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

The hostel is a beautiful Regency mansion with stunning grounds overlooking Esthwaite Water. This is a great base to explore the beautiful village of Hawkshead, Beatrix Potters Hill Top, Grizedale Forest and the southern fells.

Family-friendly and in a glorious setting, this grade II listed Regency style building overlooks tranquil Esthwaite Water. Great for walking and cycling, nearby Grizedale Forest also offers some of the countrys best mountain-biking. Explore the surrounding Beatrix Potter country from here too, plus theres easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere. Enjoy good food and local ales in the hostels comfortable restaurant.

Our rooms are in two buildings, one of which has 24 hour access once check-in has been completed.

Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking

We also have:
Two steps into the main building and also into the Courtyard Lodge
Ground floor bedrooms in the Courtyard Lodge
En-suite rooms View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    Loved the location very close to Hill Top Farm..loved it!. Perhaps staff could be more supported in having an integrated system between room booking and breakfast versus booking for dinner..reception staff had to manage these on 2 separate computers?!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2019
    Absolutely faultless, can't wait to come back Thanks very much to the friendly, helpful staff for all their hard work :)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    The best self catering kitchen The best cleanliness The best staff The best location A wonderful stay
    Pakistan, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    A really great hostel for everyone in a great location. Would be brilliant for families in the summer
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2019
    Excellent all round and amazing value for money! Just have to make sure you leave time to walk to Hawkshead if catching the bus
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Apr 2019
    Absolutely loved it here becoming back in the holidays for sure. X
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Apr 2019
    I have stayed in a few hostels over time and this has one of the best set of facilities I have seen. A large communal kitchen, plenty of storage, then 2 large lounges with tables for eating and sofas for relaxing. I was mountain biking and hiking. A secure bike room, an outhouse building with a lockable door, (the key is kept behind reception) inside there are metal bike shelves allowing bikes to be locked, the window even has bars on. In terms of hiking theres a large drying room downstairs.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Sep 2018
    Nice and cool hostel, has the look of an old manor, bedrooms were ok and breakfast was not included, but worth the shot of visiting the lakes region, and in general words nice to have a romantic weekend or for wanderer groups! Child and pet friendly, shame you have to buy them the booze you can not drink your own beer. Cabins and staff are perfect.
    Spain, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    30 Aug 2019
    YHA Hawkshead is a superb base to begin all your adventures from! The people are polite, the facilities are amazing, and the breakfast is flipping fantastic. The main negatives I had would be the security wasn’t great (no lockers and the room was left unlocked a lot), and the walk into town was a fair distance. However i can confirm that if you’re looking for a nice place to stay and meet some like minded people, this is the place to be! Thanks!
    Australia, All Male Group, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table