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YHA Buttermere

Cockermouth, King George VI Memorial Hostel, Buttermere, CA139XA, United Kingdom

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YHA Buttermere is a lovely, rural retreat in an unrivalled location overlooking Buttermere Lake and Crummock Water.

  • Dorm
    From $23.17
  • Private
    From $50.20
10 or more people?

Buttermere Hostel

Hostel Buttermere

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA Buttermere is a busy and friendly Lakeland slate house in an unrivalled location above the village – ideal for families and walkers. Haystacks is just one of the many fantastic peaks easily accessible from this hostel’s doorstep.

Enjoy a fantastic meal in our bar/restaurant with views of Red Pike and High Stile. Rooms have 2-6 beds and facilities include a lounge and kitchen.

We offer an escape from summer crowds for anyone wanting to explore this quieter corner of Lakeland. YHA Buttermere is in an unrivalled location half a mile above Buttermere village and walks for all levels start here – including the famous Haystacks.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719508

Fax. +44 345 3719509

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Haystacks, Wainwright's favourite fell (3 to 5km)
  • Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata (5 to 10km)
  • Whinlatter Mountain Bike Trails (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Great that hostel building open during the day


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Sat 09 Aug 2014

One of the cleanest hostels that I've stayed in.


Avatar for patricia


Tue 03 Dec 2013

sehr schön


Avatar for Arthur


Mon 05 Aug 2013

Wandern von Jugendherberge zu Jugendherberge mit leichtem Gepäck ist eine schöne Urlaubsart. Darauf sind die englischen Jugendherbergen mit ihren Selbstversorgerküchen gut eingerichtet. Für ein klassischen Jugendherbergen-Doppelstockbett ohne Frühstück finde ich über 20€ aber ganz schön happig.


Avatar for Helfried


Thu 01 Aug 2013

Road to this hostel is narrow and it was hard to pass. But this makes the hostel and the village of buttermere special and I like it.


Avatar for Junichi


Wed 12 Jun 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Newcastle 97 miles Leeds-Bradford 115 miles Manchester 132 miles Liverpool 139 mile.
Stagecoach bus 77/A from Keswick Bus Station. Runs from Easter until late October only.
Heysham 78 miles Newcastle 103 miles Troon 142 miles Cairnryan 153 miles Hull 177 miles.
Parking available at the hostel.
Workington 18 miles for local Cumbrian Coast Line Penrith 26 miles for West Coast Main Line service

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