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    Our accommodation has a variety of bunk rooms for individuals, couples, and groups, ranging from two sleeper to six sleeper dorm rooms. Couples, individuals and small groups can enjoy some privacy by booking out a whole room, or you can simply book one or more beds in our shared dorms.

    We’ve recently updated, with comfy new mattresses and pillows throughout, in order to make sure that you have the best nights sleep possible. All bedding is provided.

    All guests have access to our self-catering kitchen, but if you’d rather we did all the hard work we can cook up delicious breakfasts and dinners, and provide packed lunches for your day out!

    There’s also a cosy lounge and large dining area, perfect for relaxing and sharing stories with fellow guests, reading a book from our collection, or making use of the free WIFI.

    While none of our rooms are en-suite, we have private shower facilities and shared bathrooms for your use. Towels can be rented for £2, but why not bring your own and help us stay green!

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    Winter Availability

    We are delighted to announce Winter availability at Elterwater Hostel. What better place to spend the winter months and kick off 2021 than in the Lake District surrounded by snowy mountains, good pubs and the great outdoors? We are welcoming guests in tiers 1 and 2 on a bed and breakfast basis for weekends during January 2021, with sole-use self catering options becoming available when government tier rules allow. We are operating in a Covid compliant way in line with  "We're Good to Go" guidelines and we look forward to welcoming you!