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

Call Saul & Floss Ward on 01756 760232


The Visit England Rose Award winning Kettlewell Hostel is a stylish Independent Hostel in the beautiful heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The hostel offers really good value, delicious home cooked breakfasts and evening meals including our famous 8 Hour Beef Stew and a great range of local ales, ciders and carefully selected wines. We can sleep 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 good sized bike shed to keep your bikes safe and free WiFi throughout the building. Dormitory and private rooms available, some with bunk beds and all have shared bathroom 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

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

    All year. Reception 8-10.30am, 4-10pm.
  • Price per night:

    Beds from £22, private rooms for 2 from £59. Sole use from £400/night.
  • Booking:

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

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 or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the present or past youth hostel page, the Dales Way and the Three Peaks.


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
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated
9Best Price Guarantee


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Kettlewell Hostel win Rose Award for excellent service

October 28th 2018

The staff at Kettlewell Hostel consistently  work hard to make it the nicest place to stay in the dales!

The Rose awards for 2019 were announced at the Independent Hotel Show in London.  Patricia Yates, director of VisitEngland, said at the event   “It is the human touch that these people provide that make visitors’ experiences memorable, ensuring repeat business and helping the industry thrive.”

Kettlewell Hostel consistently  work 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. 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.  There’s also a thriving second hand bookshop on site!

Kettlewell Hostel is a handsome stone house in the beautiful landscape of Wharfdale, within easy reach of landscape highlights like Malham Cove and Great Whernside.  Well worth a visit !

Kettlewell Hostel win Rose Award for excellent service

Tuck in to a delicous, home cooked meal and a glass of wine at Kettlewell Hostel.

October 3rd 2018

Our really well priced meals are the best reward after an exciting day out in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, especially when accompanied by a carefully selected glass of wine or one of our finest ales!

Here at Kettelwell Hostel, we provide a delicious range of catering, including breakfast and evening meals. Get in touch to hear our latest menu!

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Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival, 11th – 19th August 2018

May 11th 2018

Make a weekend of it with a stay at Kettlewell Hostel

This year’s  Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival is taking place between  11th – 19th August . It is a great day out for all the family. Follow the theme of the trail to take you round this idyllic Yorkshire village. Solve the riddles of the trail to win the prize.  Taste real country baking in the village hall or something stronger in one of the three great pubs.  Make an overnight trip of it with a stay at Kettlewell Hostel.  Given a new lease of life in 2015 by Saul and Floss Ward and their family, Kettlewell Hostel provides a great welcome with private rooms, guests kitchen and delicious meals.

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