Stunning base for Lake District adventures

elterwater youth hostel

Located in the iconic Langdale valley, just 4.5 miles from Ambleside, staffed by passionate and welcoming people its no wonder the Elterwater Hostel won bronze in ‘ Great Outdoors Magazine Readers’ Awards Best Hostel or Bunkhouse 2021′ and was shortlisted in 2019.

The hostel is a perfect base for those seeking adventure on the fells of the Lake District or those looking for a quiet escape surrounded by beautiful scenery. With several cafes and pubs, including the Britannia Inn which is one of the country’s oldest, there are many places to unwind after a long day on the hillside . You don’t have far to go to reach them with the hills and trails perfect for walkers and cyclists alike right outside the front door as well as winding roads for those cyclists who prefer to avoid getting to muddy.

The Elterwater Hostel is extremely proud of its Bottom Bunk Club which caters to those who aren’t as keen to participate in the race to the ladders on the bunkbeds. You can learn more about the club on their fantastic website.

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