The Centre provides self-catering residential accommodation in six dormitories for a group of 12 to 27 people. Exclusive access is provided to one group at a time. The bedroom accommodation comprises one room for 12 people , three rooms for 4, one 2-bed room and one single room. We provide a bottom sheet and pillow with pillowcase; all you need to bring are sleeping bags/duvets (also towels and tea towels)
The centre has a fully equipped kitchen, dining and recreation room, overlooked by a gallery lounge, a TV lounge and toilets with showers and hand basins. There is a wet room with accessible toilet.
Wifi is available. Full central heating allows the centre to remain open all year round and there is access for wheelchairs.
Pictures of the Centre are in our gallery.
Groups who stay with us include:
- Young people
- Uniformed organisations
- Family groups
- Church groups
- Walking, cycling and outdoor sports groups
See some comments from guests on our comment page.
Some exciting news – as part of the Ashbourne Reborn transformation programme the Centre is getting a makeover. The existing hostel will be fully refurbished to provide more modern and flexible accommodation. As a consequence the Centre has stopped taking new room bookings until after refurbishment. The Centre remains open for existing bookings that have already been made.
The Gateway Centre is centrally located within Ashbourne, beneath Ashbourne Methodist Church, and is accessed from Station Road (look for the sign at the side of AR Bentley's shop). The Centre's postcode is DE6 1AE. You can see our exact location by zooming in on the Google Map below.
We are adjacent to the start of the Tissington Trail which provides car free walking and cycling through open countryside. (Simply cross at the pedestrian crossing and turn right. If instead you turn left you will find the sports centre and swimming pool.)
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the running of the Centre please contact the Gateway Centre.