Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Temporary changes at YHA Whitby

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will not likely be in operation at YHA Whitby. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.

Dorms are not currently available.

This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.
Lounge(s) remain closed.
The bar will remain closed.
Dining room(s) remain closed.
Meeting room(s) remain closed

We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

This affordable, family-friendly accommodation is in a stunning location near the abbey ruins and overlooking the bustling town of Whitby with so much to do. Many attractions to keep you busy, including a fascinating museum and art gallery.

An awesome coastal location with wonderful views, the Esk Valley and North Yorkshire Moors will tempt walkers and cyclists alike. YHA Whitby is an historic building situated on the headland, 199 steps up from the cobbled quayside and next door to the famous ruined abbey. Relax in the gardens or on a nearby sandy beach. Unwind in our licensed restaurant.

The hostel has 24 hour access. Parking is limited on site. We operate a Tearoom behind the Abbey Visitor Centre.
Parking is available for Blue Badge holders
Further Parking is available in council car-park, 2 min walk.

Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2020
    What a gem. The location is superb. Perched on a windswept headland next to the ruins of Whitby abbey, inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The YHA is in a lovely old building at the end of a country lane passing the abbey ruins through 2 archways along a driveway past the old mansion. Staff are welcoming, facilities basic but clean and comfortable with plenty of character. Whitby is reached on foot through the famous churchyard and 199 steps down to the historic town. Brewery next door.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    My friend and our daughters have stayed in the hostel at Whitby a number of times and have always enjoyed our stay. Lovely and warm in the cold months. Staff are excellent. Would recommend taking your own pillow, theirs aren’t that fluffy. Would be good if they sold cordial for children’s drinks instead of promoting plastic bottles. (It had to be said) climate change!!!! The hostel has an interesting history. In my opinion has the best views of Whitby . Highly recommend.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Staff were wonderful. So helpful and location beautiful. Thank you
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Feb 2020
    Love this hostel so much, it's close to the ancient abbey ruins. So convenient to go to the seaside and hike to the abbey area. Very nice place, cosy, all staffs are so patient and friendly. Btw, there is a brewery near this YHA, those real ales are super crazy f**king excellent. If you pick this hostel, you must not miss there.
    China, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Jan 2020
    We had an excellent stay up on the cliffs. Our party booked a large room for several nights and enjoyed the hostel very much. It is in a beautiful, historic house with an incredible view of the town, countryside, the sea, and the Abbey. The room can be a bit noisy in high winds but it is possible to mitigate that. The only downside was that there is no laundry done at the hostel or anywhere nearby. The nearest place was about a mile away on foot.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Feb 2020
    This hostel is great, and in an incredible location. We were just really disappointed with our room. It was not as nice as was pictured. Only one bed had its own light, there weren’t many plug sockets, there were no coat hooks in the room, only two beds had lockable storage, there were chunks missing out the walls and it generally looked pretty scummy. Our room was also on a main corridor and we were woken at night by drunks, and kids in the morning. We had room a 4 bed en-suite, room 15.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Aug 2019
    Bob on for what we needed. Clean, warm and the beds were very comfortable.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 8.6


    18 Aug 2020
    We enjoyed our stay at whitby hostel , the only thing that hampered our experience was the restrictions due to covid, not being able to use all the facilities etc , but still a pleasant experience. Thanks . Steve .
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    15 Mar 2020
    Location-wise and the building, this is one of the best YH's I've ever stayed in. It is truly breathtaking. There are a few downsides but they are not so bad. On Friday & Sat nights it would seem, the place gets really booked up even in winter. This is likely because Whitby is a popular tourist spot and especially popular with hen and stag parties etc who love the idea of staying up on the hill by the Abbey and also of saving money against a more costly B&B or Hotel in town.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 6.6


    28 Jul 2020
    Fab location & building unfortunately no facilities were open at all & our room was not clean!
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant