Youlgreave Hostel, Fountain Square, Church Street, Youlgreave, near Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1UR

Call Colin Trigg on 01629636518 or 07725426450

Lovely village hostel in Youlgreave, Peak District

At the centre of the pretty village of Youlgreave in the heart of the White Peak, this youth hostel has been given an extensive contemporary upgrade under private management.

At the old Co-op store you will be greeted by a welcoming cafe with book-lined walls featuring local art and an artisan bakery. At the heart of the hostel the cafe leads to the self-catering kitchen, a lovely patio with picnic tables and cycle storage.

This former YHA hostel sleeps 40 in nine private bedrooms. All these rooms are soon to be converted to en-suites. Individual travellers, couples, families, groups and schools are all welcome.

The area is perfect for walking, cycling and climbing as well as exploring all the attractions of the Peak District. Youlgreave has a great villlage pub which serves hearty meals and welcomes muddy boots. For wild swimmers the River Bradford is just 400m from the hostel's doorstep.

Roadside parking is available in the village or there's a car park a 5-minute walk away.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    40: 1x2, 5x4, 3x6
  • Open:

    All year. All day
  • Price per night:

    From £23pp (based on 6 friends sharing a room). Private twin room from £79. Private 4 bed room from £109. Private 6 bed room from £139.
  • Booking:

    Book by email, phone or online.
  • Directions:

    Look for the old Co-op Store in the centre of Youlgreave village. A car park is available at the west end of the village next to the allotments, 5-minutes walk from the hostel.
  • Public Transport :

    The 171 bus from Bakewell runs roughly once an hour between 8am and 5pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Walks :

    The Pennine Bridleway Trans Euro Trail Peak Pilgrimage Limestone Way White Peak Loop
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Close to a Pub Individuals welcome Youth Hostels School Groups En suite rooms Accommodation for Cyclists Breakfast Evening Meals


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
yYHA Affiliated


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Fame for Youlgreave Hostel

July 19th 2023

Colin Trigg, the new owner of Youlgreave Hostel has been in the news recently. He has been interviewed on Radio 4’s World at One (13 July) and BBC Breakfast (14 July). Why’s that you may ask? Well, he is a shining example of someone who has taken the plunge and bought a former YHA hostel.

This iconic hostel, housed in the village’s old Co-Op store, has undergone an extensive contemporary upgrade.  Part of the ground floor has been converted in to an artisan bakery & cafe, which to our knowledge makes it the only hostel in the country with an on-site craft bakery.  What a treat to wake up the the smell of freshly baked bread!

While continuing an association with the YHA via a franchise scheme, Youlgreave Hostel has now joined the ranks of the 320+ independent hostels in our network.

If you fancy exploring the wonderful Peak District, Youlgreave  Hostel is in a prime position.  Don’t delay, with all this publicity, rooms are sure to get booked up real fast.

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Perfect – Quite perfect

July 6th 2023

That’s how our reviewer described this Peak District hostel. A former well-loved YHA hostel, Youlgreave Hostel is now under private ownership and has undergone an extensive contemporary upgrade. (En suites for every room is the next project). So why did this gem of a hostel deserve such a perfect rating?

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts:  It’s situated in the heart of the Peak District with fabulous walking and cycling from the doorstep and climbing nearby.

Perfect for families:  All the attractions of the Peak District including Alton Towers, Chatsworth House and The Heights of Abraham are a short  drive  away

Perfect for wild swimmers:  the River Bradford (ranked no 1 in The Best Paddling and Swimming spots in the Peak District) is just 400m from the doorstep.  Hathersage and Matlock Bath lidos are both a short drive away.

Perfect if you want a rest from cooking: Although there is a self catering kitchen, you can take time out from chores and treat yourself to breakfast or lunch at the on-site cafe,  the hub of the hostel.  (Cafe open Weds – Sun 9am -2pm).  For evening meals it’s a short stroll to the village pub which serves home cooked meals every night except Tuesdays.

Perfect for the wallet:  Prices start from £23pp per night (based on 6 friends sharing a room).


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