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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    66: 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, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the Cumbria Way, the present or past youth hostel page, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the Dales Way and the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway.


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

Valentines Weekend 15th/16th February

February 12th 2019

Bring your partner or anyone No one is left out at Kendal Hostel All welcome

Maisie our black Labrador and sometimes George our Ginger cat, when he is feeling affectionate, will welcome you to Kendal Hostel.  Maisie is very concerned about keeping the hostel free of dog crumbs so you wont find any food left lying around. She is also very good at picking up any spare shoes that are left by the log burner to dry instead of in the drying room. Dont worry she wont chew them!

Looking forward to meeting you all soon. Our staff also get good reviews too


Beautified Bathrooms await you at Kendal Hostel!

February 10th 2019

Kendal Hostel, housed in a delightful large 4 story Georgian town house, sleeps up to 66 across 14 bedrooms. Guests to this bustling market town in the Southern Lake District can now enjoy refurbished bathrooms throughout.

After a busy day, exploring the nooks and crannies of Kendal, walking in the fells or trying your hand at one of the many outdoor activities offered locally, what more do you need when you  return to your hostel than a sparkling new bathroom and lashings of  hot water?    Well perhaps a pint of the local beer and a plate of your favourite food would top off a great day out!  The southern lakes of Cumbria, Kendal Hostel and it’s lovely new bathrooms await you, your friends and family.


Hire a Georgian Town House in Kendal for your celebrations!

September 24th 2018

Crack open the bubbly at Kendal Hostel!

Are you searching for that perfect place to hold your special event?  Anything from a Family  Birthday  gathering to a New Year with your mates, you’ll be welcome.

Here at Kendal Hostel we have 13 bedrooms (accommodating up to 67 guests) arranged over 4 floors. Our rooms range from 2 per room to 14 so can cater for all group sizes. These rooms include double rooms, family rooms and group rooms. As the hostel is fully self catering we have a large kitchen and dining room for guests to use.

The kitchen has everything you would find at home, ovens, hobs, microwave, kettle, fridges and so on. Our dining room is situated conveniently next to the kitchen which seats 26 guests at our rustic farm house tables. Our large communal lounge is perfect for relaxing in with our cosy log burner and comfy sofas as well as our free pool table and free unlimited Wi-Fi, ideal for guests who cant be without.

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. We have pubs, restaurants for everyone’s tastes, shops and all local amenities close by. The Lake District is also only a stones throw away with the popular destination of Windermere only 8 miles away and easily accessible by public transport and car within 15 minuets. Why not contact us to discuss your requirements and see if we can help make your next holiday the best it can be!

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