YHA Langdale (Youth Hostels Association)

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.

Owned by the National Trust, Langdale is a rambling, Victorian mansion set in extensive grounds, close to the Langdale Pikes. High on Redbank between Elterwater and Grasmere, this is a superb location for exploring the popular Langdale Valley. One of our larger properties, it’s great for parties and celebrations!

There is a self-catering kitchen. The self-catering kitchen contains three large domestic sized electric cookers with ovens, grills and 12 hobs, two microwaves, two catering sized fridges, toaster and a full range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery for 106 people. There is also access to another two fridges and a freezer further down the corridor. Tea towels/oven gloves are provided.

Rooms are arranged in 3 x 4 bed rooms (one of which is en-suite), 6 x 6 bed rooms, 4 x 8 bed rooms, 1 x 12 bed room, 1 x 14 bed room. All bed linen is provided but please bring your own towels.

There is parking for cars and minibuses on site and a coach drop off in Elterwater village, one mile away.

From Ambleside follow the A593 to Coniston and the Langdales. After about 1 1/2 miles take the steep right hand turning signposted “High Close” (with YHA OS symbol). Continue to top of the hill for approximately 2 miles until a left-hand switchback takes you to the hostel, 200 yards on the left.

Dining room/lounge
There is seating for 90 people in two adjoining rooms. But with some creative arranging a max of 106 can be seated.

Washroom facilities
There are 10 showers and 15 toilets. Some rooms have hand basins.

There is a good mobile phone reception outside the building and in some indoor areas, a log burner and an open fire place in the Great Hall and the Drawing Room (wood is available to purchase at the hostel for £25 per night) and central heating. YHA staff reside in the building. This property is suitable for children under the age of three years.

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

At YHA Langdale we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms are accessible to modern standards.
We have:
Two inch kerb into front entrance
One ground floor en-suite room with grab rails in the shower and toilet
For more information please download the full access statement here.



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Ambleside, Cumbria, United Kingdom
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