YHA Hawkshead Main Building

Ambleside, 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.

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.

There is a total of 72 beds made up of 4 x 8, 4 x 6 and 4 x 4 bedrooms. All bed linen is provided but don’t forget to bring your own towels! There are shared toilets and showers and three of the rooms have their own en-suite shower. There is central heating throughout.

The dining room is split into two separate rooms and can comfortably seat up to 60 people. The kitchen facilities include one large electric over, one large gas over with six hobs, microwave, toaster, water boiler, fridges, freezer and a good range of kitchen utensils, baking trays, crockery and cutlery suitable for up to 100 people. Tea towels, cloths, black bin bags, recycling bags and washing up liquid are all provided.

Other facilities
A lounge at the front of the Youth Hostel provides comfy seating for around 20 people and this can be opened up to join one of the dining rooms to create a larger, open plan social space.

There is also a games room that can seat up to 15 people with a TV, juke box, quiz machine and a pool table. 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 and woodland towards the back, so you can spend plenty of time exploring outside!

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

From the M6 J36: Take the A590 towards Barrow in Furness. At Newby Bridge, go straight on at the roundabout then take next right following signs to Lakeside and Hawkshead.
From Hawkshead village: Turn right out of the village following signs for Newby Bridge. YHA Hawkshead is 1 mile out of the village.

In the area
Nearby Grizedale Forest offers fantastic routes for mountain biking and hiking and there is also easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere.

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

At YHA Hawkshead we strive to cater for everybody.Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.
We also have:
Two steps into the main building
Bedrooms on the first floor
For more information please download the full access statement here.


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Ambleside, Cumbria, United Kingdom
54.361683 -2.9947339999

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