YHA Eskdale (Youth Hostels Association)

Holmrook, 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. 

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.

Set in 15 acres of grounds, the property offers peace and solitude in beautiful, wildlife-rich surroundings.

The self catering kitchen contains eight gas rings, two ovens, a microwave, a dishwasher, two fridges, two kettles, two toasters, a range of crockery, cutlery and utensils for 45 people. Tea towels are provided. 

The hostel has 35 bed beds arranged in 1 x 2, 5 x 4, 1 x 6 and 1 x 7 bedrooms. Most rooms have storage units, bed lights and washbasins. All bed linen is provided.

There is parking for 14 cars or six minibuses in the grounds.

The hostel is located in Eskdale valley (in the western Lakes) between Boot village and the foot of Hardknot Pass.

Other facilities
The dining room seats 35 people and doubles as a spacious lounge with log fire. There is a second, smaller lounge. There is central heating, a payphone, garden with nature trails, a washing machine and large drying room. YHA staff reside in the building in private accommodation. This property is suitable for children under the age of three years.

In the area
High and low level walks, Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway, Cumbria coastline, Hardknot Roman Fort and 3 traditional Cumbrian pubs all within walking distance, shop (4 miles).

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.

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

At YHA Eskdale we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms is accessible to modern standards.
We have:
On site parking
12cm step to enter hostel
For more information please download the full access statement here.


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Holmrook, Cumbria, United Kingdom
54.398865 -3.241295

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