YHA Scarborough

The White House, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0DA


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.

Why Groups love YHA Scarborough

15 minutes from the North Bay

"Excellent" - 92%

Customer satisfaction based on 31 scores

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 46

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 Scarborough

YHA Scarborough does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Scarborough

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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



  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)

How to get here

The White House, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0DA

By car:
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.

By train:
There are good connections through York train station.

By bus:
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.

OS Map: 301
OS Grid Ref: TA02639078
Latitude: 54.302326
Longitude: -0.42435
YHA Scarborough