Elterwater Hostel


This independent, former YHA, hostel is perfectly situated in the picturesque village of Elterwater, at the heart of the Langdale Valley in the English Lake District.

Providing simple, but comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price, the Elterwater Hostel is an ideal base for cycling, walking and climbing trips to the Lakes, or simply a fantastic spot to escape to for a quiet break!

With 38 beds, and a history of hostelling since 1939, Elterwater is a great choice of accommodation for groups, individuals and families alike. With rooms sleeping two, four and six people, a spacious living and dining area, delicious home cooked meals and a large self-catering kitchen, the hostel is perfect for anybody visiting the Lakes.

Working towards: access/mobility/sight/hearing classification. Minimum age for children 16yrs if unaccompanied.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
4 Bed Dorm Roomfrom £80.00 to £135.00 per room per night
6 Bed Dormfrom £119.00 to £174.00 per room per night
Ensuite Familyfrom £95.00 to £151.00 per person per night
Female Dorm Bedfrom £20.00 to £29.00 per person per night
Male Dorm Bedfrom £20.00 to £29.00 per person per night
Twin Bunk Roomfrom £43.00 to £70.00 per room per night

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Breakfast available
  • Cooking facilities
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities

Linen & Bedding

  • Bedding provided
  • Linen provided

Park Facilities

  • Hot water
  • Showers available

Property Facilities

  • Common room
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Telephone (public)
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone

Site Features

  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups welcomed

Room/Unit Facilities: 4 Bed Dorm Room

  • Scenic view

Room/Unit Facilities: Ensuite Family

  • Ground floor bedroom

Map & Directions

Elterwater Hostel

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Elterwater, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HX


  • 3 Visit England Stars Tourist Hostel
3 Visit England Stars Tourist Hostel
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