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Sneaton Castle Centre - Hostel

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Tourist Hostel with 66 bedrooms £34 pppnb


Sneaton Castle Centre - Hostel

Sneaton Castle Centre - Hostel


Sneaton Castle Centre,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 3QN


Sneaton Castle is an excellent base for a whole variety of day and residential events including conferences, seminars, holidays, B&B, retreats, music, arts & drama and for walking and exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast

We offer safe and secure parking for all guests, and there is ample space for children to play in a safe environment, with an original walled garden, nature walk and terraces.

Our dining room is furnished with 'Mousey Thompson' furniture and with local Sutcliffe photographs. The food is home-cooked and delicious and the premises are fully licensed boasting a beautifully appointed resident's bar lounge. We also have a small shop selling cards, books and local souvenirs.

Owing to its delightful location close to the centre of Whitby, Sneaton Castle Centre offers the visitor easy access to one of England's most historical and beautiful regions, combining coast, moorland, hidden market towns and charming villages, untouched by the march of time.

The area offers limitless opportunities for leisurely exploration for holidaymakers and is excellent for those whose interests and studies are in geology, geography, history, botany, marine biology and Christianity.

Children welcomeTelevisionLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsLinen providedTelephone (public)Games room onsiteTennis onsiteFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Children's outdoor play areaSnooker/billiards/pool onsiteWorking farmVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessDVD playerShowers availableCD playerCoach parties welcomedSingle sex groups NOT acceptedEvening mealsHigh chairs availableCots availableDrying facilitiesBreakfast availableHot waterBedding providedSecure luggage storageCommon room

Golf and fishing available within one mile of the centre. Children welcome from any age.


    Group Mr Chris Brazendale
    Bingley , United Kingdom
    16 October 2014
    Rated as 4 out of 5


    The accomodation was clean, cheap and very suitable for our purposes (Cycling the Moors to the sea route and return the following day). It might not be an obvious choice for some as it is an ex-Nunnery and religious school but no issues arose from this. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
    The toilet on our landing needed unblocking and the toilet seat has become loose. There were plenty of other bathrooms and toilets nearby.
    Highly recommended particulalry as B and B's in Whitby will not take a booking for one night only and are not keen on adult groups.
    The location is slightly away from Whitby centre but it cost us £4 for a taxi -so not a problem

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    Sneaton Castle Centre,
    North Yorkshire,
    YO21 3QN



    See location of Sneaton Castle Centre - Hostel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: NZ 880106  Lat: 54.48313 Long: -0.64322

    By Road:
    Join the A19 and (from the North) leave it at Middlesbrough and take the A171 for Whitby. From the South, leave A19 at York and take A64 to Malton, then A169 through Pickering to Whitby. In Whitby follow signs for Sandsend, leaving A171 and joining B1460 to Sneaton Castle - do not go to Sneaton Village.

    By Public Transport:
    Express coach services that call at Whitby. Yorkshire Coastliner operates between Scarborough, Leeds, York and Whitby. Arriva bus service runs from Whitby bus station every 20 minutes to Castle Road. There is a taxi rank near the bus and railway stations.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
    • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
    • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
    • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
    • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
    • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
    • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
    • Linen providedLinen provided
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Games room onsiteGames room onsite
    • Tennis onsiteTennis onsite
    • FishingFishing
    • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
    • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
    • Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteSnooker/billiards/pool onsite
    • Working farmWorking farm
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
    • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • Showers availableShowers available
    • CD playerCD player
    • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
    • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
    • Evening mealsEvening meals
    • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
    • Cots availableCots available
    • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
    • Breakfast availableBreakfast available
    • Hot waterHot water
    • Bedding providedBedding provided
    • Secure luggage storageSecure luggage storage
    • Common roomCommon room

