Region: North East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

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Contact: 0800 0195 465



The North East
Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that’s great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only. For details of our specialist packages please click on the hostel link or scroll down.

YHA Alnwick, 34-38 Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1TU:

YHA Langdon, Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 0XN:

YHA Ninebanks, Orchard House, Mohope, Ninebanks, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 8DQ:

YHA Once Brewed, Military Road, Bardon Mill, Northumberland NE47 7AN:
Available package: Education

YHA Wooler & Shepherds Huts, 30 Cheviot Street, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6LW:

YHA Berwick, Dewars Lane, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1HJ:

why you are great for educational visits?

We pride ourselves on our passion and our positioning. Our hostel teams are enthusiastic about what they do and can offer you great advice about the best local places to visit. They’ll be happy to help you in your educational excursion planning. The YHA network is vast and diverse which means that with us you’ll never be very far away from a breathtaking view, a capital of culture or a thrilling outdoor adventure. Please see the YHA School Trips website for details of particular hostels and nearby attractions.

What size groups do they cater for?

Our hostels range in size. The smallest in the network have approximately 20 beds and the largest well over 100.  Whatever your group size we have a destination that’s just right.

Please provide location information?

The North east is steeped in history. Stay at YHA Alnwick and visit Alnwick Castle for a medieval history tour. Take a wander around the site that was used as the Hogwarts set in the Harry Potter films and enjoy the extensive gardens.

There’s lots of room at the 17th century inn that houses YHA Edmundbyers. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to a number of attractions including Beamish, Edmundbyers is great for group getaways.

Have you a head for heights? Then stay at England’s highest youth hostel, YHA Langdon Beck, with its extraordinary views over the rolling Northumbrian countryside. Stay here to try out the Kingsway Adventure Centre for professionally tutored outdoor pursuits.

Finally, historians, biologists and botanists have loads to see and do at YHA Ninebanks with the areas industrial archaeology, diverse wildlife and flora and fauna. Nearby Killhope Mine has earned the Learning Outside the Classroom
Quality Badge and offers plenty of hands-on activities for your students to get to grips with.

Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?

Feeling the pressure of having to organize every little detail? Then relax, let us do the hard work and concentrate on having as good a time as your students. At YHA we’re working towards the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for all our School Trips centres.

Could this package be for you?

Once Brewed
Stay here for convenient access to one of the most stimulating sections of Hadrian’s Wall. Find out why the wall was built and what life was like at Roman Vindolanda. Your group will visit forts and turrets before discussing their findings.
Education – History – Romans KS2.

Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

Hostel bedrooms vary in size and are furnished with single and bunk beds. En suite rooms are available in most hostels.

Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?

Photography, video and audio recording at hostels is not subject to copyright restrictions although we ask that permission be sought from those being photographed/recorded.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We want group leaders to know that everything is in place for a successful visit before they arrive with their charges. That’s why we offer a free pre-trip hostel visit for two with every provisional full-board school trip booking. Take the time to meet hostel staff, find out about fire safety arrangements and let us help with your risk assessment. This free night’s stay with breakfast gives you a chance to raise any queries that might not have occurred in the initial planning phase.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

The individual hostels don’t have a designated education officer but for information, help or advice about an educational trip please call free on 0800 0195 465.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Education base packages cost £45 per child (excl. VAT.)

Action Adventure base packages cost £120 per child (excl. VAT.)

We offer one free group leader place for every ten students booked on a YHA School Trips package.

For up-to-date bed and board prices contact our friendly team of group advisors on 0800 0195 465.

Reduce the cost of your trip with a free groups membership, available to educational and young persons groups. To find out if you qualify call us on 0800 0191 700.

Please list facilities available?

Hostel facilities typically include:
Board games, café bar, classroom/educational meeting room, conference facilities, cycle store, drying room, games room, garden/grounds, laundry, library, parking, restaurant with table license, TV and Wi-Fi.

For hostel-specific details please see

Many of our hostels offer group catering.

Let us do the hard work…
It’s important that groups eat well so that they’ll get the most out of their time with YHA. To this end we take care to source local seasonal produce as much as possible and the meat we serve, with bacon as the only exception, is Red Tractor accredited. So… before, during and after a long day’s adventuring you can be sure you’re tucking into quality fare.

Our nutritious breakfasts include options such as fresh fruit, cereal and yoghurt. If you prefer a cooked breakfast then treat your taste buds to hot options that include bacon, eggs, sausage and beans. You won’t be disappointed when it comes to the most important meal of the day.

We offer tasty picnic lunches to keep your group energised for their afternoon. Lunches include sandwiches, crisps, cereal bars, mineral water and fruit.

Dinner provides an excellent opportunity to get together and chat about newfound confidence, knowledge or experience. Choose a hot or cold meat or vegetarian main meal, add some veg and some comforting carbohydrate and you have the recipe for a satisfying YHA dinner.

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

You’ll find first aid kits at all YHA sites but if you’re taking a group out on non-YHA staffed excursions we ask that you bring additional supplies.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors is very important to us. We log incidents electronically to make sure that any injuries are treated quickly and future accidents avoided. If anything does happen, it’s important to let us know as soon as possible so we can respond effectively.

Are there disabled facilities?

YHA is dedicated to ensuring that as many people as possible have access to our facilities.

Please call 0800 0195 465 to discuss your group’s requirements.

Age of Children / Pupils: 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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