Earby re-opens on 1st April 2019 after major refurbishment... come and see the changes, we think you will like them!

All enquiries via: matt@earbyhostel.co.uk or leave message on +44 (0)1282 842349

Earby is a cosy cottage with a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall close to the Pennine Way. It is an ideal stop for the Pennine Way Walker, as a base for local day hikes and for cyclists and those interested in the countryside and local heritage. It is particularly suited to individuals, families and small groups. Recently refurbished, the hostel has central heating throughout and a warm feeling of homeliness.

Opening hours

Reception is open from 7.00am to 10.00am and from 5.00pm to 11.00pm. A conservatory and lounge are open all day to provide wet weather shelter and a place to sit and rest. Hot drinks are available and there is access to the drying room and toilet. Many people just sit and enjoy the peace and beauty of the garden!

Open daily from 1 week before Easter until the beginning of November. During winter we are open for sole-use bookings by arrangement in advance.


22 beds in 1x2, 2x6 and 1x8 bed rooms. All bedding is provided. Each room has a wash basin. There are 3 showers and 3 toilets.


Earby is a self-catering House so guests have the choice of either using our kitchen facilities or taking meals and breakfast in one of the several pubs and restaurants in the village. The nearby Red Lion Pub offers great food and huge portions at very reasonable prices and is very popular with walkers.

The guests' kitchen is very well equipped with 2 gas hobs, a domestic sized cooker with double oven, large combi microwave, and 2 fridge freezers. All cooking utensils are provided. There is room to seat 18 in the dining areas.

Tea and coffee are provided in return for a donation.   


We have 2 lounges with comfortable seating, additional gas fires and a small library. There are board games and cards for the evenings.


There is a small shop in the House. It does not sell provisions, but the Co-op supermarket in the village is open until 10 pm Monday - Saturday and until 9 pm on Sundays.

Car Parking

We have a parking area suitable for 10 cars behind the hostel. For the benefit of our neighbours, you are asked not to park in the street.

Other facilities

A drying room with electric heater and de-humidifier. A payphone for national and international calls (01282 841649). A lockable cycle shed.

For the comfort of all our guests smoking is not permitted anywhere in the House.

Additional information

The Leeds to Liverpool canal passes nearby and narrow boats can be hired for the day. Wycoller Country Park is close by and the historic market town of Skipton (with its ancient castle and a stopping point on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway) is just 8 miles away.

The walker and cyclist are spoilt for choice with miles of footpaths and quiet lanes to explore in the local countryside of Pendle and the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Historic York is a comfortable drive away and Bradford and Leeds with their profusion of art galleries, museums and theatres are also accessible. Bus and train timetables are available at reception and we will be happy to help you plan your routes.