Elterwater Hostel

Elterwater, Ambleside, Cumbria, Lake District, England, Distance from city centre: 5.2km

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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.

Providing simple, but comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price, 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 40 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.

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.

Getting to Elterwater:

By Car

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.

By Train
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meals Available
  • Non Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 7 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Elterwater Hostel policies & conditions;

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 17:00 to 22:00, but hostel is open for guests to make themselves a cup of tea or coffee and make themselves at home if they arrive before 17.00
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

General;
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
Curfew: we locked the outside doors at 11.30 pm so guests must be back in the building by then but they are welcome stay up and use the lounge area until later if they wish.

Directions
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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.

Getting to Elterwater:

By Car

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.

By Train

Windermere train station is 8 miles from Great Langdale. Catch the bus to Ambleside, then change to the 516. For the 516 timetable click here. For more information go to Transport Direct.

By Bus

Catch the bus to Ambleside, then change to the 516. For the 516 timetable click here. For more information go to Transport Direct.

By Bike

National Cycle Network Regional Route 37, then links from Skelwith Bridge all the way to Elterwater. For more information go to the Sustrans website

By Foot

The Cumbria Way runs from Ulverston to Carlisle and through the Great Langdale valley; there is also a network of footpaths that run through the valley

If you have any trouble finding us at all, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Located Near

Perfectly situated at the heart of the Langdales, in the centre of the English Lake District National Park, the Property lies within the peaceful village of Elterwater, an ideal base for any visit to the Lakes.

With endless excellent hiking and cycling options from the doorstep, and top climbing opportunities nearby, Elterwater is certainly perfect for the adventurous visitor. Indeed, Elterwater has been described as ���â�ï�ÿ�ý�ï�ÿ�ýa perfect base for the adventurous visitor.

There are also plenty of gentler options with numerous low level walks and gentle strolls from the property. Nearby, Ambleside and Grasmere offer a variety of cultural attractions, including the Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth museums, as well as many restaurants and caf��ïÿý���és.

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