Booking and Availability

Booking Directly

Please Note – The hostel is closed until 31st July 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation. 

We hope to open again in August depending on Government advice but this will only be for Exclusive Hire of the whole hostel for a certain period or until we are allowed to take in individuals and multiple groups without the need for social distancing. 

We will be following a 72 hour gap between bookings to eliminate any potential Covid-19 contamination to our guests and ourselves. We will also maintaining our usual strict cleaning regime and using approved disinfectants effective against the Covid-19 virus.

Booking Exclusive Hire

If you wish to Book Exclusive Hire directly with us please give us a call first. It may not be necessary to have to pay the whole amount at the time of booking. We usually just take a 25% deposit with the rest payable before arrival*

*depending on how soon the arrival date is 


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Or give us a call on 01434 381509. (There is a 24 hour answer machine)

Booking directly with us means we can discuss your requirements and work out the best room options and prices for you or your party.

We take credit/debit cards with no booking or credit card fee.

Booking Terms and Conditions

(please read carefully before booking)

Alston YH Terms and Conditions


Please be aware that dogs/pets are not allowed in the hostel with the exception of Registered Assistance Dogs which must be pre-booked and only in a private room not a shared dorm.

Booking via the YHA Website

There is an up to date availability calendar on the YHA website.

Meals – Please note that if you book via the YHA website you cannot book any meals in advance. If you want to book breakfast or packed lunches please call the hostel directly on 01434 381509 to request a menu and options.