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“Hostelling at its best”

Kirk Yetholm Hostel
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Kirk Yetholm Hostel
Rossendale, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Hostelling at its best”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Situated in a sleepy little village nestling in the Border hills this hostel is well worth going out of your way for. When the SYHA decided to off-load the hostel it was bought by Friends of Nature, much to the relief of the many hostellers who have used this accommodation over a 70 year period. If you are looking for excellent, clean, budget accommodation and a peaceful night's sleep just turn down the little lane leading off the village green. There is a choice of traditional dormitories and two and four bedded rooms with a cosy lounge and dining kitchen. Run mainly by volunteers and managed by Simon and Barney the dog, who live nearby.
As a base, Kirk Yetholm takes some beating, set amidst glorious unspoilt countryside yet within easy reach of Edinburgh, Lindisfarne, Berwick and Jedburgh. Walkers are spoilt for choice as the village sits at the start of the Pennine Way and the newly created Scotland end to end trail. If you require something shorter there is always the 62 mile long St. Cuthbert's Way, or the nearby Cheviot Hills.

Room Tip: The 2 two bedded rooms are excellent value.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

This is our third stay in this home from home of a hostel and certainly won't be the last! The location, down a quiet lane in the village of Kirk Yetholm, is one of our favourites for a peaceful night's sleep. The facilities were excellent; a large really well equipped kitchen, a cosy lounge with beautiful views and our snug 2 bedded room was perfect for our needs. Walking the St. Cuthbert's Way, it was ideally situated right alongside the footpath.

Since our last visit, it is great to see ongoing improvements under the management of Friends of Nature - the tea and coffee making facilities were particularly welcome after a day's walking, especially sitting on the posh new outside bench. Love those artisan noticeboards made from recycled oak picture frames!

Good also to see families staying and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Warwickshire
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed here for two nights at the end of my Pennine Way walk on 24/25th May 2013. Simon was very welcoming and friendly at all times and gave us a quick oveview of the local area and eating establishments. The room was small but ideally suited to our needs for the weekend. All in all the hostel provided a base for the two days where we felt comfortable and at home, Simon was friendly and helpful. I would recommend others stay there and would stay there again myself.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Although this hostel has no washing machine, and being small, feels rather cramped, I would recommend it as it has an endearing atmosphere which feels unique somehow. The tight spaces help to create a warm and engaging environment, particularly in the small common room. Being at the end of the famous Pennine Way it seems unthinkable that this place was threatened with closure, but that's what happened last year. Three cheers to the Friends of Nature trust for realising this folly and keeping it open.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon TYne
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Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed as a party of eight cyclists. Simon the warden welcomed us and made sure our bikes were stored under cover. The hostel has been saved from closure by the Friends of Nature group and we're glad they have taken the trouble. The hostel has had a minor makeover in the switch of ownership and that has gone down well. The kitchen/dining area is well equipped and clean. The rooms have new bunks.
It's a great little place, good centre for cycle touring and close to major long-distance foot paths.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

The Friends of Nature House in Kirk Yetholm is wonderful !! We have just got back from walking the St Cuthbert's Way and found the Friends House to be an excellent place to stay. Simon, the House Manager, was welcoming and pulled out all the stops to make us welcome and even made sure our clothes were dry for the morning
The lounge is particularly comfortable and with a lovely outlook and we sat in the late evening sun watching over fields filled with lambs. Bedrooms comfortable, good hot showers, a large kitchen area and the welcome drink on arrival made our stay special. Perfect for a couple of expats now living in France. Thanks for a great stay

Room Tip: The dorms are big and airy and the 2 bed rooms are cosy and comfortable
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

4 of us just spent the Bank Hol w/e staying in the former SYHA hostel but now under the management of Friends of Nature. Some distinct improvements from when we were here couple years ago, new bedding, upgraded wash areas and lounge much smarter. Wardens really friendly with lots of advice and lent us local maps for free. The move to smaller rooms a good move as well
Good luck with the improvements and thanks for a super stay. Will be back

Room Tip: The little 2 bed rooms are really cosy on first floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Kirk Yetholm Hostel

Property: Kirk Yetholm Hostel
Address: Kelso | Roxburghshire, Yetholm TD5 8PG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Yetholm
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Yetholm
Number of rooms: 4
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Kirk Yetholm Hostel Scotland

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