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    Your home from home in the Lakes

    Ideally situated in the iconic Langdale Valley, Elterwater Hostel is your home from home in the heart of the Lake District.

    Winner of the Bronze Award in the Great Outdoors Magazine Readers’ Awards Best Hostel or Bunkhouse category, in 2021, and shortlisted in 2019, Elterwater Hostel is a much loved base for exploring all that the Lake District has to offer.

    With access to the fells right from the front door and a focus on providing warm, homely accommodation at a great price, Elterwater Hostel makes a perfect base for cycling, walking and climbing trips, or simply a fantastic spot to escape to for a quiet break whether on your own or with family and friends!

    Formerly YHA Elterwater, but operating as an independent family business since 2014, the Hostel has been welcoming guests since 1939, and can sleep up to 38 people in a variety of private or shared dorm rooms.


    Travelers' Choice Award


    “I love this hostel, this was my second visit and I just love the location for easy access to walks around the area. It’s comfortable and clean and the staff are really knowledgeable and are happy to give advice on local walking options. The breakfasts are great and you can also order a packed lunch and evening meal -very useful when you want to make the most of your day on the hills.” August 2020

    For more guest reviews, check out our Testimonials page, view us on Trip Advisor, or just go ahead and book now!


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