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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Providing simple, but comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price, the Elterwater Property 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 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’s 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. While we have only one family ensuite room, we have private shower facilities and shared bathrooms for your use. Towels can be rented for £2, but why not bring your own and help us stay green!

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
*Knowledgeable staff willing to help you plan your time in the lakes

Elterwater Property policies & conditions;

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 17:00 to 22:00, but property is open for guests to make themselves a cup of tea or coffee and make themselves at home if they arrive before 17.00
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


Child friendly.
Non smoking.
Curfew: we locked the outside doors at 11.30 pm so guests must be back in the building by then but they are welcome stay up and use the lounge area until later if they wish. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    This is a beautiful privately owned hostel in a great location! The facilities are great and very clean. The location of the hostel is great to use as a base as a lot of the hikes in the area can be started from Elterwater. Special mention for Andy on Reception, he gave us a warm welcome and offered many tips during our trip about the local area and hikes. We will be back :)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    Such a lovely place with wonderful staff
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Great place, great bed, great shower, great breakfast, great location, thanks.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    Absolutely loved this hostel. Staff was very friendly, facility was full of character and VERY clean. Highly recommend their homemade breakfast and dinner.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    We had a fantastic time the staff were lovely and really looked after us. Hi Andy not pall ing on swimming Windermere end to end in the near future. Cathy and Sallie
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Oct 2019
    Lovely quiet but friendly hostel in beautiful surroundings.
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Sep 2019
    Few minutes from bus station, comfortable common room,bathroom, big kitchen, clean,everything is lovely.
    Hong Kong China, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    27 Sep 2019
    Good value for money, very close to the local pub, welcoming staff and most importantly a decent fry up in the morning with proper sausages! Would definitely stay again when we're next walking in the lakes.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Excellent in every respect. Happy to stay there again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Sep 2019
    Fruit flies managed to get in . One of the hostel workers sprayed them but nub landed on our beds . So myself and my friends had to sleep in the couches for a night . The next day they were still there so we’d to take off our mattress protectors and sirt it out ourselves . Food was unreal , location beautiful. Pete was fantastic and so hospitable he was not involved with the fly incident and if he was I feel he’d have handled it better .
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games