Find a Youth Hostel - Lake District
Why choose a Youth Hostel? Lake District
Hostels offer clean, cheap accommodation
in some of Cumbria's most scenic locations
In addition to the stunning locations the properties vary hugely from Elegant Mansions to remote shepherds cottages, there are even hostels with Lake frontage!
Youth Hostels are available to everyone... walkers ... ramblers ... cyclists and families, some Lake District Youth Hostels also have family rooms available.
Choose from these stunning Youth Hostels in Cumbria
Ambleside - Waterhead Youth Hostel
Youth Hostel is set on the shore of Lake Windermere with outstanding views. I remember bumping into a friend who had just returned from this youth hostel, with his kids. He was totally in awe that the YHA could own such an outstanding property right on the shore of Lake Windermere itself.
Arnside Youth Hostel
Edwardian Manor House - although Arnside Youth Hostel is in Lancashire, and not Cumbria, we have decided to add it for as it offers Wheelchair access, providing a fantastic resource for wheelchair users. The Youth Hostel has great views of the Lake District.
Black Sail Youth Hostel
Isolated charm. Black Sail is situated on the 'coast to coast' walk and is something of a Youth Hostel legend. The hostel is only accessible by foot enabling walkers to take advantage of the Lake District beauty without the crowds. Meals are available, there is also a self-catering kitchen.
Buttermere Youth Hostel
Set in a quiet, idyllic corner of the Cumbria. Walks right from the door. Refurbished restaurant serves great along with local ales and organic wines.
Carlisle Youth Hostel
City centre location - only available July/Aug/early Sept each year.
Cockermouth Youth Hostel
17th century watermill ideal for exploring the quieter western Lakes. Self catering only but lots of good nearby pubs.
Coniston Coppermines Youth Hostel
A walkers paradise. Set 1.5 miles up an un-surfaced road from the village of Coniston
Ideal to walk straight from the door and explore the Coniston Fells. There are lots of disused copper mines in this area so please keep an eye on children and pets to avoid any mishaps.
Coniston Holly How Youth Hostel
I'm not sure if this is still the case, but this Coniston Youth Hostel used to make a very scrummy date slice! It has a great location being just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village but also on the route that leads up to the Coniston fells and copper mines and from there to Coniston Old Man.
Derwent Water Hostel
Barrow House - 200 year old mansion with views across Derwent Water
Beautiful grounds, easy walks, lake activities
This hostel is now run by a non-profit charity organisation.
Elterwater Youth Hostel
Converted farm house. Ideal for Langdales.
Restaurant - village shop - village pub
Ennerdale Youth Hostel
Recently refurbished. Remote location in beautiful wooded valley. Ideal for low-level walks and cycle routes, away from the crowds.
High Gillerthwaite Camping Barn is also available for hire, next door to the Ennerdale YHA
Eskdale Youth Hostel
Brightly furnished child friendly hostel situated in this quiet idyllic corner of the English Lakes.
Grasmere - Butharlyp Howe Youth Hostel
Located on the edge of Grasmere village
Victorian Mansion - Stunning Views - Silver How restaurant - using local food, organic food where possible. Local ales, organic wines, Fairtrade tea and coffee
Vegetarian and special diet menus - but please notify before hand.
Grasmere - Thorney How Hostel
Grasmere Youth Hostel is now an independently owned Hostel. You will find all the current information on our Camping Barns and Independent Hostels page.
Hawkshead Youth Hostel
Elegant 'listed' Regency mansion, overlooking Esthwaite water, beautiful grounds. Some rooms have 24 access. This hostel is just one mile outside of Hawkshead village and is a great location for the Lake District mountain bike challenges.
Helvellyn Youth Hostel
Just outside Glenridding village (.75 miles). Isolated 900ft above sea level.
You couldn't be better placed for walks up Helvellyn.
Honister Pass Youth Hostel
Walkers hostel at summit of Honister Pass - next to working slate mine - packed lunches available as well as breakfast and dinner.
This Georgian Hostel is now independently owned. Please read more about it on our Camping Barns and Independent Hostelspage.
Keswick Youth Hostel
Town Centre location. Ideal for exploring the northern Lakes. Lots to do in the town for families including theatre, festivals, indoor climbing wall.
Langdale Youth Hostel
A pretty Victorian mansion ideal for exploring areas around the Langdales, Grasmere, Elterwater and Ambleside.
Set amongst stunning scenery and benefitting from a recent makeover. Better suited if kids are over 5. Often impromptu music in the common room. Ideal for exploring Helvellyn.
Skiddaw Bunk House Youth Hostel
Wonderfully remote self catering hostel with solar powered lighting.
Only accessible by walking or cycling.
No phone - mobile signal - credit cards - no electricity - enjoy the tranquility!
Wasdale Hall Youth Hostel
Surely the jewel in the crown. This half-timbered mansion lies on the shore of Wast Water
Stunning grounds and views. Delicious home cooked meals
Windermere - Troutbeck Youth Hostel
2 miles out of the town, with beautiful views and large wooded grounds and Woodland Trails. Indoor and outdoor activities for children. picnic lunches and all meals can be taken here, all food using local ingredients where possible. Shuttle bus available to and from Windermere.
Windermere Youth Hostels - also see Ambleside