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  • VisitEngland 3 Star Tourist Hostel
  • Green Tourism Silver Award
  • VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome
  • VisitEngland Walkers Welcome
  • VisitEngland Families Welcome
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Tourist Hostel with 40 bedspaces £15-£140 pppn, £13-£146 prpn


Elterwater Hostel

Elterwater Hostel


This newly 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.

Children welcomeTelephoneLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCooking facilitiesCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsLinen providedTelephone (public)Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessShowers availableSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableDrying facilitiesBreakfast availableHot waterBedding providedCommon room

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

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Children of any age are accepted.

4 Bed Dorm Room
(mattress bedspace sleeps 4)

6 Bed Dorm
(mattress bedspace sleeps 6)

Ensuite Family
(mattress bedspace sleeps 4)

Female Dorm Bed
(mattress bedspace sleeps 1)

Male Dorm Bed
(mattress bedspace sleeps 1)

Twin Bunk Room
(mattress bedspace sleeps 2)

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Plan route to Elterwater Hostel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 327046  Lat: 54.43233 Long: -3.03896

Junction 36 M6, then A591 from Kendal to Ambleside, A593 from Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge, then take the B543 to Great Langdale and follow signs for Elterwater.

Once in Elterwater, continue through the village, past the Britannia Inn on the right hand side, and past the National Trust Car Park on the left and over the bridge. At the end of the bridge, the road forks, turn left and the hostel is around 100m further down, on the right hand side.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Cooking facilitiesCooking facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Showers availableShowers available
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Breakfast availableBreakfast available
  • Hot waterHot water
  • Bedding providedBedding provided
  • Common roomCommon room

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


    Group E B
    New Britain, Ct, United States
    07 July 2017
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “A lovely night in the lake district! ”

    The staff member who welcomed us was exceptionally friendly and gave us tons of information about what to do in the area. They were very concientious of my gluten - free needs for the delicious full breakfast. The hostel itself is so lovely and located in an adorable little part of the lake district. I wish we had known how great it would be; we would have stayed for several nights instead of just one.

    Reply from Elterwater Hostel at 7 Jul 2017

    Thanks for the great review. I’ll make sure the member of staff see about your comments. You’ll have to come back again! Cheers Nick

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    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
      • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesHas steps and no ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesEntrance to reception
      • YesOne or more bedrooms
      • YesLounge
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
    • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 4
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance well lit


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliac)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan


    • YesStaff have had disability awareness training