Elterwater Hostel, Elterwater, Ambleside LA22 9HX

Call Nick Owen on 01539 437245

Overview

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 established overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is also ideal 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.

Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    38 : 6x2, 1x4, 1x4 ensuite, 3x6
  • Open:

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

    £20-£29 pp, check website for special offers.Call for sole use.
  • Booking:

    Booking advisable all year round, via website or phone.
  • Directions:

    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.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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 and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the IHUK signage page, the Cumbria Way, the Coast to Coast Mountain Bike route and the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme.

It has availability at February Half Term.

Facilities

bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
jShowers
lShop
pClothes washing facilities
[WiFi
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee

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Latest Blog about Elterwater Hostel

Reflections on our stay at Elterwater Hostel

March 25th 2020

The hostelling 50+ group travelled up to the Lake District and stayed 2 nights at Elterwater Hostel in the Langdale Valley. Here are our reflections: what we thought and what we did.

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News & Offers from Elterwater Hostel

Elterwater Hostel now open and “Good to Go”

July 12th 2020

After a huge amount of work on risk assessments, social distancing, cleaning, the closure of the self-catering kitchen and the purchase of a number of high-quality screens, the hostel is now open. It will be a slightly different experience, with a maximum of 16 guests (compared with our full capacity of 38), allocated showers and no self-catering. But it should still be great fun, with cooked breakfast included and dinner available in accordance with new guidelines. And, most importantly, still a great opportunity for rest and escape, with access to the wonderful Great Langdale valley and all that the Lake District has to offer.

Read Elterwater Hostels latest blog all about  Coronavirus and the Future of Hosteling 

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Elterwater hostel is a Gold Green Tourism Eco Hostel

August 23rd 2019

Elterwater is one of the Lake District’s gems, A cluster of houses, an Independent Hostel and a pub in the Langdale Valley. The hostel provides a warm welcome for individuals and groups.

Elterwater is one of the Lake District’s true gems: a cluster of houses, an Independent Hostel and a pub lying in the Langdale Valley, just half a mile from Elterwater lake . As well as its quaintness, the village is ideally placed for exploring some of the Central Lakes’ most appealing fells. From here, you can head off to Stickle Tarn and the wonderful Langdale Pikes with views over the Langdale Valley.

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Sole Use Availability at Elterwater Hostel this January and February, including Half Term

December 5th 2018

Hire this large Lake District Cottage, providing perfect group accommodation in one of the Lake District’s true gems.

Elterwater Hostel (the old  YHA Elterwater) has availability for groups to book sole use this January and February.   This large Lake District Cottage has seld catering facilities,  38 beds, a communal dining area, drying room, free WiFi and adequate parking for coaches and cars in the village.  Catering can also be provided making Elterwater Hostel perfect for all groups.

Whether you’re a school trip, a team building/training holiday, friends and family reunion, or even celebrating a wedding, we aim to provide you with the best service possible. We even offer a risk assessed “bat walk” with bat detector, to extend the fun into the evening!

Elterwater is one of the Lake District’s true gems: a cluster of houses, an Independent Hostel and a pub lying in the Langdale Valley, just half a mile from Elterwater lake . As well as its quaintness, the village is ideally placed for exploring some of the Central Lakes’ most appealing fells. From here, you can head off to Stickle Tarn and the wonderful Langdale Pikes with views over the Langdale Valley.

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