Gallery Early morning mist in the valley Ensuite Shower Windermere is the largest lake in the National Park and offers boat hire and lake cruises year round Ruined barns and woodland above Ambleside The dining room, ready for breakfast! Our 2015 team on the way to the Cumbria Tourism Awards, where we were nominated in the best customer service category. comfortable two bed bunk rooms The winter months provide superb clear views over the langdale Pikes Ensuite Bathroom Explore the excellent walking and cycle trails in the Langdale Valley Refurbished for 2018 our male washrooms and shower Bike outside the cycle shed On to Great Langdale, left to Little Langdale, Elterwater is at the heart of the Langdales The woods around the Hostel are well known for displays of Bluebells, best seen in late May The newly refrubished Ladies washroom and shower A great base for cyclists! Val’s money plant in the back stairway A spring morning on the river opposite Elterwater Hostel The Hostel building itself dates back to the mid 1800s Step out of the front door, the fells are waiting Peace and quiet walking ancient trackways in the National Park Table set ready for dinner – you can cook, or sit back and we’ll do all the work! a view of Elterwater hostel from the quiet lane into the village Hardknott roman fort sits high above the Eskdale Valley and can be reached from Elterwater over the Hardknott Pass We post weather updates at reception and can help plan your visit The Hostel as viewed from the road All our guests have access to the self-catering kitchen, with free tea and coffee Charlie and Team 2014/2015 No visit to the Lake District is complete without a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle over 4000 years old Elterwater is at the heart of the Langdale Valley The Langdale Pikes dominate the skyline as you look down to Elterwater The front of the hostel is a real suntrap during the day Ladies Bathroom A short distance from Elterwater is Grasmere Village Twin Bunk Bed New bed lights and USB charging points in the female bunk room relax in the hostel garden Relax in our outdoor seating area Spacious lounge and dining area Elterwater Hostel All our Bed now have an LED bedlight and USB charging points Dinner Time One of our dorm rooms, complete with kit! Cook for yourself, or let us serve you in style. The warm and cosy lounge is perfect for unwinding at the end of the day Our four bed room with a valley view Whatever the season the Langdale valley is always colourful Chapel Stile Village with the Langdale Pikes Dan, Patch and Pete cycled off road from Coast to Coast, stopping in at Elterwater on their way Classic view over the Langdale pikes The self catering kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils, there is free tea and coffee available ELter is the Norse word for Swan, so Elterwater actually means Swan Lake – as this picture shows A great walk straight from the hostel onto Spedding crag Herwick sheep have grazed this landsacpe for over 1000 years The road to Elterwater – the view lets you know you have arrived! Settle down to relax after a long day on the hills Elterwater sits in the heart of the Lake District The village Green in Elterwater Looking down the valley. a warm welcome awaits at Elterwater Hostel A typical 6 bedded dorm room A dusting of snow on the hills in February Fred Whitton Challenge Cyclist going passed Elterwater Hostel Autumn and Spring are great for walking and clear views Autumn waterfall in the Lake District Relax in our lounge with free WiFi or settle in with a beers or glass of wine and a good book Our comfortable ensuite family room With endless walking opportunities Great for people of all ages! All our rooms have bunkbeds, with comfy new mattresses A spectacular view of the Langdales. Elterwater is hidden beyond the trees Double bed in Ensuite Room Sunlight catching the autumn trees, Langdale is a photographers delight Enjoy a home cooked meal with us We’ve got a spacious drying room – essential for those wet day’s in Lakeland!