Hostels in North Yorkshire Hostels in North Yorkshire

You are looking for hostels in North Yorkshire? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your North Yorkshire hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking North Yorkshire.

All Cities in North Yorkshire

We list every single hostel in North Yorkshire and the world. In total, we have 8 cities in North Yorkshire for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All North Yorkshire hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in North Yorkshire. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is the largest of the four counties in the Yorkshire region of England. It is the least metropolitan, and is called Shire country because it focuses on countryside, historically important places, farms, and other sights and sounds unrelated to the city. The city of York can also be found in this region. It is bordered by the sea on one side and the sprawling moors everywhere else.

Accommodation isn’t hard to find in this region. There is an abundance of hostels and cottages for the weary traveler or group of travelers to lay their heads for the night. From farmhouses to hotels, self-catered to catered, you can find a whole range of options in this county. Wherever, you stay, the true beauty of the countryside lies in the fresh air and stunning vistas.

Take a trip down to the Yorkshire Air Museum, housing commercial and military planes from all eras of British history. You can also pay your respects at the Allied Air Force Memorial which can be found on the Museum grounds. Explore the dungeons of Bolton Castle or Castle Howard before heading out to the Great Yorkshire Forest to do some birdwatching.

You can also go to the Bolton Abbey Steam Railway to take a trip down memory lane as a steam engine puffs and whistles its way down the tracks. You can also check out the Eden Camp Museum, another of the many historic locations that abound in this slice of Yorkshire. If you’re the adventurous type, the region offers activities such as caving, potholing, walking across the moors, and golfing.

One of the biggest attractions in the area, other than the beautiful hostels and rustic farmhouses, is the cuisine. Go down to The George and Dragon public house for a draught of ale, and feel like King Henry himself as you roar in laughter and pass the night away. After a tiring day out and about you can also go to the nearby Beauty Room in Helmsley for a session of pampering before coming back to your hostel for the night.

With such a rich history and a diverse, friendly population, North Yorkshire is a region in which you will have a ton of fun. Be sure to experience all it has to offer, from the moors, to the food and drink.

expert for North Yorkshire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for North Yorkshire hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for North Yorkshire - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking North Yorkshire. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of North Yorkshire. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in North Yorkshire

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in North Yorkshire?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in North Yorkshire here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in North Yorkshire safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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