Holiday Accommodation in Cumbria and the Lake District

The Lake District is home to a wealth of brilliant YHA properties, brilliantly located in some of the most beautiful parts of the area.

YHA are lucky to boast 17 hostels that are available for Exclusive Hire in the Lake District and Cumbria. With English country cottages and grand mansions, traditional houses and shooting lodges, YHA’s group accommodation in the Lake District and Cumbria is wide ranging.

From the uber-rustic explorer’s paradise of YHA Black Sail, to the larger and more luxurious YHA Langdale, there should be a hostel to suit all tastes.

YHA Alston

Beds / Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
7
Toilets
4
Showers
4
County
Cumbria
54.808934
-2.441886

Located along the Pennine Way and on the coast-to-coast cycle route, YHA Alston is a perfect base for a group walking or cycling holiday. Alston is the highest market town in England and the contrast between the town’s steep cobbled streets and the surrounding wild solitary fells is amazing. Book Now

YHA Arnside

Beds / Sleeps
65
Bedrooms
Toilets
13
Showers
12
County
Cumbria
54.197938
-2.841910

Situated in the heart of Arnside village, Arnside Hostel is surrounded by stunning scenery and exceptional views of the Lake District hills and Morecambe bay. Book Now

YHA Black Sail

Beds / Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
3
Toilets
2
Showers
1
County
Cumbria
54.500346
-3.244845

Black Sail, our most remote location, is a former shepherds bothy offering simple accommodation with a real mountain hut atmosphere. It stands at the head of the remote Ennerdale Valley, surrounded by some of the highest, most famous Lakeland peaks. Great for getting away from it all. Book Now

YHA Buttermere

Beds / Sleeps
50
Bedrooms
14
Toilets
Showers
County
Cumbria
54.540418
-3.271598

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. Book Now

YHA Caldbeck

Beds / Sleeps
38
Bedrooms
8
Toilets
13
Showers
8
County
Cumbria
54.728060
-3.080650

Formerly a private shooting lodge and country retreat, this large Georgian house retains many of its original features including ornate ceilings, cast iron balustrades and walled gardens. Retaining its warm homely feel, this excellent base nestles at the foot of the northern Lakeland fells, with outstanding views of the rolling hills and beautiful countryside. Book Now

YHA Coniston Coppermines

Beds / Sleeps
26
Bedrooms
5
Toilets
4
Showers
2
County
Cumbria
54.377599
-3.095299

Originally the home of the manager of the old copper mines, this building looks out over some of the most rugged fells in the Lake District. In a wonderfully remote mountain setting, surrounded by the Coniston Fells, there are few other buildings in the vicinity. Book Now

YHA Dufton

Beds / Sleeps
32
Bedrooms
8
Toilets
6
Showers
6
County
Cumbria
54.619877
-2.484206

Dufton is a large stone house with polished wooden floors and its own garden. It overlooks the village green in the centre of a pretty, 17th century village in the Eden Valley, on both the Pennine Way and Cumbria Cycle Way. Book Now

YHA Ennerdale

Beds / Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
5
Toilets
3
Showers
5
County
Cumbria
54.514804
-3.326677

Originally two adjoining cottages, recently refurbished to a high standard, Ennerdale is set in its own grounds in a wooded valley surrounded by fells and ridges in the western part of the Lake District. A real away from it all location, deep in the Ennerdale Valley. Book Now

YHA Eskdale

Beds / Sleeps
28 / 45
Bedrooms
7 / 9
Toilets
6
Showers
5
County
Cumbria
54.398900
-3.241300

This purpose built granite building offers comfortable accommodation in the Eskdale Valley. Nestling among the fells it's a good base for those seeking to explore the rugged western summits or the more tranquil west Lakeland fells. Book Now

YHA Hawkshead

Beds / Sleeps
72
Bedrooms
12
Toilets
8
Showers
7
County
Cumbria
54.361697
-2.994753

If you're looking for an activity filled break with the chance to relax in tranquility at the end of the day then YHA Hawkshead is for you. Overlooking the picturesque Esthwaite Water, this stunning property is a grade II listed Regency style building. Book Now

YHA Hawkshead - Courtyard

Beds / Sleeps
27
Bedrooms
8
Toilets
Showers
County
Cumbria
54.361697
-2.994753

Situated in a tranquil location or Esthwaite Water, YHA Hawkshead is a grade II listed Regency building which offers a fantastic base for walking and cycling holidays. Book Now

YHA Hawse End

Beds / Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
6
Toilets
5
Showers
5
County
Cumbria
54.579000
-3.161530

Located on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater, at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley, this is a traditionally built, stone cottage in the grounds of Hawse End Centre. The cottage is situated at the foot of Catbell's (which Alfred Wainwright described as "one of his favourites, which while modest in height, offers splendid views"). Book Now

YHA Helvellyn

Beds / Sleeps
69
Bedrooms
15
Toilets
9
Showers
6
County
Cumbria
54.547756
-2.981393

YHA Helvellyn offers great access to the scenic landscapes; perfect for walking holidays. This is also a fantastic location to escape the hustle and bustle of towns and cities for a bit of peace and quiet. Book Now

YHA Honister Hause

Beds / Sleeps
26
Bedrooms
8
Toilets
4
Showers
4
County
Cumbria
54.511433
-3.197834

A must for dedicated walkers! This former quarry workers' house, at the summit of Honister Pass, is in true mountain country with easy access to England’s highest peaks. Steep valleys stretch down from the mountains to Derwentwater to create a beautiful and distinctive landscape. There’s a 400 year old working slate mine next door. Book Now

YHA Langdale

Beds / Sleeps
97
Bedrooms
14
Toilets
16
Showers
8
County
Cumbria
54.438570
-3.021480

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! Book Now

YHA Patterdale

Beds / Sleeps
85
Bedrooms
15
Toilets
9
Showers
6
County
Cumbria
54.532633
-2.930458

Built in the 70s, 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. Book Now

YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse

Beds / Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
4
Toilets
4
Showers
2
County
Cumbria
54.652016
-3.106266

Surrounded by mountains and accessible only on foot or by mountain bike, Britain’s highest YHA Bunkhouse is perfect for fell walkers, mountain bikers, adventurous families, and lovers of wild and remote places. Book Now

YHA Wasdale Hall

Beds / Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
6
Toilets
5
Showers
7
County
Cumbria
54.428558
-3.319706

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. Book Now