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    We’ve been a hostel for over 80 years, but that doesn’t mean we’re old fashioned. We’ve been updating the facilities to combine the charm and functionality of the original YHA Hostel with a relaxed, warm and comfortable environment. Other facilities include:

    • Accommodation for up to 38 people in 11 bedrooms, ranging from two to six beds in each
    • Available for single bookings or groups large or small –  Enquiries welcome
    • Two newly refurbished unisex shower rooms, in addition to gender specific facilities
    • Fully equipped self catering kitchen
    • Communal lounge/dining area
    • Excellent drying room
    • Cycle storage
    • Small shop selling maps, postcards snacks and drinks
    • Free wifi in public areas and some bedrooms
    • Just a two/three minute walk from a fantastic Lakeland pub
    • National Trust car park less than 100m away – free to National Trust members or £6.50 per day. There is also limited free roadside parking around Elterwater.
    • Fully catered accommodation options available
    • Knowledgeable staff willing to help you plan your time in the lakes

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