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

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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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  • Beds & Rooms:

    38: 1x8, 3x6, 2x4, 1x2, 1x2 en suite.
  • Open:

    All year. Please arrive after 5pm (or ring to arrange arrival).
  • Price per night:

  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email. Booking advised but not essential.
  • Directions:

    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.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks The Pennine Bridleway Settle to Carlisle Mountain Bike Coast to Coast Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
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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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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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We welcome cyclists doing the Pennine Bridleway

January 27th 2021

Kirkby Stephen Hostel is a great stop off if you are doing the Pennine Bridleway. As the hostel is in the centre of this small market town there are places for you to eat and shop. There’s a lockable bike shed for you to use. Together with hot showers, good company, a comfortable bed and a remarkably low price you have the recipe for a perfect stop over.

Pennine Bridleway cyclists at Kirkby Stephen

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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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