The Glendale Trust bought this hostel a few years ago after YHA had earmarked it for closure. This would have been a terrible shame as Wooler is the principal gateway to the Cheviots and, as such, needs budget accommodation and people spending their money in the town. Granted I stayed over the weekend, but it was still good to see so many people using the hostel. As to the hostel itself, I have no complaints. Staff were friendly and generously allocated me a room which was of higher value than the one I had paid for. The facilities are good, and the notice board was packed with interesting stuff. In addition, there are lovely paintings of local scenes on the walls. Finally, the information in the rooms about the Land Army girls who stayed in the hostel during the Second World War is an interesting touch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the outskirts of the Northumberland National Park and 400 meters away from the picturesque market town of Wooler, this Youth Hostel is the ideal location for individuals, families and groups. Stay in our homely hostel with en-suite or shared rooms, or try one of our unique and fully-equipped Shepherd's Huts.Wooler Hostel and Shepherd's Huts offer a traditional 3* Youth Hostelling experience with a truly northern welcome; providing good value, low cost, spacious accommodation suitable for single travellers, families, large groups- including schools, universities, and sporting clubs- looking to stay in North Northumberland. Guests can enjoy a stay in one of the newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms in the hostel or in one of the traditional and distinctive Shepherd's Huts- which capture the true spirit of the Northumbrian countryside. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wooler Hostel & Shepherds Huts Northumberland