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“Good countryside Youth Hostel”
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Good countryside Youth Hostel”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It was an amazing experience to drive on whitby roads. One of the best routes I have ever driven. I liked whitby. We stayed at this youth hostel during our easter weekend trip. It was an adventurous trip to whitby where we booked this YHA on the way at morning 5AM. The lady who manages this hostel was very kind and allowed us early checkin. Rooms are very clean and kitchen utensils also in very good conditions. If you are planning to go for whitby with friends or family this YHA is best place to stay.

There is a good parking place , big dinning and amazing countryside locations.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

An excellent hostel in a peaceful village which is close to the main Pickering to Whitby road and also the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Warm, spotlessly clean with well equipped kitchen and homely lounge. We stayed in the triple room with en suite wet room. The hostel warden is friendly and attentive. Sorry to leave and thinking already of when we can return.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

This youth hostel fitted the bill perfectly - we were a group of 15 mature ladies on a hen party weekend in March 2014.

Consisting of 4 bedrooms of differing sizes it is easy to mix and match people to suit. There is a large kitchen which is equipped with everything you could possibly need. A good sized lounge with a mix of comfy chairs, sofas and dining chairs - complemented by a wood burner (logs provided).

Everything is very clean and well kept which is thanks to the friendly and helpful warden, Jenny, who lives opposite. The bedding was spotless - as were the showers / toilets.

A very good pub, the Horseshoe at Levisham is about a mile away (tough and hilly walk though - so be warned).

There is no TV, no wi fi and no mobile reception - there is however a pay phone for those that can remember how to use one!

We will definitely be back when we can think of a justifiable reason or not to do so.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Belper, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

An excellent facility!
Very clean and well maintained, the lady running the YHA was a pleasure, she was always happy to help.
A well laid out and clean hostel which very much exceeded my expectations.
A massive bonus for mountain bikers is you can ride from here to Dalby Forest in about 10 mins which means you save on the parking fee!
I will be returning soon and recommending.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Went on a hiking holiday in a group of six ranging in age from early teen to mid thirties. This was the first place we found in the area we planned on trekking through. It was an awesome little place. Very comfortable and cosy.
The woman in charge let us in early when we arrived and was very welcoming. She made suggestions of where to eat and made sure we had everything we needed.
It was very comfortable and we all got a great nights sleep (except for the snoring of our companions but the hostel can't be blamed for that!)
All facilities were perfect and clean, there was just enough parking for us all and the price was outstanding working out at about a tenner each.
We will definatly be visting again on future walks.
The only downside was that some previous occupant had flooded the bathroom which gave the place a bit of a musty smell but it seemed that this was just one of those things and didn't really detract from anything.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Looe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

This is an outstanding hostel. It's very small but very well equipped, spotlessly clean and well maintained. This hostel owes its success to its manager and is a model to aspire to for some of the other hostels we have used. We visited in February and were warm despite the cold weather.
Note that this is a hostel, not a hotel. It is self-catering only. You can take your own alcohol if that's your thing.
It is ideally placed for Dalby Forest, so close you can walk or cycle there and avoid the outrageous Forest Enterprises car parking charges. So good for all the mountain bike crew as well as the robust walkers.
There is a great variety of walking country all around Lockton, enough to keep a keen rambler happy for days and days. There is a stop n the NY Moors Railway a few miles off at Levisham Station (you need to check the operating schedule to be sure of getting your dates right). There is a pub in easy walking distance although not in the village itself.
It is a short drive north of Pickering where most of everything is available.
No TV or music which suits us just fine.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed here in March 2011 with two kids aged 11 and 13. The location is very rural, so a car is a must really, but as long as you have one then the amenities of Pickering and Whitby are just down the road and the Moors are on your doorstep.

There were only two other guests there besides us, and we had a large family room to ourselves which had plenty of space and storage. Beds were comfortable, room temperature was perfect.

There's a huge lounge with dining tables and comfy sofas and a fireplace that's lovely and cosy on cold evenings.

The kitchen is huge and extremely well-equipped, and bathroom facilities are clean and spacious. There's lots of information readily available about things to do in the local area but as you'd expect for the location, this is mostly nature/hiking/cycling related -- you wouldn't come here for the night life!

Parking is adequate and secure, staff are helpful and friendly but without getting in your face too much.

No nonsense about mixed genders as some youth hostels can be -- as a single dad with an autistic daughter I've had life made hard for me in the past by some establishments with very rigid rules on male/female only room sharing. No such problem here.

The whole place is on one floor and rather disabled friendly. The building itself is full of character and simple charm.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Property: YHA Dalby Forest
Address: Old School | Lockton, Pickering YO18 7PY, England (Formerly Lockton YHA)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Pickering
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Dalby Forest 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peacefully located in the North York Moors National Park, this refurbished North Yorkshire accommodation is a former school with many 'green' features - perfect for a relaxing eco holiday or cheap family break. Nearby is Levisham Station, one of the stops on the North York Moors Steam Railway, great for access to linear walks over uncrowded moorland. Cropton Forest and Dalby Forest Drive will keep walking and cycling holiday enthusiasts happy. ... more   less 
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