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YHA Whitby Abbey House is a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion situated immediately beside the iconic ruins of Whitby Abbey. Enjoy breath taking views over the harbour and North Yorkshire Moors with just a short walk to the town, via 199 steps. The hostel offers superb accommodation for families and groups and is the ideal base for exploring Whitby and its year round attractions. YHA Whitby offers an unforgettable experience in a historic setting with many original artefacts throughout the hostel. Look out for the interpretation boards with information about the features including 13th Century carved oak Viking beam, 18th century wallpaper and stunning Victorian stained glass.

After a busy day exploring the unique town, wild moors and fabulous beaches, relax and enjoy a delicious meal in our spacious Abbey House Tearooms or eat al fresco in the garden. Both have spectacular views over the harbour. YHA Whitby is the perfect venue for school trips with an established activity package for Key Stage 2 & 3 that complements the National Curriculum and makes the most of the wonderful location and history.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

The hostel offers superb accommodation for families and groups and is the ideal base for exploring Whitby and its year round attractions. Whitby at a glance:

  • Fully refurbished accommodation in a heritage setting
  • 23 rooms with en-suites
  • Playroom with books and toys for kids and toddlers
  • Fully licensed restaurant with Abbey House Tearooms and gardens
  • Function room for celebration events and meetings/conferences
  • Disabled access with allocated parking and lift to specially adapted bedroom
  • Award winning Yorkshire in Bloom ‘Physic Garden’ for residents


Start your day in this gorgeous seaside town with a hearty breakfast, served from 7:30am until 9am. Hot and cold options are available so there's something for everyone. 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.

Abbey House Tearooms Café

YHA Whitby has a cafe which is open to the public as well as guests every day from March until October from 10.30am - 8.00pm. From November until February the café is open at weekends from 10.30am til 4.00pm. Sandwiches and paninis, hot food and cakes are served as well as a wide selection of hot and cold drinks.

Evening Meals

After your busy day exploring the town of Whitby, unwind in our licensed restaurant with a delicious meal. Whitby has some of the best fish and chips in the UK, so sample our hand-battered, freshly fried meals that this seaside area is famous for. We also offer a large number of special dishes, so there really is something for everyone. A self-catering kitchen is also available if you fancy bringing your own. Our lovely conservatory and garden make eating a meal here really special and dinner is served from 5:30pm until 8pm at night.

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.


We are licensed to sell alcohol, so relax in our garden or tearooms with a glass of wine and enjoy the view.

Self-Catering Facilities

Our self-catering kitchen is spacious and full of character - we love the period alcove. Cook up a storm with three sets of hobs, two ovens with grills, five fridges, four freezers, two kettles, two toasters, plus lots of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.


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Hostel or bunkhouse
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North Yorkshire
Post Code
YO22 4JT
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