YHA Youlgreave

Fountain Square, Youlgreave, near Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1UR


YHA Youlgreave is perfect for self-led groups as it’s small but ideally located within reach of all the major destinations and activities the Peak District National Park has to offer- including walking, cycling and sightseeing. Not content with those activities, there is also watersports, mountain biking and rock climbing within easy reach of this former village Co-Op.

Situated in the picturesque village of Youlgreave, once the centre of the lead-mining industry, the hostel is set within the old Victorian Co-op building and is just a short 10 minute drive from the historic town of Bakewell. Its beautiful surrounding countryside and proximity to Lathkill Dale attract visitors by the thousands. Three long-distance trails pass through the village; the Alternative Pennine Way, the Limestone Way and the White Peak Way, as well as shorter walks to places such as Robin Hoods stride. The Tissington, Monsall and High Peak trails are also close by for walkers and cyclists. If you’re bringing your class on a school trip, you can explore the history of the Derbyshire Dales, with attractions nearby including the nationally renowned Chatsworth Estate – just a 15 minute drive away. Also worth a visit are Haddon Hall, one of England’s finest examples of a medieval manor house, which is just a short walk away from the hostel, and Matlock Bath, where you can take a cable car up to the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom.

YHA Youlgreave also has a café and artisan bakery onsite that is open from Thursday to Sunday, 09:00 – 14:00. Try hand-made bread – freshly baked on-site each morning – plus delicious cakes, pastries and more.

Why Groups love YHA Youlgreave

Situated in the stunning White Peak countryside

"Great" - 90%

Customer satisfaction based on 71 scores

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 42

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.

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LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Youlgreave

YHA Youlgreave does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Youlgreave

YHA Youlgreave 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
  • Drying room
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Food & drink:

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

How to get here

Fountain Square, Youlgreave, near Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1UR

By car:
The hostel is in the centre of Youlgreave village, on the main street opposite the Fountain Well.

OS Map: 119
OS Grid Ref: SK210641
Latitude: 53.174997
Longitude: -1.68649
YHA Youlgreave