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Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne, Ilam, Peak District National Park DE6 2AZ England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Ilam
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YHA Ilam Hall is a Victorian Gothic manor house owned by the National Trust. Its grounds stretch to 84 acres of country park on the banks of the River Manifold, making outdoor games, woodland wanders and riverside walks an appealing possibility. Walk in the gently undulating White Peak area of the Peak District National Park, visit Dovedale or cycle along the Tissington and Manifold Trails.
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Paid public parking nearby
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Table tennis
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GEKMorris wrote a review Jun 2022
Solihull, United Kingdom1 contribution
Superb location. We stayed in a private room for 4 with ensuite. It was clean and at the expected standard for a YHA hostel. The staff were friendly and approachable. We slept well and enjoyed the breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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ZoeNorfolk wrote a review Jun 2022
Norfolk, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights in 6 bed room, family of 5. Did not book ensuite, but toilet and shower were allocated, very clean. Mainly families stating, was quiet at night. We self catered, there was enough space in fridges, busy in evening, but able to cook basic meal- 2 ovens and 3 4 ring hobs in kitchen, 2 sinks, enoig crockery. Stunning location, we did 3 different walks in different directions starting at the hostel, great view across to Thorpe Cloud from hostel, a short walk away. Enjoyed the table tennis table and pool table in the hostel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Stuart Chaplin, General Manager at YHA Ilam Hall
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Zoe, Thank you for taking your time to review your stay with us here at YHA Ilam Hall, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I`m sorry we are not able to provide evening meals at present, we are looking to reinstate these in the near future when our recruitment position improves. We look forward to seeing you again soon, there is plenty more to explore in the local area. YHA Ilam Hall
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Carlton Johnson wrote a review Apr 2022
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent YHA, stayed in an en suite room and was self catering. Cannot be beaten on price or location. They weren't doing evening meals when we stayed, just breakfast so check in advance. The self catering kitchen as a result was very busy in the evening but worked well.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Stuart Chaplin, General Manager at YHA Ilam Hall
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Hi Carlton, Thank your for the review, unfortunately like many hospitality venues we haven't been able to recruit staff as with previous years, as such we have had to reduce our offering in order to maintain our high service levels, we are keeping this under constant review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for your next adventure. YHA Ilam Hall
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annmariejosie wrote a review Apr 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
Ilam hall was above our expectations. The staff were friendly and helpful. The facilities were good with a good kitchen for self catering. The location was fantastic. There are lots of beautiful walks nearby This was a perfect family break
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 19 Apr 2022
Hi Annmarie, Thank you for for the lovely review. YHA Ilam Hall
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morfias wrote a review Apr 2022
Telford, United Kingdom6 contributions
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Amazing place I have ever visited. Completely surrounded by peaceful quiet countryside. Roaming sheep. Lush green grass. Views stunning. Lots of public walks and paths posted. We stayed only one night but wished stayed longer. No WiFi or mobile reception. Staff very helpful. Very clean well kept. Had veggie breakfast filled me up.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No WiFi or mobile network. Google maps don’t work from Ilam Hall. Prebook ground floor room as...
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Responded 27 Apr 2022
Hi Morfias, Thank you for the review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon for a longer break. YHA Ilam Hall
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Helen W wrote a review Apr 2022
Frimley, United Kingdom73 contributions79 helpful votes
This was our second time staying at this youth hostel. The building is huge, and has lovely grounds and places to go for walks. Rooms are a bit hit and miss. You expect things to be basic in a youth hostel, but this time our en-suite shower room didn't have any ventilation, so the walls and floor were constantly wet. The radiator in the bedroom didn't work, and the window only opened a crack, so the room was cold and had damp walls. Breakfast was very good, but pretty expensive for 6 of us with the post-Covid price hike. Sofas in the lounges were in a dreadful state, and need to be replaced. Same for the table tennis bats and pool table cues. Overall, Ilam Hall is in a beautiful location, but was a bit too run down for our liking.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is free for National Trust members
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Responded 19 Apr 2022
Hi Helen, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at YHA Ilam Hall, we are pleased to hear you made the most of the grounds and the local walks from the front door. The heating is controlled via thermostats some times guests turn these down, we have to restrict the window openings to comply with health & safety legislation. Our reception team is always on hand during open hours to provide and extra radiator, bedding or a fan to make your more comfortable. I do hope we can welcome your back soon. YHA Ilam Hall
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RichardPrince wrote a review Apr 2022
Desborough, United Kingdom267 contributions97 helpful votes
Stored with mini me for one night during our mid week roam of England. We’ve stopped in Ilam before and continue to enjoy the layout of the hostel, the cafe next door and the surrounding walks. Breakfast was nice and mini me ate for free. Shame evening meals are not being offered at the moment due to staff shortages and they no longer offer pack lunches for the following day. Great family interaction in the games area, many thanks to the lady that included mini me in their twister game, it really made her day. A low noise policy post 11pm would have been nice as there was a lot of corridor noise that made staying asleep a challenge. Overall a good visit, looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Stuart Chaplin, General Manager at YHA Ilam Hall
