about EARBY HOSTEL
perfect for cycling, walking and group holidays.
There are 4 bedrooms in the hostel sleeping 7, 6, 6 and 2.
During lockdown we converted one of the dorm rooms into a family-style tree house bedroom which you can see in some of the pictures below.
It can also be let out to 1 adult or a couple.
Downstairs there is a communal lounge with cosy sofas and a log burner, perfect for a relaxing evening after a long day in the great outdoors. We also have several tables and dining chairs where you can enjoy your meals and then maybe start a board game or two.
We have stocked the hostel with all the items you’d need during your stay with us, including towels and bedding, kitchen utensils, muddy boot mats and plenty of storage.
At the rear of the hostel is a large wild garden that you can relax in, and then an open field which is perfect for a game of football or rounders.
If you’re bringing your bike you can use our secure bike storage which can house 25 bikes.
We have a large private car park at the rear of the property.
Earby Hostel is located on the Pennine Way, less than 10 miles from Skipton, Gargrave, Colne, Barnoldswick and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Our location makes us perfect for cyclists and walkers along the Pennine Way or the Leeds Liverpool canal, or visitors to the famous attractions nearby.
Earby itself is a small friendly town with several pubs, cafes and shops.
The hostel is located in a residential area, so we do ask that our guests respect our neighbours by keeping the noise down late at night.
the history of the hostel
Earby Hostel has a long history as a refuge for socialists in the 1920s-1950. Renowned socialist activist Katharine Glasier moved into Glen Cottage in 1922 and after her death in 1950, her friends began a memorial fund which raised enough money to turn the cottages into a hostel. In 1958 the Youth Hostel was officially opened by Katharine’s friend and colleague Miriam Lord.
In 2006 Pendle Council bought the hostel from the Youth Hostel Association and rented it back to them to avoid permanent closure. Ten years later the hostel ownership was transferred to Earby Town Council who set about a plan to ensure the hostel would stay open. Now in early 2019 Matt Oddy and his family have renovated the hostel and welcomed their first guests on 1st April.