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Alston Youth Hostel

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Alston Youth Hostel is situated on the edge of Alston town high up in the North Pennines (The Roof of England!) In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Pennine Way, Pennine Journey, Isaac's Tea Trail and South Tyne Trail runs right by the side of the hostel and is the first accommodation you reach in Alston after the long walk from Dufton over Cross Fell (the highest point of The Pennine Way). We are also about half way on the ever popular Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route which runs from Whitehaven/Workington to Tynemouth. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and the possibility of seeing red squirrels through our dining room window! Breakfast is available!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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48Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Definitely would recommend. Linda answered all my questions I had before we arrived. Warm and cosy place to stay. Breakfast was 10/10. Cleanliness of the rooms was perfect and storage for bikes was great no messing around. Thank you. Will stop...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Ains1989
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are very happy that everything was good for your stopover and you enjoyed the breakfast! It would be great to see you all again next year!!

Reviewed 1 October 2018

One of the best hostels we've stayed in over the last year. Small, comfortable dorms, clean bathrooms, helpful staff. Very cozy. Breakfast was tasty too. Lots of facilities nearby - even a cottage hospital. Perfect spot for exploring the Pennines.More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Chris H
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you Chris for taking the time to leave us such a very nice review! We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast! There is so much to explore round here so hope you can come back and stay with us again...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

As with most, we used the hostel for a single overnight stay half way through our C2C cycle from Whitehaven to Sunderland. 3 of us staying across 2 rooms left us with ample room. Linda was incredibly friendly and helpful on our arrival. All the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review and for recommending us to others. People & groups doing the C2C are a big part of our business so it's always nice to know we are getting it right from bike storage to fueling you up...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

The hostel at Alston is welcome sight, set back for the main road at the entrance to the village at the bottom of the decent from the top of Hartside. The staff were very friendly and accommodating helping us to stack the bikes in their...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank joeriddle
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you joeriddle for your very kind review! We are very happy to know that your group enjoyed their stay. We like to take care of cyclists after a strenuous C2C ride as the assent and descent from Hartside is often underestimated! The red squirrels...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We spent two nights here. The staff were amazing and helpful in all respects. We enjoyed the cooked breakfasts watching out for the red squirrels. The hostel is perfectly located for walking or cycling around the area. We went to Hadrian’s wall and really enjoyed...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Fabclarke
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 22 August 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are very happy that you enjoyed the hostel, breakfasts and the surrounding area as there is so much to see and do. Hope you can come back one...More

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"They do have some two bed rooms with extra room and a chair."
29 Sep 2017
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"Very quiet location as just outside the main part of Alston"
22 Aug 2017
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"Rooms are all top notch"
22 Aug 2016
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"there aint any good rooms its a hostel"
12 Jul 2015
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