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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 9.3

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2019
    Great staff, brilliant hostel, perfect facilities, beautiful scenery and comfy bedding. I’ll definitely be returning. I adored my stay here.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2018
    Great location, really friendly and helpful staff, dinner and breakfast s excellent. Very comfortable rooms with access able power for all gadgets highly recommended would stay again.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2018
    Have stayed here many times over 15-16 years and always found it to be enjoyable. Many walks from short to long , flat to arduous. Staff are great and have remained the same since it became a independent hostel rather than YHA. Recent improvements to showers and washroom and kitchen are good. Have never eaten here but last time the mushroom stroganoff smelled amazing. Great pub on doorstep but prices reflect its lack of competition.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2018
    Very pleasant, great breakfast and sweet location. The Britannia pub is very close and is great for dinner. Nice national trust walk also close by.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2018
    Excellent and friendly greeting and instructions about the hostel, meals where to go.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Oct 2018
    Simply love this place, excellent facilities, clean areas, and a great location. Always friendly and helpful regardless questions. Second time here and will come back
    Sweden, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Aug 2018
    Fantastic location, great staff and willing to help and chat. Good clean facilities,food is great and great value Good pub the Britannia near by Will definitely be coming back to stay for sure, thanks Andy and the team 👍
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Aug 2018
    Lovely location, lovely people and lovely new and clean bathrooms. Thanks for a great stay!
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Aug 2018
    Absolutely loved it here, beautiful location and great staff, only slight problem was there was no wifi in the room only in the common room but you definitely don’t go there for the internet. Highly recommend this place
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Sep 2018
    Good hostel, very clean and friendly staff, excellent value for money considering the location, ideal to use as a base for walking trips around the lakes. Does sell beer and wine and can provide cooked breakfast/dinner and even packed lunches on request. the only two drawbacks are a lack of assigned parking and check-in not being available until after 1700.
    England, Male, 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