YHA Ilam Hall, Ashbourne

Peak District
82 Reviews
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Excellent rural location. Staff were friendly and efficient. Good menu for dinner and food was wholesome and of good quality. Internet and phone connection is unreliable, due to the location. Overall a very pleasant place to stay


I wasnt happy with a couple of the staff members. Especially the big guy. Tv inntje big hall doesnt work due to low signal in the area.

Very happy with dinner and breakfast.

Rooms were clean. Mattress and pillow were very comfortable. Best sleep in years.

Shower wasnt very hot.

Overall unite happy with the way, and would go again.


Great place to stay. I had generator noise from my bedroom which was outside. As it the weather wasn't too hot I shut my window so it wasn't a problem. All the staff and everything else was excellent thank you.


Stayed here for a motorbike trip to the Peak District. The grounds and scenery were lovely, parking for motorbikes is free in National Trust car parks which is a big plus. Food on site was good value and tasted great.

Not all the facilities open due to Covid restrictions/guidance so the shared kitchen not open etc. But my review is on things open.

Only downside is the WiFi is unreliable at best and only in the common areas downstairs. Almost no phone signal either; all in all I would come back.


A stunning building and location and very easy to find. However, wifi is dreadful, only available within main areas and staff were not engaging or helpful. On check-in was a list of do's and don't's and when I asked to change room (not reflective of what I booked) was told nothing they could do despite they were clearly not full booked. Staff did not engage in conversation or enquiry of what my plans were or had I been in the area before. Very transactional staff.


Staff one in particular was unhelpful and rude . No WiFi . Id rather pay more money and stay in a more friendly environments.



Temporary changes at YHA Ilam Hall

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will not likely be in operation at YHA Ilam Hall. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.

Dorms are not currently available.

This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

Lounge(s) remain closed.

Drying room(s) remain closed.

The bar will remain closed.

Dining room(s) remain closed.

Meeting room(s) remain closed.

We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.If it's an unforgettable family holiday that you're looking for, this National Trust property is the one for you. Stay in this huge Victorian Gothic manor house, sitting in 84 acres of country parkland on the River Manifold, and enjoy a jam-packed activity holiday or relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

YHA Ilam Hall at a glance:

• Peak District accommodation
• Magnificent National Trust building
• Wedding and conference venue
• Up to date and luxurious decor in lounge areas
• Licensed bar and restaurant

YHA Ilam Hall offers a wide range of activities, making it ideal for cheap family breaks, activity breaks or school trips. Popular with everyone, it’s a great base for walking holidays, exploring the stepping stones at Dovedale or cycling along the Tissington, Manifold or High Peak trails. This magnificent accommodation is also near the world famous theme park, Alton Towers, perfect for a family day out and countless thrills and spills. There's a licensed bar and restaurant which serve delicious meals and refreshing drinks for you to enjoy after your day out exploring.

National Trust Car Park charges apply.

We have two accessible bedrooms on the ground floor of The Lodge with accessible en-suite bathrooms.

We also have:
2 shallow steps into porch
Platform lift
Accessible reception desk
Ground floor bedrooms
En-suite bedrooms

Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

Location and Contact


• Bus: 4km Transpeak from Derby, alight Ilam crossroads. Infrequent service from Ashbourne.
• Parking: Large National Trust Car Park; fees apply
• Location: 9km to nearest town of Ashbourne and 28km to nearest city Derby
• Rail: 22km to Matlock, 24km Uttoxeter, 28km Derby
• Airport: East Midlands Airport



Address: Ilam Hall, Peak District, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

YHA Ilam Hall is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website YHA Ilam Hall Ashbourne www.hihostels.com/hostels/yha-ilam-hall
Phone Number: +44 845 371 9023
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Facilities and Amenities

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Luggage Storage



Credit Card Payments





Lounge Area

Swimming Pool

Wheelchair Accessible


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