The great value place to stay in the Yorkshire Dales
The Kettlewell Hostel is a multi award winning 42 bed independent hostel in a beautiful Yorkshire Dales village. It is owned and run by Saul and Floss Ward who bought the hostel in 2015 and have worked hard ever since to make it the best it can be. We have earned a great reputation for our excellent food and a friendly welcome and, in 2020, we won a YHA award for being the highest ranked hostel for customer satisfaction in Western Europe .
We have eleven bedrooms: some larger family rooms, some smaller rooms for couples and individuals as well as traditional hostel dorm beds. Whether you are here walking the Dales Way, on a break from city life or taking some time to re-connect with your family and friends away from it all, Kettlewell is a great place to stay.
We serve the most delicious home cooked food, lovely locally sourced breakfasts, home made packed lunches and hearty evening meals including our wonderful 8 hour beef stew with proper mash and peppered cabbage and a great range of local ales to enjoy. We have a large and airy dining room in which to enjoy your food. In the evening you relax in front of the wood-burning stove upstairs in the lounge, pick up a book from our lovely bookshop, or play one of our many of board games.
The dining room seats up to 42 so it can double up as a classroom or conference room, and our lounge makes an excellent spot for informal training, map work or just spending time in front of the fire for an evening.
Kettlewell is a perfect base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales. There are loads of great walks straight from the front door: why not take a gentle route along the river Wharfe, or enjoy the views on your way up Great Whernside and Buckden Pike?
We have a large secure bike shed and if you like a challenging ride there are 8 of the UK’s top 100 climbs within a days ride including the exciting Park Rash and Fleet Moss, the highest road in Yorkshire. We are also on the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, the Tour De France route and The Way of the Roses, not forgetting more leisurely routes towards Grassington and Bolton Abbey.
We are proud to be part of the YHA network and offer a 10% discount on accommodation for YHA members, please remember to bring your YHA membership card to validate your discount.
Please have a look at us on Twitter and Instagram where you can find us @thekettlewell you can also see what others have thought about their stay on Tripadvisor where we are listed as YHA Kettlewell Hostel.