Carlisle City Hostel, 36 Abbey Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TX
Call Jonathan Quinlan on 07914 720821
OverviewCarlisle 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.
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 Walks
This accommodation is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the Cumbria Way, the Hadrians Wall National Trail and the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.
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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
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 City Hostel
March 19th 2019
Stay in the aesthetic of the street on which the hostel sits is a row of pastel shaded Georgian terraces opposite the formal garden of Tullie House museum and art gallery.
There is a trend among city hostels towards a sort of ‘industrial-dystopia-made-pleasant’ styling. With added skinny lattes. You know what I mean: chrome, exposed pipes, huge office-block style windows, a scattering of graffiti art. I will admit that in some environments this looks cool and futuristic. And in the livelier quarters of clubs and bands and with asymmetric haircuts it fits in perfectly. But here at Carlisle City Hostel a different aesthetic lives.
For a start, the street on which the hostel sits is a row of pastel shaded Georgian terraces opposite the formal garden of Tullie House museum and art gallery. On their social media feed, there is charming footage of the cherry blossoms falling like rain on to the cobbled road. At the far end, the road ducks beneath the an archway in the old city walls made of the striking red sandstone that characterises the big civic buildings. See! A swish glass tower wouldn’t fit in would it?
Inside, the elegant lightness of touch continues. Yes, there’s a communal kitchen and secure storage for bikes and luggage – so far so functional. But take a look at the gallery of pictures on their website, surely you must warm to that airy, welcoming decor?
Carlisle City Hostel seems to be a lovely place to be based to explore the area. The city itself is small and compact, full of history and charm. Nearby are Hadrian’s Wall, The Lake District, the coast at Solway. And then afterwards you return to the warm arms of this Georgian gem.