YHA Wasdale Hall (Youth Hostels Association)

Seascale, 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.

YHA Wasdale Hall, formerly known as YHA Wastwater, is a stunning half-timbered National Trust-owned house dating from 1829 and still retains many original features. Enjoy beautiful scenery from the grounds, which extend to the shores of Lake Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. Within easy reach of England’s highest mountain, walkers will be busy here. 

The self-catering kitchen contains 2 gas stoves with grills, 2 x ovens, microwave, 2 fridges, 1 fridge freezer, 2 kettles, a toaster and a range of crockery, cutlery and utensils for 30 people. Tea Towels are provided. Food is available if you pre-order.


30 beds arranged in 2×4, 2×5 (both with a double bed and 3 single) and 2×6 bedrooms. All rooms have bed lights and washbasins and most have storage units,. All bed linen is provided.


Room on site for 14 Cars or 6 minibuses.


Join the A595 and follow until Gosforth, turn right and then right again at the mini roundabout and follow the road for approximately 3 miles; look out for a brown food and accom. sign to the right. Follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge. Follow the lane for a further 1.5 miles. Look out for the YHA sign on the right, go down the track and over the cattle grid down to the hostel. 

Other facilities:

Dining Room/Lounge: The dining room seats 30 people. There is one lounge.

Washroom Facilities: Six showers, six toilets and drying room.

Other: Games room in cellar with table tennis and pool table. There is also an open fire so please bring along your own coal and logs.

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

At YHA Wasdale Hall we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.
We also have:
One step up into the hostel
No ground floor bedrooms
For more information please download the full access statement here.



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Seascale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
54.428557 -3.319688

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