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Free Wifi is available throughout the hostel.
Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs in the hostel at any time. Registered Assistance Dogs are welcome with prior notice but must be booked into a private room.
Towels are not provided as standard so guests will need to bring their own however, we do have bath towels for hire at £2 per towel.
There are 7 bedrooms, all on the first floor, that sleep a max. of 30 people (all the beds are sturdy 2 tier wooden bunk beds). 2 rooms usually allocated as single sex male or female dormitories but all the rooms can be booked as private rooms, subject to availability. All the beds are made up with fresh bedding – duvet & cover, bottom sheet and pillow & pillow case. Additional pillows can be supplied on request. All rooms are centrally heated.
- 1 x 6 bedded room
- 1 x 6 bedded female shared dorm
- 1 x 6 bedded male shared dorm
- 2 x 4 bedded rooms
- 2 x 2 bedded rooms
The Bathrooms & Showers
On the same floor there are 2 bathrooms. Each contains 2 toilets, 3 wash hand basins and a shower (with lots of hot water!) There are 2 further unisex ‘walk in’ shower rooms and a downstairs cloakroom with toilet & wash hand basin.
The Self Catering Kitchen and Dining Room
The hostel has a well equipped self catering kitchen and a dining room (seats up to 30 people) which overlooks the Pennine Way path and South Tyne river.
- 2 domestic gas cookers with eye level grills
- hot water boiler (constant fill)
- 2 large fridge/freezers
- 2 toasters
- lots of cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and pots and pans
- Mugs & single cafetieres
- Recycling bins
- A sturdy wooden child’s high chair
If you prefer not to cook the hostel does provide a meal service of breakfast (see the Hostel catering page for the breakfast menus)
Next door to the dining room is a comfortable lounge area with soft settees and plenty of books, board games and magazines where you can sit back and relax. Patio doors lead out onto a patio area overlooking the river and Pennine Way. Ideal in the summer to sit out and chill after a hard day’s hike or cycle.
The Drying Room, Laundry & Cycle storage
We know how wet you can get when walking and cycling in the English weather so we have a lovely large, warm drying room where you can hang your clothes, tents, boots etc. to dry (also a good supply of old newspapers for stuffing wet boots) There is a domestic washing machine available in the drying room for guests’ laundry (£5 per full load – includes detergent) or to just spin dry wet clothes (no charge for just a spin dry).
Being on the C2C route we have secure indoor storage for up to 30 bikes with access to electric sockets for recharging electric bikes.
The Car Park
There is sufficient parking in the hostel car park for about 8 or 9 average sized cars if parked carefully! Free overflow parking is available 200 yards down the road at the Spar/Texaco Garage (parking on the lane leading to the hostel is not permitted)