Seahouses Hostel, 157 Main Street, North Sunderland, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7TU
Call Karen Leadbitter on 07531 305206
OverviewSeahouses Hostel is ideally suited to accommodate groups of all sizes, up to 42 guests in a mix of dormitories and en-suite rooms. The recent extensive renovations and new build was completed in early 2017 and has resulted in a spacious, bright, comfortable and relaxing environment with extensive facilities including: Two comfortable living rooms, a large dining room, laundry and drying room,and a fully equipped kitchen. Ample shower and toilet facilities and central heating throughout. Free wifi and a range of activities including games, books, table tennis and a pool table as well as outdoor games equipment, BBQ and a play area to enjoy in their lovely, spacious and enclosed garden. North Northumberland has a coastal region that is second to none for natural beauty and places of historic interest. The hostel is a very short walk from the pretty coastal fishing village of Seahouses and a visit to the beautiful Farne Islands is only a boat ride away from Seahouses harbour, where you can see the large grey seal colony and bird sanctuary. Alternatively, you can walk a little further along the glorious sandy beaches and visit the historic Bamburgh Castle or the Grace Darling Museum not forgetting to visit the rock pools on your way. There is always time for an ice cream, but make sure you leave room for fish and chips by the harbour. After such a busy day you will be eager to return to the comfort of the hostel. Tomorrow, maybe a trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne - make sure you check the tide times! This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:42: 1x8, 2×2 (en-suite), 1x6 (en-suite wet room), 2x4, 1x6, 1×10
Open:All year. Arrive after 4pm, depart by 10am unless otherwise agreed.
Price per night:£19-£25pp. Children, recognised youth groups & leaders £16pp. Under 5s free. Min 2 nights.
Booking:Essential. Please contact the Warden by telephone or e-mail to check the dates you want.
Directions:From the centre of Seahouses take Main Street (signposted to the industrial estate) after passing St Paul's Church on your left, turn left into the hostel drive way.
Public Transport:Closest railway stop with easy bus transfers is Berwick upon Tweed to the north and Alnmouth to the south. Buses run daily to Seahouses with the nearest bus stop just outside St Paul's Church next to the hostel.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Visiting Seahouses Hostel? What to see and do locally…
April 30th 2019
A lovely photo from one of our groups who recently Read the full article…
A lovely photo from one of our groups who recently enjoyed a fantastic walk to Bamburgh along the beach and through the dunes before visiting Bamburgh Castle and the Grace Darling Museum. This scenic coastal walk is around three miles and takes about an hour – it’s worth taking a picnic to eat on the green whilst having a well earned rest and definitely indulging in an ice-cream from Wyndenwell , a wonderful ice-cream parlour, before heading back after a fun filled day!
Being a largely rural county with a great many quiet roads, Northumberland is perfect for cyclists!
April 25th 2019
There are several long distance cycling trails including The Coast & Castles which is on our door step – and more than 100 miles of purpose built trails great for mountain biking all year round, making Seahouses Hostel an ideal base for your holiday!
With the beautiful coastline, magnificent rolling hills and a wealth of history, there is much to explore. Add to that stunning scenery, picturesque villages, charming pubs oozing character, lovely cafés and restaurants serving delicious locally sourced food, there are plenty of opportunities to take a well earned break from the saddle!
It was all aboard the Glad Tidings on Easter Saturday with a wonderful boat trip operated by Billy Shiel Farne Islands Boats @farneislands.
April 24th 2019
With only a short walk to the harbour, the weather was beautiful and expectations high – and although rather chilly out at sea, we were greeted with some truly stunning views!
The tour, complete with really interesting commentary, included a cruise around all the Farne Islands; viewing the sea birds on the cliff faces; visiting the Grey Seal colonies, following the route Grace Darling and her father took during their heroic rescue mission; before landing for an hour on Inner Farne.
This is the largest of the Farne Islands and in the Summer months becomes home to many thousands of nesting seabirds including my favourite, the Puffin. It has a fascinating history too being the home of St. Cuthbert with a small chapel dedicated to him. You can also see the Fishehouse which is all that remains of the Guest House which he built for his visitors; the lighthouse of course and the Pele Tower which was built to house monks who lived on the island.
A definite must – any visit to Seahouses Hostel would not be complete without a boat trip to the Farne Islands!