YHA Buttermere

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.

Escape from the summer crowds but still be right near the action with a stay at YHA Buttermere. This property, in a quieter corner of the Lake District is an undiscovered gem half a mile above the village of Buttermere.

The property has 70 beds in total which are arranged in 14 rooms. All bed linen is provided but don't forget your towels and toiletries!

All rooms have wash basins for your convenience and there are toilets and showers located throughout the building.

The dining room comfortably seats 50 people.

The kitchen facilities include everything you need to cater for 50 people.

Other Facilities
The lounge seats up to 15 people on sofas and chairs and extra chairs from the dining room can be brought in for a more social feel. We have a large drying room equipped with a washing machine.

There is a small wooded area to the side of the building which is perfect for exploring!

There is space on site for 16 cars or six minibuses. Additional parking is available close to the hostel, above the village.

YHA Buttermere welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.

Need to know

If you don’t see availability online for the dates you require, please call us on 0800 0191700


At YHA Buttermere we strive to cater for everybody. We have no bedrooms on the ground floor. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.

We have:

  • One step up into the hostel
  • Lowered section on the reception desk

For more information please download the full access statement here (94KB)

In the area

Buttermere is one of the quieter locations of the Lake District, perfect for walking holidays and getting away from it all in the stunning scenery.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Private Garden
  • Children

Things to do

Discounts on your stay

Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

Find out more information about YHA membership and the fantastic benefits.

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

How to find us

Our Address

YHA Buttermere
CA13 9XA



The hostel is half a mile south of Buttermere village on the B5289 road to Honister Pass and Borrowdale.

Take a virtual tour

Entrance Reception Kitchen Lounge Bedroom Bar Area

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

Availability calendar