YHA Helmsley

Carlton Lane, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5HB


With fantastic cultural attractions in easy reach and walking and cycling routes from our doorstep, YHA Helmsley is perfect for exploring North Yorkshire. This cosy hostel boasts wooden beams, a sunny conservatory and great facilities for cyclists. Groups can log on to the free Wi-Fi, relax in the comfortable TV area, or wind down with a Black Sheep ale from our licensed bar.

YHA Helmsley makes an ideal base for a school trip and we offer group catering for breakfast, packed lunches and dinner. History fans will find Castle Howard and Rievaulx Abbey nearby, or just spend the day at Helmsley Castle and Walled Garden. You can even learn about WW2 at Eden Camp.

If you fancy visiting both Whitby and York during your stay, we’re placed right in the middle. We’re also at the start of the Cleveland Way National Trail and in an unbeatable area for cyclists. The Howardian Hills and the Vale of Pickering surround us, so you can take on the North York Moors from a cycle-friendly base. Come home in the evenings to modern facilities and a warm welcome.

Why Groups love YHA Helmsley

At the start of the Cleveland Way National Trail

"Superb" - 95%

Customer satisfaction based on 70 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 40

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 Helmsley

YHA Helmsley does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Helmsley

Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.


  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • Raft building

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Helmsley 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
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Carlton Lane, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5HB

By car and coach:
The hostel is 1/4 mile east of Helmsley market place, at the junction of Carlton Road and Carlton Lane (just off A170).

OS Map: 100
OS Grid Ref: SE616840
Latitude: 54.248285
Longitude: -1.05722
YHA Helmsley