For a fun-filled seaside break Scarborough is unbeatable: two safe, sandy beaches, penny arcades, pirate ship and miniature railway. Surf schools offer beginner lessons, board hire, SUPs, and kayaks. For wet and wild action in warmer water, the Alpamare Waterpark has flumes, waves and an infinity pool all at 35°C.
Visit Scarborough Castle to find out about the Romans, Normans, Roundheads and Cavaliers who built it, or go to the Rotunda Museum and learn about pioneering geologist, William Smith. Then hunt your own fossils or go on a seashore safari to look at the strange creatures that live in rock pools.
With 46 beds YHA Scarborough is perfect for groups who want a quiet hostel to themselves. After meals the dining room can be used a classroom, dance floor or prayer room. Breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals are available or use our self catering kitchen to prepare your own food.
The Cleveland Way and Tabular Hills Way both pass the hostel which is also a perfect base for exploring the North York Moors and Wolds, where miles of paths, tracks and quiet lanes provide countless routes for walkers and cyclists.
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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.
For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.
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How to get here
Leave the town centre on the A165 to Whitby. After the roundabout near Peasholm Park follow the A165 up the hill, past Tesco Express, the Ivanhoe pub and Gulf Service Station. Go down the hill, over the bridge and then our driveway is at the end of the bridge on the other side of the road. The turning to YHA Scarborough is immediately after the bridge on the left, but the turning is very sharp and it is much safer to signal right at the end of the bridge and turn in the concrete entrance as you begin to climb the hill, make a U turn and then come back down the hill to turn right into the hostel driveway. If you are coming from the north you should take the A165 coast road from the mini roundabout in Burniston. As you descend the hill into Scarborough (past the Scalby Manor Carvery), signal right and turn into the driveway just before the bridge. Some SatNav systems will send you to Scalby Lodge Farm which, although it shares our postcode, is not close to YHA Scarborough.
There are good connections through York train station.
From the station you need to cross the road and walk down Westborough, the main shopping street, to York Place, the first turning on the right. From there you can take bus 3 or 3A to the Sealife Centre. Ask the driver to give you a shout at the Ivanhoe pub. We are about five minutes’ walk from the Ivanhoe, along the main road, past the Gulf service station, down the hill, over the bridge and then our driveway is at the end of the bridge on the other side of the road.