Do we need to bring bedding?
No beds are made up ready for you but you will need to bring toiletries and towels
Can we bring the dog?
We are trialing accommodating dogs in some rooms, please get in touch if you'd like to bring your dog, it is not always possible so we must be asked in advance of your booking. Additional charges apply. Service dogs always welcome. As parking is on the roadside it is not appropriate for dogs to be kept in the car.
Can we bring our own booze?
As the hostel is licensed we are prevented from allowing guests to bring their own alcohol. The only exception to this is groups who have booked sole use and are renting the whole hostel, in this case the booker takes responsibility for the group. However we do have a good selection of wines and local ales for you to buy at very reasonable prices.
Where is the nearest pub?
There are pubs in Whitfield, Allendale and Alston - most serve food
Can I get to Ninebanks by public transport?
It's not easy. Trains will get you to Haydon Bridge 11 miles or Hexham 15 miles, buses are run by Wrights Bros in Alston, it's best to check before you travel (Tel 01434 381200). There are also buses to Allendale 7 miles away- the 688 service
Is there parking?
Yes there is parking along the roadside at the front of the hostel for cars and minibuses
Can we bring a coach?
Coaches can drop off and pick up but there is nowhere nearby to park. If you need to bring a coach please ask and we will arrange parking for you.
Can you recommend...?
If we can't personally recommend a good boarding kennel, route, place to eat etc. we will put a request on Facebook for other people's recommendations.
Our nearest shops are seven miles away in Allendale or Alston, the nearest fuel is in Alston to the south, or Hexham travelling north. Eating out – there are a number of places: the nearest pub is four miles away, there are plenty in Allendale and Alston; and cafes sprinkled all over the North Pennines. Ask us for recommendations.