Three of the best Yorkshire youth hostels

Budget accommodation doesn’t have to mean basic.

YHA Mankinholes, Todmorden
YHA Mankinholes, Todmorden

Boggle Hole YHA, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, YO22 4QU. 01947 880352, Boggle Hole is an unusual 85-bed site in a narrow wooded cove on the beach. The hostel has a number of quirky features such as a mermaid, seamonster and pirate – and no-one minds if you come back covered in sand. There is a cafe or self- catering facilities if you prefer. Due to the location it does have specific access difficulties, contact the hostel before booking.

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Mankinholes YHA,Todmorden, OL14 6HR, 0845 3719751, A former 16th century manor house located in a rural hamlet with great views. Cosy lounge and well equipped kitchen. A great base for walkers and cyclists with a drying room and cycle store. It is family friendly and under 3s are welcome. Self catering but has a shop on site. Private rooms available.

YHA York, Water End, Clifton, York, YO30 6LP, 0845 3719051, Recently refurbished, York YHA is within walking distance of the city centre making it a handy base to explore this historic city and its surrounding countryside. The hostel has 203 beds across 45 rooms, 32 of which are en–suite. There is a 24 hour café bar, a kitchen, and IT suite with wi-fi.

The kitchen at YHA York.