A prime spot next to Whitby Abbey, fun activities for schools and all the facilities you need – YHA Whitby is a hostel with character. This Grade 1 listed mansion sits at the top of Whitby’s famous 199 steps and next to the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey. From the panoramic views inside our award-winning garden to our building brimming with history, YHA Whitby is a magical place for groups.
YHA Whitby also offers our YHA Discovery package all led by a dedicated member of staff. Take a look at our packages below.
On top of this we have several individual activities available including:
- guided town trails and hidden secrets of the town
- fossil hunts
- ammonite searches
- guided cliff top walks towards Robin Hoods Bay
- jet polishing workshops
Also included in our packages are evening activities, where groups can choose from a range of superb activities:
- storytelling with our resident Viking Sigwolf or Dr Crank
- night hikes and dark skies activities
- lighthouse challenge.
Where possible we can also create bespoke activities packages around specific needs. Please contact us for more information. All activities are available as a half day or full day YHA bolt on.
YHA Whitby is perfect as a stop along the Cleveland way, or for exploring the town, moors and adjacent abbey. Group catering is available as well as our fully licensed café and bar. Dedicated groups spaces are also available.
Why Groups love YHA Whitby
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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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Packages available at YHA Whitby
Bolt-ons available at YHA Whitby
How to get here
Follow the signs towards the Abbey, go up the 199 steps, continue across the turning area, going right under the archway by the Lodge House. Follow the driveway and under a second archway to find the hostel. By road: follow the signs to the Abbey, up Green Lane, turn left and continue beyond the Abbey car park (additional pay & display parking here). As you approach the turning area, keep left under the archway and follow the driveway alongside the Abbey wall, go under a second archway and park in the courtyard.