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“Really friendly”
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YHA Malham
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Really friendly”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This hostel is ideally placed for Malham Cove and the Pennine Way. I was lucky enough to have a friendly reception from someone who had walked the Pennine Way when he was younger so we had a great chat about various parts of the walk when I arrived. I have found that as a solo walker, the YHA always try to put me in a dorm on my own if they can, and Malham was no exception. As I was often quite tired this was a really positive part of many of the hostels I stayed in on my Pennine Way walk. At the end of the walk I have nothing but appreciation for the organisation, the facilities they offer and most of the staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Christine P, Manager at YHA Malham, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
How kind you are to write such a lovely review. I think one of the strengths of the YHA is it's wonderful, knowledgeable staff as well as it's wonderful guests of course!!

The member of staff you refer to was delighted to hear you had completed the Pennine Way and really enjoyed chatting with you.

We are delighted you had such a positive and enjoyable experience at the hostels on such a long walk.

Thank you again and come back soon.
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stayed as a family of four. The room was clean and the kitchen is very well equipped. We booked the great value breakfast and dinner. It was not great quality but excellent value compared with the pubs down the road. We paid about £60 per night for a room with 4 bunk beds. Showers are very good and toilet very clean.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Christine P, Manager at YHA Malham, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are very pleased you were so impressed with the cleanliness of the room, shower and toilet and the well equipped kitchen.

Our meals as you say offer great value for money so important at a time like this.

Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I went for a short break with my daughter, a friend and her daughter to Malham. The hostel is in a wonderful location, it is Very clean the showers were very good, the staff friendly and we had an excellent breakfast. I love the flexibility of having the option to cook but also to have someone else cook for you.
It represented very good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Christine P, Manager at YHA Malham, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to send us such an amazing review!
'Magical Malham' is a wonderful location (Harry Potter did come here to hide out!) We are so pleased you enjoyed the cleanliness, showers, excellent breakfast and our lovely friendly staff.

The self catering kitchen means that our guests have the flexibility of cooking for themselves or letting our staff do the cooking for you. Both families and individual guests really appreciate this flexibility.

Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.
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Warwickshire
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Stayed here whilst walking the Pennine Way on the 14th May with one other, were welcomed enthusiastically and cannot fault the facilities at all. Drying room did what it should for some really soaked walking gear, and our two berth room was really modern down to the mirror light switch being a light sensitive switch! Really comforartable nights sleep was followed by an excellent breakfast. I asked one of the staff members if they had seen the forecast to be told no. I returned to my breakfast table only for the staff member to come over 5 minutes later with the days MWIS forcast printed off and handed over to me to read and keep!
Would recommend the hostel to walkers or day trippers alike, lovely hostel in a lovely place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Christine P, Manager at YHA Malham, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you so much for the fantastic review!
We are really pleased you enjoyed everything about your stay.
The YHA have done an amazing job with the refurbishment, we are very proud of all the facilities and all our staff work very hard, as you describe, to offer excellent service.

We are delighted that you would recommend us to other guests.

Thank you again we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Recently been refurbishment. Lovely small hostel in a beautiful village. Great place to stay for walking the Pennines way. The only criticism was that the staff were not overly helpful in promoting what's available to do whilst you stay there. There were the usual tourist leaflets but most hostels I have stayed in display the locals walks, cycle routes etc which we sourced ourself. Also, what was available in the restaurant was not displayed, you had to ask each day what time it opened and what was on the menu. More customer service please.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol L
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Christine P, Manager at YHA Malham, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thanks for your review we are pleased to hear that you liked the village and thought the hostel a great place to stay.

We try to display as many leaflets as possible,we have a table with leaflet holders with leaflets for over 30 attractions. There is a large information board in the vestibule and one by the pay 'phone with transport information etc. we really struggle for wall space and often have to juggle things. I'll admit it's a work in progress......

The menu, I have looked in to this and it now has it's own stand on the Reception, many apologies.

Thank you again for all your comments they really are appreciated.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Could do with a sign post as we went through the village ( as did other people !!!!) but the check in was efficient and friendly .We were unable to order an evening meal because of a school party ,but that didn't matter as there were two pubs within walking distance( which did very good meals ) .
Our room was in the annexe ,the hostel has been recently refurbished so every where was very clean and tidy ,luckily there were only two of us the room isn't really large enough of four !!!
The lounge area was a lovely place to relax after a day out and about walking the local area or further a field .The breakfast was very good and kept us going .Shame that the advertised wi- fi wasn't available !!
I liked that the kitchen was closed during the night and opened at 7.00 am but it was a shame that we were woken by one group at 5.15 laughing and chatting not respecting others !!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mary38677
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Christine P, Manager at YHA Malham, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comments we are delighted you enjoyed our breakfast, the sitting room our friendly and efficient staff and we agree that by closing the kitchen during the night ensures a quality stay for all our guests.

The sign post to the hostel was removed by Craven District council in Spring when they reinstated the 1930's fingerpost in the centre of the village. There is still a small sign on the bridge, but it is only small.
Luckily we are only a small village and the hostel is in the center of the village overlooking the Village Green so we aren't too hidden away, even so we are working hard to find a solution.......

The good news is that wi-fi is coming........it is now on it's way. Hurrah!

Thank you again.
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Cumbria, UK
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This is one of the hostels that the YHA have brought up to 2013 standards. I used it as a stop on the Pennine Way. Had an excellent en suite room in the totally refurbished annexe for £17, admittedly a 20% off promotional price - great value. Nothing I could criticise - other than my usual struggle to get the duvet to fit inside the duvet cover!
YHA buffet breakfasts are also excellent value at a fiver - set me up for the battle over Fountains Fell in the snow.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank FellwalkerCumbria_UK
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Christine P, Manager at YHA Malham, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you very much for your review.
The YHA aim to provide 'great value' accommodation in amazing locations making it possible for everyone to enjoy them......even more important as the recession bites!

Glad to hear our excellent breakfast helped you battle through the snow on Fountains Fell.
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Property: YHA Malham
Address: Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DB, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Malham
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Malham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Malham 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for Pennine Way accommodation, families, individuals, groups and school trips will all love this comfortable hostel in the heart of a beautiful dales village, surrounded by classic limestone scenery. The famous Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar are all a short walk away. YHA Malham at a glance: £460k renovation New restaurant All 19 bedrooms refurbished Five rooms with en suites A total of 81 beds The Pennine Way and Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way pass is close by, making it popular for walking holidays and cycling holidays. The hostel has a safe garden for outdoor play, great for children. Good food is served in this licensed hostel, an ideal base for activity breaks of all kinds. ... more   less 
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