The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Coniston Coppermines will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
Stunningly located and with a cosy, friendly feel, YHA Coniston Coppermines offers a 500ft head start on the ascent of the Old Man of Coniston within the Lake District National Park. If you are up for the challenge, scale the Old Man to enjoy incredible views from the summit. The hostel is in a wonderfully remote mountain setting, surrounded by the Coniston Fells, there are few other buildings in the vicinity.
What is great about YHA Coniston Coppermines?
A 500ft head start on the ascent of the Old Man of Coniston.
Plenty of walking opportunities nearby.
Newly refurbished in 2018.
There is a large self-catering kitchen for communal cooking with plenty of preparation areas and washing facilities on the ground floor by the entrance. It contains two electric cookers, two fridges, a microwave and all the essential cooking items required for both group and individual catering. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The dining room seats 26 people at tables and chairs. The cosy lounge is located on the first floor and has soft seating for 18 guests. The lounge has magnificent views and a wood-burning stove, perfect for winding down after a day’s exploring. Highchairs are also available.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Coniston Coppermines includes 28 beds:
One eight-bedded room. Includes 4 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Three four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Two four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 3 showers and 6 toilets close to the bedrooms. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
From the hostel there are spectacular walking and hiking opportunities across Coniston Water, towards the surrounding fells.
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge, and enjoy the fun.
Enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water, staying on the boat for the full cruise or getting off at a jetty to explore.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
Coniston is the perfect holiday destination to explore the surrounding fells, water, and woodlands. Situated in the heart of the Lake District, the village of Coniston is a favourite with holidaymakers who are looking for an adventure.
With many traditional shops such as a butcher, bakery, newsagents and several pubs and cafes to choose from, and a variety of activities to try such as hiking, cycling, water sports and climbing, there is a lot of things to see and do for all ages and abilities, during your visit to Coniston.
Parking is located next to the hostel and has space for 8 cars. Please note: the hostel is up a steep, rough gravel track.
By car: From Coniston village, take the road between the Black Bull Pub and Co-op food store. The road becomes an uneven track, climbing steadily then levelling, 1.25 miles.
By coach: The nearest National Express coach stop is in Ambleside, 6 miles away. Book your coach tickets here.
By train: If you are travelling by train the nearest station is Windermere, from there we are either a 12-mile bus or taxi ride away.
By Bus: If you are travelling by bus from Windermere take either the X8 (Chorley-Keswick) or the 505 (Windermere-Coniston) to Ambleside. Alternatively, you could take the 555 (Lancaster-Keswick) to Ambleside. From Ambleside take the 505 (Windermere-Coniston) and alight at The Crown Inn. Then take the road between the Black Bull Pub and Co-op food store. The road becomes an uneven track, climbing steadily then levelling, 1.25 miles.
YHA Coniston Coppermines welcomes up to 4 dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
At YHA Coniston Coppermines we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms currently meets modern standards of accessibility.
One ground floor bedroom
Ground floor bathrooms
View our access statement here.
Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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!
To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.