Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Providing simple, comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price, Elterwater Hostel is an ideal base for cycling, walking and climbing trips to the Lakes, or simply a fantastic spot to escape to for a quiet break! With a friendly atmosphere, Elterwater will be your home away from home.

With 38 beds, and a history of hostelling since 1939, Elterwater is a great choice of accommodation for groups, individuals and families alike. With bunk rooms sleeping two, four and six people, a spacious living and dining area, delicious home cooked meals and a large self-catering kitchen, the property is perfect for anybody visiting the Lakes.

There is also a cosy lounge and large dining area, perfect for relaxing and sharing stories with fellow guests, reading a book from our collection, or making use of the free WIFI.

With stunning scenery all around us, and the conveniently central nature of our location, whatever your reason for visiting the lakes, Elterwater provides an ideal base from which to experience all that Lakeland has to offer.

Other facilities include;
*Excellent drying room
*Cycle storage
*Small shop selling maps, postcards snacks and drinks
*Just a two/three minute walk from a fantastic Lakeland pub
*National Trust car park just a couple of hundred meters away - free to National Trust members
*Fully catered accommodation options available
*Friendly and knowledgeable staff willing to help you plan your time in the lakes View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2021
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in from around the world. Superb facilities, awesome location for some many hiking trails and very knowledgeable & helpful staff. Will definitely return.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2021
    Fantastic staff looked after us and helped us with ant questions we had. They were knowledgeable of the area and gave us good tips for hiking. The location is beautiful and the hostel was peaceful.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2021
    Great hostel, we had a lovely stay! Thank you.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2021
    Beautiful location, brilliant facilities and extremely helpful, friendly staff.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2021
    We had 2 bunk rooms were ideal for an overnight stay, the staff were brilliant and extremely helpful. Breakfast was one of the best I’ve had in the lakes and I’ve had a few ,!!!!! Location is brilliant although parking bit of a problem when busy as main car park was full. Only downside were the mattresses- ouch not good for ageing backs so recommend changing them , probably ok for younger visitors but would have to have a rethink over returning.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2021
    Amazing staff, the lady at reception was super helpful and made us feel at home. Clean and cosy. Lovely breakfast.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2021
    Lovely hostel, great staff and excellent food too.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1


    10 Sep 2021
    Highly recommended, perfect for hikers. Staff are always warm , friendly and helpful. Accommodation is basic but all you want or need for a hiking break. I’m a little reluctant to praise this place too much because I don’t want it fully booked when I come back next year.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Jul 2022
    First rate, friendly hostel in an excellent location.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 May 2022 useless but Elterwater Hostel was excellent. Next time I will book direct and I pledge not to use Hostelworld .com
    India, Male, 41+
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi