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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple but well located travelers accommodation. Located between the Dales, the Lakes and the Pennines I have passed this way a few times. Finding a place for the night that has a good location ie. a shop that opens until late and a couple of pubs together with somewhere to get a shower and a bunk for the night is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is very nicely placed. Unfortunately it is very tired and somewhat grubby. There were remnants of the old YHA ownership still evident. But the whole place was just run down and in need of a clear out of old furnishings and torn mattresses and grubby worn bedding. It was also quite cold . I have stayed in hostels... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a nightmare of a day travelling from Cardiff to Scotland to pick up a new bike, which turned out to break down outside the kirkby stephen, this converted church was definitely my sanctuary for the night. Iwas a real pain to Denise, I mean a real pain... Kept on ringing her in the day and night as I didn't... More 

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Estonia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed at Kirkby Stephen hostel after a long day of walking. I was welcomed very warmly by the owner, Denise, who made sure I was comfortable in every possible way. The hostel is a magnificent building, the common area is really something special with the stained glass windows. There is plenty of seating and really well-equipped self-catering facilities. The... More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I don't think I've ever received as warm a welcome as i did upon arriving here. A beautiful hostel in a converted church building, it is a shining example of what an independent hostel can be. Practical, comfortable and affordable. All the facilities that a passing walker or cyclist will need are available, and the main focus of the building... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed here with a group of friends whilst visiting Kirkby Stephen. It's a gorgeous building, there's a little snug upstairs in the communal hall that's perfect for sitting and chatting. The rooms are a little dated, but definitely served their purpose. The lady running the hostel is friendly and helpful, we had everything we needed. There is a Co-op across... More 

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Thank RachD87
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were a group of 7 with ages from 9 to 61and we all had a great time. Everything you need is provided, from a well kitted out kitchen, great communal area with stuff for the kids and adults alike, and a great family bedroom and bathroom. Denise was really helpful and friendly ensuring our stay was enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The lady running this hostel pulled all the stops out to accomodate us arriving some 5 hours after the advised closing time of the reception. Now that is what I call service. All the amenaties expected where available and the place was up to sratch re being clean and user friendly.

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Thank 418Tom
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Two friends and I doing the Coast to Coast walk stayed at the Kirkby hostel about 3 weeks ago, spending a night there as a welcome change of pace from camping. It was just what we needed. A well kitted-out kitchen, a comfy communal area (which we were able to sprawl over and rest our feet), comfy and clean beds,... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Two night stay while touring the dales. Bargain and comfy with all you need and nice dining area. Friendly atmosphere and Denise is so so helpful as a hostess. Would recommend! Also has a drying room, area for keeping a bike and placed opposite the co-op for food.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Please understand the word Hostel, I offer buget accomadation, bunk beds with bedding provided. You can make your own meals, there is a drying room, hot showers,common room to relax in.All you need after a long day walking, cycling,traveling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kirkby Stephen Hostel

Address: Market Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Stephen
Price Range: £43 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kirkby Stephen Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask Denise”
 of 5 bubbles richardhK6866MI, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book elsewhere if possible”
 of 5 bubbles brinkie3103, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1,2 and 3 are on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 923rebeccah, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“we had the ones in the Warden's den. Quite cosy”
 of 5 bubbles 408iains, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“It's a hostel. You're not paying luxury prices. Be prepared to muck in and you'll enjoy it all the more.”
 of 5 bubbles jonyr39, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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