Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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

Set right on the shore of Wastwater, the deepest lake in England, from the hostel you can see the expanse of the lake plus the awe-inspiring mountains beyond. YHA Wasdale Hall really is a stunning rural retreat - you won't find any mobile phone signal or Wi-Fi here, so this location is perfect for getting away from the pressures of everyday life and relaxing in some beautiful surroundings.
Formerly known as YHA Wastwater, this 200 year old country pile was originally used as a lakeside holiday home before becoming a National Trust property and still contains many of its original features including panelled windows, gabled roof and cornicing. Its beautiful black and white half-timbered façade, built in the 1820s, makes for an awe-inspiring view as you approach the Youth Hostel. It stand out from the surrounding landscape and trees.

Scafell Pike: 3.5 miles. At 3,210ft, Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England. Characterised by crags and ruggedness, the climb is long and challenging.
St Olaf's Church: 3.5 miles. The smallest church, near the deepest lake and the highest mountain in England!

YHA Wasdale Hall sleeps up to 46 people in a range of private rooms: 2 x 4 bed, 2 x 5 bed (including double beds), 1 x 6 bed rooms (all bunks) and male and female dormitory beds. We have toilets and showers throughout the building and a self catering kitchen for guests to use.
Our cosy lounge centres around a log fireplace, which is great for keeping warm in the winter months. Our comfortable Chesterfield sofas are in keeping with the heritage of the building itself and we have a wide range of books available in the library end of the room. There is also a dining room on the ground floor with tables and chairs.
Due to our remote location and the local infrastructure, Wi-Fi is not available here, we don’t have a TV signal and mobile phone reception is very patchy. We do have a payphone for guest use. This is a real get away from it all location, so turn off your electronics and relax!

YHA Wasdale Hall 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2021
    This has to be one of the best YHA’s in the Lakes with stunning views across Wast Water to the cliffs and screes.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2021
    Excellent Clean, helpful staff, quiet!
    England, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2021
    Very clean and in perfect location for Scafell Pike if coming by car. The building and setting are also pretty stunning.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2019
    I would highly recommend Wasdale Hall, YHA. It was my first time and was so impressed with the friendly community in such an amazing building. From arriving after walking all day to the mountains lit up in the Autumn sunset, welcoming staff, glorious showers and a wonderful meal, a great night's sleep, ready for another day in the hills. Wasdale Hall YHA provide a fabulous base for the lakes & mountains, close to the west coast, Ravenglass & Muncaster. Well done Wasdale 😍
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Loved my stay here. Great building, fantastic landscape and awesome staff.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 May 2021
    Only a 4 for atmosphere because they were on a return to opening trial and therefore it was quiet but then again that isn't really a criticism. It was my friends first stay in YHA and he is normally a '5 star suite' kinda chap and he loved it. All needs catered for after a very long bike ride there and before a return leg home the next day, even had a giant plunge pool out the front to ease off the legs :-)
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Jun 2019
    Wonderful stay. Staff and fellow guests were a joy to meet. Special thank you to Sally, Rob and Spencer for being so accommodating and flexible.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    25 Aug 2019
    We loved our stay there, perfect location and had all the facilities, the only thing is if they should do open the windows everyday for 1-2 hours just to change the air that would be awesome other than that 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Sep 2019
    We stayed 2 nights at the hostel and it was amazing! It's very clean, the staff is friendly and the hostel is gorgeous. The style is a bit rustic but we loved it! My only problem was the kitchen is a bit too small, we had to wait a bit in order to have space because a group was already using it, not a big deal though! The kitchen is well furnished you have everything you need to cook nutritious meals. There is lots of hikes to do right in front of the hostel and the lake is splendid!
    France, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    31 Aug 2019
    Enjoyed our stay, Well done
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table