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.

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

Our longstanding team are all experts in the local area, and happy to recommend the best routes, and things to do, to help you make the most of your time in the Langdales and the wider Lake District National Park.

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