YHA Hawes

Lancaster Terrace, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3LQ


Discover the beautiful scenery (and amazing cheese) of the Yorkshire Dales with a stay at YHA Hawes. Whether you’re a school trip or an activity group, our homely hostel makes a great base for studying, walking or sightseeing. We offer free Wi-Fi, a large social space for eating, relaxing or studying, plus classroom facilities for school trips. You’ll find Black Sheep Ales at our bar too.

YHA Hawes sits just a couple of minutes away from Hawes; England’s highest market town. You’ll find walking maps to inspire you and a garden with views to die for. After a day out exploring, satisfy your hunger with our group catering options – we can offer breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

From epic waterfalls like Hawdraw Force to the magical Red Squirrel trail, the Yorkshire Dales is packed with things to do. Treat your group or school trip to a tour around the Wensleydale Creamery for a taste of the famous cheese. We’ve got excellent walking and cycling routes from the door and the Dales Countryside Museum is less than a mile away – great for study groups.

Why Groups love YHA Hawes

Near the famous Wensleydale Creamery

"Excellent" - 92%

Customer satisfaction based on 125 scores

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 52

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 Hawes

YHA Hawes does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Hawes

YHA Hawes 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
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking

Food & drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)

How to get here

Lancaster Terrace, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3LQ

By car and coach:
The hostel is located at the top of a steep rise on the B6255 (signposted to Ingleton), just off the junction with the A684 at the western end of the village. If you’re arriving by bike, cycle from Garsdale – 6.2 miles, on RCR10 Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, NCR 68 at Garsdale. If you’re walking, the bus stop is five minutes away, on the Herriot Way. The Pennine Way National Trail is seven minutes away.

OS Map: 98
OS Grid Ref: SD8678897
Latitude: 54.303579
Longitude: -2.203832
YHA Hawes