YHA Alnwick

34 – 38 Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TU


Want a great base for exploring Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland coast and Lindisfarne? This former courthouse in Alnwick town centre is perfect for visiting one of most historically important places in the north of England.

The hostel has free Wi-Fi to keep groups and school trips entertained, plus plenty of space to play or study. Groups and educational visits can expect a games room, a quiet room, and an outdoor space with picnic tables. There’s also a meeting room with data projector, whiteboard and flip chart. YHA Alnwick can provide evening meals and picnic lunches for pre-booked groups, so you’ll never go hungry. There’s also a licensed bar of beers, wines and soft drinks for the evenings.

Major attractions can be reached from the door, and you’ll find favourites like Alnwick Castle (the setting for Hogwarts in Harry Potter!) and Alnwick Gardens less than a mile away. A stay here isn’t complete without a visit to Barter Books – one of the largest second hand bookshops in Europe. Wildlife lovers and biology students are just a 15 minute drive from Lindisfarne, or you could brush up on history with a visit to the castles of Bamburgh, Warkworth and Dunstanburgh.

Why Groups love YHA Alnwick

Great for exploring Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland coast and Lindisfarne

"Excellent" - 92%

Customer satisfaction based on 35 scores

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 57

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.

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Packages available at YHA Alnwick

YHA Alnwick does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Alnwick

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Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • On-site shop


  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

34 – 38 Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TU

By car and coach: From the south, Alnwick is well sign-posted from the A1. From the A1, take the A1068, the road becomes the B6346, turn left at the Bondgate Tower, turn left on Hotspur Street leading to Green Batt, the hostel is on the right.

On foot: Turn right out of the bus station onto Clayport Street. Take the next left onto Tower Lane. Follow the road to the left onto Green Batt. The hostel is 300m on the left, opposite the library.

OS Map: 81
OS Grid Ref: NU186131
Latitude: 55.411739
Longitude: -1.706076
YHA Alnwick