Lake District Backpackers
Set in the heart of the English Lake District yet 2 minutes walk from the bus and train station. The base for whole range of activities from fell walking, mountain-biking, sailing, canoeing, abseiling to vistiting museums and homes of famous writers like Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.
Local bus trips give tours of the lakes and valleys. The family run hostel offers you every comfort in small dorms, friendly common room packed with leaflets on what to do and a self catering kitchen. We are situated close to local pubs, shops and supermarket, so you can soak up the atmosphere. Good stop over point before hitting the night life
of Edinburgh or York. Look forward to welcoming you! Self catering kitchen, sky tv , internet access and WiFi, cosy lounge with fire, lockers, hot showers, outside seating area.
**Please note the following: As our reception is not always manned we will email to you the key code for the front door once the booking is confirmed. We also have an arrivals list and explanatory notices about how the hostel works etc in the kitchen.**
The hostel is run on a self service basis without staff always being present. There is a key code for the front door which changes frequently, there are also codes for your bedroom doors which will be sent to you by email.
For your added security, CCTV covers the public areas of the hostel 24/7!
Having said that, everyone appreciates the honest policy and items are left safety in the rooms ( although as mentioned above, lockers are available)
We do NOT take all male parties of more than 8 people-
Check in is after 2.00pm and check out is by 10.00 am on the day of departure.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Safe Deposit Box
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Not Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Guests must check their email and spam folders for a mail from the Lake District Backpackers hostel.
Please note the following: As our reception is not always manned we will email to you the key code for the front door and your bedroom, once the booking is confirmed. We also have an arrivals list and explanatory notices about how the hostel works etc .
Please confirm your booking with the hostel by email or by text ( surname required and date to booking) within 48 hrs of arrival. We cannot guarantee your booking if you have not confirmed to us by the above method.
Payment must be made in cash on arrival as we do not have a credit card machine on our premises. We run an honesty system for payment and ask you to put your fee into an envelope provided and post into the safe in the lounge. Please do not give the money to the cleaner or anyone else!
Bookings for Bank Holidays will be followed by a request from the hostel for the full payment in advance of your arrival. Please do not book a bank holiday stay if you are unable to pay in full when requested.
We have one parking place at the hostel , designated by white lines. Please only park in this space, as the remaining area belongs to local businesses and residents and you may get blocked in!
Private rooms are priced on a minimum of 2 people and although these rooms can take a third person, the hostel needs to be notified in advance as there is an additional charge for a third person sharing a private room.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Turn left out of Windermere train station and within two minutes you will
see the hostel,accross from the information centre between Open Door Properties and the Lamplighter bar.