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. Banks, 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.
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38 : 6×2, 1×4, 1×4/5, 3×6
All year (Nov-Feb Groups only). Access 7.30am-11.30pm. Reception open 7.30am to 10am and 5pm to 10:30pm.
£21pp, from £18 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, the hostel is right.
From Ambleside: Stagecoach-in-Cumbria route 516 toward Dungeon Ghyll.
News & Offers
4th and 5th of March in the English Lakes
Elterwater Hostel makes a great base for a family who want to join the National Trust’s special, fun event at the fairy-tale Wray Castle. Meet the authors, hear their new stories, and get your books signed, before heading back for an evening of burying yourselves in good books in the hostel’s comfy living room. With beds from £19pp and family rooms available for all sorts of family sizes. Book your room and tickets now.
Have your own Lake District adventures this autumn.
If the new film of Arthur Ransom’s Lakeland tales makes you want to explore the lakes, visit the islands, and drink the ‘grog’; book a room at Elterwater hostel and have your own adventures and fun spotting where the Swallows and Amazons had theirs.The film released on the 19th of August is filmed where Ransom himself based his novels here in the Lakes around Coniston and Windermere. We also stock ‘grog’ suitable for all age groups.
Elterwater Hostel has bike cleaning and store available and a few spares available for emergencies!
The C2C Mountain Bike route is a fairly serious undertaking, involving travel over the high passes and ridges, so needs to be treated with respect! But what a trip!!
Elterwater Hostel is right on the route. It has comfy beds, home cooked meals, a secure bike store, bike wash and a few bike spares. There are a couple of good bike shops in Ambleside for bigger problems.