Gallery The Langdale Pikes dominate the skyline as you look down to Elterwater Sunrise as seen from room 11 – not a bad way to start the day Ensuite Shower Fred Whitton Challenge Cyclist going passed Elterwater Hostel The warm and cosy lounge is perfect for unwinding at the end of the day A great base for cyclists! A typical 6 bedded dorm room Great for people of all ages! Twin Bunk Bed Ladies Bathroom Elterwater Hostel A dusting of snow on the hills in February Settle down to relax after a long day on the hills Double bed in Ensuite Room Elterwater is at the heart of the Langdale Valley A spectacular view of the Langdales. Elterwater is hidden beyond the trees Our 2015 team on the way to the Cumbria Tourism Awards, where we were nominated in the best customer service category. Elterwater is surrounded by fells and farmland Looking down the valley. With endless walking opportunities Charlie and Team 2014/2015 The view from one of the bedrooms at the front of the house The road to Elterwater – the view lets you know you have arrived! Cook for yourself, or let us serve you in style. Early morning mist in the valley A great walk straight from the hostel onto Spedding crag Elterwater Hostel The dining room, ready for breakfast! ELter is the Norse word for Swan, so Elterwater actually means Swan Lake – as this picture shows Dinner Time Step out of the front door, the fells are waiting The Hostel as viewed from the road Val’s money plant in the back stairway All our rooms have bunkbeds, with comfy new mattresses Bike outside the cycle shed Ensuite Bathroom On to Great Langdale, left to Little Langdale, Elterwater is at the heart of the Langdales There’s plenty to explore down low, as well as up high on the fells Table set ready for dinner – you can cook, or sit back and we’ll do all the work! The Hostel building itself dates back to the mid 1800s Dan, Patch and Pete cycled off road from Coast to Coast, stopping in at Elterwater on their way Spacious lounge and dining area Classic view over the Langdale pikes One of our dorm rooms, complete with kit! All our guests have access to the self-catering kitchen, with free tea and coffee We’ve got a spacious drying room – essential for those wet day’s in Lakeland!