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Alnwick Youth Hostel

34-38 Green Batt, Alnwick NE66 1TU England
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#4 of 29 Speciality lodging in Alnwick
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Once the town's Court House, now a new independent town centre youth hostel, Alnwick Youth Hostel welcomes guests from all over the world. The spectacular Northumberland coastline is only a short drive away to the east, the National Park and Cheviot Hills to the west. Alnwick Castle (of Harry Potter fame), The Alnwick Gardens and the beautiful medieval town all within walking distance. With 15 bunk rooms, all en-suite, from two to six-bedded, including some ground floor bedrooms, Alnwick Youth Hostel offers both families and independent travellers all the comfort you would expect from a hostel in a great location. We offer a tasty buffet breakfast to set you up for the day (and can provide a full catered option for group bookings). The hostel also has a comfy lounge, bright and airy dining room, games room, courtyard with outdoor seating and a drying room. Cyclists have use of a secure bike store onsite. Our reception staff are on hand to offer tourist advice, sell you a locally brewed beer or two and can even recommend a good cafe for a decent cup of tea. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast available
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Hazel R wrote a review Aug 2020
Leeds36 contributions24 helpful votes
4 nights stay in this youth hostel, great welcome, lots of good Covid safe restrictions in place, one way system , lots of hand sanitiser stations, clean room, beds not bad, fabulous location, good parking, super hot shower.... but, and there is a big ‘but’ here, those bells, what on earth is going on with that, ringing at ridiculous times, not even particularly on the hour, awful noise throughout the night, was it a recorded bell ringing?!? Maybe other rooms aren’t as noisy but with the busses, bells and next doors vans in front idling on the road from early morning we got very little sleep. We were torn between shutting the window (the only one that opened) and sweating it out in the super hot room or listening to the bells. Also with lack of communal areas inside some form of seating in the courtyard would have been good. We got take outs from Alnwick on an evening but struggled to find places to sit and eat locally. Northumberland is beautiful though, we’ll be back but definitely not at this yha.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
ayetch wrote a review Jul 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
I believe in supporting the YHA & we have slept in all sorts: dorms, pods, heritage properties, the swanky Sill... What the YHA does well is budget accommodation that’s no frills, spotlessly clean, & offers a good night’s sleep. Alnwick WAS clean & the location was great. I just wish I’d read the reviews before booking!! Recorded bells - & glitchy recordings that resembled a poor ice cream van at that! - play every 15 minutes & all through the day & night, & REALLY loudly. I am NOT a light sleeper {I’ve backpacked all over & we accept some of the usual flaws to be expected of a YHA: squeaky bunk beds & the inevitable snorer!} but got no sleep whatsoever. This local quirk is not mentioned on the website, as far as I can tell, which might be advisable given so many guests reference it. Whilst we understand the people of Alnwick believe this to be local heritage/charm, it most definitely ruined our stay & we would have appreciated knowing in advance. Though the frequent response on this site is “we always suggest guests wear earplugs”, this was not mentioned/suggested/offered on check in BUT we have no desire to stay anywhere that NECESSITATES earplugs anyway! We left at 4am after accepting sleep wasn’t going to be possible & were not the only guests awake at this time. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Though we expected the usual YHA offer to be reduced as a result of the C19 situation & there to be a few teething problems, we sadly felt that this property did not work when lockdown measures were in place. For guests considering a stay at this time, note that there was no food offer whatsoever {not even to take away or from a YHA shop, though this was ambiguous on the website}. There are takeaways up the road, which is what we ended up resorting to on our first night, but there were no chairs in our room despite the shared spaces being closed, & there was nowhere to fill up a water bottle. There is a Morrison’s a short walk away. Be warned if visiting that there are few places in Alnwick to eat with outdoor seating, so we ended up room picnicking sat on our bedroom floor for the first night. {Alnmouth, with its lovely deli, & Craster, with its gorgeous pub, worth the drive in the day time}. Overall, this was a disappointing stay - & our only disappointing stay with the YHA.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Duncan W wrote a review Mar 2020
Hertfordshire, UK19 contributions3 helpful votes
This hostel is very well located just a couple of minutes' walk from the facilities of the main road in Alnwick, itself a very stylish town. No evening meals were available in the hostel for my stay but I found a brilliant good value Italian kitchen just down the road. All the facilities you expect were in the hostel once you'd cracked the geography of this historic building.
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Date of stay: March 2020
dougmclaren wrote a review Mar 2020
Dundee, United Kingdom1 contribution
As life long hostellers we rate Alnwick as one of the best; very helpful staff, excellent facilities and is in a great location near the town centre. Easily accessible by bus, convenient 2-hour free parking nearby
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Date of stay: February 2020
James M wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom243 contributions115 helpful votes
Hostel was clean and tidy, well provisioned with facilities and managed by pleasant staff. The hostel was quiet when I was there but I’d imagine it would cope equally well when larger numbers of visitors are staying. I’d stay again
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Date of stay: March 2020
US$32 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alnwick Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Alnwick Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Barter Books (0.3 miles), The Tanners Arms (0.06 miles), and Alnwick Castle (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alnwick Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Alnwick Youth Hostel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alnwick Youth Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alnwick Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Origami Cafe & Gift Shop, Sherkhan of Alnwick, and Thai Vibe.
Is Alnwick Youth Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.10 miles away from the centre of Alnwick.
Are there any historical sites close to Alnwick Youth Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Ferryman's Hut Museum (4.0 miles) and Hulne Priory (2.8 miles).
Is Alnwick Youth Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.