We stayed here last night and i'm home with stiff legs and throbbing feet but i wanted to leave my review. We'd stayed the day before at Alston YHA but we wished we'd booked ninebanks for two nights instead. We had the whole hostel to ourselves. Lovely welcome, comfy beds (with proper duvet cover and sheet (not sheet sleeping bag), nice new bathroom facilties with good shower, well equipped kitchen (again looked new) with everything you could need. Two kettles, four slice toaster, microwave etc. Lots of seating and a couple of tables outside (and a BBQ too). The little shop within the hostel was well stocked with a good selection for walkers who don't want to carry too much with them - including beer/wine. We were so worn out we didn't take much advantage of the facilities. A little about the area. Depending where you're going to pass through note there is a community shop (with a very good selection, inlcuding hot snacks) and toilets at Nenthead and a small shop/cafe (a little more pricey) at Whifield Hall.
If i had to pick fault (which is hard) I was standing starkers in the bathroom when i noticed there was no net/blind at the window so anyone who happened to be coming along the road would have got an eyeful!! ha ha. Also, a little drop of fresh milk would have been nice for a welcome drink.
Thank you very much to Pauline and hopefully we'll be back soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four-star rated YHA Ninebanks is a recently renovated and extended 17th century cottage in a stunning rural location. It's a great place to stay, with high quality en-suite bedrooms and a spacious multi-use dining room - and it has high environmental credentials!Situated in the beautiful county of Northumberland, within the North Pennines and close to the iconic Hadrian's Wall, it provides the perfect base from which to explore this spectacular part of the country.This family run hostel is part of the YHA network and is open to guests all year round. Book a bed, a room, or the whole hostel! You can be sure of a great welcome at YHA Ninebanks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ninebanks Youth Hostel Hexham, Northumberland