When I first visited the walker-friendly town of Hebden Bridge five years ago, my only regret was that I couldn't afford to stay overnight there. So when I planned a return this spring I was delighted to see that a hostel had opened in the meantime. I was not disappointed: Mama Weirdigens was close to the center of town, but situated in a quiet neighborhood and most welcoming after the rigors of an overnight flight. Restored by a cup of coffee from the table in the lobby, I dropped my pack there and went off to explore walking trails and the nearby hamlet of Heptonstall. Dave and the summer assistant, Kate, were generous with suggestions of walks and places to visit. My room had 3 other beds but as the hostel wasn't busy I had it to myself for the night. Having a toilet and shower in the room was a luxury compared to the usual trek down the corridor in most hostels. Weather was too chilly when I visited to make use of the terrace, but it looked the perfect place to sit with a book and a cup of tea on a warmer day. All in all, it was a wonderful beginning for my vacation and I'm looking forward to a return visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hebden Bridge Hostel provides accommodation in 4-bed dorms, a 6-bed bunk-room, double, twin and private rooms for up to 4 people. The Hostel makes a good base for hiking, cycling, sightseeing, shopping or experiencing Hebden's vibrant music and arts scene.Large Living Room/Dining area with polished wood floor opening onto our Patio.Vegetarian Kitchen with kettle, toaster, fridge, oven, crockery, pans, utensils etc.Cosy 'Snug' with easy chairs, books, rugs, cushions, games.Free internet; we have one desktop for guest use and there's free wifi too.Outdoor tap and hose for muddy boots and mountain bikes.Carpark (although we love walkers, cyclists & public transport enthusiasts!)Information about local footpaths, sites of interest, entertainment, restaurants etc.By arrangement - meditation/yoga space for individual use.Simple breakfast, tea & coffee are provided; guests have use of self-catering facilities, lounge, dining-room, patio-garden and carpark.All rooms have en-suite shower and toilet facilities.Whole hostel bookings available too - drop us a line. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hebden Bridge Hostel West Yorkshire