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.
If you want to be kept informed about our reopening (in the second half of 2025) please email the Centre Manager with your contact details.
The refurbishment will provide up to 34 beds in the main building and up to a further 10 beds in two adjacent apartments. The makeover plans include:
- New reception area and new garden entrance
- Small family-sized bedrooms sleeping 4 – 6 people
- All bedrooms have private en-suite
- Communal living, kitchen and dining spaces
- Boot room and drying area for wet walking or cycle gear
- Secure cycle storage
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.
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.