Kendal Hostel, 118-120 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE

Call Jan or Kristina on 01539 724066


A Georgian town house next to the Brewery Arts Centre just 300 yards from the centre of the historic market town of Kendal. This family run, friendly hostel is a home from home with a comfortable lounge, free WiFi, well equipped kitchen, dining room seating 26, central heating, hot showers, laundry facilities ,secure cycle shed, drying room and a good selection of books and maps to borrow for walking and cycling routes. Kendal is famous for Wainwright, Kendal Mintcake and Postman Pat. Hostel staff are always happy to pass on their local knowledge. Kendal has lots of offer visitors such as Kendal castle, museums, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and is only 1 stop from Oxenholme Rail station on West Coast Line. A short drive, bus or train ride will take you to Lake Windermere and Bowness for lake cruises and the famous Beatrix Potter exhibition. A great place to break a journey to and from Scotland as well as discovering this beautiful part of the country. Breakfast available on request. Whole hostel bookings taken. Groups, families and single guests all welcome.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    65: 1x12, 1x8, 2x7(fam), 2x6, 1x5(fam), 1x4, 1x3, 3x2, 1xdbl. Family rooms have a private shower room & double bed. Single rooms available also.
  • Open:

    All year. 8-11.30am, 4-8.30pm and by arrangement.
  • Price per night:

    £20 Sun -Thurs, £22 Fri & Sat. Sole use from £700 per night.
  • Booking:

    Bookings can be taken via email, over phone, text and on our website. Booking is not essential but advised on weekends and busy periods
  • Directions:

    Junction 36 of M6, A6 into Kendal, 300m from parish church on LHS, in front of Brewery Arts Centre. Directions on hostel website under the location tab
  • Public Transport:

    National Express stop for Kendal and Kendal bus station. (10 min walk), Kendal train station (15 min walk), Oxenholme (The Lakes Station) 5 mins by taxi or 30 mins' walk.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the walking festivals page, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the page of accommodation near Castles, the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Cumbria Way, the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map, the present or past youth hostel page, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the Dales Way.

It has availability at February Half Term.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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Latest Blog about Kendal Hostel

Kendal: the historic gateway to the lakes

August 19th 2015

We stayed at KENDAL HOSTEL, which was perfectly positioned in the centre of town for all of our needs, not least a pre-dinner pint at any pub that took our fancy. It’s amazing what surprises are in hidden in the fabric of a town’s history, and Kendal is no different.

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News & Offers from Kendal Hostel

Christmas should be a time for family & friends but there’s not always room at the inn.

October 21st 2019

Kendal Hostel will be open over the Christmas period so why not come & stay and make memories with your loved ones. We will be open over the festival period up until Monday 30th December 2019 where we will be closed for a private function.

Kendal Hostel, a Georgian townhouse in the historic market town of Kendal, is next to the well known Brewery Arts Centre and only a stone’s throw from the town centre.  Facilities include 13 bedrooms for up to 65 guests, kitchen, lounge, dining room, bike shed and FREE WiFi. Single/double/family/group rooms plus mixed & single sex dorms.


Christmas in the Lakes

June 27th 2019

Kendal Hostel is a lovely Georgian town house which looks lovely decorated for Christmas. Log burner free Pool Table local Midnight Mass and more. Enquire now for availablity by phoning 07795198197

Can be rented as a whole hostel, individuals,groups and couples. Complete with Ginger cat called George. 13 rooms dining room kitchen and large lounge with log burner


Kendal Walking Festival (10th – 12th May 2019); Walkers accommodation at Kendal Hostel.

May 8th 2019

Kendal makes a superb base for walks, surrounded by beautiful scenery in the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales. The festival offers a wide variety of walking experiences.

Kendal, once home to Wainwright, is a thriving town with culture, nature, history, shopping, eating and drinking on tap.  The festival walks take place around England’s largest lakes and its highest mountains and with Kendals With its bus and train links you don’t even need to use a car.

Kendal Hostel provides ideal walkers accommodation at the centre of the festival.  Kendal Hostel, housed in a delightful large 4 story Georgian town house, sleeps up to 66 across 14 bedrooms. Guests coming down from the fells can enjoy private rooms, self catering with good company and lashings of hot water?   Or perhaps a pint of the local beer and a plate of your favourite food in the bustling market town just outside the door !

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