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Alston Youth Hostel

54 reviews
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“drying room”(12 reviews)
“red squirrels”(9 reviews)
“pennine way”(13 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
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Self-Serve Laundry
Air Conditioning
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly service, really good breakfasts which is one of the main reasons we come. Clean and hygienic and the room was well set out before we came. Common room and dining room very pleasant. They were also really helpful in calling us to let...More

Thank Mewith
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you indeed for taking the time to place a very nice review for us! We love it when guests return many times as it means we are doing something right!! And thank you for bringing along some friends!! We like to make sure people...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

I booked the hostel for a group of 17 adults for our yearly get together. In the lead up to our weekend our host, Linda, was in regular contact to make sure all of our catering needs would be met, she even messaged me the...More

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Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 3 December 2017

Thank you Andrew for such a glowing report and your very kind words! Neil and I are thrilled that your group really enjoyed your weekend in the hostel and Alston town itself. It is a great little town, very friendly and values and welcomes all...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

We stayed here for four nights and loved it. The area has a great deal to offer, the walking in all directions is spectacular and we were particularly appreciative of Linda's recommendation of a route up Cross Fell. She and Neil are the perfect hosts:...More

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Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for your very kind review! It's always lovely to know that we have helped to make your stay so enjoyable and been able to recommend good places to walk! We do have some great countryside up here and there is so much to...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Excellent! Fantastic bike shed, drying room, accommodation, breakfast and welcome. Just what we needed after having cycled 75 miles and got us prepared for the 60 miles to Sunderland. Would absolutely stay again and recommend. Thank you for a memorable stay. Richard and 4 blokes...More

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Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 28 October 2017

Thanks Guys for your lovely review! Memorable for me too with the 'Underpant party' in the drying room! Glad to hear you all made it to Sunderland OK. If you ever decide to cycle the C2C again??? or just fancy a short break here in...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We have stayed in numerous YHA Hostels over the years, but none surpass Alston Youth Hostel. From the moment of arrival we were made to feel very welcome and it soon became obvious that this was a privately owned, independent hostel. Clean, warm, cosy and...More

Thank Duncan S
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Duncan, thank you so much for your very kind review of our hostel! High praise indeed! We cannot take credit for its location but making our guests feel welcome and keeping the hostel cosy, warm and clean is something that is very important to...More

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"They do have some two bed rooms with extra room and a chair."
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"Very quiet location as just outside the main part of Alston"
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