Kirkby Stephen Hostel, Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QQ

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Self catering former youth hostel in Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen Hostel, is a former YHA hostel converted from a Methodist Church and has been independent since 2010. The old chapel has a range of accommodation for individuals, families and groups amongst beautiful authentic features; stained glass windows, arches, oak panels and stone covings. The chapel houses a large dining room and kitchen, with a lounge/reading room in the gallery. The bedrooms and dormitories are in a building at the rear and are mostly en suite. There is WiFi and a drying room. Kirkby Stephen is a pleasant market town in the upper Eden valley, situated 15 miles from Kendal, 15 miles from Hawes. It is on Wainwright's Coast to Coast path and the W2W (Walney to Wear) cycle path. It also enjoys easy access to the Lady Ann Clifford Walk, the Pennine Journey, the Howgill Hills, the Dales National Park and the Lake District. Paragliding is also available. The hostel makes an ideal base for geography field trips in the surrounding area. Standing prominently on the main street of Kirkby Stephen there is a range of restaurants, cafés, pubs, take-aways (including fish and chips) and food shops on the doorstep.

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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Bikers welcome at Kirkby Stephen Hostel

November 6th 2021

Whether you are riding the Trans Euro Trail or exploring the North Pennines you are sure of a friendly welcome, a comfy bed & hot showers at Kirkby Stephen Hostel. Situated on the High Street in this market town, there are shops, take-aways & pubs within walking distance. Eat out, bring in or cook in the well equipped self-catering kitchen.

On street parking, a good drying room and plenty of space to socialise.

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Explore the fabulous walking around Smardale, one of the best kept secrets around

June 2nd 2021

Smardale Viaduct is very similar to the Ribblehead Viaduct. It’s a bit smaller and very few people know about it. Walk from Kirkby Stephen Hostel and see it for yourself.

Kirkby Stephen is a market town in the upper Eden Valley easy access to the the Howgill Hills, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.  The hostel is a former Methodist Church with a range of accommodation for individuals, families and groups.  There’s a large dining room & kitchen and a quiet lounge in the gallery.

Walk to Smardale from Bents Camping Barn

Explore, magical quiet countryside

March 23rd 2021

Kirkby Stephen hostel,is situated on the edge of our country’s fantastic national parks.
Because of this we can offer some amazing hidden gems.

If you want to explore on foot, bike, mountain bike, car or sit on our famous settle Carlisle train line.
Kirkby Stephen Hostel, is the perfect place for you your, family and friends to stay.

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Kirkby Stephen Walking Holiday

October 19th 2016

Surrounded by excellent hiking country, the small market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley made the perfect base for a five-night hill-walking break.

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