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 Honister Hause 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.
A must for dedicated walkers! This former quarry workers’ house, at the summit of Honister Pass, is in true mountain country with easy access to England’s highest peaks. Steep valleys stretch down from the mountains to Derwentwater to create a beautiful and distinctive landscape. There is a 400-year-old working slate mine next door which makes for the perfect day out for the family. There is no mobile signal or Wi-Fi, so YHA Honister Hause is great for a digital detox retreat.
What is great about YHA Honister Hause?
Close to Honister Slate Mine.
Ample walking and cycling routes nearby.
A lovely place to enjoy the solitude of the hills up high on Honister Pass.
Our kitchen has two domestic size gas cookers, one fridge and one kettle on the hob. There is no mains electricity which means that we do not have a toaster, and electric kettles. There are plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery and, cutlery for guests to use. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
We have a combined dining room and lounge, with seating around tables and chairs, plus a few comfy chairs and a sofa for guests to use. The lounge is also equipped with a log burner and many games, suitable for all ages to enjoy. 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 Honister Hause includes 26 beds:
Five four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Three two-bedded rooms. Includes 1 set of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 4 showers and 4 toilets close to the bedrooms. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
There are plenty of good cycling routes nearby, for all abilities.
On the hostel’s doorstep is world class walking opportunities on Great Gable and Scarfell.
YHA Honister Hause is neighbours with Honister Slate Mine, which offers tours and via ferrata.
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 town of Keswick is situated between the Skiddaw and the Derwentwater within the Lake District National Park. Keswick has become a popular holiday destination, with its pretty streets, wide range of attractions for visitors, and many shops and restaurants.
Keswick is now one of the main centres of Outdoor Activities in the UK and a wide selection of outdoor activities such as water sports, rock climbing and mountain biking, for all ages and all abilities to enjoy.
Honister Pass is a walker’s paradise, with many walking and hiking routes available. The views are something to capture in your memory! Make YHA Honister Hause your chosen holiday destination today.
The hostel has a small car park with space for 6 cars for guests to use.
Straight down the B5289 from Keswick up Honister Pass, look for the green triangle on the building at the top.
At YHA Honister Hause we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately, none of our bedrooms or bathrooms meets modern standards of accessibility. We have:
- 3 steps up to hostel from car park
- Portable ramp available
- Portable induction loop
- Ground floor bedrooms
- Step free access to public facilities within hostel
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.