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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Peace, quiet and some of the most ruggedly beautiful views of anywhere in the UK: your reward for choosing this mountain hideaway for your next Lake District adventure. Discover creatures great and small in the hostel’s 15-acre garden which has its own nature trail and bird hide. It is also a short walk from some great pubs for a slightly different form of entertainment.

With 47 beds, a self-catering kitchen, camping facilities and car parking, the hostel is well-equipped to meet your needs. Plus, YHA Eskdale is an environmentally friendly hostel and uses renewable energy in the form of a biomass boiler and solar panels.

The area is perfect for walkers, with plenty of fantastic fells and Scafell Pike in the vicinity. Hard Knott Fell is a must see and offers incredible views. There is also great climbing on Hare Crag, which has been described as the ‘Yosemite of the Lakes’. If you’re into history, Hardknott Roman Fort is just a couple of miles down the road. Also of interest nearby is the Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway, which proceeds on a 7-mile journey along the Cumbrian coastline.

YHA Eskdale Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Check in from 17:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included - 6.25 GBP per person per day.

No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

This hostel is part of the Youth Hostels Association of England & Wales, which is a membership organization. The prices quoted are member's prices. A non-members supplement of 3.00 GBP per person per night will be charged on arrival for those guests not in possession of a valid YHA England & Wales or equivalent IYHF/ Hostelling International membership card.

YHA policy states that customers under 14 years of age are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories, and those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is aged 18 years or older. Anyone between the age of 16 and 18, if unaccompanied, must book a private room or share with individuals of the same sex and age group. YHA strongly recommends that customers wishing to bring children under the age of 18 reserve a private room and do not stay in shared dormitories. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2022
    Fantastic hostel with amazing staff. Will definitely stay there again next time I'm in the Lakes.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2022
    Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful location.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2022
    After doing a lot of city touring over the past month, Eskdale was a breath of fresh air! The staff were incredibly kind, welcoming and made me feel at home! They were also immensely helpful in helping me plan my routes for a couple days of memorable hiking. The hostel was outstandingly clean and the atmosphere was warm and calm. All of the other guests were wonderful and respectful. Just a bunch of people who love walking in the stunning Lake District. I hope to be back someday!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2022
    I loved this place! Wifi was awful, so don’t expect a connection. In all honesty, it was nice to disconnect because you’re in such a beautiful part of nature! Which is why that part doesn’t receive a negative review from me. AMAZING staff. They have a great routine of breakfast, cleaning, etc. I felt very good about the cleanliness and atmosphere here. 10/10 would stay again!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2022
    very nice hostel , good breakfast, no internet sometimes but its a great place to get away from it all
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2021
    Comfy beds, yummy food, lovely atmosphere and beautiful surroundings! We will be back :)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Aug 2021
    Amazing stay, thank you. Location, facilities, and staff were great. The beds and bedding are super comfy. Some noise in the hallways, but not the hostels fault, so may be worth packing earphones just incase. Would stay again.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Aug 2021
    Excellent staff who were friendly and helpful and helped to make this visit special. A member of our family was ill during our stay and the staff were sensitive to our needs. A beautiful setting and very special memories fir our family. Thank you
    England, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    15 Aug 2022
    This just has the location going for it. But left a day early as you didn't have any WiFi there as stated. Clearly an ongoing problem there. Food was just awful. Dont serve food if the person cooking cant cook. Rawish pasta and acidic sauce. They are not dog friendly. You can have the dog at the pod, but don't bring IT anywhere near the building. That is not dog friendly at all. And you say self catering, but wow!! You don't allow us to drink what we bring. Oh no. Let's charge them at the bar
    England, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    01 Aug 2022
    For a family of four works out more expensive than every hotel we stayed in on the trio and we had breakfast included on all hotels, it cost 30 pound more to stay in hostel with no breakfast and no toilet bath, and tv,
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games