Ninebanks Youth Hostel & Chalet
Mohope, Northumberland, NE47 8DQ
Tel: 01434 345288
Email: contact@ninebanks.com

Hostel Accommodation

Ninebanks Youth hostel offers 4 star high quality accommodation, perfect for individuals, couples, families and groups alike. We have everything you need to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, from our cosy sitting room, complete with log burner and well-stocked bookshelves, to our large kitchen and 30-seat, under-floor heated dining room.

Bedrooms


There are 28 beds in six rooms. Five are en-suite and the sixth has a private shower room adjacent. All beds are made up ready for your arrival. Please bring your own towels and toiletries.

The North Pennines landscape was shaped by the lead mining industry and the rooms are named after minerals found nearby - there's a mineral cabinet in the dining room if you want to see what your room's namesake looks like!

The bedrooms are in two wings.

In the former mineshop are four bedrooms:
• Malachite and Galena both have a double bed with a single over and can be booked at a two or three person rate. Malachite has space for a cot
• Baryte has four beds in two sets of bunks
• Sphalerite has six beds in three sets of bunks, has the shower room adjacent and can be booked as a 5 or 6 bed room. Above the sitting room in the original cottage are a further two bedrooms:
• Fluorite has four beds in two sets of bunks
• Witherite has eight beds in four sets of bunks, it has an en suite shower room and adjacent toilet.

Cooking eating and drinking


Ninebanks is a self catering hostel with probably the best self catering kitchen in a Youth Hostel.

Equipment includes 2 x domestic sized cookers, microwave, fridge freezer, all crockery, utensils and tea towels. All you need to bring is the food.

For groups however we can often offer a catering service, we are happy to feed hungry cyclists or cater a birthday party we can provide just one or all of your meals with menus and times to suit you. The only thing we can’t do is share the kitchen. If you think you would like us to cook for you please talk to us.

There is a small shop selling local ales from the Allendale brewery and a selection of good wines as well as basic food supplies. Our licence does not allow guests to bring their own drinks except where they have sole use of the hostel.

You'll find more information in the food and drink section.

Living space


There is a spacious dining room that can be used for a variety of purposes including study, family parties, business meetings and circus workshops - as well as eating! The dining room links to a smaller but characterful flagged-floor sitting room which has its own wood burning stove and awesome views.

Useful things


• There is a very effective small drying room and laundry room in case of bad weather.
• For cyclists there is a lockable bike shed.
• There are 2 travel cots and high chairs; the cots can be used in Malachite, Baryte, Sphalerite and Witherite.
• Free wi-fi.
• Pay phone (outgoing calls only) Mobile reception is limited, only Vodafone has a good signal at the hostel.
• Barbeque - just bring the charcoal and the food.

Outdoors


There is a pleasant garden outside the front door of the hostel, a small grassed area below the terrace and a patio area with a picnic table. Round the side, the dining room opens on to an enclosed barbeque area with another two picnic tables including a small one for the children.

We should mention the spectacular view across the West Allen valley to the fells beyond. The hostel is situated on a quiet lane that leads to nowhere. Watching the unpolluted night skies and the sun rise over the eastern horizon really is a bit special.

At a glance:


• Large well-equipped self-catering kitchen
• Dining Room seating 30 people
• Adjoining sitting room
• Drying Room and laundry
• Cycle store
• Enclosed BBQ area
• Small garden with picnic table
• Free wi-fi
• Board games, books and CD player/radio
• Travel cot and high chair available
• Small shop
• Licensed for drink sales
• Local beers and good wines stocked
Ninebanks Youth Hostel

ACCESS STATEMENT

Introduction
We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in this 28-bed hostel, a 2-storey building with garden, in Mohope a small hamlet in the West Allen Valley.
The hostel is stone building built into the hillside on a number of levels.
The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions about access, please call us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-Arrival
• Nearest train stations Haydon Bridge 11 miles and Hexham 15 miles
• A local taxi service (Baynes) has accessible taxis if required. We can make a booking for you.
• The hostel’s details can be seen on www.ninebanks.org.uk
• You can contact the hostel by phone or e-mail (details below).

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• Car parking is on roadside by the hostel
• Uneven surfaces and steps from road to main entrance
• There is no pavement or street lighting in Mohope

Main Entrance & Reception
• 1 step up to main entrance
• Induction loop at reception
• Reception area is very small
• Payphone available on stairs
• Emergency phone to contact member of staff at night in adjacent building.
• None of the doors allow wheelchair access to the building.

Public Areas – General
• Good lighting
• Floor coverings are stone flags or quarry tiles.

Public Areas – WCs
• There is one toilet on first floor landing and one by rear entrance all others are ensuite.
• None of the toilets meet DDA requirements for wheelchair users.

Public Areas – Dining Room & Lounge
• There is one step from common room to dining room
• Dining tables are moveable, large stable chairs have no armrests

Self- Catering Kitchen
• One step from common room to kitchen, level floor kitchen to dining room
• Domestic style fittings and appliances
• Two ovens, microwave, two kettles, toaster, fridge freezer.

Laundry & drying facilities
• one step from kitchen to laundry room
• washer and tumble drier available
• drying room
• outside washing line

Bedrooms – Ground Floor
• Two bedrooms on ground floor
• One triple, double bed with single over and small ensuite shower room
• One six-bedded with large adjacent private shower room
• 5 steps from ground floor bedrooms to dining room common room and kitchen

Bedrooms – First Floor
• Two ensuite bedrooms on first floor, five steps up from dining room. Handrails fitted on one side.
• One triple room. double bed with single over, individual bunk lights
• One four bedded room individual bunk lights
• Further two bedrooms up staircase from reception, stairs are cottage style, narrow and carpeted with handrail up one side.
• One eight bedded room with ensuite shower room, toilet on landing opposite, down and up two steps.
• One four bed room with ensuite shower room, this room has very low bottom bunks. Up further four stairs, no handrail.

Washrooms
• All rooms have ensuite or private shower rooms.

Grounds & gardens
The hostel has a small garden at the front of the hostel with two picnic benches.

Additional information
• No pets or dogs (but service dogs are welcome).
• No smoking.
• Disability awareness courses – as part of the ‘Welcome Host’ scheme – are undertaken by all of our staff.
• A member of staff is usually available on site, including at night (access via emergency phone at Reception). Except where a group has booked sole use of the hostel.
• Emergency lighting and fire alarms fitted. We ensure that all guests are evacuated in the event of fire or any emergency requiring evacuation.
• Evacuation procedures shown (in large font) in each bedroom
• Mobile phone reception is poor within immediate vicinity Vodafone is the only reliable network.
• OS 86 GR 771514

Contact information
• Address: Ninebanks Youth Hostel, Orchard House, Mohope, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 8DQ
• Telephone: 01434 345288
• E-mail: contact@ninebanks.com
• Hours of operation: Reception open from 8 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 11 pm.
• Local buses Traveline 0871 2002233
• Local accessible taxis: Baynes Taxis 01434 683269

We welcome your feedback to help us to continue making improvements. Please contact us directly if you have any queries or if you would like to make any comments.

Ninebanks Youth Hostel
Orchard House
Mohope
Hexham
Northumberland
NE47 8DQ
Tel: 01434 345288
Email: contact@ninebanks.com
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