YHA Langdale

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

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

Owned by the National Trust, Langdale is a rambling, Victorian mansion set in extensive grounds, close to the Langdale Pikes. High on Redbank between Elterwater and Grasmere, this is a superb location for exploring the popular Langdale Valley. One of our larger properties, it's great for parties and celebrations!

There is a self-catering kitchen. The self-catering kitchen contains three large domestic sized electric cookers with ovens, grills and 12 hobs, x2 microwaves, x2 catering sized fridges, toaster and a full range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery for 106 people. There is also access to another two fridges and a freezer further down the corridor. Tea towels/oven gloves are provided.

Rooms are arranged in 3 x4 bedded rooms (x1 ensuite), 6 x6 bedded rooms, 4 x8 bedded rooms, 1 x12 bedded room, 1 x14 bedded room. All bed linen is provided but not towels

Parking for cars and minibuses on site. Coach drop off in Elterwater village, 1 mile away.

Other facilities
Dining Room/Lounge
There is seating for 90 people in two adjoining rooms. But with some creative arranging a max of 106 can be seated.

Washroom Facilities
10 showers and 15 toilets. Some rooms have hand basins. Please bring your own towels.

There is a good mobile phone reception outside the building and in some indoor areas, a log burner & open fire place in the Great Hall and the Drawing Room (wood is available to purchase at the hostel for £25 per night) and central heating. YHA staff reside in the building. This property is suitable for children under the age of three years

YHA Langdale 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 Langdale we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms are accessible to modern standards.

We have:

  • Two inch kerb into front entrance
  • • One ground floor en-suite room with grab rails in the shower and toilet

For more information please download the full access statement here (97KB)

In the area

Brockhole Visitor Centre, market town of Kendal, Keswick's shops and museums, Whinlatter Forest Centre, pub in Elterwater, Wordsworth's cottage and Ambleside.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden
  • Children

Things to do

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing

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 Langdale
High Close,
LA22 9HJ



From Ambleside follow the A593 to Coniston and the Langdales.
After about 1 1/2 miles take the steep right hand turning signposted "High Close" (with YHA OS symbol).
Continue to top of the hill for approximately 2 miles until a left-hand switchback takes you to the hostel, 200 yards on the left.

Take a virtual tour

Entrance Lounge Reception Kitchen Dining Room Bedroom

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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