YHA Patterdale

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

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

Built in the 70’s YHA Patterdale is lively, retro and full of character. This Scandinavian style rural retreat is ideal for families and activity breaks exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. If you're feeling energetic the Helvellyn range is fantastic for climbing and hiking holidays. For something more gentle, take a cruise on the Ullswater steamer or hire a boat. We have spacious bedrooms, a great open plan living area and a central patio area with benches, with 3 acres of land to explore.

Please bring: Towels and Torches

Bedroom layout

85 beds in over 14 bedrooms, arranged in 4x2 beds 1x1 beds, 7x8 beds and 2x10 beds. All bedding is provided.

Dining room/lounge

The open plan living and dining area is situated upstairs, with enough space to seat all 85 people. The lounge has a television with a built in DVD player. With great views over the fells while you eat your breakfast!


The self-catering kitchen contains 2 domestic sized electric cookers, and 3 gas hobs with 4 rings, a domestic free standing electric cooker, 2 x microwaves and 1 x small fridge and 1 x fridge freezer. There is a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. Tea towels, kitchen roll and paper hand towels are provided.

Washing facilities

There are 5 washrooms in the hostel. Each bathroom has 1 or more showers, toilets and washbasins. Please bring you own towels.


There is central heating throughout with a real fire in the lounge. There's a £10 charge if logs are required.


Please make sure all general waste is tied in a black refuse sack. Separate your recycling, and place into appropriate bins.

Car parking

We have a car park large enough for approximately 20 cars.


Location of water stop tap: Not accessible. In boiler room through reception, ask person on call.
Location of gas stop tap: A large red switch off button can be found in the catering kitchen. Ask the person on Duty.
Location of mains electricity switches and fuses: Not accessible; only a trip switch which is outside the main office door.
Location of cleaning materials etc: Self-catering kitchen.
Location of first aid and safety equipment: In the kitchen.

Other information

Post office: Patterdale Village Post Office.
Food shops: Patterdale village Post Office and General Store. Other village stores are located in Glenridding. There are Sainsbury’s, Booths and Morrisons Supermarkets in Penrith.
Banks: There is cash point in Sharmans Store in Glenridding. For free cash withdrawals there are banks in Ambleside or Penrith.
Taxi: M&A Private Hire, Glenridding - 01768 482372
Arriving by bus: The 508 bus runs from Penrith, check the Stagecoach website for up to date timetables.
Arriving by train: Penrith or Windermere Stations. Public Transport does not run from Windermere all year. There is also very limited Sunday service throughout winter.

Tourist information: Ullswater Tourist Information Centre, Glenridding http://www.visiteden.co.uk/
Garage: Ullswater Filling Station and Repair Centre in Glenridding, 017684 82008 or Rheged Centre Garage, A66, Penrith
Doctor: Glenridding Health Centre , Telephone: 017684 82297 Address: Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0PD
Hospital: Penrith Hospital, Telephone: 01768 245555 Address: Penrith Community Hospital, Bridge Lane, Penrith, CA11 8HX

Mobile phone reception varies. If anyone needs to contact you whilst you are staying here, please advise them to call on the payphone line; 01768 482441.

Please ask group members to be considerate about parking and to avoid unnecessary disturbance to resident staff.

Smoking is not permitted.

Please contact the hostel for further details on getting to the site by public transport.

YHA Patterdale 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 Patterdale we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms meets modern standards of accessibility.

We have:

  • Two steps into ground floor
  • Communal facilities on the 1st floor
  • Ground floor bedrooms

For more information please download the full access statement here (95KB)

In the area

Ullswater Steamers, St. Patrick's Boat Landing, Highpoint Mountain Guides, Aira Force Waterfalls, Helvellyn, Dove Crag, Raven Crag, Eagle Crag, Howtown

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Gas
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • Fireplace - Wood
  • Central heating
  • Shower
  • Separate WC
  • Children
  • Mountain view

Things to do

  • Sightseeing
  • Water sports
  • 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 Patterdale
CA11 0NW



By car:
The hostel is 400m south of Patterdale village on the A592 Ullswater to Windermere road.

Public Transport
The nearest coach stop is in Grasmere, 4.79 miles away.
Book your coach tickets here.

Take a virtual tour

Entrance Surrounding Area Reception Lounge Bedroom Bedroom

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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