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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 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+
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Beautiful like you would ever believe, a must visit.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2019
    A fabulous hostel off the beaten path! If you’re looking for a quiet week or weekend in the countryside, this is the perfect place to be. Close to tons of walking trails and outside of the more touristy towns of Ambleside and Windermere but close enough to go in for a day by bus or foot if that’s what you’re looking for. They offer a great full breakfast and home cooked dinner. Staff are super friendly. Overall a very homey vibe. Great hostel.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    Great location staff friendly and helpful
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    Nice hostel in a wonderful location. The staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. I will stay again.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Jul 2019
    Lovely hostel. Friendly, helpful staff and beautiful location.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2019
    Honestly the best hostel anyone could ask for. It is a humble accommodation manned by super really great friendly staffs which will make sure they welcome you like a family. The only shame part about this place is, that we have to leave this lovely place. Its a really really new experience for me. Really quiet place, secluded (just what we needed), no phone service (they do have WiFi tho), few pubs around within walking distance, small lake (Elterwater lake).
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Jun 2019
    Really friendly reception. Bunk bed room for 2 was of expected size but surprisingly came with night lights and power sockets (USB too!) for each person. Showers had zero mould, were powerful and good (reliable) temperature. Mens bathroom (sinks and toilets) was spotless - even had soft close seats (luxury!). Breakfast was nice, with usual offerings plus we had a good cooked breakfast (albeit no black pudding ;-) ). It's located a stone's throw from the centre of Elterwater too. Thumbs up!!!
    England, Male, 41+
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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