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Ahoy there, YHA Boggle Hole is back and better than ever after a £1.2million renovation! If you're looking for UK beach breaks, activity breaks or just accommodation near Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, YHA Boggle Hole could be just the place. Tucked away in an old smuggler’s cove, our lovely Old Mill will delight and inspire you.

After our eight month refurbishment, you can now:

  • Stay in our brand new Crow's Nest - an environmentally friendly timber frame building looking down into the valley.
  • Use our versatile new Boat Shed space for meetings or activities, perfect for locals or group trips.
  • Relax with our new The Brigg overflow dining room's stunning sea views - fab for sipping those sundowners on!
  • Enjoy an improved main hostel with pirate-themed decor, a cosy woodburning stove and great catering facilities.
  • Have a coffee or an ice cream in our fun Quarterdeck cafe - now open for business to guests and the public.

YHA Boggle Hole is perfect for family breaks. Children will love our treasure trails, dressing up clothes and toys as well as making new friends. Grown-ups will love the relaxed atmosphere and have peace of mind knowing that the children are safe and happy. You will find time to read that much-anticipated book. You will spend some great quality time together. You will smile more and you will play more. Pirates, spooky trails, hobby horses, we’re not going to tell you everything; you will have to come and explore for yourself!

This iconic Youth Hostel will provide a traditional UK coastal holiday beside the seaside, so building sandcastles, fossil-hunting and paddling are in, while mobile phones and Playstations are out. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Yorkshire Heritage Coast and delightful villages along the way.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

YHA Boggle Hole comprises two main buildings:

The Old Mill

Our main hostel building is full of character, charm and a fascinating history! The mill comprises 42 beds shared between rooms of all sizes, with all the usual Youth Hostel facilities plus a sandpit, mermaid, old boat and pirates. There are also picnic areas, lovely peaceful spots to read, a courtyard where you can eat on sunny days (it rarely rains) and a beach on the doorstep (and we mean on the doorstep). There is a bar with a wood burning stove and it's a popular place for walkers to drop in for coffee and cake and our dining room, The Brig, is a great place to enjoy a full English breakfast or a delicious evening meal.

The Crow’s Nest

Built in 2015, this environmentally friendly building comprises 44 beds, with a mixture of family rooms, en-suite rooms and traditional dorm beds, boasting fantastic valley views. There is a kitchenette area with some bench seating and long tables.

Please note: all en-suite rooms at YHA Boggle Hole are in The Crow's Nest up a large flight of steep steps. It is recommended that families supervise young children on the steps.


Breakfast includes cold items like cereal and croissants as well as full English options including sausage, bacon, eggs and all the trimmings. We serve this in a morning from 7.30 - 9.00am. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.

The Quarterdeck Café

YHA Boggle Hole's café is open to the public as well as to guests on weekends and school holidays from 10am - 4pm. A selection of sandwiches, hot food and cakes as well as hot and cold drinks are served. Hot drinks, ice creams and shelf goods are available at all other times. The Quarterdeck Café looks out onto stunning boat decking and breath-taking sea views. In winter enjoy a bracing walk along the beach then relax and toast your toes in front of our blazing wood buring stove with a delicious hot chocolate.

Evening Meals

Evening meals are served in our restaurant. From local delicacies to traditional favourites, our set three course menu is refreshed daily and home-cooked by our experienced catering teams. We serve food from 5.30 - 8.30pm and the public, as well as hostel guests, are welcome to join us.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


There is a fully licensed bar where you can enjoy wine, beer, amazing coffee, tea, soft drinks, cakes and ice-creams all day.

Self-Catering Facilities

At YHA Boggle Hole we have a beautiful new self-catering kitchen which is fully equipped with everything you need for a delicious family meal - you just need to bring the food! There's plenty of space for you to store and prepare your ingredients as well as cookware, utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

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