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Going Green

At Elterwater Hostel we take our commitment to the environment very seriously and are always looking for ways to improve.

We have been proud holders of a silver level Green Tourism Award since December 2014 and were delighted when at the April 2017 assessment, we achieved the prestigious Gold Award which reflects that we are constantly striving to lessen our impact on the environment and protect and improve the natural environment of the Lake District National Park.

We have a number of other ongoing initiatives including a rolling programme to replace all Appliances with new AAA rated ones, LED lighting replacement and a number of water saving initiatives.

Guests are invited to contribute to the Lake District Foundation and in particular Fix the Fells (a partnership programme between a number of organisations to repair erosion scars which have developed over the years, and to make sure that these scars are prevented in the future) extinction).

Have a look at our Visitor Charter to see how you can help, or read our Environmental Policy Statement. We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or think we could be doing something differently.


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We regret that as a result of Government guidelines in respect of the current Covid-19 situation the hostel is closed until further notice.

Accommodation from 1st July is available to book on our website but we will open sooner if it is legal and safe to do so.  All guests with existing bookings during May and June will be contacted when we have further clarity regarding ongoing government advice.

When we emerge from isolation, get together a group of at least ten people, and the sole use of the whole hostel can be yours for a mid-week break. A chance to reconnect with friends and make up for the cancelled winter/spring holiday. Click here for more information.

Stay safe and please keep watching the website for updates

Click here for the Emerge from Isolation SPECIAL OFFER