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

Matt is at the Hostel every day so there are no set reception times, but we do encourage you to give us a call when you’re about 30 minutes away and we can make sure Matt is there to welcome you. The rest of the hostel is open 24/7 such as the lounge, kitchen and dining areas. At the rear of the hostel is a wild garden which has several picnic tables and seating around it, a perfect place to sit and relax!


21 beds in 1x2, 2x6 and 1x7 bedrooms. All bedding is provided. Each room has a wash basin. There are 3 showers and 3 toilets.


Earby is a self-catering hostel with the option to add prepared meals at the time of booking. Matt provides a cooked or cold option for breakfast, and can prepare a warm meal on an evening. If you would like to enjoy meals prepared by Matt simply let him know at the time of booking.

There several pubs, cafes and restaurants in the village. The White Lion and Punch Bowl pubs are nearby and offer meals.

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 and an additional relaxed dining area just off the kitchen.

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 no shop within the hostel, but the Co-op supermarket in the village is open daily 6am to 10pm.

Car Parking

We have a parking area suitable for 6 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. Free wifi. A lockable cycle shed.


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

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.

Walkers and cyclists 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.