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 Settle to Carlisle Cumbria Way Dales Way
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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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News & Offers from Kendal Hostel

Kendal Walking Festival (6th – 9th August 2021); Walkers accommodation at Kendal Hostel.

July 15th 2021

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. Kendall Hostel provides ideal walkers accommodation at the centre of the festival.

Kendal, once home to Wainwright, is a thriving town with culture, nature, history, shopping, eating and drinking on tap.  From the 6th -9th August it is set to host it’s 5th walking festival. Surrounded by beautiful scenery it offers a wide variety of walking experiences. Kendal makes a superb base for those who enjoy walking and the festival has something for everyone regardless of his or her walking abilities.  All walks are free in 2021.

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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Kendal Hostel has a new look!

May 28th 2021

After nearly 10 years Kendal Hostel has had a makeover! We are really pleased that we were able to re-open the Kendal Hostel on 17th May 2021 and after months of hard work behind the scenes, we are reaping the benefits of our new look and blowing away our guests, new and old!

In our self-catering kitchen we have made some slight changes to help with social distancing and increased areas for food preparation

In our communal lounge we have; Added a new log burner and surround, upgraded our TV to a Smart Tv, Installed wood flooring, added secondary glazing to reduce road noise and retain heat, added new radiators, new seating and also fully redocorated.

We have upgraded some of our rooms and bathrooms with a fresh new look for the start of what hopes to be a busy season.

Anyone is welcome and encouraged to come and look at our beautiful hostel. We are so proud of what we have achieved and want to show the world!


Kendal hostel opening May 2021.

March 1st 2021

No increase in price for 9 years.


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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