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

Call Jonathan Quinlan on 07914 720821

Self catering hostel in Carlisle

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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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

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

Open again and happy to see you

April 4th 2022

We’re Carlisle’s only backpackers hostel, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again. Don’t worry we’re still offering budget friendly stays for all the explorers out there. We haven’t moved, Hadrians wall is still just 450m away from our door. Carlisle still has tonnes to see and plenty to get up to, we’re always happy to help you find something you’ll love during your stay.

We can’t wait to see you again


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.


Lands End to John O Groats accommodation in Carlisle

February 12th 2020

The Lands End to John O’Groats route passes 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

After many nights out in the countryside travelling from Lands End to John O Groats, staying in a city hostel may be exactly what you need. A nice cool pint and plenty of people to talk to before continuing on your route.

Carlisle City Hostel the picture depicts some cars down the road and then the builings along the side of the road. The perfect stop off between Lands End and John O Groats.

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