Former youth hostel in the Langdale Valley


Elterwater Hostel, Elterwater, Ambleside LA22 9HX

Elterwater Hostel is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 minutes’ drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Pubs, shops and other amenities are available nearby. The area is also a favourite for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is an ideal venue for individuals, families, outdoor groups, schools and college trips.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Elterwater Hostel | Former youth hostel in the Langdale Valley

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or call Nick Owen on
01539 437245

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Rooms & Beds:

38 : 6×2, 1×4, 1×4 ensuite, 3×6


All year (Nov-Feb groups only). Access 7.30am-11.30pm. Reception open 7.30-10am and 5-10.30pm.

Price per night:

From £25pp, £21 in low season. For exclusive hire please call.


Booking advisable all year round, via website or phone.


From Ambleside take the A593. After 2 miles, turn right onto the B5343. After a further 2 miles go over cattle grid, then next left. Go through the village over the bridge and turn left and then the hostel is on the right.

Public Transport:

From Ambleside: Stagecoach-in-Cumbria route 516 toward Dungeon Ghyll.

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is a Green Business Award Winner, has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the IHUK signage page, the Cumbria Way and the Coast to Coast Mountain Bike route.

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01539 437245MessageView website