Tourist hostel in Kendal town centre in the Lake District.


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

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. Famous for Wainwright, Kendal Mintcake, Postman Pat. Hostel staff are always happy to pass on their local knowledge. Kendal has many attractions with 2 castles, museums, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and 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.

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Kendal Hostel | Tourist hostel in Kendal town centre in the Lake District.


or call Jan or Kristina on
01539 724066; Mob: 07795 198 197

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Rooms & Beds:

70: 1×14, 1×8, 2×7 (family), 2×6, 1×5(family), 1×4, 1×3, 4×2, 1xdouble. All family rooms have private shower room and double bed.


All year, 7.30am to 10.30am, 4.30pm to 8.30pm and by arrangement.

Price per night:

£20 Sunday to Thursday, £22 Friday and Saturday.


By phone, email, text or website. Booking preferable but not essential



Ask for:

Jan or Kristina


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 to Kendal bus station. (10 min walk), Kendal train station (15 min walk), Oxenholme (The Lakes Station) 5 mins by taxi.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels, Ideal for Independent Travellers.

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Dog friendly walking accommodation ideal for groups.

Dog friendly walking accommodation ideal for groups.

Kendal Hostels is in the centre of Kendal, just 8 miles from the Motorway.

Kendal Hostel provides dog Friendly accommodation in the centre of Kendal. Surrounded by foorpaths with glorious views this comfy hostel makes a great base for a walking holiday. It can also be used as an overnight stop on a long journey to Scotland, being only 8 miles from the M6 motorway. Often used for family celebrations Kendal hostel is great for groups holding special events. There are 13 bedrooms accommodating up to 67 guests, a large kitchen and dining room for guests to use.

The hostel is situated in the historic market town of Kendal, also known as the Gateway to the Lakes, which still holds an outdoor market twice weekly. Kendal is a bustling town where you will find everything on the doorstep. Pubs,restaurants for everyone’s tastes and shops all close by. Kendal is on the borders of the Lake District, 8 miles from the popular destination of Windermere easily accessible by public transport.

Have you ever wondered what inspired Wainwright ?

Have you ever wondered what inspired Wainwright ?

Have you ever wondered why Wainwright gave up his job in Blackburn and came to live in Kendal and write walking guides.

Orrest Head, on the eastern shores of Windermere, is the first fell that  Wainwright climbed.  The walk has stunning  views of Lake Windermere and the Coniston Fells, no wonder Wainwright was inspired.   You can walk up Orrest Head too.  There is a well marked path and it is only a 5 minute walk to the trail from Winderemere railway station.   First  drop your bags at Kendal Hostel and take a quick hop on a train, or if there are 5 of you £30 will buy you all a whole day bus ticket for the Lakes and north Lancashire.  Back at the hostel you can look around Historic Kendal, see where Wainwright lived and visit the Kendal Museum where he worked.

Adventure out to Kendal

Adventure out to Kendal

Here at Kendal we are perfect for groups, schools and even people that are achieving their D of E award.

Here at Kendal we are perfect for groups, schools and even people that are achieving their D of E award.

Kendal Hostel has 13 bedrooms ranging from 2 per room to 14 and sleep 65 guests per night it is ideal for large school groups. The hostel is fully self catering so has a large kitchen and dining room available to use throughout there stay. The kitchen has everything you would expect to find in your kitchen at home and the dining room seats 26 guests. Our large communal area is also great for groups as we have a free pool table, TV and DVD player, Free Wi-Fi, comfy sofas and also a log burner to relax in front of.

We are easily accessible from the north and south. We are only a 5 minute train ride from Oxenholme station which is on the mainline from London to Glasgow, The national express bus stops in Kendal and also only 8 miles from Junction 36 of the M6 motorway.

Contact Kendal Hostel:

01539 724066; Mob: 07795 198 197MessageView website