Lakes Hostel, 1, High Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AF

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Self catering hostel accommodation in Windermere

Whether you’re visiting the heart of the Lake District alone or in a group, Lakes Hostel is your perfect base.

Newly refurbished, there are 5 colourful, cosy and clean bedrooms that can cater for individuals, groups, couples and families. Some rooms have double beds and all have access to bathrooms with toilets and separate toilet facilities, no crossed legs in the Hallway here.

Each bed has its own reading light, USB port, privacy curtain and 5 star mattress. Bedding, towels included. Personnel lockers, Iron, Ironing Board and hairdryer available.

Book a private room, a bed in a shared room or hire the whole hostel.

You are welcome to use the well-equipped modern kitchen, relax and make friends in the large social space. Kick off your muddy boots outside and dry soggy jackets in the drying area. Relax in the lounge, enjoy free Super fast WiFi, the large flat screen TV and workspace for laptops

Just a one minute walk from Windermere train, bus and taxi station, you can count on a ‘reet Cumbrian’ welcome when you arrive! From the doorstep, you can take a boat trip on Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises, enjoy fabulous hikes up our majestic fells, adventure by bike, hike the Wainwrights or through shaded woodlands, wild water swim Lake Windermere, paddle board safaris, canoe & Kayak hire.

The options are endless all year round. Exploring more of the Lakes is as easy as pie, Windermere is a central transport hub and the starting point for the popular 555 bus route to Keswick. Or you can simply explore the independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants in the picturesque town on your doorstep

Backpacking turned Flashpacking in a Unesco and World Heritage landscape.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    19: 1x5 (1 dbl, 1 sgl, 1 bunk), 2x4 (bunks), 2x3 (1 dbl, 1 sgl)
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours with key code for front door.
  • Price per night:

    From £35pp Sun-Thurs, £45 Fri-Sat. Min 2 nights at weekends. See website for private rooms and offers.
  • Booking:

    Book online via website to get the best prices. Bookings can be made on the day of arrival (subject to availability) Exclusive Use of the Property for 19 persons or rooms let by the room are both available mid week during the winter.
  • Directions:

    On Foot: Turn left out of the railway station, walk to the information centre, the hostel is opposite, between Simpson and Parsons |Insurance and the Lamp Lighter Bar, 1 minutes' walk from station. Completely private with a central location. M6 : J 36. Exit, take A590 dual carriageway. To Crook roundabout, straight over. A 591 to Windermere. Turn left into High Street, Railway station on your left, across the road tucked in a courtyard is Lakes Hostel.
  • Public Transport :

    Windermere train station is 1 minutes' walk. National Express coach stop 1 minutes' walk. The bus station also 1 minutes walk. Numerous tour companies offering private and shared tours, or ride the open top bus around the beautiful Lake District visitors
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Dales Way Mountain Bike Coast to Coast
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023


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


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News & Offers from Lakes Hostel

Getaway to the heart of Windemere

March 21st 2022

The Lakes Hostel was renovated in 2020 with a lot of love and attention to detail and it really shows, combining an old school welcoming feel with modern facilities and equipment. Based in centre of the village of Windemere with access to all the great things it has to offer.

With the hostel being just a one minute walk from the train and bus stations it makes coming and going very straightforward as well as exp0loring the wider Lake District. But there is so much to do right on the doorstep of the hostel including the famous Wainwright walks, the first of which (Orrest Head) is well signposted and starts only a minute outside the front door. The famous lake boasts a wide selection of enticing activities like paddle boarding, the hostel works closely with a local company that will make hiring and using the boards incredibly simple. If paddle boards aren’t quite your thing why not explore the lake on a boat, you can climb aboard lake cruise tours or hire your own if your feeling brave. If being on top of England’s largest lake isn’t enough for you why not try open water swimming, Lakes Hostel has partnered with south lakes swimming who make swimming in the lakes fun, accessible and safe.

The villages of Windamere and Bowness offer a huge amount to do with a large selection of independent shops and cafes including the 2019 AA Pub of the Year ,Craft Baa. Lake district legend Beatrix Potter penned Peter Rabbit on the other side of the lake at her iconic house ‘Hill Top’  additionally The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in the heart of Bowness. There really is something for everyone when you stay at the Lakes Hostel.


Half Term is almost here. Are you looking to book a central village location in the Lake District?

February 4th 2022

Newly refurbished our boutique Hostel provides THE comfiest beds, super facilities, one minute walk from the shops, cafes, restaurants etc. Available this half term exclusive use, for up19 persons. Book direct for the best price.

kitchen and comfy seating at lakes hostel

Refresh your mind at Lakes Hostel in Windemere

December 4th 2021

With fancy folded loo roll, under-the-sea themed loos and plenty more surprises along the way; Lakes Hostel is the bright and fun place to stay in the Lakes.

Lakes Hostel can accommodate up to 16 adults and have a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy lounge. The hostel is situated in central Windermere village, only a stones throw from Windemere lake. There is loads to explore in this area of the Lake District.

Explore nearby village of Bowness-on-Windemere; it has a busy pier which is the starting point for many lake cruises and ferries to Hawkshead. There’s also lots art galleries, antique stores and cafés – perfect for retail therapy in the run up to Christmas.

Visit Hill Top; Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse.  She bought the farmhouse in 1905 as a writing retreat and quickly fell in love with the area. Even visitors originally uninterested in Beatrix Potter will leave enchanted by her house and life. The house and gardens have been maintained the very same as they were in 1905. The house is bursting with Beatrice Potter artefacts and her gardens are as magical as they were over 100 years ago.

It wouldn’t be a holiday to Windemere without a cruise across the lake itself. With a few different length cruises to choose from, there is something for everyone, and, will be undeniable fun regardless of age, mobility or weather. The lake’s vast beauty will have the whole family awestruck.

Book direct through Lakes Hostel website for amazing deals for your stay in the ever astounding Lakes.


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