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YHA Langdon Beck is a small, rural hostel located in the heart of Upper Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in County Durham and stands at 385 meters above sea level. The hostel was purpose built in 1965 after fire destroyed the original building in 1963. This hostel provides accommodation to a variety of people including walkers, cyclists, canoeists, bird watchers, flower spotters, school and youth groups, and families. 

We are quarter of a mile from the Pennine Way, just past the half way point (travelling south the north). We have 33 beds split across eight bedrooms, all of which have views overlooking the hills of the North Pennines.

The Hostel

- 33 beds spread over eight rooms and two floors
- Four showers and toilets
- Fully equipped self-catering kitchen
- Lounge/dining room with wood burning stove
- Drying room
- Cycle store

Ground Floor

Room 1: Five bed private room with en-suite shower room. Two bunk beds and one single bed
Room 2: Two bed private room (one bunk bed)

First Floor
Room 3: Four bed room (two x bunk beds). This is used as a female dorm room and can also be booked as a private room.
Room 4: Eight bed room (four x bunk beds). This is used as a  male dorm room.
Room 5: Four bed private room (two x bunk beds).
Room 6: Four bed room (two x bunk beds). This is used as a female dorm room and can also be booked as a private room.
Room 7: Two bed private room (one bunk bed).
Room 8: Four bed private room (two x bunk beds).

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 Langdon Beck offers a delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast to give you a great start to the day. The breakfast includes a cooked full English option as well as continental items like fresh fruit and pastries and a selection of hot drinks and fruit juices. Breakfast is served at 8am. 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.

Supper Club

Come and take part in our Supper Club where guests sit together to eat a yummy home-cooked meal at 7pm. This three course meal gives you the opportunity to get to know the other guests in the hostel, swap stories of your travels and adventures and take part in the real hostelling experience.

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.


A selection of soft drinks, wine and local bottled beers are available to buy.

Self-Catering Facilities

Our self-catering kitchen has all the equipment you need to cook your own meals during your stay including two domestic sized gas ovens, two domestic sized fridges and a microwave.

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Type of Accommodation
Hostel or bunkhouse
dogsPD YHA Langdon BeckPet Friendly?
No sorry
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Location (Town)
Barnard Castle
Location (County)
Co Durham
Post Code
DL12 0XN
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