YHA Eyam

Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QP


Visit one of the most fascinating locations in the Peak District with a stay at YHA Eyam. This quirky Victorian folly is just up the hill from the famous plague village. School groups and history lovers can discover how Eyam quarantined itself during the Great Plague of London, leaving many tragic landmarks behind. You can also visit Peak District favourites like Chatsworth House or Haddon Hall.

This memorable building (like a mini castle) makes a great base for walking groups and educational visits and has modern essentials like free Wi-Fi. There’s also a meeting room in our grounds with a whiteboard, overhead projector and drink-making facilities – ideal for planning or studying. Relax in our cosy social areas, take advantage of our group catering options, or enjoy a drink in our grounds.

From Eyam museum just a short walk away to top market towns like Bakewell and Matlock, we’re surrounded by rural attractions. If you’re planning an activity break, there are fantastic walks from the doorstep, or we’re just a stone’s throw away from climbing hotspots like Stoney Middleton.

Why Groups love YHA Eyam

Bolt-ons available here

Based near the famous plague village - ideal for history trips!

"Great" - 87%

Customer satisfaction based on 91 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 56

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 Eyam

YHA Eyam does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Eyam

Field Studies bolt-on

Available for KS2, KS3 and KS4

Working with the PDNP in the Peaks, this bolt-on provides a half, or full day of activities that are delivered in the real outdoors. Locations are chosen based on the most appropriate landscape features and flora and fauna for your requirements


  • Adaptations
  • Environmental art
  • Glaciation
  • Habitats
  • Hydrology
  • Impact of tourism
  • Mountain environment study
  • River studies
  • Village studies

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Adventure bolt-on

The British countryside offers a near-endless number of opportunities to explore, discover new things and try unusual activities.

Working with our approved AALA licenced partners they provide real, safe and thrilling experiences out in the great outdoors. We can offer a range of adventurous activities on a half-day and full-day basis so you can really make your residential trip suit you.

All our activities are in the real outdoors. Once booked you’ll be contacted by our partners who will discuss any specific requirements you may have.


  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • Coasteering
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk
  • Raft building
  • Weaseling

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YHA Eyam 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
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge


  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking

Food & drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

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

How to get here

Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5QP

By car and coach:
Follow the hostel signs from the village. On Hawkhill Road go past the museum and car park and continue up the hill. The hostel is around 600m on the left.

OS Map: 119
OS Grid Ref: SK219769
Latitude: 53.289222
Longitude: -1.672672
YHA Eyam