We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.
When do you want to stay in Lake District?
Enter dates to check availability
- Search for availability & prices
- 03 Dec 2021, 3 nights
- 2 Guests
- Change Search
Best Price Guarantee
If you find a booking cheaper on any other website, we'll refund you the difference.
Hostels you'll love
12 Million reviews from our community of travelers.
Your booking is guaranteed and we don't charge any booking fees.
Temporary changes at YHA Ambleside
This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using share... More...
Kendal Hostel is an attractive Georgian townhouse (which is over 300 years old) in the historic market town of Kendal. The hostel is situated in front of the well known Brewery Arts Centre with the fr... More...
YHA Keswicks superb location on the banks of the river Greta is only minutes from the vibrant town centre. You'll have easy access to walking,climbing, road & mountain biking... More...
Cheap accommodation in Grasmere is really hard to find, but we think we've cracked it. Hiking and climbing holiday enthusiasts, ramblers, history buffs, nature lovers, poets and artists will all find... More...
Welcome to YHA Wasdale Hall, perfectly located for all the classic Lakeland activities, this National Trust rural retreat stretches down to the shores of Wastwater.... More...
Perfectly situated at the heart of the Langdales, in the centre of the English Lake District National Park, Elterwater Hostel lies within the peaceful village of Elterwater.... More...
Derwentwater Hostel, situated in the heart of the Lake District... More...
YHA Eskdale is on the doorstep of the highest and most challenging Lakeland peaks such as Scafell but is also ideal for delightful riverside and woodland walks.... More...
Situated close to Penrith town centre, Wayfarers Hostel provides excellent value accommodation to those visiting Penrith, the Eden Valley and the North Lakes. We are near all major transport links and... More...
Located in the North West of England, the Lake District is one of the most breath-taking places in the UK, known for its incredible natural beauty. It’s home to England’s largest national park, full of lush, green landscapes, crystal clear lakes, rugged forest and towering mountain peaks. The area has several famous literary associations; everyone from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter was inspired by these incredible views!
Our Lake District Hostels are every bit as English as you might expect – like one in a traditional Georgian townhouse or a grade II listed mansion. Most boast incredible locations overlooking the lakes and surrounded by foliage. Almost all hostels in the Lake District have free Wi-Fi, and you should look out for those that also offer free breakfast or self-catering kitchens for bonus savings. Some hostels have camping facilities, so you can get even closer to the great outdoors. There are even some with restaurants and bars on site serving locally brewed ale.
Within the Lake District region there are several towns and villages to consider when choosing where to stay. The market town of Kendal has unique boutique shops and an exciting roster of festivals and events, including the famous Kendal Calling which gathers big name acts every year. Ambleside, a small town in the heart of the district, is the perfect location to base yourself for various outdoors activities. Hawkshead claims to be the prettiest village in the Lake District, and after exploring its cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses, you might agree!
The best way to experience the Lake District is by getting active, and there are all sorts of outdoor activities to do here. You’d better pack your hiking boots, because the Lake District National Park offers some of the most picturesque walking routes in the country. The same can be said for cycling – look out for a Lake District hostel with bicycle rental. If you feel like taking to the water, the lakes of Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater and Derwent Water all have water sports centres, as well as rowing boat rental.
Getting around the Lake District is easy – train lines connect the larger towns such as Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle, and the West Coast Mainline runs to major cities such as London, Manchester and Glasgow. The smaller towns and villages are connected by bus links, with extra services running during the summer. The closest airport to the Lake District is Manchester, with direct trains running to Oxenholme station taking 1.5 hours.
Top rated hostels in Lake District
- Wayfarers Independent Hostel - Penrith Lake District
- YHA Wasdale Hall Lake District
- Elterwater Hostel Lake District
- YHA Eskdale Lake District
- Kendal Hostel Lake District
- YHA Keswick Lake District
- YHA Ambleside Lake District
- YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe Lake District
- Derwentwater Independent Hostel Lake District