About YHA Whitby

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Free access to Whitby Abbey

A prime spot next to Whitby Abbey, fun activities for schools and all the facilities you need – YHA Whitby is a hostel with character. This Grade 1 listed mansion sits at the top of Whitby’s famous 199 steps and next to the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey. From the panoramic views inside our award-winning garden to our building brimming with history, YHA Whitby is a magical place for groups.

YHA Whitby also offers our YHA Discovery package all led by a dedicated member of staff. Take a look at our packages below.
On top of this we have several individual activities available including:

  • Guided town trails and hidden secrets of the town
  • fossil hunts
  • ammonite searches
  • Guided cliff top walks towards Robin Hoods Bay
  • Jet polishing workshops

Also included in our packages are evening activities, where groups can choose from a range of superb activities:

  • Storytelling with our resident Viking Sigwolf, or Dr Crank
  • Night hikes and dark skies activities
  • Lighthouse challenge. 

Where possible we can also create bespoke activities packages around specific needs. Please contact us for more information. All activities are available as a half day or full day YHA bolt on.
YHA Whitby is perfect as a stop along the Cleveland way, or for exploring the town, moors and adjacent abbey. Group catering is available as well as our fully licensed café and bar. Dedicated groups spaces are also available.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

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Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Whitby has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Whitby

We book twice a year during holiday time for our groups. We love the relaxed atmosphere.

Tadcaster Grammar School
YHA Whitby

We love staying at YHA Whitby and will be back.

Keelham Primary

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Packages available at this hostel

Discovery at YHA Whitby

Discovery package

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from


per person per night*


Flexible programme of fun and challenges

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. Great for building team work and communication skills.


  • Team challenges
  • Siege
  • Viking long boats
  • Guided walks
  • Enviro art
  • Town walks
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Whitby

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.


YHA bolt-on at YHA Whitby

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YHA bolt-on

Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff

Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.

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YHA Whitby

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