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A bustling Derbyshire village popular with everyone from fans of outdoor activity breaks to literature and history buffs. Walk the Charlotte Brontë Literature trail, taking in North Lees Manor featured in Jane Eyre and visit the oversized grave of Robin Hood’s sidekick, Little John. YHA Hathersage is only 700 metres from the station on the Manchester to Sheffield train line, making it ideal Peak District accommodation for discovering everything the area has to offer. It is a great destination for walking, hiking and climbing holidays. There are games available from the reception and some books and magazines to read in the lounge.

Hathersage is continually buzzing with climbing, walking and cycling enthusiasts who cannot get enough of the striking scenery. Climbers can be seen tackling the famed Stanage Edge, which is renowned for pushing climbers of all levels to their limits. Walkers and cyclists can be seen dotted around the landscape surrounding Hathersage. For those wishing to explore outside of Hathersage, they will find that the village is conveniently located. Visitors can take a ride to the Derwent Reservoir, walk the renowned tors, or visit the numerous caves. The impressive Chatsworth House and Gardens is only nine miles away.  

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

The Hostel

YHA Hathersage can sleep up to 42 people in the main house and the annex. There are 17 beds in the main house and 25 within the annex. Kitchen and cooking facilities are in the main house. The lounge, dining room and drying area are also within the main house. Within the main house there are two dorm rooms, both sleeping six; a single private room and one room that sleeps four. Showers and toilets within the main house are situated on the first floor. Within the main house there is a lounge with a television; a well equipped kitchen with two cookers and a hob, two fridges (one with a small freezer box), designated re-cycling boxes and an area to store food. The drying room is in the cellar and can be accessed from within the house or from outside. To the front of the main house there is a garden area with three picnic benches.

Situated just across the car park from the main hostel building is the annex. In the annex there are three six bed rooms, a four bed en-suite room and a two bed en-suite room which has disabled access and its own entrance. This room contains one single bed and one 3/4 size double. All rooms in the hostel have a sink within the room. There are two toilets and two showers available for use and all guests staying in the annex have access to the facilities in the main hostel building. There is 24 hour access to both buildings after check in.

Hire the Whole Place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.


YHA Hathersage serves breakfast from 7.30 - 9.00am. Breakfast consists of a cold continental buffet and a cooked full English option. 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. Packed lunches can be ordered up until 9.30pm and collected the following morning.

Supper Club

This hostel offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a three course meal served at a set time and sold at a set price. Guests in the Youth Hostel will have the opportunity to all sit around the table together and share stories with their fellow travellers - this is the authentic hostelling experience! Supper Club is served at 7pm.

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.


Our hostel is not licensed and so feel free to bring your own bottle (beer, wine or whatever you fancy!) to enjoy alongside your meal! This is a great budget friendly option and means you can choose exactly what you like to drink. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available.

Self-Catering Facilities

We have a decent sized self-catering kitchen which has two cookers, three hobs, two sinks. The self-catering kitchen has recently had a lick of paint and brand new worktops so is even better than before!

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Location (Town)
Hope Valley
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Post Code
S32 1EH

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