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Alston Youth Hostel

3.0 of 5
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Firs Edge | The Firs, Alston CA9 3RW, England
Alston Youth Hostel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two nights at Alston and found the welcome first class, friendly and helpful staff, claen comfortable hostel and great breakfast. I was back packing and the weather turned iffy so I booked in for a second night and the staff offerd me a lift to Hexham (yes they were going anyway but they still offered!) Great stay, I... More 

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AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments and for rating us so highly. We were only to happy to offer you the lift. It would be good to see you again very soon. We hope the weather is a little kinder to you next time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The staff at AYH were very hospitable and could not do enough for us,they even picked up some of our weary bikers doing the Whitehaven to Alston C2C route with star radio when it got too much. They truly went above and beyond. Very friendly staff, lovely food and comfy beds, would recommend it to anyone, but especially those weary... More 

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AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and positive comments. You and your group of cyclists certainly had a very challenging time considering the weather conditions on the day. It is good to know we helped to make it a little better for you all and that everyone arrived at the end of the Coast 2 Coast ride safely. We look... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights in a family room. Room good for value, nice dining area, self catering kitchen was well equipped & clean, staff friendly & helpful pointing out local places to visit, the area was covered in snow when we visited, just beautiful. I Plan to stay again for longer. Value for money

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AlstonYH, Owner at Alston Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for kind comments and the positive review of our hostel. It's good to know our guests are happy when they stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Cobham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
3 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

overall this was a good place to rest in Alston (I was tired wet everything I had was out of power and I was sick of tents) it nice place with friendly staff, good kitchen and sitting, and a nice breakfast. They were especially support when I thought I had lost my card fortuntely I found it again.

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14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed here with friends after walking some spectacular sections of the Pennine Way. Alston is a quaint town architecturally but it offers all you need. This hostel is well situated, quiet, comfortable, with good facilities and very friendly, helpful new owners. Their breakfast was just what was needed for another day of travel - hot and tasty.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Group of 5 of us stayed in early June. Perfect venue for anyone completing the Coast-to-Coast cycle challenge. 75 Miles from Whitehaven and on the 'near' side of the town as you approach. Lovely setting just off the road and trees for cover. Very warm welcome and good facilities including secure bike storage and racks with a laundry room too.... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

5 of us stayed here one Friday night half way through our C2C bike ride. The chap at the hostel couldn't do enough for us. We arrived, locked our bikes in the indoor safe storage, we were given the keys to our rooms and then the food choices for breakfast, there is a lot of choice! We asked for a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed one night and paid £17 each. We had booked up and so we were expected. We arrived just after 6pm and seemed to catch the warden on the hop. We were left standing around for a while when she went to check if the room was ready. We got checked in and told where everything was. There was... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A group of six families stayed here for a weekend and had a fantastic time. The staff were so helpful and welcoming and the hostel itself feels like you are staying in someones comfy home with great sofas, range of books and games and very well equipped kitchen including a real coffee machine! They let me stay in my room... More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Had the pleasure of staying at this hostel on Saturday the 13th July 13 during the final assault on the last stages of the Pennine Way. Great Hostel, Great manager / owner who cooked a mean breakfast. The owner having forgotten to pack our muffins in our packed lunches, loaded them into her car and reunited us with them in... More 

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