Region: Yorkshire

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Scarborough Hostel, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0DA

Contact: 01723 361176



Scarborough Youth Hostel, once a 17th century water mill, is set on a quiet riverside, just 1½ miles north of the town centre and only 15 minutes walk from Scalby Mills and the North Bay beach.

The location of Scarborough Youth Hostel makes it a perfect base for field studies in geography, ecology, geology and environmental studies.  Interesting locations for field studies are both abundant and varied in this part of North Yorkshire.  Scalby Mills, Jacksons Bay and Filey Brigg on the east coast are ideal sites for the study of rocky shore ecosystems, geology and coastal management.

Scarborough Youth Hostel works closely with a number of knowledgeable, experienced and well qualified professionals who are able to provide a wide range of fieldstudy courses which are offered as programmes or individually tailored to the specific requirements.

We are also an ideal location for primary residential visits and we are happy to work with teachers and schools to put together interesting programmes for two, three, four days or a whole week.  Programmes can include fossil hunting; rock pooling; castle visit; beach art; beach olympics; coasteering; surfing; Go Ape; mountain biking;

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What group sizes do you cater for?

15 - 46

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

Scarborough Youth Hostel has nine bedrooms with a total of 46 beds.  All of our accommodation is in 4 or 6 bedded rooms [4 x 4 beds and 5 x 6 beds] with shared facilities [7 shower rooms and 7 toilets].    All of our rooms have hand basins  and shared bathrooms and toilets are nearby.

Duvets, pillows and all bed linen is provided but towels are not..

We have a well equipped self catering kitchen or guests can enjoy our home cooked breakfasts and evening meals in the dining room.  Packed lunches are also available.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

We offer offer full board accommodation:bed, breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal from  £26.00 per person per night.

Bed and breakfast is from £16.00 per person per night

Self catering groups may book the whole hostel for £556.00 a night.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Site risk assessments are avaialble on request.

Scarborough Youth Hostel has a modern fire detection and alarm system that is tested weekly and serviced annually. Fire extinguishers are also tested weekly and serviced annually.   The premises are visited and inspected by the local fire and rescue service annually. 

All kitchen staff have valid food hygiene certificates and the hostel is inspected annually by independent auditors and Scarborough Borough Council

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Please contact Rob or Elise Fletcher

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

A qualified first aider is on duty n the building but schools are responsible for ensuring that they have first aid cover when they are out of the building, and when centre staff are not on duty.

Please list facilities available.

We have a large dining room, a lounge, a private garden with BBQ area and a woodland with a small pond

Before and after meals the dining room can be used as a classroom/activity room

We have a well equipped self catering kitchen or guests can enjoy our home cooked breakfasts and evening meals in the dining room.  Packed lunches are also available.

We DO NOT have WiFi

What are your disabled facilities?

We have one four bedded room with wheelchair access and an ensuite shower/toilet wet room

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open all day, every day.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

Dear Rob and Elise

Thank you very much for having us to stay at your hostel last week and for helping us to make our Year 3/4 residential a real success.

The girls loved staying with you (staff too!) We really appreciated having the whole hostel, it made such a difference and thank you for being so friendly and welcoming to us all. The food was delicious and really child friendly - the ice cream pudding on the Thursday night was a particular favourite!

We would love to stay with you again in the future if possible please - our j3/4 residentials run on a two year programme so it would be likely to be in 2018.

Thanks again very much, Best wishes, Jill

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

The hostel is down a private driveway, close to a small river and just a short walk from the cliffs and rocks of Jacksons Bay.  We are also close to the North Bay Beach, Scalby Mills, the SeaLife Centre, Peasholm Park, North Bay Railway, the Open Air Theatre and the new indoor wave pool.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Hostels

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