YHA Wasdale Hall

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

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

YHA Wasdale Hall, formerly known as YHA Wastwater, is a stunning half-timbered National Trust-owned house dating from 1829 and still retains many original features. Enjoy beautiful scenery from the grounds, which extend to the shores of Lake Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. Within easy reach of England’s highest mountain, walkers will be busy here. After a hectic day you can enjoy a delicious meal in our wood panelled restaurant with stunning views of the lake. All meals are home-cooked using fresh local produce in the Wasdale Hall kitchens. A range of local Cumbrian ales, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available to accompany your meal.

The self-catering kitchen contains 2 gas stoves with grills, 2 x ovens, microwave, 1 fridge, 1 fridge freezer, 2 kettles, a toaster and a range of crockery, cutlery and utensils for 34 people. Tea Towels are provided.

Food is available if you pre-order. Please mention when booking if you require meals when you stay.

30 beds arranged in 2x4, 2x5 (both with a double bed) and 2x6 bedrooms. Most rooms have storage units, bed lights and washbasins. All bed linen is provided.

Room on site for 14 Cars or 6 minibuses.

Other facilities
Dining Room/Lounge
The dining room seats 30 people. There is one lounge.
Washroom Facilities
Seven showers, five toilets and drying room.
Games room in cellar with table tennis and pool table. There is also an open fire so please bring along your own coal and logs.
This property is suitable for children under the age of three years.

YHA Wasdale Hall 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 Wasdale Hall we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.

We also have:

  • One step up into the hostel
  • No ground floor bedrooms

For more information please download the full access statement here (104KB)

In the area

Classic high level and gentle low level walking in this remote Western Lake District valley. 7 miles away from the Victorian seaside village of Seascale. Muncaster Castle and gardens. St. Bees Head.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Children
  • Smoking allowed outside
  • Lakefront
  • Lake view

Things to do

  • Water sports
  • 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 Wastwater
Wasdale Hall,
CA20 1ET



From the south:
Leave the M6 at junction 36 and take the A590 then following on to the A5092 until Broughton-in-Furness.
Join the A595 and follow until Gosforth, turn right and then right again at the mini roundabout and follow the road for approximately 3 miles; look out for a brown food and accom. sign to the right.
Follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge
Follow the lane for a further 1.5 miles.
Look out for the YHA sign on the right, go down the track and over the cattle grid down to the hostel.

From the North:
Leave the M6 at J40, take the A66 to Cockermouth then the A5086 to Egremont.
Turn onto the A595 and go to Gosforth.
In Gosforth follow the signs to Wasdale.
After approx 3 miles you will see a brown food and accom sign to the right.
Follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge.
The hostel is 1.5 miles beyond Nether Wasdale.
Look out for the YHA triangle.
Go over the cattle grid and down to hostel.

Please note, that if you're travelling from either the north or south approach it will take around 1 1/2 hours to reach us from the motorway junction.
From the Central Lakes it is possible to drive over Wrynose and Hardknott passes to Eskdale Green.
The roads on this route are dramatic and very steep, often impassable in winter and crowded in summer.

Take a virtual tour

View the Kitchen View the dorm room View the lounge View the Dining Room

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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