YHA Kettlewell

Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QU


YHA Kettlewell is a 40 bed hostel set in the beautiful North Yorkshire Village of Kettlewell. The handsome stone building, which doubles up as the village Post Office, has been part of the YHA network for over 70 years. With eight bedrooms, several large, some small, the hostel is ideal for accommodating groups of all sizes on their journeys through the dales. You can hire the whole hostel for private parties and activity weekends all year round. Plus, with beds across a range of room layouts, there’s plenty of flexibility for groups.

With 40 beds in the building and 40 chairs in the dining room, no-one has to wait to be fed! Really important after a long day out on the hills, there is a sofa and some comfy chairs in the dining room so people can congregate to chat and have one of our local beers in the evening. There’s also a lounge to sit, read or play a board game.

The dining room doubles up as a classroom or conference room, bring a projector and you are away! We can seat 40 so the average class can fit nicely.

Why Groups love YHA Kettlewell

Well located for exploring the fabulous walking terrain of the Yorkshire Dales.

A good base for those wishing to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

"Superb" - 98%

Customer satisfaction based on scores

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 Kettlewell

YHA Kettlewell does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Kettlewell

YHA Kettlewell 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
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Meals available

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QU

By car: From Skipton travel north towards Grassington then follow signs to Kettlewell. In the village, cross two bridges then turn right in front of the Bluebell pub. At the T junction turn left. The hostel/Post Office is the second building on right.

OS Map: 98
OS Grid Ref: SD970724
Latitude: 54.14733
Longitude: -2.04659
YHA Kettlewell