If you're looking for an unforgettable family holiday, a superb activity location, a relaxing break away or a magnificent setting for your special event, then YHA Ilam Hall is the place for you. This 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland next to the river Manifold, with Dovedale just on its doorstep. The beautiful Youth Hostel is full of character and nestled near the church and quaint village of Ilam.
Need a day out? 5-miles from Ilam Park, the Dovedale Stepping Stones have remained a huge draw for day-trippers since they were laid in the mid-19th century. As you wait to cross, lift your eyes up to admire Thorpe Cloud, an enormous limestone hill to the south. Cross the River Dove and, along the 3-mile stretch of Dovedale towards Milldale, you'll encounter some of the most extraordinary limestone gorge scenery of anywhere in England.
Though there'd been a small hostel here for a brief spell in 1932, this grand Victorian property was opened as a permanent hostel in May 1935 by the North Midlands group. They recognised the enormous potential of large multi-bedded 'mansion' style hostels and couldn't have chosen a more majestic location.
FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!
YHA Ilam Hall comprises 25 rooms with a total of 118 beds. We cater for all, with our family en-suite rooms, disabled access rooms and our more traditional dormitory style rooms. Our rooms all have modern beds with integrated reading lamps and plug sockets and are a mixture of bunk beds and double beds. You'll find plenty of space to store your stuff too! Washing facilities are provided in every room. Don’t worry if you don’t book an en-suite, our clean and modern shared bathroom facilities are a maximum of 10 steps from your room door - we’ve counted!
At YHA Ilam Hall we have comfy communal lounge areas, a games room, a bar and reception area with ample seating for guests to enjoy. Our main dining room can seat up to 80 people and we've got beautiful grounds outside to explore. We also have a self-catering kitchen.
YHA Ilam Hall serves breakfast everyday from 7.30am until 9am. You can enjoy a cooked breakfast, croissants, toast, cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, fruit juices and tea and coffee. 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!
A five item packed lunch can be ordered at reception for a next day pick up for £5.50. Our packed lunches include 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.
Our evening meals are served from 5.30pm until 8.30pm every night. Why not enjoy a two or three course evening meal and choose from our delicious daily specials. We are open to the public as well as guests but please check before you arrive in case the hostel is closed for group bookings.
Kids Eat Free
One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.
After a busy day exploring the beautiful Peak District you can relax with a cold beer or a glass of wine as YHA Ilam Hall is licensed. A selection of hot and cold drinks is also available.
Our well-equipped self-catering kitchen has three stations, each with a cooker, hob, microwave, kettle and toaster.