YHA Boggle Hole

Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4UQ


With a £1.2 million renovation under its belt and an unforgettable pirate-themed décor, YHA Boggle Hole is an inspirational destination for groups. Tucked away in its very own smuggler’s cove, this hostel is something special. The hostel consists of two accommodation buildings (our charming Old Mill and the brand new Crow’s Nest), enjoys direct access to the coast and is surrounded by mature, wooded grounds. The Hostel also offers superb dining and classroom/conference facilities, a spacious courtyard for outdoor games and a distinctive character that makes this hostel a superb destination for groups of all ages.

For school and youth groups there is a wealth of educational opportunities. Young children will love the building and hunting for the illusive ‘boggles’. We can provide a range of quality, curriculum linked activities for KS1 and KS2 children, either as part of our Discovery Package or through half or full day bolt on activities to your self-led stay. From Seashore Safari’s on our pristine beach, to learning about a Smuggler’s Life in Robin Hood’s Bay, walking with dinosaurs to discovering the secrets of our Universe … our Discovery package and bolt-on options provide a range of engaging activities led by our experienced staff to help you and your group make the most of this superb setting. For older educational groups the position between land and sea provides a great place to study the coast and the unique geology of the area, situated as it is in the North York Moors National Park, with rocks dating from the Jurassic period, and miles of moorland to explore. YHA Boggle Hole is a great destination for geology and geography groups looking for a base for their field work studies, and with Bram Stoker’s Whitby just a few miles away, literature and art students will also find much to sink their teeth in to!

Other groups can enjoy our beachside location, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Heritage Coast and we’re easy walking distance from Robin Hood’s Bay (a starting or finishing point for the coast to coast walk) and a short drive from Whitby. With free Wi-Fi in our social spaces, plenty of nooks and crannies for relaxing, licensed bar and a conference room, whatever you reason for choosing YHA Boggle Hole – you won’t be disappointed.

Why Groups love YHA Boggle Hole

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Beachside location and on-site activities

"Excellent" - 93%

Customer satisfaction based on 181 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 91

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded


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Packages available at YHA Boggle Hole

Discovery package

YHA Boggle Hole Discovery Activity

Suitable for ages 7-13

Fun, challenging and memorable experiences

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 working and communication skills.


  • Castles in the sand
  • Fire pit and traditional tales
  • Glass lantern painting
  • Pebble art
  • Pirate party
  • Seashore safari
  • Shipwrecks and storms
  • Smugglers tales
  • Walking with dinosaurs
  • Woodland explorers
  • Woodland Trail

Prices from


Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Boggle Hole does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Boggle Hole

YHA bolt-on

Roasting Marshmallows over a Fire

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.


  • Castles in the sand
  • Fire pit
  • Glass lantern painting
  • Pebble art
  • Pirate party
  • Seashore safari
  • Shipwrecks and storms
  • Smugglers tales
  • Walking with dinosaurs
  • Woodland explorers
  • Woodland Trail

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Boggle Hole does not currently offer bolt-ons.

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
  • Drying room
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Board games
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge


  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4UQ

By car and coach:
From the A171 take the road signposted to Boggle Hole. After 3.5 miles, the car park is on right. The road to the hostel is unsuitable for vehicles. Please park in car park and walk down the lane (0.25 miles) to hostel.

OS Map: 94
OS Grid Ref: NZ954040
Latitude: 54.422785
Longitude: -0.531346
YHA Boggle Hole