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YHA Boggle Hole
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

My second stay here and it gets better and better! I dragged my brother and sister-in-law here because I knew they and their three kids would love it. We had two family rooms and both were clean, comfortable and warm. We arrived in thick fog and didn't fancy driving out again to eat. Despite the short notice and shortage of staff they let us order eight meals which came on time and were delicious. The four kids aged 5 to 14 had a great time exploring around the hostel and making friends. The next day the sun was shining and the tide out so we were able to walk to Robin Hood's bay looking for fossils on the way. I love this place and can't recommend it highly enough.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Just wish we'd stopped when our lad was a kid, absolutely brill location on the back of the cove with Robin Roods Bay quarter of an hour away across the beach & rock pools.
Hostel was warm when it was perishing outside, room was snug & the kitchen worked once you found your way round the cupboards.
The pirate boat theming worked well, sure I spotted Johny Dep serving breakfast!
Great coastal walks, Ravenscar via the coast & return on the old railway track was the highlight. Don't miss the seals...& deer....&

Just bear in mind the walk down from the parking, we ended up leaving the bikes up there. Busses go through Fylingthorpe, 20 mins on foot.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Lovely friendly clean hostel with great food. family room or dorms simplicity itself but warm clean and cosy. vegetarian food wonderful. ordered the same meal as last time in scarborough- veggie lasagne and it really tasted like the chef would happily eat it herself at home. walks from the hostel along coastal path. great coffee and beautiful peaceful place

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

It is magical arriving at the hostel and walking down a dark lane to get to it- but as previous reviewers have mentioned it would not have been so good if I had a buggy or mobility problems and it wasn't clear on the site. This would be such a great place to take primary school age kids, with the pirate theming and a fantastic location. We were there with our teenage son and for us the annex wasn't the best place to be- if I went again I would call and only stay in the main house. The two bedded rooms are very small and the main problem we had was very, very noisy pipes/water heating which continued all night. Also, one of the things we like about hostels is the games and the beer from reception etc- there is a lounge in the annexe but hardly any cups or glasses and only some baby toys.

Room Tip: Pack light for one night so you don't have to lug a big bag down the hill and up again- and ask...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very helpful, friendly staff- lovely relaxed atmosphere - our 3 bedded room was cosy with a double bed and sea view - very child welcoming - lots to do - one minute stroll to the beach, 20 minutes along the beach to Robin Hood's Bay, 10 minute drive to Whitby, its historic Abbey, church, pier and Fortune's kippers. Further up the coast there's the fishing village of Staithes. Be aware the hostel car park is a pleasant 5 minute walk up from the hostel. A great place to stay for those who enjoy the sea, the beach, walks, historic places and hostels.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Iconic location for a hostel. Strongly aimed at kids and families with small children. Staff are great.
On the Cleveland Way coastal path and there are plenty of other footpaths to keep you happy. Easy beach walk to Robin Hoods Bay.
It's a hostel, not a hotel. Be reasonable and you'll be fine. There is no radio reception which is probably good as the walls and doors have no sound reduction qualities at all. It's a shame the plumbing was not quiet but, like I said, it's a hostel.
The road from the car parking area is very steep so travel light.
I find myself at odds with everyone when it comes to YHA food. It's dreadful even if it is cheap.

Room Tip: It's a hostel, be reasonable. Travel light. Self cater.
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Just spent two weekend nights in this hostel. It was early February and the weather was wild. The position of this hostel is great - so close to the sea that the buildings can get drenched in salt spray. You will need to be prepared to walk down the lane to get there since there is no parking, except at the top of the hill - it should take about 10-15mins to walk. They sell hot drinks and beer and the place has loads of character. Its also great for kids - even old kids like me.

Room Tip: Main building and Annex? Choose the main building if possible.
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Additional Information about YHA Boggle Hole

Address: | Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4UQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > North York Moors National Park > Robin Hoods Bay > Fylingthorpe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Fylingthorpe
Price Range: $46 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Boggle Hole 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ahoy there, YHA Boggle Hole is back and better than ever after a £1.2million renovation! If you're looking for UK beach breaks, activity breaks or just accommodation near Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, YHA Boggle Hole could be just the place. Tucked away in an old smuggler’s cove, our lovely Old Mill will delight and inspire you. After our eight month refurbishment, you can now: Stay in our new Crows Nest annexe - an environmentally friendly timber frame building looking directly out to sea. Use our versatile new Boat Shed space for meetings or activities, perfect for locals or group trips. Relax with our new The Brigg overflow dining room's stunning sea views - fab for sipping those sundowners on! Enjoy an improved main hostel with pirate-themed decor, a cosy woodburning stove and great catering facilities. Have a coffee or an ice cream in our fun Quarterdeck cafe - now open for business to guests and the public. YHA Boggle Hole is perfect for family breaks. Children will love our treasure trails, dressing up clothes and toys as well as making new friends. Grown-ups will love the relaxed atmosphere and have peace of mind knowing that the children are safe and happy. You will find time to read that much-anticipated book. You will spend some great quality time together. You will smile more and you will play more. Pirates, spooky trails, hobby horses, we’re not going to tell you everything; you will have to come and explore for yourself! This iconic Youth Hostel will provide a traditional UK coastal holiday beside the seaside, so building sandcastles, fossil-hunting and paddling are in, while mobile phones and Playstations are out. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Yorkshire Heritage Coast and delightful villages along the way. ... more   less 
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