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