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“Really friendly and helpful staff”
Review of YHA Helmsley

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YHA Helmsley
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The staff know their local area and went out of their way to ensure that we had an excellent experience of Helmsley YH. Clean, tidy and comfortable night spent here after a very wet walk on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Only downside - Licensing laws don't allow you to take your own alcohol, so either expensive pub prices or stay sober!

Room Tip: Better to try to book a room rather than dorms. Needs planning though as this seems to be a popular...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We only stayed for 1 night at YHA Helmsley, but it was excellent. We had a Family room with en suite. The room was very clean and tidy.

The staff were really friendly.

My 4 year old son loved playing with in the garden and with the toys in the communal area.

Breakfast was excellent for the price. A full cooked breakfast, with cereal, toast... couldn't ask for more.

A perfect place for a budget stopover.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Neil and his staff were wonderful.
I had one enjoyable night here whilst I took in the sights of Helmsley.
Staff were happy for me to leave my car in the car park prior to check in, whilst I visited the village.
The tom was very comfortable and the showers lovely!
The kitchen is extremely well stocked and the sitting area very comfortable. Well worth a visit and a stay.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This was my first stay in a youth hostel and I was not disappointed. The young lady that worked there (I feel bad I didn't catch her name) was excellent and helpful and seemed to do most jobs in the place. Loved the fact there's stuff to buy you may have forgotten but also things like ice creams and wine. Fab communal spaces. Didn't use the kitchen but looked very well equipped (we opted for the paid for breakfast and it was perfect for our needs).
Can hire games . TV and games room for the kids . I am going to come back but with my little girl next time. Sizeable car park.
My only tiny issue is there was one shower room out of action and a toilet with no lock on door. The room was clean (two bunk beds) with a sink and beds were fresh. My only tiny niggle (and only personal preference)- is that the mattress is very thin and quite hard so not conducive to a fab sleep. Personally I would take a sleeping bag to lay on if I returned.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

It's years since I've stayed in a youth hostel and what a pleasant surprise. Great value (£22 for a bed in the all-female bunk room with its 6 beds and £6 for breakfast. There were enough toilets and showers, but oddly few had working lights - just a one-off, I think. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. The people staying were a happy mix of humanity and I liked the friendliness of sharing the sitting/dining area and exchanging brief pleasantries. The staff were all really helpful. We arrived late (9pm) and walked into the village for a drink in a nice pub with friendly folk to talk to there. I had a good night's sleep in my robust comfortable bunk bed before we set off to walk the Cleveland Way, but interestingly few people in the hostel were walkers - people seem to use them as cheap accommodation where you can cater for yourself these days, rather than accommodation on walking routes.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

YHA Helmsley was second hostel my son and I have stayed at. I booked an en-suite family room for 3 people which was laid out with a single bed and a bunk bed, chair, little table and a massive wet room and was on the ground floor. The hostel staff were polite and helpful and advised us that there was an Italian restaurant in town as my son was not keen on the dinner menu of chicken or vegetable curry although it smelt and looked lovely to me. The hostel is a few minutes walk from the centre of the town but far enough from the main road to not be bothered by traffic. The walls were thin and we were woken up early by a school party running around the hostel. Breakfast was lovely but as we only went in at 8.30 there was only one croissant left but there was plenty of cereals, hot breakfast etc. All in all it was a pleasant experience.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had a private room with four bunks. This was a good size for us at a good price. We were glad to be here. The hostel is in good proximity to the city center, Helmsley Castle and there is a great walk to Rievaulx Abbey. The drive to the village was great. Neil at the front desk is nice and made sure that our stay was comfortable. Make sure to pay attention when Neil gives you the code to the front door. We didn't and were unable to get back in during the day. So don't make the mistake I made.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about YHA Helmsley

Address: Carlton Lane, Helmsley YO62 5HB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Helmsley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Helmsley
Price Range: $52 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Helmsley 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for Cleveland Way accommodation, this cosy, purpose-built hostel is great for exploring the region. YHA Helmsley is located in one of the prettiest market towns in the area, perfect for North Yorkshire breaks. Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard are nearby whilst York, Fountains Abbey, Whitby and Scarborough are within easy reach. The Cleveland Way begins in Helmsley, perfect for walking holidays and cycling holidays, and there are lots of mountain bike routes to head off on for an action-packed Yorkshire weekend break. ... more   less 
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