Former youth hostel in Kirkby Stephen on the Coast to Coast Path


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

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, with ample lavatories and showers, 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 and on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast path and the W2W cycle path. It enjoys easy access to the Lady Ann Clifford Walk, the Walney to Wear bike ride, the Howgill Hills, the Dales National Park and the Lake District. Paragliding is also available. The hostel stands prominently on the main street of Kirkby Stephen, with a range of restaurants, cafés, pubs, take-aways (including fish and chips) and food shops on the doorstep.

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Kirkby Stephen Hostel | Former youth hostel in Kirkby Stephen on the Coast to Coast Path


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Rooms & Beds:

38: 1×8, 3×6, 2×4, 1×2, 1×2 en suite.


All year, please arrive after 5pm (or ring to arrange arrival).

Price per night:

£20pp. Reductions for groups.


Book by phone or email. Booking advised but not essential.

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In the centre of town on main road. From M6 leave at junction 38 and follow signs towards Appleby.

Public Transport:

One mile from Kirkby Stephen train station on the Leeds-Carlisle line. Regular buses from Penrith, Kendal and Appleby stop outside hostel.

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Discover Yorkshire this Autumn.

Discover Yorkshire this Autumn.

Visit Kirkby Stephen Hostel in Autumn or Winter for 3 days and only pay for 2.

Visit the hostel in Autum or Winter for 3 days for the price of 2, giving you an ideal chance to explore the area between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.  Beautiful quiet country side to discover and warm friendly accommodation at the end of the day.  A great opportunity to explore a quiet undiscovered area.

The centre point of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast

The centre point of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast

Kirkby Stephen Hostel – a definite overnight stop on your walking route.

There some unusual architecture in this converted chapel on the coast to coast walk.  Kirkby Stephen Hostel, at the centre point of this long distance walk, specialises in a warm welcome for walkers.  Right in the centre of town on Wainwright’s route there is plenty of choice for eating out and restocking your supplies.  You can also eat in using the hostels self catering kitchen and catch up on the stories passing up and down the route.

Kirkby Stephen Hostel

Kirkby Stephen Hostel

Kirkby Stephen hostel is perfect for school groups

Kirkby Stephen hostel is perfect for school groups, we offer comfortable, budget accommodation and our hostel can sleep up to 38 people. We also have 2 private bedrooms for teachers and a self catering kitchen, however we can cater for your group upon request.

We have a Drying room and a big spacious hall so everybody can sit down and dine together. The hall is also ideal for meetings and lessons. If your group is a part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme then we are set in the ideal location, we have walking, cycling, kayaking and plenty more activities. You can learn all about geology and explore nature together.

Our hostel itself is located in a quiet pleasant market town which is also lovely to explore.

Contact Kirkby Stephen Hostel:

01768 371793 or 07812 558525MessageView website