    Golf and fishing available within one mile of the centre. Children welcome from any age.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Access Statement for Sneaton Castle Centre Introduction The Centre is on a level site with beautiful gardens. We have 81 bedrooms offering some en-suite, twin or family rooms and single, double, twin and family rooms in standard accommodation. The Centre is an ideal venue for conference, study days, field courses, retreats, parish holidays or music sessions, receptions and special events. We are also pleased to welcome independent guests and aim to provide the highest standards of service to all our guests. The first known building on this site was erected in 1813 and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. Pre-Arrival • For assistance prior to arrival please contact the reservations team on 01947 600051. • The centre of the town is a 15/20 minute walk (5 minute drive). • A bus service is available from the centre of town; there is a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the Centre. • There is a company which specialises in accessible taxi service - please see 'contact information' below. • You can contact the Centre by phone, email, and fax or in person. We are open 24 hours although response e.g. to emails, may be reduced from 6 pm to 8 am. • We have a website with pictures of the Centre. Arrival & Car Parking Facilities • All guests should access Reception via the Archway. There are no steps and the ground is even. • The main car park is adjacent to Reception and has disabled parking bays marked. • We can assist guests with luggage. • Disabled guests may drive to St Francis House and park near to the guest bedrooms. Main Entrance & Reception • There are no steps in the main lobby area. • The front desk is immediately in front of you when entering the main entrance. • There is a sitting area in Reception. • The Reception desk is 104cm high. • The floor surface in Reception is carpet. • Familiarisation tours can be given where required. Public Areas - General (Internal) • The Refectory and Garden Room have wooden floors. • The flooring on all corridors is short pile carpet. • There is a loop system in the Hilda Room and the Margaret Cope Centre Studio Public Areas - WC • There are public toilets adjacent to Reception. • There are unisex accessible toilets adjacent to Reception and adjacent to the Refectory and Garden Room. • transfer and turning space • floor is non slip laminate • there are vertical and horizontal rails • there are lever taps on the sink. Refectory/Garden Room/Bar • The Refectory and Garden Room are accessible. • There is one step up to the cafeteria style servery and one step back into the Refectory. There are no steps in the Garden Room. • Waitress service is available • We are able to cater for varying dietary needs, please advise staff on booking. • Furniture can be moved on request. • Tables have under space of 69cm high by 80cm wide and a height of 72cm. There are chairs without arms which can be moved to accommodate. • There is a bar situated on the first floor accessed by eleven steps or one step plus a stair lift. There is an accessible bar in the Garden Room. • The Castle Bar is accessible via two steps through the garden. It is well lit and table service is available. We have a portable ramp for the steps. Laundry • We have a guest laundry on site with a washer, dryer and ironing facilities. Shop • Steps lead down to a Christian Bookshop. Leisure Facilities • There are tennis courts available for guests and a five a side football pitch. • We have extensive gardens on a level. Conference & Meeting Rooms • Bede Hall - accessible, no loop system, wood floor. • Hilda Room - accessible, loop system, carpeted. • MCC Studio - accessible, loop system, lino flooring. • Lab and Learning Zone - accessible. • Games Room - accessible. • Please notify conference organisers in advance if any additional services are required. • We do try to accommodate everyone's needs where possible. Bedrooms • There are two accessible bedrooms which provide specific facilities for guests with disability. • These include - • wide entry door • storage and wardrobe hanging adjustable to needs • twin beds • flooring is short pile carpet • the furniture is flexible in the rooms and items can be moved or removed on request. • low level light switches • low level telephone to contact Reception for assistance during your stay. • level entry showers • grab rails around shower - horizontal and vertical • grab rails to toilets - horizontal and vertical • flooring in the bathroom is non slip laminate Additional Information • Assistance dogs are welcomed. • Mobile phone reception is generally good. • Wi-fi available • We have a set evacuation procedure - alarm bells are continuous. Please let us know if you require someone to come to your room and assist with evacuation either out of the building or to a refuge e.g. hearing impairment. • We are happy to take delivery of hired equipment. Contact Information • Sneaton Castle Centre, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3QN • Telephone: 01947 600051 • Email: • Website: • Grid reference: NZ 880 106 • Hours of operation: 24 hours • Emergency number: 999 • Local public transport numbers: Arriva 0871 200 22 33 Esk Valley Railway 08457 484950 • Local accessible taxi numbers: Streamline 01947 603306 We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone 01947 600051 or email Created on: 12/02/2016