Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts

30 Cheviot Street
Wooler
Northumberland
NE71 6LW

01668 281365

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Overview

Karl and Cindy Wait took over the Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’Huts from March 2018. They have two Daughters, Evie (21 year old) and Daisy (12 Years Old).

They are a local family who firmly believe that Wooler and the wider area of Northumberland have lots to offer.

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. A former Land Army Girls' hostel, the building is accessible throughout for all ages and abilities and located in extensive well maintained grounds rich in wildlife.

In an enviable rural location on the edge of Northumberland National Park with panoramic views across Glendale, Wooler Hostel is one of the area's most understated places to stay with access to the hills and countryside of North Northumberland and the National Park on your doorstep. In 2013 The Park was awarded 'Dark Sky Status' and visitors to Wooler during the winter months are rewarded generously with some of the deepest darkest skies.

Come and marvel at the historical, geological and natural environment of The Cheviot Hills and Glendale while out walking or cycling, before returning to the hostel to recall your adventure and around the wood burning stove, safe in the knowledge your equipment will be drying out ready for the next days adventure. Choose from self-catering, or for those guests who wish, we offer delicious home-cooked hearty meals at reasonable prices.

Guests can access countless short walks in the local area, and longer walks into the Cheviot Hills. Cyclists have access to limitless terrain, from Wooler - the home of the Wooler Cycle Hub- with 7 routes radiating from the centre of Glendale. And for the serious cyclists, there is the Wooler Wheel sportive to tackle.
Whether you're a lone path trekker, long distance cyclist, family fun forager, or a group out for a gathering – for a day, short break, or longer- Wooler Hostel will help you recharge – just as it looked after the girls in the War!

 Karl is a qualified Mountain Guide who can give you lot’s of advice on local walks, and regularly organises guided walks in the Cheviot Hills. 

Room information for Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Family ensuite room
(Family En-suite )
2 4
£70.00
per room per night (room only)
Min: £70.00 - Max: £79.00
Hostel bed
(Under 18's & Students)
3 1
£13.50
per person room only
Hostel bed
(Adult bed)
3 1
£18.00
per person room only
Tipis, Yurts & Cabins
(Shepherds' Huts)
3 2
£50.00
per unit per night
Hostel room
(Dormitory with shared bathroom)
1 8
£18.00
per person room only
Min: £13.50 - Max: £18.00
Hostel room
(Dormitory En-suite)
1 6
£90.00
per room per night (room only)
Min: £90.00 - Max: £108.00
Twin room
(Twin with shared bathroom)
2 2
£37.00
per room per night (room only)
Twin ensuite room
(Twin En-suite)
1 1
£42.00
per room per night (room only)
Family room
(Family Room with shared bathroom)
4 4
£63.00
per room per night (room only)
Min: £63.00 - Max: £72.00
Tipis, Yurts & Cabins
(Shepherds huts)
1 3
£55.00
per unit per night
Total capacity: 58

The hostel takes Group Accommodation bookings 11 – 54 people. Youth groups are entitled to a 10% reduction on accommodation rates when staying with the hostel. Room prices may vary depending on adult and children occupancy and also availability of the hostel at the time of booking. It is at the discretion of hostel management when setting prices for occupants of the hostel.

Childrens facilities at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Childrens facilities
Child / family friendly at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Family friendly
Car parking available at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Car parking available
Credit / debit cards accepted at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Child / family friendly at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Family friendly
Car parking available at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Car parking available
Cycle friendly at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Cycle friendly
Credit / debit cards accepted at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Cycle friendly at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Cycle friendly
En-suite at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation En-suite
Fridge at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Fridge
Guest garden at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Garden for guest use
Ground floor bedrooms at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Hairdryer
Microwave available at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Microwave
Open all year at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Open all year
Residents lounge at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Residents lounge
Special diets catered for at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Special diets catered for
Walker friendly at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Walker friendly
Laundry / washing facilities at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
WiFi available at Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherds Huts Hostel Accommodation WiFi
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tripadvisor
03/10/2018

Highly recommended


louise s, Penrith, United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in shepherds hut with 2 dogs. Perfect place. Perfect friendly and welcoming hosts. Great YHA Pubs all let dogs in. Near to centre town. All you need. Great walks No complaints or negatives at all
tripadvisor
28/09/2018

Quite A Traditional Youth Hostel


Steve_an_Jean, Oakham, United Kingdom
Reminds me of my youth (long ago!) when I regularly stayed at youth hostels. Since then many have become rather 'gentrified' but at Wooler you can find good traditional standards and it is much the better for it. A big communal sitting area for a chinwag with other guests, a big kitchen and a wet area for toilets and showers. I stayed in a two bunk room and the toilets were just a little way down the corridor. The place was clean and pretty well maintained. I had breakfast provided which was of good quality but this cost a little extra (£5 or 10 I think) and had to be ordered in advance. The building itself looked utilitarian (a bit like an old barracks) and was on the outskirts of town. The town was only a 100yds away though and had an ATM, a few pubs, a cafe and at least one restaurant.
tripadvisor
13/09/2018

great location and friendly vibe


TaniaSitges, Sitges, Spain
Fabulous economic option for a base to stay to explore and hike around the wonderful Northumberland countryside. It had all the amenities I needed, within walking distance of bars and eateries in Wooler, clean comfortable and amazingly good value. The host Cindy was really friendly and helpful. I travelled on my own but it would be a great option for a big group of friends and or family. Already planning a group trip to stay there and use as a base to walk parts of the St Cuthberts way... would recommend
tripadvisor
28/08/2018

Nice hostel, big kitchen


Ingvar I, Lancashire, United Kingdom
It is an excellent looking hostel, the beds are comfortable. The lounge is huge and so is the kitchen. Yes, I would recommend that people stay here because it is a little unique in terms of hostels. The service was okay, but useless in an actual emergency like we had. But that's not really a reflection on the actual hostel itself.
tripadvisor
14/08/2018

Just what you want from a hostel


Sophie G,
Had a great weekend stay at Wooler hostel, walking in the Cheviots and going to the coast. The place seems to attract a friendly crowd which is nice. We stayed in one of the shepherd's huts, which are very cosy - by all meanings of the word, your feet might not fit the bed if you're tall! The free-roaming chickens were a pleasant surprise in the morning. The communal areas are basic but comfortable and clean, with some interesting information boards about the history of the place. Large well-equipped kitchen, and there are also a variety of breakfast options available to order. We didn't get chance to explore Wooler but there is a Co-op a 5-minute walk from the hostel which is handy.
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