Hostel in Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales


Kettlewell Hostel, Whernside House, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QU

The Kettlewell Hostel is a stylish Independent Hostel in the beautiful heart of the Yorkshire Dales. It can sleep up to 42 in eleven bedrooms, a nice large dining room, a great secondhand bookshop, a well equipped self-catering kitchen, a lovely lounge with wood-burning stove and a private garden to sit out in during the summer. There are dormitory rooms and private rooms, most with bunk beds and all have shared bathroom facilities. The hostel offers really good value, delicious home cooked evening meals and a great range of local ales and carefully selected wines, get in touch for an up to date menu. It is in the heart of Kettlewell which is well served by three great pubs and a village shop. There are lovely walks to be had right out of the front door including Great Whernside and Buckden Pike or you can join the Dales Way for a more gentle walk along the river Wharfe or over to Grassington. Kettlewell also makes a great base for touring the Yorkshire Dales and is an easy drive to Hawes, Malham or Skipton. There is a large cycle shed and some of the country’s most fabulous riding including Park Rash, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs all right around the corner. The Village Post Office is in the Hallway, so the hostel’s doing its bit for the village too.

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Kettlewell Hostel | Independent Youth Hostel in Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales

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01756 760232

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Rooms & Beds:

42: 1 x twin, 1 x double, 4 x 3 beds, 2 x 4 beds, 2 x 6 beds


All year. Reception 8-10.30am, 4-10pm.

Price per night:

Beds from £19, private rooms for 2 from £49. Sole use from £399/night.


Email to hire whole hostel or via YHA website for individual bookings.


Dales Way


From Skipton travel north towards Grassington then follow signs to Kettlewell. In the village, cross two bridges then turn right in front of the Bluebell pub. Turn left at the village shop and the Hostel/Post Office is the second building on right.

Public Transport:

Bus number 72 from Skipton train station.

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Dales Way.

News & Offers

The Kettlewell Hostel

The Kettlewell Hostel

“…the nicest place to stay in the dales!” 

One of the posts on Facebook from The Kettlewell Hostel in the Yorkshire Dales says, “Here at The Kettlewell Hostel, we are working hard to make it the nicest place to stay in the dales!” 

That’s an aspiration to warm your heart isn’t it? 

If you look at the reviews they’ve received on social media you’ll find that everyone agrees. Everyone. Its all either 4 or 5 star reviews. 

What makes it special? The basics are done right I think. A large dining room serves a well-considered menu of home cooked food supplemented with local ales. Pictures of this are all over the social which bodes well. The rooms are clean, modern and well appointed, with a range of small private rooms and dormitories. There’s also  a bike store, which is useful as some of the best rides in the country roll past the front door. In the lounge there is a wood-burning stove and a lovely selection of toys  and children’s activities. The reviews all talk, though, about the hosts friendly welcome and warm hospitality. Apparently there’s also a second hand bookshop on site!

Its a handsome stone house in the  beautiful landscape of Wharfdale, within easy reach of landscape highlights like Malham Cove and Great Whernside – but they can’t take responsibility for that!


Cycling the Yorkshire Dales

Cycling the Yorkshire Dales

Fancy a cycle through the stunning Yorkshire Dales?

Fancy a cycle through the stunning Yorkshire Dales? Simon Warren’s book ‘100 Great Cycling Climbs’ feature 11 in the Yorkshire Dales.

Here at Kettlewell Hostel we are in the perfect location for you to go and explore the incredible Yorkshire Dales, then after a busy day you can come back to our hostel for a delicious tea and a rested night.

Find out more about the Yorkshire Dales great climbs here… or Give us a call on 01756 760232 to start your adventure…

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