Groups & Schools

Important information for groups and schools staying at Kirkby Stephen Hostel:


COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

Terms and Conditions

Floor Plan of Kirkby Stephen Hostel (PDF)

Room Allocation Form (Word Document)


There are many advantages to stay at Kirkby Stephen Hostel for your student group and I, Denise, will make the booking of the hostel as easy as possible for you. Read below to find out why Kirkby Stephen Hostel is the perfect accommodation for your group.


Make your school trip a memorable one by staying in a striking building converted from a Methodist Chapel - with stained glass windows and original pews! The large building can accommodate up to 38 people in the following rooms:


  • 8 Bed Dorm Room

  • 6 Bed Dorm Room

  • 1 Twin Room En Suite

  • 1 Twin Room

  • 2 x 4 Bed Rooms

  • 2 x 6 Bed Rooms

The two twin rooms are suitable accommodation for teachers or guardians of the group.


There is the option to have your stay catered or have a self-catering option. The hostel provides a well-equipped small and a large kitchen to prepare packed lunches to hearty meals.


The hostel boasts a large communal room which is a great space to learn and to keep the students together. This space can be used as a dining room and classroom, as well as being a sizeable area to hold team building activities, teacher training, choir practice, and indoor fun and games.


This room also features a spacious mezzanine that can be utilised as an additional classroom, breakout room or as an area to unwind.


The hostel is located on the main high street of Kirkby Stephen. There are plenty of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and open areas to explore right on the doorstep.


The town is easily accessible from the M6 (15 minute drive) and A66 (10 minute drive). Car parking is free along the high street, if required.


Kirkby Stephen serves as an excellent base to explore Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast trail, the Nine Standards, the Pennine Way, the Lady Anne's Way and plenty more local walks and trails.


Local outdoor activities include: walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, caving and rock climbing.


Kirkby Stephen is in a geologically significant location with an abundance of interesting geological features and a variety of exposed rock to study. Within a short drive away there are also local caves, lime kilns and ruins of Roman settlements in the surrounding Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.


There is also the famous Settle-Carlisle train service a mile and half out of the town.


Don't worry about muddy boots and wet clothing, as the hostel is equipped with a drying room!


If you have any questions please contact me (Denise) via email: or mobile: 07812 558 525

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