Responded 27 Apr 2022
Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at YHA Ilam Hall, we are glad you could make use of our communal social spaces which are one of our defining features. And that your "mini me" could interact and play with others, something that we recognise children have missed over the last 2 years. I'm sorry to hear your sleep was disturbed by other guests, we have signage on every stairwell and in each room asking guests to keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7am, if you do experience any problems please do contact a member of staff out of hours via they payphone. Many Thanks YHA Ilam Hall
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Rob wrote a review Apr 2022
Sheffield, United Kingdom1 contribution
Well what can I say, we got there and saw the place wow! All the staff we're incredibly friendly, you could get coffee or a beer in the evening and a hot breakfast was available. The room was incredibly clean the beds comfortable and loads of power points. I had to go to the car after dark which was spooky with no lights or light pollution but when I looked up and saw the stars and heard the Tawny Owl I had to just take in how lucky I was to experience the serenity in all its spooky glory. I then had the obligatory honk from a Pheasant which made me smile. In the night we heard some loud banging, well I didn't but my family did and it made me wonder if it was haunted??? Does any one know if it is , a house this old must have some stories? Great stay will stay again when in that neck of the woods.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Stuart Chaplin, General Manager at YHA Ilam Hall
Responded 27 Apr 2022
Hi Robert, Thank you for the amazing review, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we met our usual high standards. The carpark is owned and operated by the National Trust who were looking at redeveloping the site with low level lightening etc to improve visitor experience to both the park and the YHA. This was however shelved due to the pandemic and a reduction in revenue, we hope to see the project be reinstated in the near future. But as you say the current infrastructure allows for a better connection to nature, I personally stand for a moment to listen and be grateful to work in an amazing environment after a late shift. In terms of your family's experience regarding spooky noises, we have had a few visits from organisations searching for ghosts (their stories can be found online), and they have reported some activity but nothing concerning/menacing. I personally have had guests report similar experiences with some been more close in nature, with myself hearing disappearing footsteps with no activation of sensor lights. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Matthew Reception Manager
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thamestrader wrote a review Apr 2022
thamestrader47 contributions27 helpful votes
Walk to Dovedale on the road, walk on the riverside and round the garden, listen to the birdsong after breakfast and be thankful to be in one of England's best places. YHA are a terrible manager of this lovely place but it is beautiful and you will come bad year after year as we have done. Alton Towers is not the only reason to stay here
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 5 May 2022
Hi thamestrader, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at YHA Ilam Hall, I'm pleased to hear you love our location as much as we do. However, I'm disappointed to hear you think we are a "terrible manager" of Ilam Hall, we aim to provide high levels of service and accommodation to all our guests, which has lead to the numerous 5* reviews across many platforms. We welcome any feedback as an opportunity to improve and meet our guests expectations, as such I would welcome any additional feedback via email- ilamhallgroups@yha.org.uk Kind Regards Matthew Finney Reception & Accommodation Manager
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Lottie wrote a review Apr 2022
Essex, United Kingdom23 contributions1 helpful vote
Ilam Hall far outweighs the other YHAs I have stayed in thus far (YHAs are perfect for afforfable UK travel where the accomodation is not onpy cheap but very cheerful). The YHA itself is lovely and has two large sitting areas with access to a range of games (including table tennis and pool). There is a small self catering kitchen with dining area (the catered dining area is much larger) so this was the nore challenging aspect when multiple families were cooking and eating but its good to have use again. The grounds and garden is stunning and there is a NT tearoom on site if you fancy a treat after a days walk (if your there before 5pm). When you arrive, park and pay for your ticket inside the YHA rather than the machine. I was rather surprised by the space in my room which was a double ensuite with wardrobe and dressing table (my last experience, there wasnt enough room for a bag in a single ensuite). Its very comfortable (albeit except the matress for me) and warm. Would recommend a stay here for anyone out in the peaks (which are beautiful so do go).
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Park then Pay in the YHA - return to car after. Be aware of multiple steps to rooms (there does...
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Responded 15 Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Lottie. We are so pleased that you had a great stay with us and hope to welcome you again soon! Kind Regards, YHA Ilam Hall
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US$54 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ilam youth hotel ilam
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandPeak District National ParkIlam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about YHA Ilam Hall
Which popular attractions are close to YHA Ilam Hall?
Nearby attractions include Edward and Vintage (4.7 km), Ilam Park (0.07 km), and Tissington Trail (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at YHA Ilam Hall?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at YHA Ilam Hall?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at YHA Ilam Hall?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to YHA Ilam Hall?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old School Tea Room, The Bowling Green Inn, and Café Impromptu.
Is YHA Ilam Hall located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Ilam.
Are there any historical sites close to YHA Ilam Hall?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tissington Hall (4.6 km).