YHA Ilam Hall

Ilam HallAshbourneDE6 2AZUnited Kingdom
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About YHA Ilam Hall

The YHA Ilam Hall is a 17th Century Gothic manor in the Peak District, set in 84 acres of parkland alongside the River Manifold. This hostel is close to the charming Ilam Village and the limestone gorge scenery of Dovedale.

All beds come with reading lamps and plug sockets and a mixture of private and dormitory bunk options are available. Each room has washing facilities and some en-suite bathrooms.

Guests can enjoy a games room and access to Wi-Fi (free for YHA members) in the several communal lounges. Cycle and luggage storage are available, as well as laundry facilities, a drying room and discounted parking.

YHA Ilam Hall offers cooked and continental breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals can be booked and there is a cafe/bar. The hostel also has cooking facilities.

Both the  Alton Towers fun park and Carsington Water watersports centre are 10 miles away.


Ilam Hall, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(345)3719023 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Grounds for being impressed

The 17th Century building of YHA Ilam Hall itself is impressive, not to mention the expanses of lovely countryside it is set in, including the River Manifold, which flows through the grounds.

Service with a smile

Many guests have singled out the staff as being a high point of their stay The smiling staff members have been commended on their positive and considerate attitudes and willingness to go out of their way to cater for the needs of those staying.

Good leisure facilities

You will find there to be plenty to do in order to pass time within the hostel itself, with plenty of board games available, sledges available to borrow in case of snow and lounges where you can mix with other guests.

Rooms deliver on basics

The rooms at YHA Ilam Hall are warm, clean and decently comfy — what else could you need from budget hostel accommodation?.

Negative Reviews

Extra charges annoying

Some guests have been disappointed in having to pay for Wi-Fi and parking, which are, respectively, only free for YHA members and National Trust Members.

Can be a little noisy

Depending on who is staying at the hostel, there is the possibility for some noise from guests interacting in the hallways or from loud roommates in the dormitories, so take ear plugs so be on the safe side.

Rooms sometimes stuffy

Some guests have reported rooms being too hot for their liking and said they were unable to regulate this themselves due to the small windows.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 114 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.3 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    6.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.5 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 114 reviews