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

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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 (1dbl,1sgl,1bunk), 2x4 (bunks), 2x3 (1dbl,1sgl,1bunk)
  • 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 Dales Way
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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
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Lakes Hostel

Lakes Hostel Has Late Availability from 27th August – 2nd September

July 27th 2021

Looking for that last minute holiday in the Lake District, but thought you had left it too late ?
Due to a last minute cancellation we have a week available 27th August – 2nd September.
Perfect for a late summer family holiday or a special interests group; Lakes Hostel can offer a perfect central location in Windermere from where you can explore all that the Lake District has to offer.

Late Availability

Searching for treasure in and around Ambleside

January 26th 2021

Scrambling through the caverns left by the Little Langdale quarry there’s perhaps more than meets the eye… Some things you could see while caching here

Without spoiling the fun of the search, you’ll come across some very interesting spots on your geocaching journey at Lake District Backpackers. While looking for the elusive treasure you’re sure to see the stunning scenery of the Lakes. A few hidden gems too. An excellent way to add a bit of excitement to your walks!

People on rocks

Lake District Backpackers getting a new look under new ownership.

December 9th 2020

This superbly located hostel, right at the heart if Windermere, has an enthusiastic new owner who is working hard in December and January to create a bright new decor to welcome you all back in 2021.


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