YHA Wasdale Hall

Wasdale Hall, Wasdale, Seascale, Cumbria, Lake District, England, Distance from city centre: 16.6km

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Set right on the shore of Wastwater, the deepest lake in England, from the hostel you can see the expanse of the lake plus the awe-inspiring mountains beyond. YHA Wasdale Hall really is a stunning rural retreat - you won't find any mobile phone signal or Wi-Fi here, so this location is perfect for getting away from the pressures of everyday life and relaxing in some beautiful surroundings.
Formerly known as YHA Wastwater, this 200 year old country pile was originally used as a lakeside holiday home before becoming a National Trust property and still contains many of its original features including panelled windows, gabled roof and cornicing. Its beautiful black and white half-timbered façade, built in the 1820s, makes for an awe-inspiring view as you approach the Youth Hostel. It stand out from the surrounding landscape and trees.

Scafell Pike: 3.5 miles. At 3,210ft, Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England. Characterised by crags and ruggedness, the climb is long and challenging.
St Olaf's Church: 3.5 miles. The smallest church, near the deepest lake and the highest mountain in England!

YHA Wasdale Hall sleeps up to 46 people in a range of private rooms: 2 x 4 bed, 2 x 5 bed (including double beds), 1 x 6 bed rooms (all bunks) and male and female dormitory beds. We have toilets and showers throughout the building and a self catering kitchen for guests to use.
Our cosy lounge centres around a log fireplace, which is great for keeping warm in the winter months. Our comfortable Chesterfield sofas are in keeping with the heritage of the building itself and we have a wide range of books available in the library end of the room. There is also a dining room on the ground floor with tables and chairs.
Due to our remote location and the local infrastructure, Wi-Fi is not available here, we don’t have a TV signal and mobile phone reception is very patchy. We do have a payphone for guest use. This is a real get away from it all location, so turn off your electronics and relax!

YHA Wasdale Hall Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Check in from 17:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included - 6.25 GBP per person per day.

General:
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

This hostel is part of the Youth Hostels Association of England & Wales, which is a membership organization. The prices quoted are member's prices. A non-members supplement of 3.00 GBP per person per night will be charged on arrival for those guests not in possession of a valid YHA England & Wales or equivalent IYHF/ Hostelling International membership card.

YHA policy states that customers under 14 years of age are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories, and those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is aged 18 years or older. Anyone between the age of 16 and 18, if unaccompanied, must book a private room or share with individuals of the same sex and age group. YHA strongly recommends that customers wishing to bring children under the age of 18 reserve a private room and do not stay in shared dormitories.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Parking
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

YHA Wasdale Hall Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: Cancellation notice must be given at least one full day prior to arrival date. 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.
Check out before 10:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included - 6.25 GBP per person per day.

General:
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

This hostel is part of the Youth Hostels Association of England & Wales, which is a membership organization. The prices quoted are member's prices. A non-members supplement of 3.00 GBP per person per night will be charged on arrival for those guests not in possession of a valid YHA England & Wales or equivalent IYHF/ Hostelling International membership card.

YHA policy states that customers under 14 years of age are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories, and those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is aged 18 years or older. Anyone between the age of 16 and 18, if unaccompanied, must book a private room or share with individuals of the same sex and age group. YHA strongly recommends that customers wishing to bring children under the age of 18 reserve a private room and do not stay in shared dormitories.

Directions
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From the south:
leave the M6 at junction 36 and take the A590 then following on to the A5092 until Broughton-in-Furness. Join the A595 and follow until Gosforth, turn right and then right again at the mini roundabout and follow the road for approximately 3 miles; look out for a brown food and accom. sign to the right - follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge, follow the lane for a further 1.5 miles - look out for the YHA sign on the right, go down the track and over the cattle grid down to the hostel.

From the North:
leave the M6 at J40, take the A66 to Cockermouth then the A5086 to Egremont. Turn onto the A595 and go to Gosforth. In Gosforth follow the signs to Wasdale. After approx 3 miles you will see a brown food and accom sign to the right - follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge. The hostel is 1.5 miles beyond Nether Wasdale - look out for the YHA triangle.

Go over the cattle grid and down to hostel. Please note, that if you're travelling from either the north or south approach it will take around 1 1/2 hours to reach us from the motorway junction. From the Central Lakes it is possible to drive over Wrynose and Hardknott passes to Eskdale Green. The roads on this route are dramatic and very steep, often impassable in winter and crowded in summer

Located Near

Scafell Pike
3.5 miles
At 3,210ft, Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England. Characterised by crags and ruggedness, the climb is long and challenging.

St Olaf's Church
3.5 miles
The smallest church, near the deepest lake and the highest mountain in England!

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