Lake District Youth Hostels

An excellent way to explore the Lake District. Most valleys have hostels, ranging in standard from cosy bunkhouse, to almost luxurious family rooms.
Ambleside YHA
015394 32304
Waterhead Ambleside Formerly a hotel, this large building has recently been refurbished to a high standard of comfort with many small rooms and lake views.Open every day of the year
Arnside YHA
01524 761781Oakfield Lodge Redhills Road Arnside
A mellow stone house on the edge of a coastal village on
the Kent estuary. Convenient for cyclists (bike hire).
Black Sail YHA
0411 108450 Black Sail Hut Ennerdale Originally a shepherd's bothy, remote and isolated at the head of Ennerdale.
Borrowdale (Longthwaite) YHA
017687 77257
Duddon Estuary Youth Hostel
Borwick Rails
Cumbria LA18 4JU
Tel/Fax: 01229 773937
Description: A small hostel situated on the shore of the Duddon Estuary, with stunning views across the water to the fells. Large sandy beaches and RSPB Reserve nearby. Open all year.
Longthwaite Borrowdale Keswick
Recently refurbished, this hostel is built mainly of cedarwood
to blend into its secluded location.
Buttermere YHA
017687 70245
King George VI Memorial Hostel Buttermere Cockermouth
A traditional Lakeland state building in its own grounds overlooking
Buttermere and Crummock Water.
Carlisle YHA
01228 597352
The University of Northumbria The Old Brewery Residences Bridge Lane
Caldewgate Accommodation is available to YHA members in an award-winning
conversion of the former Theakstons Brewery.
Carrock Fell YHA
016974 78325
High Row Haltcliffe Hesket Newmarket, Wigton
An old farmhouse, simple in character, in a peaceful hamlet on the edge of the Caldbeck Fells.

Cockermouth Hostel now closed 2017

Coniston Coppermines YHA
015394 41261
Coppermines House Coniston, Surrounded by the Coniston fells, this was once home to the managerof the coppermines.
Coniston (Holly How) YHA
015394 41323
Holly How, Far End, Coniston
A traditional Lakeland slate building, set in its own gardens,at the foot of the fells.
Derwentwater YHA
07687 77246
Barrow House Borrowdale, Keswick. A superb 200 year old mansion with stunning views across the lake.
Elterwater (Langdale) YHA
015394 37245
Elterwater, Ambleside. A converted farmhouse and barn on the edge of the hamlet of Elterwater.
Ennerdale (Gillerthwaite) YHA
01946 861237
Cat Crag, Ennerdale, Cleator. Converted from two foresty cottages, with no electricity but gas lighting throughout
Eskdale YHA
019467 23219
Boot, Holmrook A purpose built hostel in extensive grounds set amid the quieter south west Lakeland fells.
Grasmere (Butterlip How) YHA
015394 35316
Butterlip How, Easedale Road, Grasmere. A large Victorian house built in traditional Lakeland style on the edge of the village.
Grasmere (Thorney How) YHA
015394 35591
Thorney How, Grasmere. Lakeland farmhouse, 15 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Grasmere.
Hawkshead YHA
015394 36293
Esthwaite Lodge, Hawkshead, Ambleside .A handsome Regency mansion in extensive grounds overlooking Esthwaite Water
Helvellyn YHA
017684 82269
Greenside, Glenridding, Penrith
Approached by a one and a half meter track from the village of Glenridding,
this hostel is isolated and peaceful.
Honister Hause YHA
017687 77267
Honister Hause, Seatoller, Keswick. A small hostel at the summit of Honister Pass, a high level route connecting the valleys of Borrowdale and Buttermere.
Kendal YHA
01539 724066
118 Highgate, Kendal
A Georgian townhouse in a prime position on the main street in Kendal, next
to the Brewery Arts Centre.
Keswick YHA
017687 72484
Station Road, Keswick. Close to the centre of Keswick, the hostel looks across the park to Skiddaw and the North Western fells.
Langdale (High Close) YHA
015394 37313
High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Owned by the National Trust, a rambling Victorian mansion set in extensive
grounds between Elterwater and Grasmere.
Patterdale YHA
017684 82394
Goldrill House, Patterdale, Penrith
A Scandinavian style building designed to blend in with the scenery just south of Ullswater.
None YHA bunkhouse : New Ing Farm, Shap, Nr. Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3LX tel: 01931716719
Skiddaw House YHA
016974 78325
Skiddaw Forest, Bassenthwaite, Keswick
A former shooting Lodge at 1550ft beneath the summit of Skiddaw.
Thirlmere YHA
017687 73224
The Old School, Stanah Cross, Keswick
A small hostel with limited facilities (no central heating or T.V.)
but lots of character.
Wastwater YHA
019467 26222
Wasdale Hall, Wasdale
SeascaleA lovely National Trust half-timbered house dating from 1829, with many
original features.
Windermere YHA
015394 43543
High Cross, Bridge Lane, Troutbeck
WindermereA large house in an elevated position near the hamlet of Troutbeck,
2 miles outside the busy town of Windermere.

The Youth Hostel Association's own web site with details of facilities and basic maps can be found at

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