Carlisle City Hostel, 36 Abbey Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TX

Call Jonathan Quinlan on 07914 720821


Carlisle City Hostel is Carlisle's only independent hostel. Located on picturesque Abbey Street, the building is an old Georgian terrace that can accommodate up to 20 guests. There is a communal kitchen for you to prepare your own meals, communal lounge with TV, DVDs and book swap and a dining room. Free tea, coffee and WiFi is available in communal areas. All prices include a basic breakfast. Secure bicycle and luggage storage is located in the large cellar. Come and explore this wonderful city and its surrounds. The staff look forward to welcoming you as their guest in their hostel and their city. On street parking is free from 6.30pm-8.30am during the week and all day Sunday. Nearest carpark: Devonshire Walk.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    20 : 2x6, 2x4.
  • Open:

    All year. Check in between 3pm- 8pm ONLY. (Sunday 4pm-8pm).
  • Price per night:

    £18 to £26 pp. Groups of over 8 by pre-arrangement only.
  • Booking:

    By website with first night deposit. Cash only on arrival. Check before booking if you wish to arrive outside of check in times. Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Directions:

    From city centre: English Street bears left onto Castle Street, past cathedral. Left onto Paternoster Row which becomes Abbey Street. From M6 Jnc 43: follow signs for city centre. At Nando's traffic lights follow the road left. Get in the right hand lane and take a right through the old city walls. Turn left onto Victoria Viaduct then 2nd right -W Walls this becomes Annetwell Street. Turn right onto Castle Street. Take the first right onto Paternoster Row which becomes Abbey Street.
  • Public Transport:

    Carlisle City Hostel is located in the city centre of Carlisle. Bus station and train station are 5 minutes' walk from the front door of the hostel.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Settle to Carlisle Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Cumbria Way Hadrians Wall Path
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Accommodation for Cyclists Urban Hostels Available to Individuals

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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News & Offers from Carlisle City Hostel

Carlisle City Hostel is taking bookings from Spring 2022 onwards.

June 8th 2021

Please check availability on our website to see if there is any availability in the meantime. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year.


It’s amazing how many long distance routes go through Carlisle

February 12th 2020

Hadrian’s Wall, Cumbria Way, St Cuthberts Way, Reviers Way and Lands End to John O’Groats all pass within 250 metres of Carlisle City Hostel. What better place could there be to stay?

Meet fellow walkers, cyclists and independent travellers in this friendly 20 bed hostel in the heart of historic Carlisle.  Geared up for walkers & cyclists you will find: free hot drinks, bed linen, secure lockers & bicycle store, a free basic breakfast and plenty of pubs and restaurants all around for your evening meal and entertainment. All this from just £18 pp

Carlisle City Hostel

Cycling the wall or just delving into Carlisle’s rich history there’s a hostel perfect for you

January 8th 2020

Carlisle City Hostel happens to be the only independent hostel within the city walls. Better yet it has ultra secure bike storage for anyone tackling Hadrian’s wall

The Hostel open since 2013 remains a favourite of cyclists and amateur historians alike. Being so close to Hadrian’s wall its easy to see this as a natural start or end point for the coast to coast journey. Maybe stopping for a day or two to enjoy the historic city of Carlisle with it’s beautiful architecture and tasty eating establishments. Whether touring on public transport or on bike you’re sure to not be disappointed, the hostel has a secure cellar for bikes and equipment.

Carlisle bike

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