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.
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 Hawse End Bunkhouse 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.
Located on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater, at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale Valley, this is a traditionally built, stone cottage in the grounds of Hawse End Centre. The cottage is situated at the foot of Catbell’s which Alfred Wainwright described as one of his favourites which, “while modest in height, offers splendid views”.
What is great about YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse?
Situated on the edge of the Borrowdale valley.
Close to the nearby town of Keswick.
Overlooking picturesque Derwentwater.
The small self-catering kitchen contains one domestic sized oven, one microwave, one fridge with freezer compartment, and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery, and cutlery for guests to use during their stay. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
There is a kitchen/dining area with folding chairs and tables seating up to 16. There is a separate lounge area which leads onto the patio. The patio area is equipped with picnic tables, a barbeque, with incredible views across the lake. 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 Hawse End Bunkhouse includes 24 beds:
Four four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
One six-bedded room. Includes 3 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
One two-bedded room. Includes 1 set of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 5 washrooms throughout the hostel. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Explore the rolling fells close to the hostel, and make the most of the stunning landscape, surrounding the area.
Discover the area on two wheels. There are plenty of cycling and mountain biking routes, suitable for all ages and abilities.
Delve into all of the mighty crags, climbing and bouldering in the area.
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.
The hostel is located amongst the Northern Lake District’s mountains and lakes, so visitors are never short of anything to do. Keswick can be reached via road and launch for shopping, cinema, museums, cafés, restaurants and the “Theatre by the Lake”. There is also a pub within walking distance. There is plenty to discover by rambling, cycling or wild swimming, as the area is truly beautiful, with views to capture in your memory.
There is parking in the grounds for 8 cars.
From Penrith and the M6 Take Exit 40 and follow A66 follow road signposted for Portinscale, just west of Keswick junction. Follow the road through Portinscale continuing for approx. 3 miles following signs for Hawse End Centre. Pass the Derwentwater Marina and go straight on past two right hand signposts to Ullock and Stair. The turning to the centre is on the left directly opposite the Swinside Lodge Hotel. Follow this drive along to Hawse End Centre, the Cottage is further along the road.
Registered guide dogs are welcome at YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted.
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.