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Frequently asked questions
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for exploring. You can check out the historic sites and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as attractions like the waterfront.
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices and a social setting.
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our travellers and could be a good place to start: YHA Whitby - Hostel - Located steps from Whitby Abbey. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. YHA Boggle Hole - Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. You’ll find linens in all rooms.
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Whitby is 512 mm.
Overall, Whitby is known for its historical sites, countryside and churches. Major attractions include Whitby Harbour, Whitby Abbey and Whitby Beach. Get out into nature with places such as North York Moors National Park, Falling Foss Waterfall and Robin Hood’s Bay Beach. Cultural attractions include Whitby Pavilion, Captain Cook Memorial Museum and Whitby Museum.
Keep this information about transit options in Whitby on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.), 32.9 mi (53 km) away from the city centre. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transport during your trip. To explore more of the area, take a train from Whitby Station, Ruswarp Station or Sleights Station.