YHA Hawkshead Courtyard

Ambleside, Cumbria, United Kingdom








Due to the coronavirus pandemic our hostels are unavailable for bookings until 17th 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.

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.

YHA Hawkshead Courtyard has a total of 30 beds. This is made up of: 1 x 5 bed (with a double) en-suite, 1 x 5 bed (with a double), 2 x 3 bed (with a double), 2 x 3 bed, 1 x 4 bed and 1 x 4 bed en-suite. All bed linen is provided. We have two en-suite rooms, all the other rooms are serviced by shared toilets and showers. There is central heating throughout.

YHA Hawkshead offers eight camping pods including the Standard Pod which sleeps two people (on two single beds) and the Large Pod which sleeps four (on a double futon and two single beds). Enjoy luxury camping without the luxury price tag. These wooden pods have heating and an outdoor seating area.

This takes the hostel to a capacity of 46.

The dining room is located within the kitchen area and can seat up to 35 people for an open plan, social feel. The kitchen facilities include two electric ovens with four hobs on each, a microwave, toasters, a water boiler, fridges, freezer and a good range of kitchen utensils, baking trays, crockery and cutlery sufficient for up to 35 people. Tea towels, black bin bags, recycling bags and washing up liquid are all provided for you.

Other facilities
There are two large spaces that can be used for social occasions. Wif-Fi is available at this property which is free of charge for guests to use.

There are extensive grounds at YHA Hawkshead, including a veranda and a large lawn at the front of the property and there is picturesque woodland at the back of the Youth Hostel.

There are three car parks at YHA Hawkshead, enough to park up to 40 cars.

In the area
Near to the Grizedale Forest and with easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere, YHA Hawkshead is a perfect base for activity breaks.

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

At YHA Hawkshead Courtyard we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.
We also have:
Steep slope from car park to Courtyard Lodge
Two steps into the Courtyard Lodge
Ground floor bedrooms in the Courtyard Lodge
En-suite rooms



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Ambleside, Cumbria, United Kingdom
54.361683 -2.994734

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