YHA Buttermere (Youth Hostels Association)

Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom








Due to the coronavirus pandemic our hostels are unavailable for bookings until 31st July 2020. If you are able to donate to support YHA’s charitable work at this difficult time, we’d be very grateful. Support YHA

We are offering our hostels to the NHS, homeless organisations and public sector services. For support please email [email protected]

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 50 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.

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.

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

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. View our full access statement.

We have:

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

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


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Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom
54.540349 -3.271548

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