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Reviewed July 31, 2016

When our previous plans for a weekend away in Gloucestershire had to be changed, we decided to head for North Yorkshire instead - intending to stay in Helmsley, which we had previously visited in passing, but, we felt, deserved a longer stay. It was going to be a challenge finding suitable accommodation for ourselves and a travelling companion at the height of the summer season, and at short notice. However, we need not have feared; suitable rooms for us were soon booked. The hostel is ten minutes' easy walk from the market square, and is comfortable and well-equipped. The British weather played along nicely, and we spent some time sitting outdoors at the picnic tables provided on the lawn. Later, we sat indoors on the sofas and armchairs. We had not intended to cater for ourselves (although the facilities for doing so are impressive), but booked the full English breakfast, which also included a range of cereals, fruit and pastries, together with tea, coffee and fruit juice. We felt that it was fairly priced at £5.25 (children pay less). The dormitories, shower rooms and toilets were spotless. We greatly enjoyed our stay, would recommend the hostel to others, and will no doubt return.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank stevo750
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We booked out the entire hostel for the weekend for a hen do.

The hostel is well kept and well-equipped. Bedding is provided and the beds are comfy. Most rooms have 4 or 6 bunks.

We initially really enjoyed our stay and took a day trip to Lightwater Valley.

Neil the warden warned us that the hostel is in a residential area and that we should keep the noise down after 11pm. On the Saturday night, we did lose track of time and at 11.40pm Neil came over to ask us to turn off the (admittedly loud) power ballads. He received an instant and sincere apology and the music was immediately turned off. Neil, however, turned off the power at the fuse box, which was then locked.

This unnecessary move meant we we unable to charge phones, power the dishwasher or even allow members of our party to power breast pumps (yup, we're a crazy bunch). I tried to ask Neil to reinstate the power but he wouldn't answer the phone, nor the emergency bell. I had to knock on his door to ask for the electricity to be turned back on.

All in all, the hostel is great but it isn't suitable for events that might run after 11pm.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
3  Thank Jenny B
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Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here before walking the Inn Way to Goathland. Clean and comfortable hostel with everything needed. Also had a 3-course dinner for only 8,50 which tasted very well. The private double room booked showed up to be the accessible bed room with ensuite bath room. Definitely recommended.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Maurits W
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Reviewed January 2, 2016

We hired the whole Youth Hostel for a few days over the New Year. We are a mixed group of friends with wide varying ages of children. It came exceptionally reasonably priced & what a beautiful, picturesque village with some great drinking establishments & a lovely Fish & chip shop.
We did some lovely walks around the village & up to Duncombe Park. The weather wasn't bad for the time of year & the flooding, we had some lovely bright blue skies.
The hostel was set out well with a drying room, Good bunk rooms, a decent living room, really well laid out self catering kitchen with 2 large fridges, 2 cookers, microwave, toaster, utensils in abundance & crockery.
There were 29 of us? I think.
Bunks were very firm, the rooms were very warm & well heated. A small TV room with toys & a cupboard where the high chair was stored Oh & Henry the Numatic vac.
Would recommend a visit.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed December 14, 2015

Great place to stay when checking out Rievaulx Abbey and the North York Moors. Walking distance to the market square. The kitchen is extremely clean, as are the bedrooms and bathrooms. There is a cozy lounge where you can relax, read, or watch TV after dinner. The breakfast (paid) was yummy and a great way to start the day.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Joshua B
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