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This small and almost perfectly formed traditional country Youth Hostel is housed in the former village Co-Op - in fact, it still retains many of its unique original features. Set in the centre of picturesque Youlgrave village (note the all-important spelling difference!) and located in stunning White Peak countryside, this hostel is a great base for walkers, cyclists and sightseers alike.

The distinctive building overlooks the limestone dales around the River Bradford and has mountain biking, rock climbing and watersports easily within reach. Or if you're a history buff, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House offer a fantastic day out for all the family. With everything you need to explore the Derbyshire Dales, this homely hostel has a large lounge to chill out in and picnic tables outside to enjoy the countryside.

The hostel features one dining/lounge area and a large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. There is also a boot/drying room and a bike store. There are 42 beds spread over 9 rooms, including both dorms and private rooms. Here are the rooms and beds available:

1 x 8-bed room

1 x 2-bed room

2 x 6-bed room

5 x 4-bed room

All rooms contain bunk beds. There are no en-suite rooms at this property, but plenty of individual toilets and showers close to bedrooms. You can relax outside on sunny days in our small front yard with three picnic tables.

Check in is from 5pm . Access to hostel after 10pm is by door code. Checked-in guests staying over two nights can get a key to access hostel during the day – although there are a limited availability of keys.

As you enter the hostel through the main door you will arrive in our open plan living and dining space which was the original shop area.

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.


Start your day at YHA Youlgreave with a tasty breakfast, served from 7:30am until 8:45am. Our delicious selection features cold items like cereal, croissants and fruit and there is a full English option available with bacon, sausage and eggs plus all the trimmings. 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

After a day exploring the countryside, fill your belly and socialise. This hostel offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a set menu 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. Supper Club is open to the public as well as guests so if you fancy dining with us in this unique way, get in touch to book a place at the table.

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.


The hostel has a licensed bar serving local ale, wine, lager, cider and soft drinks.

Self-Catering Facilities

YHA Youlgreave's spacious self-catering kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm. There are two ovens with two sets of four hobs, three fridges, a kettle, a toaster and a microwave, plus plenty of pots, pans and cutlery. There is also plenty of storage and preparation space. When the weather is fine, dine al fesco and watch the world go by - we have tables outside the hostel that are perfect for picnics.


Full board catering options are available for groups.

Fancy a yummy slice of cake and a hot cuppa for just £3? Pop in and take advantage of our scrumptious Cakeaway offer!

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