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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.
Kirkby Stephen Hostel | Former youth hostel in Kirkby Stephen on the Coast to Coast Path

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07812 558525

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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. Group rates.


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


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.

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Coast to Coast Mountain Bike route, the Coast to Coast Walk, the LEJOG, the Pennine Way, the present or past youth hostel page and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.

News & Offers

Birthday Celebrations

Birthday Celebrations

Come and celebrate 10 years of Denise owning Kirkbys Stephen Hostel.

10% off all bookings staying over on the 5th April.  Come and join in a coffee morning celebration on Thursday 5th April 10am onwards.  All welcome.

For more information contact Denise via the Kiirkby Stephen contact form on this page.

Kirkby Stephen welcomes all sorts

Kirkby Stephen welcomes all sorts

All sorts of groups find a great welcome at Kirkby Stephen Hostel

All sorts of groups find a great welcome at Kirkby Stephen Hostel.  One school books the hostel every year for their geography field trip and this year a couple of French students explore Yorkshire with Kirby Stephen Hostel as their base.  Then there’s Herman and his friends from Holland and a group exploring Yorkshire on mopeds. Great country for cycling,  one group from Edinburgh cycled down for a night and a family stayed over on a Dales cycling holiday.  Quirky Kirby Stephen Hostel, in a grand old chapel with pews, makes everyone welcome.  There are bunks for 38, self catering facilities and plenty of tables and benches.  Bring your group, family, friends or come by yourself  for a great night in at Kirkby Stephen Hostel.

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.

Contact Kirkby Stephen Hostel:

07812 558525MessageView website