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I stayed here while walking the Pennine Way last year, and it's conveniently right on the Pennine Way. The staff were excellent, Alston the town is interesting to walk through, and the facilities were well-maintained, with a good kitchen and comfortable beds.
However, what set...More
Thank Jon M
Response from LindaAlmond, Manager at Alston Youth HostelResponded 4 weeks ago
Many thanks for taking the time to review our hostel and your very positive and kind words.
We are very happy that the squirrels kept you entertained whilst you had your breakfast and helped to make your stay even more memorable! We keep...More
We've stayed in many hostels, large and small, urban and rural, at home and abroad and relished the experiences we've had and the people we've met at all of them ( apart from Sheringham, terrible room ). But squirrely Alston has clearly had a lot...More
Response from LindaAlmond, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We do work hard to keep the hostel clean and welcoming as we thinks it's so important for weary travellers however they arrive here to have a comfortable stay and a hearty breakfast!
Clearly our little...More
We only had a brief overnight stay on the way to the Lakes, but we were given a very warm welcome. A well laid out kitchen & dining area and an excellent breakfast with the supporting act of red squirrels through the big window.
Thank Geoff and Clare L
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 5 March 2017
Thank you for your very nice review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope your return visit is just as good! The squirrels have been primed for more breakfast time antics to keep guests amused!
blown away by lovely people, never stayed in a youth hostel before, these people took the concept of hospitality and help fullness further . Wish I was there tonight. Good luck guys. Each one of the owners impressed me with their wit and friendliness
Thank Chris E
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 4 October 2016
Thank you so much for your very kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and made your first experience of a youth hostel a positive one!!
From a very friendly welcome, to the superbly clean rooms, this is everything a hostel should be. The breakfast was freshly cooked for each guest and was excellent.
Although this hostel is within the YHA network, it is privately owned and run as a YHA...More
1 Thank Pete M
Response from AlstonYH14, Owner at Alston Youth HostelResponded 28 September 2016
Dear Pete. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback after your stay with us! We do work hard to keep our hostel clean and welcoming but it makes it all worth while when we get such nice comments from our...More