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

Call Saul & Floss Ward on 01756 760232

Independent Youth Hostel in Kettlewell, Yorkshire

The multi award winning Kettlewell Hostel is a stylish Independent Hostel in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales village.

Offering accommodation and really good value, delicious home cooked breakfasts and evening meals including the famous 8 Hour Beef Stew and a great range of local ales, ciders and carefully selected wines.

The hostel sleeps up to 42 in eleven bedrooms, a lovely large dining room with a great secondhand bookshop, a well equipped self-catering kitchen, a cosy lounge with wood-burning stove for cold evenings, and a stylish garden to sit out in during the summer with a G and T.

There is a secure bike shed to keep your bikes safe and fast, free WiFi throughout the building. Private rooms or dorm beds available with shared facilities.

There are fabulous walks right from the hostel as well as world class cycling routes including Tour de France and Tour of Yorkshire climbs to conquer. It is a short drive to Skipton, Hawes or Malham, to take in some of the other highlights of the area.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    42: 1 x twin, 1 x double, 4x3, 2x4, 2x6, 1x5/6
  • Open:

    All year. Reception 8-10am, 4-9pm.
  • Price per night:

    Beds from £27.50, private rooms for 2 from £65. Sole use from £650. YHA discount on our website.
  • Booking:

    Book on our website for individual bookings, group and exclusive hires
  • Directions:

    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 is the second building on right.
  • Public Transport :

    Bus number 72 from Skipton train station.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Dales Way Yorkshire Three Peaks
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
yYHA Affiliated
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Kettlewell Hostel

15% Off Winter Exclusive Use Bookings at Kettlewell Hostel

October 3rd 2023

This winter why not book exclusive hire of the whole of Kettlewell Hostel for your group, group of families or extended family?

The famous Kettlewell Hostel moves over to exclusive hire between mid-November and  mid-February.  This amazing option to have the whole wonderful hostel to yourself is only available at weekends with the hostel being closed midweek.

For winter 2023/2024 there are only 4 weekends left to sell now.

1st 2nd Dec @£900 per night

12, 13th Jan @£900 per night

19, 20th Jan@£900 per night

and 2nd 3rd Feb@£935 per night (before discount)

Subtract a 15% discount by quoting Independent Hostels when you book.

View ofsnow covered roof tops of the stone buildings in kettlewell around the hostel. With sun shining on the snow covered ridge in the background
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Long established and much loved Youth Hostel

October 5th 2022

Kettlewell Hostel in Wernside House in the centre of this picture postcard Yorkshire Dales village was opened in 1943. It replaced Kettlewell Old School Hostel which had been running since 1933. In 2002 as a measure to keep the hostel viable the village post office was relocated to the hostel. In 2015 it moved to private ownership, operated under the Enterprise scheme and joined our Independent Hostel network.

Kettlewell Hostel near the three Peaks
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A Few Days in Kettlewell

January 15th 2020

For Sandy and I, our goal was simple. To complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. We had last made the round of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough back in the summer of 1984 soon after we had first met. Now, 35 years later, it was time for another go!

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