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

Call Amanda Buitelaar on 01539 446374


Situated in the heart of Windermere and central Lakeland, you will find this cosy, friendly hostel ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area. There is a lot of information for you on routes for walks and cycle rides and maps are available. There is easy access to the lake and fells from our door and the hostel is adjacent to the main 555 bus route through Lakeland and opposite local bus tour operators. The hostel with its cosy dormitories provides you with every comfort but at a budget price. The hostel is right next to a number of pubs, restaurants, shops and take-aways and only minutes away from the rail and bus stations. Lockers are available. Internet access with WiFi helps you to keep in touch! with the world! A well equipped kitchen and comfortable common room make your stay one to remember. Self service breakfast of fruit juice, cereal, toast/spread and jam and all day teal and coffee is included.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    20: 1x5, 2x4, 1x3, 1x2
  • Open:

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

    From £35 pppn Sun-Thurs, £45 Fri-Sat. Min 2 nights at weekends. Please ask for prices of private rooms.
  • Booking:

    Essential, 24 hours in advance.
  • Directions:

    Turn left out of the station, walk to the information centre, the hostel is opposite, between Simpson and Parsons |Insurance and the Lamp Lighter Bar, 2 minutes' walk from station
  • Public Transport:

    Windermere train station is 2 minutes' walk. National Express coach stop 2 minutes' walk.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Dales Way
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Mountains in the UK Available to Individuals

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2020


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee


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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.


Escape the everyday, visit Beatrix Potter country, and stay at Lake District Backpackers

October 1st 2020

Tucked away on the High Street in Windemere, this cosy hostel offers you a budget stay right in the heart of the beautiful countryside that Beatrix Potter loved so much


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