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 present or past youth hostel page, the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the Dales Way.


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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Windermere from Gummer’s How by Kendal
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News & Offers from Kendal Hostel

Kendal and the Lake District is OPEN

March 13th 2020

At Kendal Hostel there is an overpowering smell of bleach and cleaning is even more thorough than normal. We can accommodate groups, singles, doubles, twins and families Secure bike shed / log burner

Look at what some of our customers say about us.

Amazing stay!!! Incredibly clean!!! Would thoroughly recommend this hostel to anyone. Our room was so quiet… like being in the countryside it was that quiet. Thick curtains meant the room was nice and dark so great for sleeping. Fantastic stay
Fantastic value for money in Kendal
Really great value for money, especially for South Lakes location. Staff warm and friendly and helpful. Great location in centre of Kendal – ideal for Brewery Arts Centre, town centre pubs and restaurants.

Ticked all the boxes!
Received excellent care and a very warm welcome. A cosy environment and extremely clean – right in the heart of Kendal Town Centre. Hot drinks provided and stacks of local information provided. Couldn’t have asked for more!


Kendal Hostel has been voted for North West Family Business Network Peoples Choice Awards. Can we count on your vote?

February 23rd 2020

Kendal Hostel has been delighted to find that we have been voted for the Peoples Choice awards through the Family Business Network.

We hope that we are doing a great job of offering affordable, clean, self-catering accommodation to all our past, present and future guests and also to the local community. We would be very happy if you feel we would deserve your vote for this award.

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It only takes a few seconds to complete but we would be very grateful for your support.


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.


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