YHA The Kettlewell Hostel North Yorkshire

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Whernside House, Kettlewell, Skipton,, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QU

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The Hostel is a stylish Independent Hostel in the beautiful heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We can sleep up to 42 in eleven bedrooms, a nice large dining room, a great second-hand bookshop, a well equipped self-catering kitchen, plus much more.

Listed under: Accommodation & Residential | Hostels

What we offer

The Kettlewell Hostel is a stylish Independent Hostel in the beautiful heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We can sleep up to 42 in eleven bedrooms, a nice large dining room, a great second-hand bookshop, a well equipped self-catering kitchen, a lovely lounge with wood-burning stove and a private garden to sit out in during the summer. There are dormitory rooms and private rooms, most with bunk beds and all have shared bathroom facilities. The hostel offers really good value, delicious home cooked evening meals, full cooked breakfast and a great range of local ales and carefully selected wines, get in touch for an up to date menu. We are in the heart of Kettlewell Village which is well served by three great pubs and a village shop. The Village Post Office is in our hallway, so the hostel’s doing its bit for the village too.

There is a large cycle shed and some of the country’s most fabulous riding including Park Rash, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs all right around the corner

There are lovely walks to be had right out of the front door including Great Whernside and Buckden Pike or you can join the Dales Way for a more gentle walk along the river Wharfe or over to Grassington. Kettlewell also makes a great base for touring the Yorkshire Dales and is an easy drive to Hawes, Malham or Skipton.

As well as the lovely walking around here we are well placed for day activities at:
Skipton Castle,
Skipton Canal Cruises,
Buckden House Outdoor Centre
Swarthgill Farm outdoor education centre
Klinsey Pony trekking
Kilnsey Park Trout Farm and Fly Fishing Centre
There is also a Football pitch and Children’s play park a short walk from the hostel which is free to use.

Accreditation and Awards

Visit England 3 Star Hostel.
Trip advisor certificate of excellence 2016 and 2017

Group Sizes Catered For

42: 1 x twin, 1 x double, 4 x 3 beds, 2 x 4 beds, 2 x 6 beds, 1 x 6 bed (one of which is a double)

Risk Assessment Details

We are happy to help with pre trip assessment visits, please contact us to talk.

We conduct weekly fire equipment tests and we can offer a fire drill for your group, if requested.

Pricing Information

Only £16.00 pounds per person in a group of 40plus (minimum of two nights stays)

(please quote UKST1 in relation to group enquiry's or bookings via e-mail or phone)

First Aid Information

No on-site first aider. Please bring one within your group.

Available Facilities

We have a full menu for smaller groups, We have a dining room that can seat 40, so nobody will have to wait to be fed, we only use the best quality local meats from local sources. Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten free options available at all times. We ask for groups to let us know about allergy/food preferences information ahead of the stay. Group meals start from £12.00 head.

We offer a great cooked Full English breakfast for groups, using the best local produce available, including meats from Weatherheads butchers in Grassington, local free range eggs, locally made Yockenthwiate Granola.
Breakfast is just £7, a great way to start the day.

We can make packed lunches for your group, we ask for sandwich choices in the evening so the packed lunches are ready for you when you finish breakfast, we use the very best local bakery for the bread and home baked ham! Also includes: fruit, a juice carton/bottle of water, chocolate biscuit, Seabrooks crisps, homemade Flapjack.
Packed lunch is just £6/head, a great meal on the go!

We have a nice common room with wood burning stove and a fully stocked bar for the teachers to enjoy in the evenings! With free fast wifi throughout the building.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open all year round, reception times are 4-10 P.M. and 8-10 A.M.


Please look at us on Tripadvisor where we are listed as YHA The Kettlewell Hostel for our many Customer reviews.

To Saul And Floss,
Thank you so much for again providing a perfect home for us all on our school residential. You allowed us to create such special memories that we will hold on to for a lifetime. Your wonderful hostel and your kindness really made us all feel special and for that we are so very grateful
See you again,
Forest Town Primary

Other Information

Here is an example of of our menu, and the type of food that we serve here:

-The Full Yorkshire breakfast £7 - sausages made by Weatherheads in Grassington, Yorkshire free range bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, baked beans and local free range scrambled eggs.

-Vegetarian Full English breakfast £7 - Linda McCartney sausages, delicious roasted baby tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms, baked beans, and local free range scrambled eggs.

-Bowl of porridge served with brown sugar and cinnamon - £3.50

-Freshly baked croissants - £3.50

With any breakfast you can help yourself to Yorkshire tea, good Fairtrade coffee, fruit juices, prunes and grapefruit and all the toast you can eat with jam, marmite or marmalade… as well as great range of cereals including local Yockenthwaite granola.

Breakfast is served every day at 8am. Order night before.

Cauliflower Cheese soup with organic brown bread and butter (v) - £3.50
Minestrone soup with organic brown bread and butter - £3.50

-8 hour beef stew, served with buttery mash and peppered cabbage - £10.50

-Smoked salmon tagliatelle - with garlic bread - £10.50

-Local steak burger with cheese, chips and homemade coleslaw -£10.00

-Harissa spiced Lamb Stew with herb couscous and salad - £10.00

-Homemade Beet and Bean veggie burger with cheese, chips and homemade coleslaw. £9.50

Homemade crumble, chocolate brownie or ginger cake served hot with Yorkshire Dales ice-cream or custard - £3.50
Local ice cream tubs - black treacle or chocolate and seasalt ice cream, strawberry and black pepper ice cream or raspberry and sorrel sorbet. - £3.00

We are fully licensed, and have a great range of local beers for you to try while you are in Wharfedale.

We can also provide you with freshly made packed lunches, to be ordered the night before if possible.

Dinner is served at 7pm. Orders by 6pm.

Gluten free and vegan options are always available

If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know and we will do our very best to help.

Hopefully this gives you a good idea of the sort of food we make here, the menu does change, and if you would like an up to date menu for your visit just give us a call before you arrive. We are looking forward to seeing you, in the meantime please find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and have a look on tripadvisor for reviews.

Room Sizes and Facilities

We have 11 rooms 1 x twin, 1 x double, 4 x 3 beds, 2 x 4 beds, 2 x 6 beds, 1 x 6 bed (one of which is a double)

All rooms share facilities, all rooms have a sink and shaver points, we have excellent free WIFI throughout the building

Booking information

All bookings to be made with the Saul and Floss at the Hostel on 01756 760232

(please quote UKST1 in relation to group enquiry's or bookings via e-mail or phone)

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